This unassuming kakigori shop is nestled down a small street in Yanaka and it only has five counter seats. If you’re lucky enough to snag a spot, you’re in for a treat as the shaved ice here highlights seasonal fruit and veggies sourced from farmers around Japan.
With an abundance of fresh produce on rotation, the menu here never repeats itself. While seasonal fruit like peaches and plums will reappear every summer, they’re prepared in different ways or paired with other flavours for a new experience. On our recent visit, the menu included apricot, white peach and summer lemon. If you’re keen for something experimental, go for one of the veggie kakigori – either the fresh corn or the tomato gorgonzola and basil concoction.
With certain flavours you’ll get to pick a base, which includes fun and quirky options like shio (salt) milk, sake lees, yoghurt, rare cheese, coconut milk or shinshu miso milk.
As space is limited, reservations are recommended, especially if you’re coming with two people or more.