Starbucks is a big deal to a lot of people though not to me. But when I knew the world’s biggest Starbucks was in Tokyo, I had to take a look and experience the 4-level reserve roastery experience for myself.
In Feb 2019, Tokyo had the biggest Starbucks of 32,000 square feet. It’s now been overtaken by the Chicago’s outlet of 35,000 square feet in Nov 2019. Guess I was too late in putting this out. Oops.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Tokyo, Japan
Address: 2 Chome-19-23 Aobadai, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0042, Japan
Nearest train station: Naka-Meguro Station
Located in Aobadai in Meguro City, the nearest train station is Naka-Meguro. After which, you’ll continue your journey on foot for about 11 – 15 minutes.
I went in March 2019 where there was a lot of hype. & I mean A LOT. So much that when I went on a Friday evening, I was greeted with a terribly long queue which equated to a 2 to 3-hours wait.
I was a little saddened that I couldn’t go in although I’m not a huge coffee fan, and put the thought of entering to rest. What a pity, right? But on the last day in Tokyo before flying home, we had time to kill and my dad suggested we try again. After all, it was a Monday afternoon and shouldn’t be as crowded as before.
I don’t know how it’s like one year on but it’s worth a visit. My eyes enjoyed taking in the copper aesthetics and it’s definitely a place for the ‘gram, if that’s what you’re for. I must say that their crowd control and queue system were managed very well. There’s also a Don Quijote nearby for you to hang while you wait.
I’ve travelled a fair bit since my Japan trip in March 2019 so… till the next update!