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Taiyaki NYC

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Taiyaki NYC is a warm, traditional environment that captures the Japanese roots where the dessert, Taiyaki originated. Taiyaki is a fish-shaped waffle that is traditionally filled with red bean paste or custard. We serve Traditional Taiyaki and Taiyaki Cones baked with red bean or custard. Taiyaki Cones are then filled different flavors of soft serve ice cream: vanilla, chocolate, matcha (green tea), hojicha (roasted green tea), mango, strawberry, and a plethora of toppings. Since inception, Taiyaki NYC has innovated with creative Japanese-inspired desserts including Croyaki (croissant and taiyaki hybrid), Unicorn Floaties, Unicorn Taiyaki, and Jiggly Souffle Pancakes.
$3 - $8
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Went on a whim. Delicious experience. Also got donut-like items they were selling for the location next door.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 22, 2021 via mobile

I will say that I was weary of falling into an Instagram treat trap in which the food was tasteless but, pretty. However, it was a delicious ice cream from start to end. We had the matcha green tea swirl and it was amazing. It...was creamy and the fish made a tasteful ice cream into an experience. The red bean paste at the end of the fish cone is what will make this spot a must-go for future NYC trips. P.S If the ice cream were not that good, the location would have prevaled on my memory of it. It is a very small spot, with no seating space and surrounded by trash. So, if your experience will be affected by that, I recommend being mindful that you will have to walk a block or two for a beautiful sight.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2020

Worth the hype it gets! The ice cream and the fish cone are very tasty and look how cute they are! Worth it!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Very exotic and perfect japanese pancakes. Hope to come back ! Tried the classic one and was so delicious that had to try matcha. Both of them were delicious.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019

The place is great, not every day you experience something new. My problem is with the customers… could not stop roll my eyes on them.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 14, 2019

Had to visit for the Insta post. Dragged my friends all the way here but we all really enjoyed the ice cream. Service was quick and nice. The fish cone was great.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019

The store is too small, too crowded and not very clean. The Ice cream is nothing-to-write-home-about - plain and simple, and the toppings are standard, and most important - too pricey! The only exception is the cone which is fresh, tasty and made on the...spot. Overall - doesn't worth the traveling.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019

Visited this place after having read about the soufflé pancakes and was pleasantly surprised when they looked just as good in person. At an amazing $8 this was a great breakfast and they tasted great to. Only downside is nowhere to sit - place is...very small so be prepared to take out and eat on the goMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

Although a little tough to find, it was super cute! It tasted great! The “cones” tasted just like a normal ice cream cone.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

Excellent service and fantastically fun and good ice cream. It will definitely be a place I return to.

Date of visit: October 2019
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from TheNerdyMonkey | Reviewed this property |
I recommend visiting their website or Instagram page and contacting them directly for any dietary questions and concerns.
July 5, 2018|
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Response from amandagM9373ZW | Reviewed this property |
We were there right as it opened and had no one in front of us or behind us!
April 28, 2018|
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Response from TheNerdyMonkey | Reviewed this property |
They have a sign in their shop that instructs guests to inform them of any allergies you have. Perhaps this is because they have information or other options for you.
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Yes, Taiyaki NYC offers takeout services.

Taiyaki NYC is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5