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Daigakuimo Chibaya

Daigakuimo Chibaya Description

Located in Tokyo, Daigakuimo Chibaya is a charming restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese sweets and desserts. This hidden gem has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo for 2023, a testament to its exceptional culinary offerings.

What sets Daigakuimo Chibaya apart from other dining establishments is its focus on a specific delicacy: daigakuimo, or candied sweet potatoes. This beloved Japanese treat is prepared by coating tender sweet potatoes in a crunchy caramelized sugar glaze, resulting in a delightful combination of textures and flavors. Daigakuimo Chibaya takes this classic dish to new heights with their expert craftsmanship and attention to detail.

The restaurant's cozy and inviting atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience. The interior is adorned with traditional Japanese decor, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your cravings or want to indulge in a unique Japanese dessert, Daigakuimo Chibaya is the perfect destination. Don't miss the opportunity to taste their signature daigakuimo and explore the rich flavors of Japanese confectionery.

Daigakuimo Chibaya Overview


3-chōme-9-10 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032


+81 (0) 3-3872-2302


15 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Toei Asakusa Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
4 minute walk from Asakusa Station (TX)

Operating Hours

Sun: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Mon: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Thur: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM-5:00PM

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Restaurant Features



Wheelchair Accessible

Daigakuimo Chibaya Reviews

Daigakuimo Chibaya Google Average Rating



Don’t just assume this is an ordinary candied sweet potato store. I am a big sweet potato lover and this has been the best that I had so far by far! It’s one of the oldest store known for its “Daigaku imo”. You will need to wait for a while as they can only make a small amount each time because cook and candy the sweet potato by hand. Their fried candied sweet potato is good but I am a big fan of the steamed potatoes as well. It’s just been steamed but it tastes really sweet. Simple but the best!!!


Candied Sweet Potatoes (daigakuimo) are amazing! Deep-fried sweet potatoes in a sweet sauce are such a simple snack that you may believe you can get them anywhere. But, you would be wrong! Having tried multiple places in japan, these are hands down the best.

They are delicious.
The price is a perfect 400g for ¥800.

Tough things:
No, English staff, but the transaction can be easily handled with pointing.
They are busy; expect a three or 4-person line.
Takeout only, but there are several parks in the area.


Best Japanese sweet potato shop. They say it'll be sold out soon, so it's a must to visit here early and wait in the queue.. But it's worth trying! I love both Daigakuimo and Kiriage and they are the best in my life.

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