Tokyo’s Ueno Green Salon: Treat Yourself to Panda Sweets Too Cute to Handle and a Photo-Worthy Menu

Since their public debut at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in 1972, pandas have become beloved symbols of the Ueno area. From monuments to food, you can spot pandas everywhere in Ueno.

Ueno Green Salon sweets

Just steps from the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station, “Ueno Green Salon” offers delightful panda-themed sweets.

Ueno Green Salon’s adorable panda sweets

One popular panda-themed treat at Ueno Green Salon is the “Panda Cup Ice Cream.”

This adorable dessert features a panda face made of vanilla ice cream with chocolate and cereal, topped with chocolate sprinkles.

Ueno Green Salon's Panda Cup Ice Cream

“パンダカップアイス,” Panda Cup Ice Cream 980 JPY (tax included)

Beneath the vanilla ice cream is a layer of chocolate-flavored cereal. The crunchy texture contrasts beautifully with the smooth ice cream.

Moreover, the Panda Cup Ice Cream comes with a special bonus. The plastic cup holding the Panda Cup Ice Cream is yours to take home!

Ueno Green Salon's original cup provided with the Panda Cup Ice Cream

The cup features an original Ueno Green Salon design. It’s a perfect souvenir, not just for panda lovers but also for anyone wanting a memento of their visit to Ueno!

There are other panda-themed sweets available too.

The “Panda Cream Puff,” adorned with a smiling panda made of milk chocolate and white chocolate, is another favorite. Its soft, chewy cream puff pastry is filled with a blend of custard and whipped cream.

Ueno Green Salon's Panda Cream Puff

“パンダシュークリーム,” Panda Cream Puff 600 JPY (tax included)

When you set these two sweets on your table, they instantly brighten up the scene. Both are almost too cute to eat!

Ueno Green Salon's sweets

Delicious dishes perfect for lunchtime

Ueno Green Salon is also a great spot for a hearty meal.

Starting at 10:30 AM, you can order the “Hamburger Steak Plate,” available with either demi-glace sauce or Japanese-style grated daikon radish sauce.

Ueno Green Salon's Hamburger Steak Plate with Demi-Glace Sauce

“デミグラスソース ハンバーグ プレート,” Hamburger Steak Plate with Demi-Glace Sauce 1,300 JPY (tax included)

The texture of the hamburger steak reflects Ueno Green Salon’s guiding principle of being a restaurant “enjoyed by both children and adults.” Juicy and tender, the hamburger steak is easy for kids to eat, and delicious for adults too.

Paired with a soft-boiled fried egg, the richness of the yolk enhances the flavor of the demi-glace sauce. Despite its substantial appearance, the dish is surprisingly light, so you’ll finish it in no time.

Ueno Green Salon's Hamburger Steak Plate with Demi-Glace Sauce

Another delightful addition is the sausage topping! Sourced from Hokkaido, it has a crispy skin and a satisfying bite.

It not only adds a touch of luxury but also increases the overall satisfaction of the dish.

Sausage included in Ueno Green Salon's hamburger steak set

For dessert, the perfect choice is the “French Toast with Strawberry.”

In many countries outside of Japan, French toast is often made with firm bread, but at Ueno Green Salon, it’s different.

The shokupan (Japanese milk bread) soaked in egg mixture is fluffy. Grilled with butter, it becomes crispy on the outside and soft and jiggly on the inside.

Ueno Green Salon's French Toast with Strawberry

“ストロベリー フレンチトースト,” French Toast with Strawberry 1,200 JPY (tax included)

It’s topped with vanilla ice cream and a mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

The sweet and tangy berry sauce enhances the flavor of the French toast.

Ueno Green Salon's French Toast with Strawberry

The combination of various berries and cold vanilla ice cream is outstanding. When the melted vanilla ice cream soaks into the French toast, it adds richness and sweetness.

We recommend generously coating the French toast with ice cream!

Ueno Green Salon's French Toast with Strawberry

Ueno Green Salon is also a free rest area

Located in Ueno Park, Ueno Green Salon also serves as a rest area you can use free of charge. It has over 90 seats inside, plus terrace seating.

On sunny days, you can enjoy the outdoor terrace.

Ueno Green Salon's terrace

Ueno Green Salon’s terrace

Close to the zoo, museums, and art galleries, Ueno Green Salon is especially popular with families.

It’s also frequented by international visitors, and English menus are available.

The restaurant’s guiding principle of being enjoyable for both children and adults extends beyond the food.

Ueno Green Salon is a welcoming place for everyone visiting Ueno.

Ueno Green Salon's exterior

Ueno Green Salon’s exterior


Store name 上野グリーンサロン
Ueno Green Salon
Address 7-47 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access Ueno Station(UEN) A short walk from Ueno Station Park Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY05)
  • JR Ueno-Tokyo Line(JJ01・JU02)
  • JR Utsunomiya Line(JU02)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK30)
  • JR Joban Line(JJ01)
  • JR Takasaki Line(JU02)
  • JR Narita Line
  • Akita Shinkansen
  • Jōetsu Shinkansen
  • Tohoku Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku-Shinkansen
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen
  • Yamagata Shinkansen

Ueno Station(UEN) 6-minute walk from Ueno Station Exit 7
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G16)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H18)

Keisei Ueno Station 7-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station Front Exit
  • Keisei Main Line(KS01)
  • Hokusō Line
  • Keisei Narita Skyaccess Line
Phone number 03-3824-9931
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment not accepted
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours April-November: 9:00-18:00(last order: 17:00)
December-February: 9:00-17:00(last order 16:00)
Morning menu 9:00-10:30
Closed No holidays
excluding Ueno Zoo holidays
Seating 144 seats
92 table seats, 52 terrace seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menu is available in Japanese and English only
  • No allergy-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service and delivery services are not available
  • Wi-Fi is 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 July 2024.