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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Taiyaki Wakaba

Taiyaki Wakaba Overview


1f Ozawa Building 1-chōme-10 Wakaba, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0011


+81 (0) 3-3351-4396


4 minute walk from Yotsuya Station (Yotsuya Exit) on the JR Chuo Line.
4 minute walk from Yotsuya Station (Exit 1) on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 9:30AM-6:30PM
Tue: 9:30AM-6:30PM
Wed: 9:30AM-6:30PM
Thur: 9:30AM-6:30PM
Fri: 9:30AM-6:30PM
Sat: 9:30AM-6:30PM

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Taiyaki Wakaba Description

Located in Tokyo, Taiyaki Wakaba is a charming and delightful restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese sweets and desserts. As one of the selected top 100 restaurants in Tokyo for 2023, Taiyaki Wakaba offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments.

The restaurant's specialty is taiyaki, a popular Japanese treat made of a fish-shaped pancake filled with sweet red bean paste. Taiyaki Wakaba takes this classic dessert to the next level by offering a variety of fillings, including custard, chocolate, and matcha. Each taiyaki is freshly made to order, ensuring a warm and crispy exterior with a deliciously gooey filling.

In addition to taiyaki, Taiyaki Wakaba also offers a range of other traditional Japanese sweets and desserts. From delicate wagashi (Japanese confections) to fluffy dorayaki (pancakes filled with sweet bean paste), there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth. The restaurant's cozy and inviting atmosphere, with its traditional decor and friendly staff, creates the perfect setting to enjoy these delectable treats.

Whether you're a fan of Japanese sweets or simply looking to try something new, Taiyaki Wakaba is a must-visit destination. Indulge in the rich flavors and textures of their taiyaki and other traditional desserts, and experience the true essence of Japanese culinary craftsmanship.

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Freshly made and piping hot! The filling is not too sweet and has a right amount of dough. There was a short queue around 10 but worth the wait if you’re around the area.

There’s only one flavour and they sell the red bean paste on its own. Cute packaging for a box ordered. Free iced water and ocha as well!


Was standing in the cold and wind blowing at us strongly but the wait was worth it! The tantamount was baked and fired with charcoal fire. The red bean paste is so tasty and just the right texture and sweetness. The bite into the taitaki is so crispy and nicely golden brown. We gobbled up the item very quickly. The sitting area inside comes with free hot tea and other water beverages. Highly recommended and we will come back again for sure!


It's a great little place where you can buy fresh Taiyaki. Be prepared for queueing for a while because this place is really popular. Still worth it. Even if you are not big fan of the red been sweets you should definitely give it a try when you are around.


Translated from Japanese:

I visited the store a little earlier than the opening time because it was my mother's favorite food, but I was told there was already a three-hour wait, and I was told that they would close as soon as they ran out of red bean paste, so I waited two hours in the drizzling rain before finally being able to purchase it. Just like usual, it's filled with red bean paste from end to end...


Translated from Japanese:

I visited at noon at the end of the year to bring home as a souvenir. I lined up near a colored cone that had a sign saying there would be a 3 hour wait, and I thought it wouldn't be that long, but in reality I was able to purchase it in about an hour and a half. The next day I was with my family...


Translated from Japanese:

A long-established taiyaki restaurant founded in 1953, one of Tokyo's three major taiyaki restaurants, located about a 5-minute walk from Yotsuya Station. It's been a long time since I've been here, as I've been frustrated many times by seeing the huge lines every time I come here. Arrived before 6pm on weekdays. ...

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