Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe
Enjoy A Luxurious Dessert Buffet At Shinjuku's Hilton Tokyo
Recently, Japanese desserts have become more and more popular for their delicate but flavorful tastes and beautiful decorations. You can enjoy as much as your heart desires of these sweets at Hilton Tokyo's Marble Lounge.
Written by Kazuyo
Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku is well-known as a luxury hotel, but it also offers a high-quality dessert buffet and is extremely popular among the Japanese younger generation.
Today we'll be introducing Marble Lounge, the sweets-lover's paradise found inside Hilton Tokyo.
A Luxurious Atmosphere
The Marble Lounge is found on the right side of the hotel's main entrance. It's not an exaggeration to say that it's the face of the facility. The spacious lounge is decorated with fancy furniture, and is open for use 24 hours a day, satisfying customers from breakfast to late-night meals.
The dessert buffet is available from 14:30 - 17:30. Being immensely popular, reservations are a must. Bookings can be made online on Hilton Tokyo's official website.
The Dazzling World of Sweets
The first thing you'll see upon entering is Cold Stone Ice Cream.
You can choose from six different ice cream flavors and seven toppings, and the staff will mix them together on a chilled -25 degrees Celsius marble table to create your very own original ice cream.
The most popular dish of the dessert buffet has to be the giant chocolate fountain. Around the fountain you will find bite-size marshmallows and fruits that guests can stick on a skewer to put under the chocolate.
The warm chocolate and fresh fruit combo is amazing and will have you coming back for more. The chocolate used for the fountain is usually milk chocolate, but they sometimes use dark chocolate or pretty pink-colored chocolate for special events.
You will also find petit four like jelly desserts, madeleine-on-a-sticks, and bite-size muffins.
As well as beautiful cakes and tarts. Other than desserts, they have light snacks like sandwiches, soups, and pasta. They say there are 30-40 dishes at all times. It seems many visitors have something non-sweet after a while and then go back to their desserts, and then repeat.
The dishes provided are carefully thought through to have various textures and tastes so that visitors can enjoy as much of the food as possible.
You might enjoy crunchy sprinkles inside of a chocolate muffin, a fluffy-soft sponge cake, a crisp tart, flaky coconuts with Bavarian cream, and other great sweets!
The detailed recipes, including the rich chocolate cake, edible flowers, or rose-scented cream all are masterpieces of the French chef. The buffet itself is also carefully designed with a special atmosphere. The interior will change depending on the season and event, satisfying not only the taste buds but also the eyes of customers.
Why not visit the luxurious buffet that many in Tokyo yearn to visit at least once?
*Dishes are subject to change depending on season and events.
Cooperation: Hilton Tokyo Marble Lounge
Hilton Tokyo Marble Lounge
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Nishi-shinjuku 6-6-2 1F
Hours: 24 hours (Dessert Buffet 14:30-17:30)
Credit Cards: VISA, MASTER, JCB, Diners, AMEX, China UnionPay
Other Languages: Japanese, English (there are staff who speak Spanish and Chinese at the hotel)
Menus in Other Languages: English
Nearest Station: Shinjuku Station (JR Yamanote Line, JR Chuo Line, JR Sobu Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Subway Oedo Line, Keio Line, Odakyu Line)
Access: 8 minutes by free shuttle bus from JR Shinjuku Station west exit bus terminal 21
Price Range: Dessert Buffet 3,600 yen / 4-12 years old 2,200 yen (plus tax) *Includes coffee, black tea, or oolong tea
Phone Number: +81-3-3344-5111
Official Website: Marble Lounge (Japanese)
Dessert Buffet Reservation Form