Meaning of takoyaki in English:


Pronunciation /takəʊˈjaki/

nounplural noun takoyaki

  • A Japanese snack of savoury ball-shaped cakes containing chopped octopus, made from wheat batter cooked on a specially shaped griddle.

    mass noun ‘we were starving and finally found a stand that made takoyaki’
    • ‘piping hot takoyaki are a sought-after delicacy’


Japanese, from tako ‘octopus’ + yaki ‘to fry, broil, sear’.