Shibuya’s Secret Spot for Scrumptious Cheesecakes: nurikabe cafe SSS

Tucked away in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward, “nurikabe cafe SSS” offers a charming escape, an enchanting atmosphere and outstanding cheesecakes that have earned acclaim on social media. The ‘SSS’ in the name, pronounced esurī, stands for its “Shibuya” location while hinting at its “Specialty” offerings and unique “Space” with a secret hideaway vibe.

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“minichii(ピスタチオ),” minichii (Pistachio) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

Minichii: eye-catching, torched cheesecakes trending on Japanese social media

The cafe’s vibrant “minichii,” a portmanteau of “mini” and “cheesecake,” are available in flavors like plain, strawberry, Uji matcha, and seven more. They’re not only visually striking but also social media favorites.

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In addition to dine-in, take-out is available

These charming cheesecake cubes owe their popularity to more than just their looks. The cafe enchants customers with a live torching show, enhancing the cheesecakes’ appeal!

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Post-torching, the minichii features a crisp outer layer and a sumptuously soft interior, making it an instant hit on social media and boosting the cafe’s fame.

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“minichii(トロピカル),” minichii (Tropical) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

Choose individual minichii or the assorted “minichii Plate.”

Umami bites writer Bensky sampled the minichii Plate with six flavors: Original, Strawberry, Chocolate Banana, Tropical, Uji Matcha (from the famous tea-growing region of Uji in Kyoto), and Beni Imo (Okinawan purple sweet potato).

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“minichii プレート,” minichii Plate 2,500 JPY (tax included)

The dual-layer Original, blending baked and unbaked cheesecake, tops the popularity charts. The Tropical variant, with mango, lychee, and passion fruit, offers a refreshingly light taste.

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“minichii(プレーン),” minichii (Plain) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

Uji Matcha pairs matcha’s sharpness with sweet red beans for a harmonious flavor profile.

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“minichii(宇治抹茶),” minichii (Uji Matcha) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

Beni Imo uses vibrant Okiyume Murasaki sweet potatoes from Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, creating an enchanting purple cheesecake with a refined sweetness.

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“minichii(紅イモ),” minichii (Beni Imo) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

Chocolate Banana blends bitter chocolate with banana-infused batter, striking a bittersweet note.

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“minichii(チョコバナナ),” minichii (Chocolate Banana) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

The Strawberry minichii, layered with strawberry gelée, perfectly balances tart and sweet. Non-torchable variants like Chocolate Banana and Strawberry are served as they are.

For those unsure about which flavors can be torched, the staff is always ready to assist.

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“minichii(ストロベリー),” minichii (Strawberry) 380 JPY apiece (tax included)

Customize your minichii Plate with a personal message and even add a sparkler for a celebratory touch.

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You can get a message written in chocolate sauce

nurikabe cafe SSS’ unique white omurice takes a Japanese café classic to the next level!

nurikabe cafe SSS reimagines traditional Japanese café offerings with inventive twists. The white omurice (a Japanese omelette with seasoned fried rice and thin, fried scrambled eggs) is especially popular.

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“トリュフ香る”白い”オムライス,” Truffle-scented ‘White’ Omurice 1,450 JPY (tax included)

Their “Truffle-scented ‘White’ Omurice,” rivaling the fame of their minichii cheesecakes, uses Komekko eggs with white yolks, creating an all-white omurice.

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This dish combines rice with red wine-stewed onions and a special white sauce, topped with a pork ragù simmered with aromatic veggies, white wine, and herbs, offering a luxurious taste experience.

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An extensive drink menu complements the food offerings.

At the time of writing in 2023, ice cream floats, known as ‘cream soda’ in Japan, are trending. These are a favorite at the cafe, perfect for pairing with your white omurice for a photogenic moment!

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“クリームソーダ,” Cream Soda 690 JPY (tax included)

Try nurikabe cafe SSS’ amazing ginger pork for a hearty meal

For a satisfying meat dish, try the “Ginger Pork with Iwachu Pork from Iwate.” This pork from Iwate Prefecture is prized for its subtly sweet flavor and perfectly balanced fat, ideal for a light yet flavorful ginger pork.

Photo of Ginger Pork with Iwachu Pork from Iwate

“岩手県産銘柄豚岩中豚のポークジンジャー,” Ginger Pork with Iwachu Pork from Iwate 1,590 JPY (tax included)

Every bite of the tender pork, simmered in a sweet and spicy ginger sauce, is a delight.

Photo of Ginger Pork with Iwachu Pork from Iwate

All these delicious dishes are ready for your enjoyment at any time during nurikabe cafe SSS’s operating hours. The cafe’s inviting ambiance is ideal for both solo diners and groups.

When you’re in Shibuya, make sure to stop by for an delightful culinary journey in this cozy cafe.

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Store name nurikabe cafe SSS
Address Nagasakido Building B1F, 3-10-14 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access Shibuya Station(SBY)3-minute walk from Shibuya Station New South Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY20)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA10)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS19)
  • Tōkyū Tōyoko Line(TY01)
  • Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line(DT01)
  • Keiō Inokashira Line(IN01)
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line(Z01)
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F16)
Phone number 03-5962-6068
Reservations Acccepted
Phone, Tabelog, Hot Pepper Gourmet
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD)
  • QR code payment(Alipay・au PAY・d Payment・LINE Pay・Merpay・PayPay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 12:00-23:00(last order: food 22:00 drinks 22:30)
lunchtime 12:00-15:00(last order 14:00)
Closed Monday
Seating 32 seats
28 table seats, 4 private dining room seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other informatiojn
  • English menus are available
  • No allergy-friendly, vegan, vegetarian or halal menus
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out is available; delivery service is not available
  • Luggage storage is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on SNS is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of November 2023.