When Luke’s lobster rolls finally arrived in Tokyo mid-last year, we couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. The small corner shop in the posh area of Omotesando opened to long lines that didn’t seem to let up whenever I passed by.
Who can resist that juicy, whole claw lobster meat tucked inside a toasty buttery bun? Not me. One day Shiori found out that they have a branch down in Enoshima near where we live, and we went straight for it.
And whaddaya know, no lines! We walked right in, ordered our rolls (and then some), went upstairs and enjoyed our yummy haul in comfort. No wait, plenty of cozy seating, and a very relaxed beach-side vibe. Definitely a better way to enjoy the rolls than standing by the crowded streets of Omotesando.
Not many people know about this place because the shop is called J.S. Foodies instead of Luke’s. J.S. stands for Journal Standard, a Japanese clothing brand that also owns and runs a whole bunch of cafes which you’ve probably come across in Tokyo before with names like J.S. Pancakes and J.S. Burgers.
They also happen to be the company that brought Luke’s to Japan, and they extended the menu in J.S. Foodies to include it, much to our delight.
Besides the lobster, shrimp and crab rolls, they also serve a whole bunch of other treats like the exclusive Enoshima burger (a stack of three mini beef steak burgers on a plate of crispy shoestring fries) and baked mac and cheese.
If you’ve had enough of the city and want to explore the greater Tokyo area, Enoshima is a great place for a day trip. It’s just over an hour from Tokyo and the views are amazing. Oh, and you also get to munch on some super delicious lobster rolls, minus the long lines.
“The Enoshima steak burger is exclusive to the J.S. Foodies branch and is incredible value at only 1,500 Yen. Perfect for sharing!”
Katase Enoshima Station (Odakyu line)
050 5589 5566
9.00am – 10.00pm
8.00am – 11.00pm
8.00am – 9.00pm
1,000 – 2,000 Yen