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Naniwaya Sohonten 浪花家総本店

Updated: Mar 20

A Legendary Taiyaki Shop with Over 110 Years of Tradition

Established in 1909, Naniwaya Sohonten traces back to Kudan, Tokyo, where the current owner's grandfather first opened shop before relocating to Azabujuban in the 1950s. What sets this historic store apart is its delicious Taiyaki, a fish-shaped waffle filled with sweet red bean paste.

Their Signature "Taiyaki"

Naniwaya's taiyaki has a delicate, crispy exterior that encases a perfectly balanced, sweet red bean paste. Since the Taiyaki is made using traditional methods passed down through generations, it is very difficult to replicate. It took the current owner over 3 years to perfect his version of the recipe. In addition, the restaurant sources their red beans from Hokkaido, giving the paste a sweet and smooth taste.

Other Featured Food

Aside from taiyaki, Naniwaya Sohonten is famous for its Shaved ice and Yakisoba (Japanese Fried Noodles). Indulge in shaved ice, available year-round, featuring a variety of toppings, from seasonal fruits to unique Japanese flavors like Uji Kintoki (Green tea and Red bean Flavor) and Azuki Milk (Red bean and Condensed milk).

A Subtle, Flavorful Delight

In an era where bold flavors dominate, their taiyaki, yakisoba, and shaved ice offer a delightful contrast—a taste that is subtle yet captivating. This consistent, gentle approach to flavor has attracted many customers over the years.

As a tip, the best way to eat their Taiyaki is on the spot while warm; however, as it cools down, the red bean paste flavor also becomes more rich!

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Naniwaya Sohonten


11:00 ~ 19:00 (closed on Tuesdays)


1 Chome-8-14 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045

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