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US$3 - US$19
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Japanese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Best okonomiyaki I have ever had! Tiny little place that serves up the best Japanese pancake (not your normal pancake) you will eat! Get around it!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

Bos is a fantastic little restaurant that provides an authentic Japanese experience. The food is amazing and the service is great. We can't wait to get back there again next year.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Great little restaurant, sit at the bar if you can to watch the chef at work.Arrive early to get a spot for dinner. We arrived at 5.30 to get a seat and 5 minutes later the restaurant was full and people were starting to line...up. Very reasonably priced. Amazing to watch just 2 people running the busy restaurant expertly.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Love this joint. So this year there are no reservations. We have decided to eat early to avoid the cues. It’s only a small place with limited seating but the food is that good. A small menu and we go here to eat exactly that....Expertly made and delicious. My fav is okonomiyaki - with squid and kimchi, and my husband loves the soba noodles with bacon. Just go and try it. We go 2/3 times a week for a late lunch/early dinner to avoid the rush.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

Great okonomiyaki in a cool little space. Prices very reasonable. I advise going early to avoid lining up, otherwise prepare to wait around 30-45mins before being seated. The restaurant is small and popular (with good reason) so tables fill up quickly and they don't take...reservations. We were lucky, we are a couple and when we arrived there were 2 other groups of people already waiting. But they were groups of 3-4 people. There were 2 seats available at the bar where you can watch your food get cooked, so we got to go in straight away, ahead of the groups that were already waiting. Score.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

Great food, warm & cosy atmosphere, fun eating place, excellent service, very popular with the skiers/ snow boarders after a day on slopes, Japanese style seating ( tatami mats, cushions ( take shoes off) or on stools at counter , or at high table /...stools ..... we took our young 2 year old grandson last year knowing we would need to hold him on our laps and also requested that the hot plate at our table wasn’t turned on. We visited twice this year ( 2020 ) ....for lunch and then for dinner another day. The owner cooks the food and places on hot plate at your sitting location . Other dishes also available. The owner is redesigning the interior over this coming off season to increase the number of sitting areas as the place is so popular. He chose this year not to take bookings.....walk-ins only.....be prepared to wait on covered porch outside....but the wait is definitely worth it !!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

I don’t mind waiting for a good meal in a queue. Often, that’s just the way it is in Japan. But this time it was very different. I don’t understand the hype about BOS at all. We arrived at 18:30 on a Wednesday night and...were seated after 1h15 wait outside in the cold. The orders were taken swiftly but it took another 20 minutes for some Edamame and Kimchi to come to the table. We ordered mix okonomyaki (pork, squid, prawn) and pork noodles. Having read the reviews on TA we were expecting amazing flavours and something really special. And here is the verdict: The noodles were noodles, fried on a hot plate with cabbage. Full stop. The Okonomiaki was entirely flavourless apart from the weird barbecue sauce that was poured over it. Not a japanese flavoured sauce or anything special. it was more like the Masterfood barbecue sauce you’d squeeze on your Saturday snag at Bunnings (only Aussies will get this...) A simple BARBECUE sauce. And had we not ordered a fried egg as topping, it would have been rather dry. Without the waiting time, I would have given this culinary experience 2 points - just. Standing in the cold for over an hour for this atrocious experience - give me a break. Oh, and before I forget. On many food blogs I have read that in most Okonomiaki restaurants you get to cook your pancake yourself. Even that wasn’t the case and diminished the experience- in particular for our kids- even further.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

A tiny restaurant/bar serving awesome Okonomiyaki. No reservations are possible - a typical Japanese queue system. Food is prepared with care, so given the small size of the restaurant, it can mean a wait both to get in and then for the food. However, it...is worth it!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

Four of us went this evening for dinner. We waited about a half hour to get inside and it was definitely worth the wait. We had the okonomiyaki with prawns, noddles and a fried egg on top. The chef/owner does a fantastic job. He also...makes all of his desserts. We enjoyed Creme Brûlée and cheesecake. I definitely recommend this place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

We came here the first time as we wanted dinner, and came back again cause it was simply the best okonomiyaki we ever had, including some of the critically acclaimed ones. You will want to try oysters and the mixed seafood okonomiyaki. And did I...mention, it's essentially a one man show and he speaks very good english.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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