Japanese-style sweets dealers Saryo now operate branches all over town, but this restaurant and tea house, hidden on a Kagurazaka back street, is where it all started. In addition to the plentiful dessert menu, the eatery serves up a wide variety of healthy meals, from Kyoto's obanzai vegetables and rice porridge to keema curry and udon. Try the cream anmitsu with namafu (wheat gluten cakes) and shiratama dumplings for an essentially Japanese sweet treat, or go for the matcha parfait with whipped cream, kinako (roasted soy flour) pound cake, warabi mochi and ice cream for a more decadent option. We recommend going after sunset to check out the gorgeously lit-up terrace – Saryo stays open until 11pm, making it a spot to remember when that inevitable late-night sugar craving strikes.
5-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm (last orders 10pm); Sun & hols 11.30am-10pm (9pm)|
|Transport:||Iidabashi Station (Chuo, Sobu lines), west exit; Kagurazaka Station (Tozai line), exit 1; Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station (Oedo line), exit A3|