【Editor’s Blog】I visited SHIBUYA SQRAMBLE SQUARE earlier before its official opening day ♪
Oct. 24, 2019 written by Yoko
I went to SHIBUYA SQRAMBLE SQUARE earlier prior to its official opening on Nov. 1. Here are some of the highlights of my visit.
The second basement is a food floor with various selections of food items such as bento boxed lunches, delicious-looking dishes, dishes good for parties, etc.
NIHONBASHI TENDON TENMUSU KANEKO-HANNOSUKE is a newly opened take-out specialty store.
Tempura and sushi are actually a nice combination. This delightful combo is also good for serving during parties and meetings.
MAMMA SANTINA is a newly opened Southern-Italian food store.
Its crostini topped with fig pieces is recommended.
CREMAMORE PIÙ is a gelateria that makes gelato using generous amounts of fruits, making their gelatos very tasty! My personal favorite is the flavor duo of ricotta cheese and fig gelato. I love it!
POMNOKI DONBURI TAMAGOYA
A new type of shop of POMME NO KI that is a famous omuraisu (rice omelet) specialty shop. It also has two types of oyakodon (rice bowl with chicken and egg) with the egg toppings prepared differently. As for me, I finished a bowl of oyakodon with raw egg.
cocochili is a new type of Asian ethnic restaurant. For its green curry, it uses sansho (Japanese pepper), which gives the curry a unique taste.
The first floor is full of sweets shops.
A new type of shop of patisserie Plaisir that is located in Sangen-jaya, Tokyo close to Shibuya. Young patissiers in this shop prepare original cake recipes blended with their unique ideas. Some of the cakes sold include Mont Blanc, an egg-looking cake with a birth motif, pistachio cake, etc. These cakes do not only taste good, they are also nice to look at.
As a coffee mania, I went all the way to its main shop in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. Shibuya Scramble Square’s special Tokyo Blend is also nice.
I rushed to the SKY rooftop observatory.
Storing all my belongings inside a locker, I headed to the rooftop. A see-through escalator leads up to the main observation deck, and it was tremendously scary for me as I have acrophobia (extreme fear of heights). Going down, my fear took over me, so I used the stairs instead of the escalator. Though the observatory itself was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I hope to visit it again soon, I will make sure not to use the escalator again…
Though it was cloudy, the 360-degree panoramic views of the city from 229 meters above the ground offered a fantastic sense of openness! It is definitely worth visiting!