I was walking around Takeshita Street late at night. At the end of the road, I continued walking past some bars and found an underground ice cream place.
I couldn’t find an address but I remember it being somewhat across from Harajuku Box Café. There are stairs leading underground. On the left looks like a mini café underground and on the right is Harajuku Denki Shokai. I believe on ground level, above the mini café is a clothing store called G2.
Google Maps: Harajuku Box Café
It’s not that hard to find since it’s easy to see from above and they have a menu on the stair railing for you to see what they have available.
I was looking to eat some ice cream and was excited to find that they made the ice cream tacos that became viral online the year before. The store was about to close so it was empty.
I ordered their strawberry taco because the matcha was sold out.
It didn’t taste any different from a regular ice cream sundae with toppings. The ice cream was creamy and sweet. It tasted like strawberry milk. The only thing new about it was the way it looked. The fruit was a bit tart.
The ice cream taco is simply 1 rolled ice cream in a folded waffle disk topped with various candy, cookies and fruit. It looks cute but it’s not practical; it was pretty difficult to eat as the waffle fell apart.
They sold a variety of other items that I wanted to taste test but I was really craving some ice cream. You can see from the menu above, it can be pretty hard to choose what you want to eat and the prices aren’t too bad for Harajuku.
The taco cost me $600YEN = about $5.56USD
Something cute I liked about this place is their little photo booth where customers can pose and take cute “Instagrammable” photos.
Would I buy this again?
No, I wouldn’t. I generally don’t like my ice cream to be messy or to fall apart and this did just that. It was too messy to eat; definitely something you’d want to eat sitting down and not on the go. However, I would love to try all the other items on the menu. This place is also popular for it’s light bulb drinks!