Wednesday 1 May 2019

Suzukien Level 7 Matcha ice-cream ~ Asakusa, Tokyo

A short walk from Sensoji Shrine in Asakusa, Suzukien is located along a row of quiet shoplots. On the Thursday that we dropped by, the only visibly active shop was Suzukien so looking for the shop would not be a problem with trusty Google Maps in your hands.

There was a surprisingly long queue at the shop but in a very Japanese-organized manner, the wait wasn't long and those waiting in line receive a menu each to quicken the order process.

Decide if you'd like a scoop or two in a cone or a cup. The Premium No.7 costs a bit extra than the rest for that extra strong matcha flavor.

Look at that pretty green gradient! The stronger matcha flavors seem to be more popular - look at how untouched the No.1 matcha gelato is.

I opted for a mid-levelled matcha flavor No.4 and Premium No.7 because really now, everyone's just here for No.7. 

No. 4 was a pretty strong matcha gelato with a matcha flavor a little stronger or equivalent to Nana's Green Tea, Tsujiri or P.S Tokyo's soft serve which means level 4 is about the strongest matcha ice-cream you'd be able to get in Malaysia.

Premium No.7 had such a green intensity (though you can't see it here) that it looked almost artificial. However, it tastes much better than it looks with an unexpected smoothness unlike a lot of grainy and sandy matcha ice-cream/gelato I've had. It was bitter but not an unpleasant bitterness and was overall a good balance of sweet, bitter and creamy.

The difference in the matcha intensity was very apparent and I'd suggest for matcha fans to go straight for No.7 and try nothing else. All the other levels would just pale in comparison. Also, if you were to go for a non-Matcha flavored gelato, eat that first.


Suzukien Asakusa
3-chōme-4-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
+81 3-3873-0311