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“IMHO best castela in Nagasaki” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shooken

3-19 Uonomachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 850-0874 , Japan
+81 95-822-0410
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Ranked #13 of 606 restaurants in Nagasaki
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“IMHO best castela in Nagasaki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

It's not as sweet as some of the others...the chocolate and green tea are particularly good. Also, the place itself provides a good and unique experience, especially for tourists. It's not a restaurant. In fact, the storefront, while not hard to find...it's right across from the Kokaido-mae tram stop...is discretely marked, and when you walk in, it's kind of like an office. In fact, they seat you at a desk, and bring you tea and a few samples of cake. When you're ready to order, you tell the person what you want, and he/she wraps it up and brings it to you. It's definitely a high-end place, and you can get much cheaper castela in Nagasaki. But not nearly as good. (Here's a tip: freeze it and eat it frozen...I hope this isn't something that's frowned upon. But anyway, it's what I do, and it's great.)

Visited March 2012
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