For over a couple of decades, Tokyo has seen fierce competition of all-you-can-eat cafes and restaurants satisfying the needs of urbanites with sweet tooth. Many hotels in the capital are offering dessert buffets with various seasonal twist all year round. Traditional fruit parlors are offering desserts with fresh fruits. If you like all things sweet, you will be spoilt for choice. Why not pay a visit to any of the following places with an empty stomach so that you can indulge desserts to your heart content?
1. Marble Lounge at The Hilton Tokyo (マーブルラウンジ ヒルトン東京)checkinjp.com
Luxurious dessert buffet is on offer at this ever so popular lounge at the Hilton Tokyo. Pastries and desserts using fresh seasonal fruits not only appeal to your taste bud but also to your eyes. Elegant tea time is guaranteed.
Hilton Tokyo 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
2. Souvenir Kuhonbutsu Shop (スブニール 九品仏店)
You can either take out or eat in at this cake shop. If you opt for the latter, it is buffet-style of 90 minutes for 2,500 yen. Enjoy freshly baked cakes with delicious herbal teas.
7-18-5 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
3. Takano Fruit Bar Main Store (タカノフルーツバー 本店)
This buffet bar is run by Takano Fruit Parlor. Immerse yourself in a 90-minute paradise of sweets with seasonal fruits galore. Fruit sandwiches (pictured above) is a combination of melt-in-your-mouth slices of bread filled with fresh cream and fruits. It simply tastes sublime! This is definitely a place worth checking.
5F Shinjuku Takano Fruit Parlor & Fruit Bar 3-26-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
4. Sabo Marukyo-an (茶房 丸京庵)candypot.jp
Marukyo is famous for its signature Dorayaki, pancakes filled with red bean paste. It offers Japanese sweets buffet. You can enjoy all types of Japanese confectioneries – from baked pastry-type sweets to fresh sweets filled with mochi – for less than 1,000 yen. Did you know Dorayaki is the favorite of a character from the globally popular anime Doraemon? If you also count Dorayaki as your favorite why not eat as much as you like- Doraemon certainly would.
3-8-8 Nakanobu, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
This sweet shop serves popular pancakes, together with all-you-can-eat parfaits and ice creams at a reasonable price of 1,980 yen. It’s an ideal place to take a break after a shopping spree for some seriously yummy pancake fix.
Shibuya Doi Bldg 1F, 1-6-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6. Dalloyau Ginza Main Shop (ダロワイヨ銀座本店)
Dalloyau is an authentic French patisserie. You can enjoy the cake buffet at its flagship shop in Ginza and a few other shops in Tokyo. 2,500 yen for 70 minutes eating session is on a relatively high price range but considering each cake costs around 500 yen you will agree it would be a money well spent.
6-9-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
7. Hijirian Asagaya Shop (聖庵 阿佐ヶ谷店)
Hijirian is a bakery offering natural yeast breads. Here you can enjoy all-you-can-eat breads in the morning and during lunch time. Limitless sweet Danish pastries are served in the afternoon. What better way to spend your time than savoring crisp Danish pastries over a delicious coffee. Note however that pastry buffet is suspended during the summer season.
3-1-22 Asagayaminami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
8. Fujiya (不二家)
Fujiya is a franchise confectioner founded in 1910. There are outlets where you can enjoy 60 minutes of all-you-can eat cakes. The cakes on offer are those from the take out showcase and each slice is huge. There are 3 shops in Tokyo that offer cake buffet and they are extremely popular. Why not try the generous amount of classic cakes at the long-established Japanese confectioner？
Kinuta Shop 4-1-11 Kamata, Setagaya, Tokyo
Fussa Denen Shop 1-7-7 Kitadenen, Fussa-shi, Tokyo
Arcakit Kinshicho Shop Arcakit Kinshicho 10F, 2-2-1 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
9. Sembikiya Sohonten Fruit Parlor (千疋屋総本店 フルーツパーラー)
This is a fruit shop with long history. From time to time Sembikiya offers buffets of fruits from around the world. Abundant amount of exotic, luxurious and ready-to-eat fruits are on offer at these popular events, so expect a huge crowd. But needless to say, they are not to be missed and worth calling in advance for reservations. You can indulge in a feast of fresh and juicy fruits as well as tasty savory dishes like salads and curry rice.
Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower 2F, 2-1-2 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(The information is accurate as of August 2015)