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MARION CREPES & ANGELS HEART at Takeshita-Dori 竹下通り, Harajuku #CandidCuisineTokyo

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

Location: 1-6-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku (Takeshita Dori, Harajuku)
Nearest Train Station: Harajuku (JR Yamanote Line); Meiji-Jingumae (Fukutoshin lines, Chiyoda lines)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.30am – 8pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10am – 8pm
Facebook: Marion Crepes

After your stroll at Meiji Shrine, it’s a must for you to head for TAKESHITA-DORI at Harajuku. The pedestrian-only street lined with cute tinkerings, hip fashion, quaint fad and quintessential crepes is probably the most well-known tourist spot in Tokyo. Everyone visiting Harajuku will not pass the opportunity to take a shot of this crowded street that’s unmistakably modern Tokyo culture.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

Perhaps the first establishment you will see at the corner of Takeshita Street is Wolfgang Puck’s Express. Wolfgang Puck’s burgers are worth a shot and its almost hard to believe this Hollywood chef is serving casual restaurant food in the heart of Tokyo.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

Daiso – where everything is priced at 100 yen from cute toys to clothes hangars and Japanese snacks. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to buy loads from this store.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

And then there’s Calbee+! Check out how they make potato chips, and yes you can definitely buy your own bucket of chips here.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

We spotted these two “celebrities” at Harajuku. Shameful we have no idea who they are. We were forbidden to take a photo of them but I was able to snag one. Anyone knows who these people are?

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

MARION CREPES and ANGELS HEART

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

And of course, you cannot pass the opportunity of eating Harajuku’s famous French style Japanese crepes. There are about 4-5 crepe stores at Takeshita Dori, but feel free to line up at two of the crowd favorites, Angels Heart and Marion Crepes.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

Marion Crepes has been around making Japanese crepes since 1976, starting as a food truck. Their crepes are priced around 550 yen, and this baby of mine is Green Tea ice cream lined with Red Bean paste and topped with chestnuts, whipped cream and sticky balls. Talk about a 1000 calorie dessert! I like that it’s full and worth the amount I paid for.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

Angels Heart is leaner but the dough of the crepes are tastier. Priced at 400 yen, There’s no ice cream on this one, and it seems to be hollow at the bottom of the cone. Perhaps you should choose one that has ice cream, aside from this Strawberries and Cream crepes from Angels Heart.

Harajuku Takeshita Dori

Make sure you stop by Takeshita Dori, which is just a block away from Meiji Shrine.

MARION CREPES Rating:

Taste and Originality: (3.0 / 5)
Customer Experience: (2.5 / 5)
Value for Money: (2.0 / 5)
Brick and Mortar: (2.0 / 5)
Average: (2.4 / 5)

ANGELS HEART Rating:

Taste and Originality: (2.5 / 5)
Customer Experience: (2.5 / 5)
Value for Money: (2.0 / 5)
Brick and Mortar: (2.0 / 5)
Average: (2.3 / 5)
Vhalerie Lee
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