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Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban

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Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban Description

Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban is a charming Japanese confectionery and dessert shop located in Tokyo. This establishment has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo by the prestigious Tokyo Hyakumeiten. With a rating of 3.78 and over 1900 reviews on Tabelog, it is clear that Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban is a beloved destination for those with a sweet tooth.

What sets Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban apart from other dessert shops is its dedication to traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi. These delicate and artfully crafted confections are made with the finest ingredients and showcase the beauty of Japanese culinary traditions. From dorayaki, a sweet pancake filled with red bean paste, to taiyaki, a fish-shaped pastry filled with various flavors, each treat at Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban is a work of art.

The interior of the shop is equally as enchanting, with a traditional Japanese decor that transports guests to a bygone era. The warm and inviting atmosphere makes it the perfect place to relax and indulge in these delectable treats. Whether you are a fan of Japanese cuisine or simply have a sweet tooth, Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Japanese confectionery.

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Naniwaya Sōhonten Azabu Juban Overview


1-chōme-8-14 Azabujūban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045


+81 (0) 3-3583-4975


15 minute walk from Azabu-Juban Station (Exit 4) on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Azabu-Juban Station (Exit 7) on the Toei Subway Oedo Line, and Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-7:00PM

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The Taiyaki

Taiyaki is a fish shaped cake with sweet red bean inside.

From web site;

The name of Naniwaya Sohonten comes from the fact that Seijiro Kobe I was from Naniwa (present-day Osaka), and thus named the restaurant Naniwaya after his hometown. The company was founded in 1909. Since then, we have continued to make taiyaki in accordance with traditional methods. In addition to taiyaki, we also serve yakisoba, oshiruko (sweet red bean soup), shaved ice, and anmitsu (sweet bean paste). Since the store is not air-conditioned, the shaved ice in the summer time is very special. Please enjoy azuki beans cooked in one pot for eight hours a day.

Taiyakis are crispy, savory, burnt thin crusts wrapped in the flavor of azuki beans with just the right amount of sweetness. We hope you will try our freshly made taiyaki. For those who wish to take taiyaki as a souvenir, warm them in the oven as you would toast them, and they will taste even better.


The first and the best taiyaki in the world. I visited Japan and ate it 15 years ago. I still really love it. The old boss and staff even can speak English now! Really amazing!
Go upstairs, take a seat and have a set menu. That is the best choice for a tourist.


Stopped by the neighborhood just to try these taiyaki!! Worth the travel! We went on a rainy day so there was no line.

The red bean inside is filled to the brim and is semi sweet, just right.

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