Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku

Restaurants Shinjuku-Sanchome
Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku
Photo: Oiwake Dango Honpo ShinjukuKoshian and mitarashi dango
Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku
Photo: Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku
Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku
Photo: Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku

Time Out says

Oiwake Dango Honpo Café in Shinjuku is well known for its incredibly large variety of dango rice dumplings. Dango is served on a stick (three dumplings per stick) and can be ordered individually or as part of a set, which includes two sticks (from ¥583) with the sauce or topping of your choice.

The café’s most popular options are mitarashi (sweet and spicy sauce; ¥183 per stick), one koshian (thick bean paste from Hokkaido; ¥183 per stick) and anmitsu (agar and brown sugar syrup from Okinawa; ¥432 per stick). 

The store also has savoury options including sour plum and seaweed (¥291) or shichimi seaweed (¥194) dango. Make sure to check out the shop regularly as new limited-time flavours are often added to the menu. You can eat-in or order for takeout.

Oiwake Dango Honpo also serves massive kakigori in summer and other handmade Japanese traditional sweets such as shiruko with grilled rice cakes (¥1,001), daifuku mochi (from ¥194) and anmitsu (¥891). 


Address: 3-1-22, Shinjuku

Transport: Shinjuku Station Shinjuku-Sanchome Station
Opening hours: 12noon - 6pm (Sat, Sun and hols 11.30am-6pm (LO 5.30pm) (Closed on Jan 1, 2 and 3)
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