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Naniwayasohonten

#116 of 9,912 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Akasaka / Roppongi
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1-8-14 Azabujuban, Minato 106-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3583-4975
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Montreal, Canada
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were in the Azabu-juban area for a simple yakitori dinner and came upon Naniwaya Sohonten. We saw this traditional sweet being made at the back of the narrow shop behind a glass window. Taiyaki is a fish-shaped cake with a sweetened red bean paste filling (tai means sea bream; yaki means to grill). Other fillings are custard, chocolate or... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is an old shop in the Azabujuban area. A friend living in Tokyo brought us here for dessert. Upon reaching the shop, you will smell the freshly charcoal toasted Taiyaki, which makes you hungry. I have not seen a charcoal toasted Taiyaki in ages and this one is yummy! There are seatings available on the second floor and where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We thought we could just grab and go. But was told we had to wait at least 1 hour for taiyaki whether for 1 or 3 pieces. Priced at yen 150 each it did not looked complicated to prepare. Yet each buyer had to give our names to return and pickup later. I suspect it's a very clever marketing gimmick.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Taiyaki is Japanese fish-shaped cake, wikipedia says. Yes it is fish-shaped, especially sea bream shaped. Tai, means sea bream, and it stands for happiness and celebration. You might be wondering why a cake has to be fish-shaped, but this is why. We used to eat Taiyaki when celebrate. Now, Taiyaki is a casual snack for kids and girls. Original type... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-8-14 Azabujuban, Minato 106-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Neighbourhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3583-4975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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