Crêpes are the edible middle ground between punching bags stuffed with pancakes and pastry-chef résumés printed on phyllo. Meet the sugary middleman with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of Japanese-style crêpes from Harajuku Crepe in Beverly Hills.
Because Harajuku's crêpe batter uses sticky-rice powder (mochi), the crêpes are chewy and springy, perfect for noshing on the go or replacing old mattress springs. First, choose a batter (original, buckwheat, Earl Grey, green tea), then approach fresh toppings, including bananas, strawberries, chocolate ice cream, homemade whipped cream ($1 for the first topping, additional toppings $0.50 each), and azuki beans ($1 each). Skew savory with a ham and cheese crêpeurrito ($5.50), or keep it animal-less with a spinach-salad enrapture ($6). Harajuku imports authentic Japanese teas and serves steaming mugwallops of Intelligentsia coffee ($2.50 for a regular).
Harajuku is named after a chic, fashion-centric neighborhood in Tokyo where an abundance of freshly cooked crêpes roll themselves into cones and creep across streets like caterpillars searching for fur cocoons. Like their Tokyo counterparts, Harajuku's crêpe creators are attentive and courteous. Plus, all of Harajuku's crêpes and drinks are served in compostable containers, so meals in the bright and bubbly eatery are environmentally friendly.
- Its soft and slightly chewy texture is so addictive... I also like the idea of having several kinds and flavors of batter you can choose from. – C. M., Yelp
- Oh my goodness, this place is like heaven! Absolutely delicious! – Tiny B., Yelp
- The guy who works there is very cool, down to earth and warm and cordial. – John S., Yelp
9405 S Santa Monica Blvd.
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