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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
- 68%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (8)
- Mitsuru CafeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 03, 2013
Yum yum fresh baked imagawayaki. My mom told me that this place has been around for decades!!! It's hard to miss because they are constantly making these warm, fluffy mini pancake sandwiches filled with sweet red bean adzuki. The smell just lures you in.
Without having to sit down or go too far into the store, you just take 2 steps through the front door, and you'll be greeted with one of the ladies who is ready to take your order for freshly made imagawayaki. The cash register is right by the front door, making it easy for a quick, snack stop :)
It's a narrow opening, so if there is someone in front of you ordering, I would stand and wait outside just to allow that person some personal space. Otherwise, you might be the "annoying customer" who can't wait his/her turn and crowding the doorway. Don't be that person.... ESP if you're Asian... it just confirms the "Asian stereotype".. that we're rude, pushy, and no sense of personal space. So, don't be that person...
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make your way to this ol' time favorite shop for a traditional Japanese sweet treat.
P.S. If you ever go to Japan, they have other fillings with flavors like: custard, pumpkin (seasonal), chestnut (seasonal), and even curry!
- Mitsuru CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12May 15, 2013
I wouldn't recommend sitting down and ordering from their menu at this restaurant. It's mediocre food.
But what I do recommend is ordering the array of Japanese 'cart-food' they have at the front door of the restaurant.
I feel as though they've raised the price in the past year, but I still go for their takoyaki. I've heard people complain about the line but for some reason every time i go, there isn't a line!
Usually, my friends and I each get one takoyaki (or fish cake) to munch on while waiting for seats at another Jtown restaurant like Daikoku or Sushi Gen.
- Mitsuru CafeAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Jan 19, 2013
Sushi, old school. Diner food as well. This place has been here forever! I love that the front section is the Japanese side, the section in the back is the American side. A lot of senior citizens here that have been coming here for a long time.
- Mitsuru CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 09, 2012
You can't miss this place in the Japanese Village Plaza. Right by the window you see the Japanese red bean-filled cakes being made. The cakes are delicious and if you want something else to eat they also have other Japanese snacks on a stick. The line can sometimes get long, but don't worry because the line moves fast.
- Mitsuru CafeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3First to ReviewSep 24, 2012
Eats: Imagawayaki, Takoyaki, Happosai Fish Cake,
Nobody really knows the name Mitsuru Cafe, but most will know this place as the one Japanese food in the Village that is the most take-out, small snack friendly. Mitsuru Cafe is that one shop with food in the window next to the Hello Kitty shop. If you don't know the name of something, there's a small sign with prices above the cash register like fast food style. I always buy something here as an intermission to my runs.
Imagawayaki - clearly the best here as this place is known for it. The red bean filling is not too sweet and the pancake is golden. It's pretty yummy and would probably get it if I didn't have to run 2 miles back home.
Takoyaki - this is my typical here but it's not that bad and not that good. The flavor is good thanks to the sweetened-baked-on worchester sauce on top, but the filling and contents leave much to be desired.