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Take a Walk Down Mosiac Road and Pick up Some Delicious Treats along the Way!

Jun 24, 2019

Mosaic Road is located beside the Shinjuku Mylord Department Store and connects Shinjuku Station’s West Exit to its South. The road is lined with shops that sell souvenirs, cosmetics and clothes, as we have covered in a previous article, as well as restaurants. In today’s article, we will be featuring places that offer foods and drinks to-go. Mosaic Road is not only a way to get to the other side of the city quickly, but also as a place to grab a quick bite on your way to your destination!

Sao Dou Hua Food Truck

Starting from the West Exit, our first stop is the Sao Dou Hua food truck. You’re sure to spot this bright red truck right away! Sao Dou Hua is a Taiwanese chain that first arrived in Japan in 2018, with the sit-down café on the 7th floor of the Shinjuku Mylord department store as the flagship branch. This food truck offers a limited menu of bubble tea and dou hua, a Taiwanese tofu jelly dessert, for those on the go.

This past year bubble tea has been incredibly popular in Japan, and it’s a common sight to see people lined up outside of well-known cafes. Popular beverages that Sao Dou Hua offers include brown sugar milk-based drinks and cheese tea, tea flavored with cream cheese and condensed milk. There are three flavors of dou hua to try as well – peanut, tapioca and peanut and taro. There are not many places where you can try this treat, so if you’re passing by then why not pick some up yourself?

Sao Dou Hua Food Truck
Address: Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Road 1-1-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-9:00PM


Beside the Sao Dou Food Truck is a building with retro orange signage. This is MAPLE DINER by The MAPLE MANIA (stylized with all capital letters), and as the name implies they offer a wide array of sweets made with maple syrup. This brand’s image is rooted in America’s Golden Age, with the mascot being a young boy who keeps a bottle of maple syrup in his pocket the way adults keep a flask of whiskey.

The MAPLE MANIA started as a brand that offered their signature Maple Butter Cookies, Maple Financiers and Maple Baumkuchen as souvenirs in Tokyo Station. As the brand grew in popularity, MAPLE DINER by The MAPLE MANIA opened in December 2018 on Mosaic Road. You can get their three flagship sweets here as souvenirs, as well as new additions Maple Walnut Dacquoise and Maple Pie Sandwiches.

You can’t miss the sweets that are exclusive to MAPLE DINER by The MAPLE MANIA - the freshly baked Maple Waffle, the Maple Shake, and the Maple Diner Plate Shake Set. The Maple Waffle can be eaten as soon as you get it, or you can purchase as many as you want to go. The Maple Shake can also be ordered to go, but if you have time to eat at the diner then you can get the Maple Diner Plate Shake Set that includes two Maple Waffles, a Maple Shake, bacon, whipped cream and a bottle of maple syrup that you can use as much of as you want. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, then order this special combo!

The Maple Mania Diner
Address: Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Road 1-1-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Telephone Number: 0120-39-8507 (Sucrey Co., Ltd. - 9:30AM-6:00PM)

OMG! Café

Opened on July 15, 2016, OMG! Café is across from The Maple Diner and is attached to the Mylord Shinjuku department store. The café was inspired by Portland’s alternative lifestyle community, and offers a menu filled with American-inspired dishes that will make you said “Oh My Gosh!” There is a wide variety of burgers – even a slider plate! They also have rice dishes and salads, and huge desserts such as the OMG! Jumbo Chocolate Banana Parfait served in a pint glass. The drink menu is filled with many different types of coffee and tea, including butter coffee, a drink that is popular with those on a keto diet.

They recently opened a take-out window that offers their coffee and burgers to go, as well as the ever-popular bubble tea. They offer two flavors, Maple Cappuccino and Strawberry Milk, and the drink is available for take-out only. Topped with fluffy whip cream, these drinks add a Western spin to this popular Asian beverage. If you don’t have time to sit down for a drink, stop by OMG! Café’s take-out window and enjoy flavorful bubble tea while exploring the city.

OMG! Café
Address: Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Road 1F 1-1-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-11:00PM (Last order for food at 10:00PM, last order for drinks at 10:30PM)
Telephone Number: 03-3349-5626


Go to the end of Mosaic Road, where the South Exit of Shinjuku Station is located, and you will find Hokuo, a bakery that offers French bread, pastries and baked sweets. Pick up a tray and a pair of tongs located by the entrance and start picking out the pastries that you want to eat. The calories and allergy information is written on each items’ sign, so you can avoid items that do not fit in with your diet. Please note that the allergy information is only written in Japanese. Bring your selections to the register and the cashier will pack them up to go.

If you’re not sure what to pick, ask the staff for their recommendations. A multilingual menu is available at the register that has a list of Hokuo’s popular offerings, along with listing if they are spicy or sweet. There are many breads and pastries in Japan that are not familiar to visitors from overseas, so don’t hesitate to ask to see the English menu!

Hokuo takes pride in its offerings. The first point of pride is that they make sure to select ingredients that do not include additives. Second, the bread is made by hand by bread makers who put their all into their work. The third point is that the majority of the bread on the shelf arrives in the morning, so you can have fun choosing what you want to eat.

You can buy bread that is popular in Japan, such as Melonpan, sweet melon-flavored bread. Hokuo offers this treat in three different flavors – original, black tea, and chocolate. There are also “fairs” held regularly that feature seasonal bread and pastries from different regions. If you can’t make it out of Tokyo, you can still try out regional delicacies at Hokuo!

Hokuo (Shinjuku Mylord Branch)
Address: Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Road 1F 1-1-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 7:30AM-10:00PM, Saturdays 7:30AM-10:00PM, Sundays 7:30AM-9:00PM
Telephone Number: 03-3349-5875

Shinjuku is a sprawling metropolis that takes a lot of time to explore, and you may not have time to sit down at every restaurant that you are interested in. Get some items to go so you can enjoy your time in the city more efficiently!

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Shinjuku Mylord

Shinjuku Mylord is filled with a wide variety of trendy items and accessories, particularly women. There is also a number of restaurants and cafés inside as well. Along Mosaic Street, which connects t…

1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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Hours of operation
Mosaic Street: 10:00–21:00
Note: Excludes some establishments
Mall 2nd floor, 2nd to 6th floors (fashion) 11:00–21:00
7th to 9th floors (r

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