I found Maido! randomly, walking around Via Savona during a sunny day. Places like this attract me, buy me, convince me to get in and make me fall in love.
Maido! is a brand-new tiny-design-cool-alternative place: the concept is take away but with a few tables, the interior is wood and lights, the kitchen is open style, the chairs are bar stools. The girl at the register takes the orders, transfers them to the cooks and calls your name when your dish is ready, while you set the table by yourself.
What I neglected to mention is what this place offers. Maido! is an Asian restaurant, specialized in okonomiyaki, the typical Osaka street food, also called Japanese pizza. Okonomiyaki is a mix of eggs, cabbage and flour (versions with shrimps, bacon, cheese and spinach, vegetables and more are available) with okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes), and aonori (seaweed) on top. Then the menu includes otsumami (starters, like edamame or onigiri), rice burger, yakisoba (fried noodles) and okashi (dessert).
Eating with chopsticks is highly recommended!
Maido! | Bars, Snacks, Restaurants (Japanese) | Main from € 8
Via Savona 15
Mon – Thu 12:00 – 15:00 & 19:00 – 23:00, Fri – Sat 12:00 – 15:00 & 19:00 – 00:00