Best 15 Japanese Pancake You’ll Never Forget

Pancakes, also called Hot Cakes in Japan, has taken a life of its own and swept the nation in honey, maple syrup and butter.

Pancakes are best eaten freshly cooked, but presentation is important as well. Here are some restaurants in Tokyo where you will find some of the best tasting and Instagram worthy pancakes that you have ever seen.

1. West Aoyama Garden

If you’re lucky, you won’t find yourself waiting in line to enter West Aoyama Garden.

While most pancake restaurants compete over presentation, West Aoyama Garden keeps theirs simple but satisfying.

This shop is well known for its traditional style pancakes, but they also serve cakes and sandwiches.

Address: 1-22-10 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3403-1818
FAX:03-3402-6901
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,500
English Menu: No
Directions: 5 minute walk from Nogizaka Station (Exit 5)

2. Bills

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Whenever people see this shop’s logo “Best Breakfast in the World”, It makes you want to put it to the test.

Their Risotto pancakes are fluffy, taste great, and are considered as the shop’s best seller.

Address: 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Telephone Number: +81 3-5772-1133
Opening Hours: 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,500
English Menu: Yes
Directions: 5 minute walk from Harajuku Station

3. Slappy Cakes

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Create your own masterpiece in one of the few popular “Do It Yourself” pancake restaurants in Tokyo.

Slappy Cakes is a great place to bring people together by letting them try your own personalized pancake!

Address: 3-38-1 Shinjuku | Lumine EST, 7th floor, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Telephone Number: +81 3-6457-4155
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,500
English Menu: Yes
Directions: Can be found at the 7th Floor of the Lumine EST Building

4. Yukinoshita

Yukinoshita is all about their ingredients.

They serve high quality pancakes using high quality ingredients that will surely satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

They also offer a variation of pancakes, from the traditional to heavily syrup-coated ones, so you will definitely find your perfect match.

Address: 1-20-10 Ginza Chuo Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81-70-5517-9506
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000 – ¥2,000
English Menu: No
Directions: 8 minute walk from Ginza Station

5. Butter

Enjoy the souffle pancakes that are made from the shop’s special butter. The moist fluffy buttermilk pancakes will send you to fluffy pancake heaven.

They even serve savory pancakes, so you can enjoy it any time of the day.

Address: Urban Dock LaLaPort Ship II 1F, 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-6204-2696
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,500
English Menu: Yes
Directions: Found inside the Urban Dock Lalaport Shopping Mall

6. Apoc

When you get tired of over the top pancake houses, it’s time to visit Apoc.

This pancake house’s theme is “simplicity” at its finest. Simple pancakes, great taste. What more can you ask for?

Address: 2F, 5-16-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81 3-3498-2613
Opening Hours: 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Estimated Budget: ¥1,500 – ¥2,500
English Menu: No
Directions: 10 minute walk from Shibuya Station

7. Pinokio

Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. This is what the house specialty pancake of Pinokio is like.

They are famous for their double-stacked pancakes, which are perfectly circular, topped with a satisfying serving of butter and maple syrup.

Address: 16-8 Oyamakanaicho Itabashi Tokyo
Telephone Number: 81-3-3974-9336
Opening Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000
English Menu: No
Directions: 10 minute walk from Oyama Station

8. Pancake Mama Cafe VoiVoi

Delicious and beautifully presented buttermilk pancakes are served daily at Pancake Mama Cafe Voivoi.

You can’t help but smile and appreciate the goodness of these pancakes. Everything on the menu is Instagram worthy.

Address: 1-35-15 Sangenjaya Setagaya Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81-3-3411-1214
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000 – ¥2,000
English Menu: No
Directions: 5 minute walk from Sangen-Jaya Station

9. Clover’s

Enjoy your pancakes in a reasonably relaxing environment. The taste is good and the pancakes are very affordable.

Clover’s popular dish is the strawberry and whip cream pancake, which includes those two ingredients around and in between the pancakes.

Address: Horii Bldg. 2F, 18-8 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3770-2733
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000 – ¥1,800
English Menu: Yes
Directions: 5 minute walk from Daikanyama Station (2nd floor of Horii Building).

10. Mijinko

Feel free to pour as much maple syrup as you want in one of the fluffiest pancakes that you can find in Tokyo.

For only 600 yen, your pancake cravings will be greatly satisfied. Try their different variations of french toast, too.

Address: 2-9-10 Yushima Bunkyo Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81-3-6240-1429
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000
English Menu: No
Directions:10 minute walk from Yushima Station

11. Hoshinokohiten

Hoshinokohiten (Hoshino Coffee Shop) is chain restaurant, reminiscent of a traditional Japanese coffee shop.

The restaurant serves light and fluffy pancakes with a whip of butter on top. They often have seasonal variations as well.

Address: 3-36-14 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81-3-3351-5551
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000 – ¥2,000
English Menu: No
Directions: 5 minute walk from Shinjuku Station

12. Ueno Zoo Higashi En Shokudou

For those who love animals and pancakes, the Ueno Zoo Higashi En Shokudou is a great place for brunch.

Their pancake is served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and a panda-shaped chocolate, topped with chocolate syrup.

Address: 9-83 Uenokoen Taito Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81-3-3821-6886
Opening Hours: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,000
English Menu: No
Directions: Found within the Ueno Zoo

13. Patisserie SATSUKI

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A shop within the Hotel Otani, SATSUKI is quite popular because of the “Special Pancakes” that they serve.

They are a bit pricey, but the taste is worth it. They also serve delicious pastries and desserts for sweet lovers.

Address: Hotel New Otani Main Lobby, 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: +81 3-3221-7252
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,800 – ¥3,000
English Menu: Yes
Directions: Found inside Hotel New Otani

14. Eggs’n Things

A very popular Hawaiian Pancake Restaurant in Harajuku. It is very popular with women, especially high school girls and university students.

Worth the wait, and worth posting to Instagram.

Address: 4-30-2 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Telephone Number: +81 3-5775-5735
Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥2,000
English Menu: No
Directions: 8 minutes from Meiji-Jingumae Station

15. Rainbow Pancake


The pancakes in Rainbow Pancake are soft and fluffy. The restaurant serves both dessert and lunch pancakes, making it enjoyable 24/7.

Address: TOKYO, SHIBUYA KU, JINGUMAE, 4-28-4 2F
Telephone Number: 03-6434-0466
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Estimated Budget: ¥1,500
English Menu: No
Directions: 5 minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station

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