5 Best Crepes to Try in Japan

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One of the must-try desserts in Japan is definitely crepes. Crepe is a thinner version of pancakes and can be eaten on a plate or folded into a cone. Usually, crepes are filled with fruits and whipped cream. Sometimes, other stalls will add cheese and meat to give it a more savoury flavour. In Japan, your crepes heaven would be in Takeshita Street, Harajuku. You can find many crepes stalls along the street with plenty of choices to choose from.

Originated from France and several European countries, crepes have become a wide sensation by the locals in Japan since the 1970s. If you don’t know where to get delicious crepes in Japan, keep reading this post.

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1. Marion Crepes

The oldest crepe shop in Japan is this famous Marion Crepes. The shop was opened in 1976 and they’re still operating till this day. You can go to Marion Crepes located in several prefectures like Hyogo, Hokkaido and more. Recently, they just opened a new store in Mont Kiara, Malaysia. So for those who reside in Malaysia, don’t miss this chance to taste the notorious Marion Crepes.

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One of the main reasons why people love Marion Crepes is for its wide range of fillings. Try their Mega Marion crepe which is double the size of a regular crepe and double the fillings too. If you think you can finish the Mega Marion, opt for this one. It only costs 1,000 yen. Another people’s favorite is Ichigo Cheesecake. This crepe is stuffed with fruits like strawberries, ice-cream, cheesecake, and whipped cream. Other crepes you should try are their green tea ice cream, blueberry cheese, and many delightful crepes to suit your tongue.

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Marion Crepes

Address: 1 Chome 6-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 8:00PM

Contact Number: +81334017297

Closest Train Station: Harajuku Station

Website: http://www.marion.co.jp/english/


2. Angel’s Heart

Located right in front of Marion Crepe, this crepe store is one of the oldest crepe shops in Japan. They started their business one year after Marion Crepe. Both stores are usually packed with crowds and the queues are super long most of the time. Nonetheless, the wait is definitely worth it.

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Feast your mouth with more than 60 different flavours of crepes. The number one popular crepe is the banana chocolate whipped cream. In addition, you also have to try their Crème Brulee with chocolate and strawberry crepe. It tastes very sweet and tangy. Angel’s Heart also has seasonal crepes like Hot Caramel Sweet Potato and healthy crepes such as Italian salad and Avocado Shrimp Salad. Both crepes are deliciously good and have gotten a lot of attention from tourists all over the world.

Crème Brule Chocolate and Strawberry Crepe.

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Angel’s Heart

Address: 1-20-6 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo

Operating Hours: 10:00AM-9:30PM

Contact Number: 03-3497-0050

Closest Train Station: Harajuku Station

Website: http://www.cafe-crepe.co.jp/menu.html


3. Santa Monica Crepes

Another famous crepe in Takeshita Street is this Californian theme store called Santa Monica Crepes.  The use of bright neon colors to attract visitors has made this store very recognizable. This store’s specialty is their soft yet crispy crepe. They use only the best quality of flour and stuffing to provide the best crepes in town.

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Santa Monica’s best-selling crepe is the Strawberry Banana and Chocolate Ice Cream crepe. Other than that, you should also try their version of Crème Brule crepe. It is slightly different from Angel’s Heart because their Crepe Brule is coated with caramel sugar. The store boasts over 100 kinds of crepe flavours and cheaper as compared to others.

Crepe with strawberries, cheesecake and strawberry whipped cream.

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Moreover, Santa Monica also sells a wide range of bubble teas. Here, you can get normal bubble tea or bubble tea with whipped cream and ice cream. Either way, you will have plenty of choices when you visit Santa Monica Crepes.

Matcha with Whipped Cream and Oreo Bubble Tea.

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Santa Monica Crepes

Address: 1-16-8 Jingumae, Harajuku, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo

Operating Hours: 10:00AM-9:30PM (Weekdays), 9:30AM-10:00PM (Weekends & Public Holiday)

Contact Number: 03-6804-5139

Closest Train Station: Harajuku Station

Website: http://santamonica.jp/ (Japanese only)


4. Honey Bee Crepe

Located in Suginami, Tokyo, this small crepe store is as sweet as its name. The Honey Bee’s crepes are infused with honey and the amount of sweetness is perfect. The crepe store is furnished with a very modern yet rustic wooden style. Furthermore, many claimed that Honey Bee Crepe is one of the best crepe stores in Japan as compared to other popular stores.

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What to order? Their latest crepe addition is Salt Red Bean Cream with Chocolate Sauce. This crepe was added to the store early November, so, you need to try this if you plan to come here. Other than that, Honey Bee’s Pistachio Ice Cream topped with mixed nuts wrapped in a cheese crepe is also one of their main highlights. They also have a kid’s menu and drinks like coffee and fresh juices to complete the meals.

Chocolate Milk Ice Cream topped with Strawberry.

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Honey Bee Crepe

Address: 3-35-24, Koenjikita, Suginami, Tokyo

Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 10:00PM

Contact Number: +81 3-3337-4880

Closest Train Station: Koenji Station

Website: Official Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/honeybeecrepe/

Official Twitter – https://twitter.com/HONEYBEECREPE


5. Orange County

Situated in Setagaya, Tokyo, this crepe café is known for their soft crepes stuffed with whipped creams and fancy fruits. Furthermore, their specialty is not only crepes but also galette. Galette is a French term for a flat round shaped thick pancake. It is filled with the sweet or savoury taste of vegetables or fruits. Orange County’s galette is one of their famous dishes apart from crepes.

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Apart from that, each season, they will release a new flavour of crepes, such as during Halloween and Christmas. They will decorate the crepes according to the theme and suitable flavour to suit the visitors’ taste. As for galette, their finest dish is galette filled with eggs, bacon, and cheese. Make sure you try Japanese galette and their delicious and appealing crepes here in Orange County.

Halloween-themed crepe.

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Orange County

Address: 3-1-17 Soshigaya, Setagaya 157-0072, Tokyo Prefecture

Operating Hours: 11:00AM-10:00PM

Contact Number: +81-3-6382-6362

Closest Train Station: Soshigaya Okura Station

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/orangecounty20070217/

 

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