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10 THINGS YOU MUST EAT IN HARAJUKU, TOKYO

Ladies and gentlemen, this post is dedicated to my ultimate favourite place in Tokyo - HARAJUKU.


Out of the 9 days I spent in Japan, I spent 4 days in Harajuku itself - because it just has so many things to offer!! 

Harajuku is very, very popular among youngsters in Japan. It's really no surprise why youngsters worldwide (myself included) look up to Harajuku so much. Everything they have fits our lifestyle like gloves! 

For instance, the fashion boutiques in Harajuku offer up-to-trend styles in a relatively lower price than other places! Besides, Harajuku has a lot of unique cafes and restaurants, where you can drop by for a sip after a long day from shopping. :P


So in this post, I'm going to share with all of you WHAT TO EAT in Harajuku!

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1. TAKOYAKI

Gindaco (銀だこ) makes extremely delicious Takoyaki in a variety of flavours!! English & Chinese menus are available, and the staffs can communicate in simple English too!


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This plate of heaven-sent Takoyaki, coming in the form of 8 golfballs, costs about 650YEN (which is around RM23),  and within each and every Takoyaki lies small yet delicious octopus chunks!

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I had Takoyaki from this same stall twice throughout my trip, because it's just so yummy!!! Imagine having this plate of goodness served fresh out of the piping hot griddles during a cold day! It's just pure happiness to me (I swear it's freaking good, please try this when you are in Harajuku, you owe it to yourself, trust me)


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Besides, Gindaco also sells Taiyaki, which is a Japanese fish-shaped snack with sweet red bean filling! This was good, but I still prefer Takoyaki more!!!

Address: Toshikazu Bldg. 1-2F, 1-14-24 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo (In front of a Metro station entrance)



2. PABLO Cheese Tart

PABLO is famous for their melt-in-your-mouth cheese tarts and they have quite a lot of branches in Tokyo. During our visit, we had to queue for almost 20 minutes to get ourselves a table!

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Actually, the branch we went to in Harajuku is rather small, as it only accommodates not more than 10 tables. If this branch is within your plan, do expect a queue!

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Plain // Original 

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Matcha flavour 

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For me, I prefer the original flavour over the matcha version. The custard is really soft and sweet, so if you have a sweet tooth, you will definitely dig this!

Address: 1-14-21 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo (1 min walk from Gindaco)
Website: http://www.pablo3.com/shops/omotesando.html


3. ICHIRAN RAMEN
Your trip to Japan wouldn't be complete without having a bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen in ICHIRAN!!! Ichiran Ramen is pretty much everywhere in Tokyo (it's a freaking famous Ramen shop ok) - you can find it in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Ikebukuro and many more! 

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By the way, I blogged about the concept of this Ramen shop last year, so you can click HERE to read more about it if you are interested!

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MY LOVE.

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Address: Sanpo Sogo Building 2F 6-5-6 Jingumae Sibuya-ku Tokyo-to 150-0001 (Beside WEGO fashion boutique)



4. POMPOMPURIN CAFE
Fans of Pompompurin, the Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku will make you the happiest human being alive. This cafe opens at 10am and we were actually the first customer of the day hahaha. Be sure to get there EARLY to avoid long queues! (I will blog about this cafe in detail in my next blog post!!)

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Address: 3F, Cute Cube Harajuku, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.


5. CALBEE+
Let's face it: Calbee serve the best potato chips in the world. It's just. So. Addictive. T__T

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Address: 1-16-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo (In Takeshita Street, near DAISO Harajuku)


6. COTTON CANDY
Candy Doll sells the less-ordinary cotton candies. Also, the shop is in Takeshita street and right above Etude House! You can choose the size and COLOUR of your cotton candy however you fancy, which is such a fresh idea to me!

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I ordered the big one (which is their standard size actually) and it's sooooo beautiful!!

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500yen for 1 cute cotton candy. Deal or no deal for you?


7. SEIKO-EN (YAKINIKU)
When in Japan, try Yakiniku!!! Yakiniku means grilled meat in Japanese, and it's tastes almost the same like Korean BBQ. We had an eat-all-you-can Yakiniku session in Seiko-En 焼肉清江苑, and there are more than 30 types of dishes to choose from!! What's better than having free-flow steaming hot meat during a freezing cold day eh?

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Man... Just freaking good. Bring me back to Japan, anyone?

Address: 6-4-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
Website: http://www.seiko-en.jp/jp/shop/harajuku.html


8. TENDON
Omg there are so much good food you can find in Harajuku, and here comes the famous TENDON (which means Japanese Tempura rice bowl). To be honest, Tendons in Japan are freaking good. The tempuras are so crispy yet not oily at all as only vegetable oil is used, which is obviously a healthier option!

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Tempura Tendon Tenya 

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The price of Tendon's is also super cheap in Japan!! DELICIOUS TENDON'S FOR LESS THAN RM30/BOWL. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?

By the way, you can already get the biggest bowl with RM30. I usually go for the smallest one because it's already pretty damn filling lolol.

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Oh my god.

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Address: Harajuku TK Building, 4-31 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tenya.co.jp/english/shop/tokyo/shibuya/harajyuku.html

9. THE GREAT BURGER
I don't know how to write already la because every food that I'm recommending in this blog post is really good. It wasn't my first time trying The Great Burger as I've tried it before during my last trip. I came back for their famous BACON CHEESE BURGER again, because WHY NOT?!

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Address: 6-12-7 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture  [Google Maps]
Website: http://www.the-great-burger.com


10. LUKE'S LOBSTER
I'm literally on the verge of crying at this point. Ladies and gentlemen: Luke's Lobster.
Will you believe me if I told you that this is the best thing I've ever had in my life?
I actually mean it, because it is fucking good.

Yes, I just swore. Because it really is fucking good.

*brb crying*

We had Luke's Lobster TWICE during our trip. In our first visit, we ordered the normal-sized one (980yen). In my second visit, we went for the US LOBSTER ROLL, which is about 1580yen each.

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It was drizzling but people were still willing to brace the rain and queue up for thy holy grail.

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Normal-sized 

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U.S Lobster Roll. Each and every bite sent me to heaven. 

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AHH....I MISS LUKE'S LOBSTER SO MUCH RIGHT NOW.

Address: 6-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Website: http://lukeslobster.jp/


Alright, there goes the top 10 things that you MUST try in Harajuku!!

I hope you enjoyed the post and if you have tried any of them, please leave a comment and share your mini reviews with me!

Stay tuned for the next post! 

8 comments

  1. Hi Jessica, by reading every post you blogged about Japan make me have the urge to go Japan like ASAP! hahaha can't wait for more post about Japan!

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    1. Hi Suzie!! Japan is really a paradise!! Thanks for reading & stay tuned for more posts hehe! <3

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