Amidst Madrid’s burgeoning love affair with takoyaki, finding authentic and delectable octopus-stuffed croquettes remains a challenge. Enter Balón Tokio, a beacon for takoyaki enthusiasts, conveniently located near the Atocha train station. This dedicated takoyaki bar not only brings the beloved Japanese delicacy to Madrid but also elevates it to unparalleled heights.
Balón Tokio’s menu is concise, placing takoyaki in the spotlight. Patrons can savor these savory balls in varying sizes and dress them up with one of their tantalizing sauces ranging from the classic original to the spicy kick of chili or the savory delight of teritama. But the culinary journey doesn’t stop there. Dive into their rich Japanese curry, slurp on some udon, or nibble on the accompanying delights like karaage, gomawakame, or the mouthwatering gyozas and yakitori.
For those new to the takoyaki experience, beginning with the original sauce provides a genuine taste of this delicacy. Pair it with their exceptional gyozas and yakitori for a complete gastronomic delight. And for a sweet finale, the dorayaki awaits in three delightful varieties.
What makes Balón Tokio stand out even further is its commitment to affordability. In a city where Japanese cuisine often comes with a hefty price tag, Balón Tokio breaks the mold, offering authentic flavors without burning a hole in your pocket. Experience Japan in Madrid, one takoyaki at a time!