Best 10 Matcha Cafes in Tokyo! Matcha Desserts are Must-Try!!

Matcha Desserts of Nakamura Tokichi
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Matcha is now very popular worldwide.

Matcha was not so popular when I was a little child like nowadays.
It was something mainly elderly people enjoy and used only in a special occasion such as tea ceremony.
So Matcha was something we don’t see much in daily life.

Things have changed a lot!

Now I can see Matcha everywhere.
Not only tea of Matcha but in snack, sweets, even in cuisine.

I often wonder why Match became so popular suddenly.

What was the trigger?

Anyway I also like Matcha so I introduce very popular Matcha cafe in Tokyo in which you can enjoy delicious Matcha dessert as well!!




Kyo Hahashiya

Parfait of Kyo Hahashiya
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It is said that Kyo Hayashiya is the very first shop which started Matcha parfait.
In fact, Kyo Hayashiya has a history of over 260 years since its foundation.
Since the days still Samurai existed, they have been serving their tea.

The Matcha and Matcha dessert they serve are made based on the concept of “Tea is not just for drink but to eat at the same time”.
So they also focus on rich nutrition tea leaves hold.

It’s main shop is located in Kanazawa Prefecture but they also have chain restaurants in Tokyo.
You can enjoy their Matcha at Ikebukuro, Hibiya, Meguro, Shinjuku in Tokyo.
I’ll put up the information of Ikebukuro here.

Kyo Hayashiya Ikebukuro

Address 
Seibu Ikebukkuro Bldg. 8F, 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/dLk5qh5PiS62

Access
Ikebukuro Station (JR Yamanote Line)

Tel
03-6914-2337 (+81-3-6914-2337)

Seats
40 Seats

Opening Hours
11:00 – 23:00 (Last Order 22:30) (Monday to Friday)
10:30 – 23:00 (Last Order : 22:30) (Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website (Japanese)  
http://www.kyo-hayashiya.com/

Saryo Tsujiri Daimaru Tokyo

Parfait of Saryo Tsujiri Daimaru Tokyo
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Tsujiri is very popular shop for its Matcha parfait in Kyoto.
You have to wait for over an or 2 hour in a long line to enjoy it.

Yes, actually I myself have been there with my friends more than 10 years ago.
Luckily I could go inside without waiting so long on the day.

For the taste, sorry I don’t remember well as it was very long time ago.
But today’s long line shows everything.

Now you can enjoy desserts of Tsujiri even in Tokyo.
It is located in Daimaru Tokyo, which is just in front of Tokyo station.

You can choose the parfait from 3 types, which is Suigyoku parfait, Koto parfait and tokusencha parfait.
All of them use Uji Matcha tea (Uji is famous brand and area in Kyoto).

Enjoy quality Matcha parfait at Saryo Tsujiri!

Saryo Tsujiri Daimaru Tokyo

Address 
Daimaru Tokyo Bldg. 10F, 1-1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/e55zTvaAFLK2

Access
Tokyo Station (JR Yamanote line)

Tel
03-3214-3322 (+81-3-3214-3322)

Seats
80 Seats (30 Seats for counter, 50 Seats for Table)

Opening Hours
10:00 – 20:00 (Saturday to Wednesday) (Last Order : 19:30)
10:00 – 21:00 (Thursday and Friday) (Last Order : 20:30)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website (Japanese)  
http://www.giontsujiri.co.jp/saryo/

Gion Tsujiri Tokyo Skytree Solamachi

Kuniyoshi Kasumiさん(@kuniyoshikasumi)がシェアした投稿

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This Gion Tsujiri is also from same Tsujiri in Kyoto.
They also have its shop at Tokyo Skytree Solamachi.

You can enjoy parfait and soft ice here.
But it is not a restaurant or cafe so the choice is only take-out.
Still there are many seats around.

Quality is guaranteed from the long history of original shop in Kyoto since 1860.

Gion Tsujiri Tokyo Skytree Solamachi

Address 
Tokyo Soramachi. 6F, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/TJqHciEfhBq

Access
Oshiage Station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)

Tel
03-6658-5656 (+81-3-6658-5656)

Seats
No Seats

Opening Hours
11:30 – 23:00 (Last Order of soft serve : 21:45)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website (Japanese)  
http://www.giontsujiri.co.jp/gion/store/tokyo_skytree/

Nakamura Tokichi Ginza

Parfait of Nakamura Tokichi
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Like Tsujiri Kyoto, this Nakamura Tokichi also has very long history in Kyoto since 1854.
Not to mention its quality Matcha.

It opened at GINZA SIX in Ginza last year 2017.
GINZA SIX is the largest commercial complex in Ginza area which is opened in 2017.

Maruto parfait here is limited only at this Ginza shop.
It looks stylish and must be Insta worthy as well.

And Chagoromo is also really recommended.
It is made right after your order and people say it’s delicious.
It is limited amount.

High quality Uji Matcha taste makes you happy!

Nakamura Tokichi Ginza

Address 
GINZA SIX. 6F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/hgoM3tTJWjA2

Access
Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)

Tel
03-6264-5168 (+81-3-6264-5168)

Seats
50 Seats

Opening Hours
10:30 – 20:30 (Last Order : 19:45)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website (Japanese)  
http://www.tokichi.jp/

Suzukien Asakusa

Soft Serve of Suzukien Asakusa
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Do you know where you can enjoy the richest Matcha gelato in the world?

Yes, that’s here Suzukien Asakusa.

With its 170 years of history, it opened new shop in Asakusa.
This shop is collaboration of Suzukien and Nanaya.
Nanaya is also famous gelato shop in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Since its opening in 2013, so many people visited this shop to try richest Matcha gelato.

Always long line of people in front of the shop.
People say they feel like eating Matcha leaves itself.
So I can say that’s very bitter taste but that’s the real Matcha taste without sugar.

If you want an ordinary sweet one, yes you can!
You can choose from 7 levels of richness.
I think level No.7 is the richest, that is, so bitter taste and No.1 is sweetest.

Which level do you choose?
That’s all depends on you!

Quality is guaranteed as they use Matcha in Shizuoka Prefecture which won Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Prize three years in a row.

Suzukien Asakusa

Address 
3-4-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/6J9oyY6rsb42

Access
Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)

Tel
03-3871-0311 (+81-3-3871-0311)

Seats
No Seats

Opening Hours
10:00 – 17:00

Shop Holidays
Every 3rd Wednesday (Next Thursday when the 3rd Wednesday falls on National Holiday)

Website (Japanese)  
http://www.tocha.co.jp/tea/index.html

Morinoen Ningyocho

Parfait of Morinoen Ningyocho
Source : Morinoen Ningyocho

Morinoen opened in Ningyocho in 1914.
It is a famous shop of Houji tea.

Houji tea is a roasted green tea so you can enjoy savoring tea here.
They deal with over 30 types of Houji tea.

What they make here is not only Houji tea but dessert.
One of the most popular desserts is Matcha parfait.
You can enjoy Matcha parfait made of rice cake ball, jelly, whip cream, soft serve, etc.

Uji Matcha is used for the parfait.

To my surprise, they even offer Matcha beer and Houji tea beer.

I’ve never heard of beer of tea!!Σ(゚Д゚)

How about trying both Matcha and Houji sweets with beer?

Morinoen Ningyocho

Address 
2F, Morinoen Building, 2-4-9 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/VRz6BXSQySL2

Access
Ningyocho Station (JR Asakusa Line)

Tel
03-3667-2666 (+81-3-3667-2666)

Seats
20 Seats

Opening Hours
12:00 – 18:00 (Last Order : 17:00) (Monday to Fraiday)
11:30 – 17:30 (Last Order : 17:00) (Saturday, Sunday and National Holiday)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website (Japanese)  
http://morinoen.jp/

Zenkashoin Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs

Chocolate Terrine of Matcha of Zenkashoin Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs
Source : Zenkashoin Shibuya Hikarie

Zenkashoin was found in 2009 in Kyoto.
And it opened new shop in Shibuya, too.
It is located inside Hikarie Shibuya.

What you can enjoy here is modern dessert using Matcha.
Chocolate terrine of Matcha and castella of Matcha look good.

You can also enjoy design, art, craft, etc. in its adjoining gallery.

If you visit the cafe, I recommend you window seat as you can enjoy a wide view of Shibuya.

Hikarie itself is nice place to spend time.
They have a sweet shop in B2 in Hikarie Shibuya, too so drop by if you have time.

Zenkashoin Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs

Address 
5F, Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/qq19Bg7zExB2

Access
Shibuya Station (JR Yamanote Line)

Tel
03-6434-1517 (+81-3-6434-1517)

Seats
44 Seats

Opening Hours
10:00 – 21:00 (Last Order : 20:30)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website (Japanese)  
http://zen-kashoin.com/store/hikarie/index.html

Hokusai Sabou Kinshicho

Parfait of Hokusai Sabou Kinshicho
Source : Hokusai Sabou Kinshicho

Hokuksai Sabou is very famous cafe for its shaved ice.

Shaved ice? you might think.

Yes, shaved ice but you can also enjoy Matcha desserts such as Matcha parfait, Matcha red bean soup (Matcha Zenzai), etc.

Great point of this cafe is you can enjoy sweets in a traditional Japanese style house.
So you can feel Japan in the old days.

The owner became pupil of Japanese confectionery chef and learned how to make in Kyoto before opening this cafe.
He sticks on the fine ingredients and focus on hand-made.

For Matcha parfait, expensive Azuki beans called Tanba Dainagon Kasuga is used with Uji Matcha from Kyoto.

If you are hungry, no worries there are also lunch and dinner menu.

In summer or on holiday, you might see very long line for its shaved ice.
I recommend you to visit the cafe at not busy time.

Hokusai Sabou Kinshicho

Address 
4-8-5 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/qq19Bg7zExB2

Access
Kinshicho Station (JR Somu Line)

Tel
03-3573-4333 (+81-3-3573-4333)

Seats
25 Seats (6 Seats for counter, 15 Seats for Table, 4 seats for table at tatami mat)

Opening Hours
11:30 – 22:30 (Monday to Sunday) (Closed for lunch on holidays)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/北斎茶房/125898130816417

Kagurazaka Saryo

Cheese fondue of Matcha of Kagurazaka Saryo
Source : Kagurazaka Saryo

Kagurazaka Saryo is located in historical old town Kaugazaka.
They renovated the old Japanese apartment into cafe.
You can still enjoy old wooden pillars inside.

Here you can enjoy exquisite parfait made of Uji Matcha.
Each sweets is handmade by patissier and no additives in the sweets.

Matcha parfait must be tasty here but I also recommend you one more sweet.

That’s a cheese fondue.

Of course, it’s not ordinary cheese fondue but Matcha cheese fondue.

Cheese fondue of Matcha?
Yes, I myself was so surprised!

But that’s the one made Kagurazaka Saryo popular and famous first.

Matcha chocolate sauce comes with Namafu (food made of wheat gluten), strawberry, pie, rice cake ball and vanilla ice cream.
You just dip the ingredients into the Matcha choco sauce and eat it.
Must be first experience ever!

It has its cafe in Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Kichijoji, Tachikawa, etc. but this Kagurazaka Saryo is the main cafe.

If you wanna savor Matcha sweets in a relaxing atmosphere, this Kagurazaka Saryo is recommended!

Kagurazaka Saryo

Address 
5-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/nrLguVjJtTr

Access
Kinshicho Station (JR Somu Line)

Tel
03-3266-0880 (+81-3-3266-0880)

Seats
45 Seats (31 Seats for Table, 14 seats for terrace>

Opening Hours
11:30 – 23:00 (Monday to Saturday)
11:30 – 22:00 (Sunday and National Holiday)

Shop Holidays
Irregular Holidays

Website  
http://saryo.jp/

ChaCha no Ma Omotesando

Cha Cha Parfait of Cha Cjha no Ma Omotesando
Source : ChaCha no Ma Omotesando

Have you ever heard of Sommelier of Japanese green tea?

If you wanna enjoy Japanese green tea at which Sommelier of Japanese green tea serves, here is the place.
ChaCha no Ma Omotesando is the specialty cafe of Japanese green tea and Sommelier of Japanese green tea serves.

Most popular menu is Cha Cha Parfait which is made of ice cream, bracken-starch dumpling, salt flavor read beans paste, rice cake ball, Houji tea flavor vegan gelatin.
You can choose its flavor of ice cream from Macha, brown sugar, vanilla.

Nama-Chocolate (Japanese Ganache) of Matcha which used top quality Matcha is also highly recommended.

“Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (Ichigo Ichie in Japanese)” is the concept of this cafe.
The tea Sommelier makes and the Matcha desserts might become a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Kagurazaka Saryo

Address 
5-13-14 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/2tXZxGeySuu

Access
Jingumae Station (Chiyoda Line, Fukutoshin Line)

Tel
03-5468-8846 (+81-3-5468-8846)

Seats
45 Seats (31 Seats for Table, 14 seats for terrace>

Opening Hours
11:00 – 18:00 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Shop Holidays
Monday and Tuesday (If Monday or Tuesday falls on National Holiday, the cafe opens)

Website  
http://chachanoma.com/

Summary

I want all the people who visit Japan to enjoy Matcha.
Now you can enjoy Matcha everywhere.
Even at convenience store, I can see Matcha snack and sweets.

If you visit cafe I introduced here, please prepare for a long line.
I recommend you to visit not busy day and time to avoid it.
But yes, waiting long line itself may be one of the Japan things to feel Japan.

Today is hot so I want Matcha soft serve now, haha.




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