Since the sweets buffet events are very popular among Japanese young women, the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku adds to that trend and prepares a special menu every month. The buffet’s main theme for this summer is the “Little Mermaid” and between June and August you can enjoy refreshing desserts and cakes. For June a range of blueberry flavored dishes are prepared, for July special peach flavored desserts are planned, and the main flavor for August’s menu will be mango.
Wattention staff tried out the buffet on Sunday afternoon at the Hotel’s restaurant “Jurin.” The beautiful ocean-themed decoration and the LED board which highlighted a selection of desserts raised our spirits.
We entered the restaurant and were guided to our table in front of the floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the garden.
The event starts at 3pm, so we had the chance to take a closer look at the already set up buffet and take some pictures.
The all-you-can-drink menu is in Japanese, but the staff will explain everything in English as well. You can choose between a variety of coffee, iced beverages and juice. Regarding the tea menu, a self service counter is set up to prepare your own pot of tea.
At 3pm we were allowed to enter the buffet and lined up in front of the mouth-watering delicacies.
Everything is carefully prepared, looks cute and tastes delicious.
Beside desserts, you can choose a variety of savory dishes as well, like sandwiches, mini burgers, pasta, fried chicken, fries or variations of bread.
Everything was very delicious and we had the chance to experience new flavor compositions as well. We are excited for the next month buffet!
You will receive a point card during the payment.
The card is valid for one year. If you collect 5 stamps, the next sweets buffet is for free! This is a really good deal and made us want to come back for the next buffet.
Jurin – All Day Dining (Sweets Buffet – Little Mermaid)
Date: June until August
Time: 3pm – 5:30pm (Last Order 5pm)
Price: 3,800 yen (Adults), 2,600 yen (Children between 4-12 years old)
A reservation is recommended. Tel: 03-3344-0111 (English & Japanese OK)
Address: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Main Tower 2F, 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku,
Access: Shinjuku Station (West Exit – JR, private railway, subway) -> 5min walk; Toei Oedo Line –> Tochomae Station (Exit B1)
URL: Sweets Buffet
URL: Restaurant “Jurin”