Keyaki-zaka, situated on the Mount Fuji trail, is a yakisoba restaurant popular with locals although it may be inconspicuous among the Fujinomiya yakisoba boom. On the day of our visit, three of us were feeling peckish so we gave it a go. We ordered meat yakisoba, fried egg yakisoba, spring onion Okonomiyaki and Oden.
It may sound like a big meal for a nibble, however, Fujinomiya yakisoba is good for snack as it is not greasy.
Okonomiyaki, cooked with spring onion, was delicious like Korean pancake. Although it was not Fujinomiya’s traditional way of cooking okonomiyaki, the combination of spring onion and sakura shrimp was excellent.
Apart from these dishes, Keyaki-zaka offers Shigure okonomiyaki (okonomiyaki served with a layer of yakisoba), which is a Fujinomiya’s speciality, and a variety of toppings.