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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Kototoi Dango


Kototoi Dango Overview

Address

5-chōme-5-22 Mukōjima, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0033

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3622-0081

Access

15 minute walk from Asakusa Station
12 minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Mon: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Thur: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Kototoi Dango Description

Kototoi Dango is a charming Japanese confectionery and dessert shop located in Tokyo. This hidden gem has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo for 2023. Specializing in traditional Japanese sweets, Kototoi Dango offers a delightful array of wagashi (Japanese confectionery) and amazake (sweet rice drink).

What sets Kototoi Dango apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to preserving the art of traditional Japanese sweets. The skilled artisans at Kototoi Dango use time-honored techniques and high-quality ingredients to create exquisite wagashi that are not only visually stunning but also bursting with flavor. From delicate dorayaki (pancake filled with sweet red bean paste) to soft and chewy mochi (glutinous rice cake), each sweet treat is a work of art.

One of the must-try items at Kototoi Dango is their signature dango, a type of sweet dumpling made from rice flour. These dango are served on skewers and come in a variety of flavors such as matcha (green tea), kinako (roasted soybean flour), and mitarashi (sweet soy sauce). The texture of the dango is perfectly chewy, and the flavors are beautifully balanced, making them a delightful treat for both the eyes and the taste buds.

The interior of Kototoi Dango is cozy and inviting, with traditional Japanese decor and a serene atmosphere. The shop is located near the Hikifune Station, making it easily accessible for both locals and tourists. Whether you're a fan of Japanese sweets or simply looking to experience the art of wagashi, a visit to Kototoi Dango is sure to be a memorable and delicious experience.

Restaurant Features

Non-smoking

Kototoi Dango Reviews

Kototoi Dango Google Average Rating

4.2

Kototoi Dango Tabelog Average Rating

3.7

5

Google
Wonderful dango with nice tea. The taste is not so sweet, perfect match with the tea. Take a bite with a sip of tea. Super perfect match. Highly recommend to visit here if you are nearby

4

Google
Very delicious おやつ (snack) treat by our Japanese neighbor at a very old and famous Japanese tea shop. Beautiful view of Tokyo Skytree from the shop’s window.

4

Google
A lovely spot, although it's nearly underneath the highway! Just take a walk along the river and you will come to it, but it's rather unassuming, so be alert. Once I got inside, the women who were serving greeted me warmly and took great care of me, explaining the available set, then bringing the tasty dango and a cup of tea. The atmosphere, service and food made for a delightful visit. Step away from the crowds and into this traditional spot...

4.5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

I stopped by for the first time in several decades while on a tour of the Seven Lucky Gods along the Sumida River. Each of the three colored dango (red bean paste, white bean paste, and miso paste) had a distinct flavor, and they were all wonderfully delicious. At 750 yen with tea, it's not cheap for dango, but there are many nearby...

5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

I ate dango here for the first time. The tea and the three-colored dango were soft, delicate, and delicious. It's an elegant Japanese sweet, so I think it should be eaten by a certain number of people. Especially the red bean paste dumplings...

4

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

Tokyo, Sumida Ward, ``Kototo Dango'' Three brightly colored dango. There are three types: ankoro-mochi (red bean paste) with mochi inside, white bean paste with mochi inside, and yellow mochi with miso paste inside. The filling is crumbly...

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