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Calbee Kappa Ebisen Takoyaki Flavor

A perfect on-the-go snack or souvenir.

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Head Editor : Calbee Inc.

Kappa Ebisen is the beloved snack synonymous with “completely irresistible” since it first hit the shelves in 1964. Dig in for a blend of natural shrimp, including kishiebi, saruebi, akaebi, and Hokkoku akaebi used completely, shell and all, for an extra calcium boost. Each bite has a unique, extra-crispy bite due to it being toasted instead of fried.

This long-loved Kappa Ebisen now comes in local flavors from across Japan, including the Osaka specialty, takoyaki flavor, in the Kansai region. With a slightly tangy sauce flavor complemented by red ginger, green seaweed, and bonito flakes, it's a popular souvenir from Kansai.

Available at stores in Kansai International Airport, the Shinkansen concourse at Shin-Osaka Station, and rest stops on highways, be sure to grab some when you see them.


  • A crispy snack toasted to perfection, containing calcium.
  • The Osaka specialty takoyaki flavor is available, perfect for souvenirs.
  • Sold at Kansai International Airport, the Shin-Osaka Shinkansen concourse, and more.


  • 8 bags inside make it great for sharing.

    8 bags inside make it great for sharing.

Official FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.


If there is a defect in the product after opening, can it be returned or exchanged?


We will take care of it and investigate, so please send us the actual product in its package, along with the name and date of the store where you purchased it, to our company at your expense.
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Is it possible to purchase these products overseas?


International shipping is not available.


What is the origin of the name "Kappa Ebisen"?


Kappa is a legendary creature that has been familiar to the Japanese since ancient times.
In the Showa 20s (1945-1954), a comic called "Kappa Heaven" by the late Kon Shimizu became popular.
At that time, Calbee, which was making arare (Japanese rice crackers) from wheat flour and selling them, asked Mr. Shimizu to draw a kappa character on the product package, and it was well received by customers as the "Kappa Arare" series.
Since its launch in 1964, the package has featured shrimp as the main character, so there was no picture of a kappa, but the name has remained, and now when you say "Kappa Ebisen", people think of Calbee's snacks!



Name in Japanese
Calbee 「かっぱえびせん たこ焼き味」
Pack of 8 : 777yen
Sales Locations
Available at airport shops, station shops, highway shops, and souvenir shops in the Kinki region (Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture).
59kcal per pack
Expiration date
6 months after production
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)