Kabe no Ana means “hole in the wall” in Japanese.
When the first Kabe no Ana restaurant opened in Showa 28 (1953), spaghetti was an unfamiliar dish in Japan. Driven by the desire to create a cuisine that was acceptable to the Japanese taste bud, founder Takayasu Narimatsu started to experiment and create spaghetti dishes using ingredients such as natto (fermented soybeans), tarako (cod roe) and uni (sea urchin). Over time, these dishes became popular, and are now widely known as wafu or Japanese style spaghetti.
Over the years, Kabe no Ana has insisted on and kept to its tradition of serving only perfectly al dente spaghetti, which are specially made using an original recipe. To ensure freshness, each dish is freshly prepared and cooked immediately upon order.
Other than Japanese style spaghetti, Kabe no Ana serves baked rice, pizza and desserts.