Osa Tako Hero Takoyaki Food Cart: Best Takoyaki Ever

Diana Chan October 27, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Four Beakers, Japanese, Streetcart

A new food cart has popped up at the other end of Pacific Center! I was just walking by and I just had to stop dead in my tracks to try this place out.

Osa Tako Hero specilizes in authentic Takoyaki. Their whole cart is theme like an cartoon RPG game. I was actually quite surprise and confused at the same time.

Their takoyaki is made of octopus (tako), a secret batter, green tea, cabbage, carrot, onion and seaweed. All their ingredients are fresh.

I took me a long time to figure out how to read the menu since the RPG theme made it so confusing. All you need to do is read the “hero magic scroll” and follow the steps!

  1. Choose how many balls you want (5,7 or 10)
  2. Choose your sauce ( takoyaki sauce +mayo or spicy takoyaki +mayo)
  3. Choose your toppings ( Curry powder, shredded cheese, seaweed, maple syrup, or bonito flakes

Spicy takoyaki sauce + Curry Powder (10 – $5.99) I really had no idea what I was thinking when I made these 2 flavour combination. It didn’t taste bad, but I think it would have just been better with the traditional mayo and the bonito flakes instead.

I love how they make the takoyaki!!!!! It was nice and soft on the inside with a large piece of octopus on the inside. The octopus tastes really fresh!! It literally blew my mind! SO much better than the ones at the Richmond Night Market. If you are a takoyaki fan, you must try this food cart out!!

Overall, very impressed by the taste and quality. Best I’ve ever had!

Words of Wisdom:

  • Very well made!
  • Good Price! Under $10
  • A large selection of toppings!
  • stick with the normal teriyaki and mayo sauces with bonito flakes
  • Best takoyaki I’ve ever had!

We Rate Osa Tako Hero: 
Howe & W. Pender – in front of Pacific Center Mall entrance


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Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Janice October 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    wow that menu is super confusing. I took a stab at deciphering it before reading your walk through but I was still confused. Don’t really see the point in it honestly… but I will go give it a try soon!

    • DesignGirl October 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      me neither! i stood there for a long time and I had no idea what to do! At least it’s a very interesting concept.
      Did it take you a while trying to figure out why you needed flags for your takoyaki?

  2. Amy October 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I love those little cartoon characters they are so cute 🙂 Next time I’m downtown I’m trying this place. The maple syrup flavor intrigues me… Do you know if you can mix up the toppings if you get 10?

  3. Janice October 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Nope, no idea. I didn’t even understand the heroes part!

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