Discover Delectable Japanese Matcha Sweets in Tokyo Right Next to Shinjuku Station

Lumine EST Shinjuku, a shopping mall directly connected to Shinjuku Station, houses numerous dining establishments.

Among them, “Ochobohan” is one that stands out with its abundant selection of sweets with a focus on matcha!

Matcha sweets available at Ochobohan

Signature dishes at Ochobohan are all about matcha

Matcha used at Ochobohan is sourced from “Fujii Chaen,” a tea plantation in the renowned matcha-producing region of Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The tea plantation has been in operation dating back to Japan’s Muromachi period.

The matcha produced by Fujii Chaen, cultivated through traditional methods, is characterized by its low bitterness and rich umami.

The flagship dishes at Ochobohan include the “3 types Mini Dessert and Uji tea Latte Set,” a sweets set featuring Uji matcha. Another is a parfait called the “Uji Matcha Parfait and Fruit.”

The first of these signature dishes, the 3 types Mini Dessert and Uji tea Latte Set, is a set comprised of a cupcake, milk pudding, and Mont Blanc.

Matcha sweets available at Ochobohan

“ええもんめぐり,” 3 types Mini Dessert and Uji tea Latte Set 1,600 JPY (tax included)

One of the features of this sweet trio is that you can enjoy various matcha flavors in a single set.

Among the three varieties, the milk pudding topped with matcha is the sweetest dessert.

Matcha milk pudding served at Ochobohan

“抹茶ミルクプリン 白玉のせ,” Matcha Milk Pudding with Sweet Dumplings

On top of the sweet milk pudding, there is a generous layer of matcha sauce, providing a smooth texture.

The matcha sauce has a subtle sweetness, with almost no bitterness, making it a recommended choice even for those tasting matcha for the first time.

In contrast to the milk pudding, the cupcake highlights the bitterness of matcha, offering a sharper flavor. The cupcake base carries a pronounced matcha aroma.

Matcha cupcakes available at Ochobohan

“宇治抹茶のカップケーキ,” Uji Matcha Cupcake

The Mont Blanc is a luxurious treat with ample matcha cream. Among the three, it uses the most matcha, resulting in a balance of sweetness and a hint of bitterness.

Matcha-flavored Mont Blanc Cake available at Ochobohan

“宇治抹茶のミニモンブラン,” Uji Matcha Mont Blanc

Beneath the matcha cream, there is sponge cake, whipped cream, and matcha-flavored custard cream.

The restrained sweetness of the matcha cream complements that of the whipped cream and custard cream, creating a perfect balance of flavors.

Matcha-flavored Mont Blanc Cake available at Ochobohan

Finally, enjoy a drink with your favorite custom combination. Choose between matcha and hōjicha (roasted green tea) as the base tea, and select from milk, soy milk, or hot water to mix it with.

If you prefer a sweet drink, go for milk; if you like a refreshing aftertaste, choose soy milk; and for those who want to really savor the tea’s flavor, hot water is recommended.

Matcha-flavored drink served at Ochobohan

Matcha mixed with milk

The second signature dish on the menu is the Uji Matcha Parfait and Fruit, a parfait with plentily matcha-flavored ice cream as the main component.

Finish it off by pouring matcha sauce over it from the accompanying container.

Matcha parfait served at Ochobohan

“宇治抹茶と果実の恵みの至福パフェ-濃い抹茶ソース添え-,” Uji Matcha Parfait and Fruit 1,350 JPY (tax included)

The matcha sauce is a mixture of matcha and refined beet sugar dissolved in water, with a moderate sweetness. When poured over the matcha ice cream, it enhances the matcha flavor.

Moreover, the refreshing bitterness of the matcha sauce pairs excellently with the sweet whipped cream. The matcha sauce helps balance the sweetness, preventing the whipped cream from becoming too overpowering.

Matcha parfait served at Ochobohan

While the Uji Matcha Parfait and Fruit primarily features matcha, yuzu (Japanese citrus) also plays a significant role.

Yuzu puree is used as a topping, and yuzu-flavored jelly is layered at the bottom of the dish. The refreshing aroma of this citrus adds a delightful accent to the overall flavor.

Matcha parfait served at Ochobohan

The spicy karaage fried chicken has a satisfying crunch!

While Ochobohan is known for its rich selection of matcha sweets, there are also a wide variety of meal options.

Fried chicken served at Ochobohan

“若鶏ムネ肉のスパイシー唐揚げ,” Spicy Deep-fried Chicken 1,410 JPY (tax included)

When we visited, we ordered the “Spicy Deep-fried Chicken,” which features karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) as its main dish.

Using chicken breast provides a moist texture, and with less fat compared to thigh meat, it’s light and refreshing.

The spiciness comes from black pepper and chili oil. It provides a mild, tingling sensation on the palate rather than an overwhelming heat.

KARAAGE served at Ochobohan

In addition to the fried chicken, the meal set includes nutrient-rich black genmai (brown rice), two side dishes, miso soup, and hojicha.

Black genmai, not particularly common overseas, has a flavor similar to white rice and no unpleasant aftertaste.

Moreso than white rice, it has a firm and chewy texture, offering a satisfying bite.

KARAAGE served at Ochobohan

The side dishes vary from day to day, incorporating a variety of fish, meat, and vegetables. They not only add nutrition and satisfaction but also contribute to the visual appeal of the meal.

Fried chicken served at Ochobohan

Two side dishes and pickles

Ochobohan is bustling with customers from around noon to late afternoon, offering a delightful experience whether you opt for a full lunch, enjoy just sweets and tea, or a combination of both. Whenever you visit, the restaurant promises a satisfying time.

photo of Ochobohan Shinjuku

Ochobohan’s exterior


Store name Ochobohan
Address Lumine EST Shinjuku 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Shinjuku Station(SJK) Short walk form the Central East Exit ticket gate
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY17)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA11)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS20)
  • JR Chūō Line Rapid(JC05)
  • JR Chūō Sōbu Line(JB10)
  • Keiō Line(KO01)
  • Keiō New Line(KO01)
  • Odakyū Line(OH01)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M08)
  • Toei Shinjuku Line(S01)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E27)
Phone number 03-5367-2237
Reservations Accepted
Phone, official website, Tabelog
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment(Alipay・au PAY・d Payment・J-Coin Pay・PayPay・Rakuten Pay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:00-22:00
Closed No holidays
excluding Lumine EST Shinjuku holidays
Seating 52 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; vegan, vegetarian, and halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service and delivery service are not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of March 2024.