Issen Yōshoku

Okonomiyaki in Southern Higashiyama

Heaped with red ginger and green scallions, the okonomiyaki at this Gion institution is a garish snack – which somehow seems fitting considering the immediate surrounding neighbourhood. It’s open to the elements and filled with quirky and bizarre knick-knacks (including mannequins at tables). You can’t miss the griddles out the front.