I’ve never been to Japan, but being from NYC has it’s advantages. If I ever want some Japanese street food I go to Otafuku in the East Village. They make this delicious fried noodle snack and I feel that I am instantly tele-ported to the streets of Osaka after a night of drinking.
This charming whole in the wall in the East Village is quite the hot spot to take in some authentic okonomiyaki & takoyai. The restaurant can hold only three people inside of it before it gets overly crowded; it’s very small indeed. The food is very authentic & quite tasty. Some of the best from outside of Japan!