in Shimoda

In a 140-year-old former shipping workshop, this funky snack shack hawks yummy tako-yaki (fried wheat balls filled with octopus) and shimodoyaki, its own creation with squid, shrimp, egg and seaweed. During winter it also grills oysters. Turn left at the east end of Perry Rd and it's the last building on the right before the harbour; look for the painted red octopus.