The menu at Starbucks is quite extensive. Besides coffee, what other options are there?
“How to say to order smoothly at Starbucks Japan?”
If you visit Starbucks in Japan for the first time, you will probably be overwhelmed by the extremely diverse menu. From seasonal drinks to coffee and frappuccino, the menu is packed with options.
Furthermore, the names of drinks are often quite long and each type of drink has many sizes, so it can make you confused about how to order smoothly.
In this article, I will introduce details about the menu, sizes and how to order at Starbucks Japan.
If you are planning to visit Starbucks, please read through so you can easily find your favorite drink and confidently order it.
Menu of Starbucks Japan
The drink menu at Starbucks Japan is divided into 6 small menus as follows.
- Seasonal drink menu
- Coffee menu
- Tea menu
- Drinks menu includes Espresso
- Frappuccino menu
- Customize Menu
Seasonal drink menu
The seasonal drink menu includes limited edition drinks that are only available for a short time.
This menu changes constantly and almost never overlaps, so even if you go to Starbucks often, you will always have new options.
Starbucks’ seasonal drinks are especially popular not only because of their delicious taste but also because of their extremely attractive presentation.
Furthermore, to highlight the theme of each season, cups and paper bags are also decorated with different motifs. For example, cherry blossom patterns in spring, Christmas tree patterns at Christmas… extremely lovely.
Starbucks Japan’s coffee menu includes two types: Drip Coffee and Cold Brew Coffee.
Drip Coffee includes black coffee and milk coffee, both hot and iced.
Cold Brew Coffee only has iced black coffee.
When you buy a cup of Drip Coffee at Starbucks Japan, you will receive a receipt printed with promotional information “One More Coffee”.
With this receipt, you will be able to buy a second cup of Drip Coffee at a discounted price. Specifically, black coffee is only 165 yen, milk coffee is only 220 yen.
Please read more in the following article about how to use the “One More Coffee” promotion.
The tea menu at Starbucks Japan includes 3 types: fruit tea, tea latte and tea bags.
All are available in hot and iced form, but some tea lattes such as Matcha Tea Latte or Hojicha Tea Latte are only available in hot form.
Perhaps being the homeland of Matcha and Hojicha, beverages using these teas at Starbucks in Japan are exceptionally flavorful.
If you travel to Japan, try drinking it and compare.
Drinks menu includes Espresso
The drink menu with Espresso at Starbucks Japan includes three types: Espresso, Espresso with milk, and flavored Espresso.
If you like Espresso but are afraid of the bitterness, you can order Espresso with milk or flavored Espresso for a milder taste.
- Espresso + Milk: you can choose Triple Espresso Latte or Moussed Foam Latte.
- Espresso + Flavor: you can choose Caramel Macchiato mixed with Vanilla syrup and covered with Caramel sauce.
The Frappuccino menu is a very popular menu at Starbucks.
This menu includes 3 types: Frappuccino containing coffee, Frappuccino without coffee and Frappuccino juice.
- Frappuccino containing coffee: you can choose Dark Mocha Chip Frappuccino.
- Frappuccino without coffee: you can choose Matcha Cream Frappuccino.
- Frappuccino juice: there is only 1 type “Mango Passion Tea Frappuccino”.
Sweet and sour and fragrant, mango + passion fruit frappuccino is a very popular menu in the summer in Japan.
At Starbucks Japan, after choosing a drink, you can customize the glass to your liking by ordering a customized menu.
For example, you can order a cup of tea latte and ask to change from regular milk to low-fat milk, or you can order a cup of Frappuccino and ask to add Whipped cream…
Depending on the custom content, it will be free or paid.
|・Change from regular milk to low-fat milk
・Add Caramel sauce, Chocolate sauce
|+ 55 yen
|・Change from regular milk to soy milk, almond milk
・Add 1 shot of Espresso
|+ 110 yen
・Add 1 tea bag
Customize drinks according to personal preferences is a very interesting experience.
Next time you go to Starbucks, you should definitely try it.
Drink size at Starbucks Japan
At Starbucks Japan, drinks come in 4 sizes: Short, Tall, Grande and Venti.
|350 yen ~
|400 yen ~
|450 yen ~
|500 yen ~
Size Short 240ml
The smallest size at Starbucks Japan is Short size, capacity is 240ml.
Size Short is suitable for those who want to drink quickly when they don’t have much time, or when they want to try a new drink to see if it suits their taste.
Reference price for size Short:
- Drip Coffee: 319 yen
- Matcha Tea Latte: 440 yen
- Caramel Macchiato: 429 yen
Size Tall 350ml
The second size at Starbucks Japan is Tall size, capacity is 350ml.
Size Tall is the most ordered size at Starbucks thanks to its suitable capacity and reasonable cost.
If you go to Starbucks and are wondering which size to choose, you can choose the Tall size.
Reference price for size Tall:
- Drip Coffee: 363 yen
- Matcha Tea Latte: 484 yen
- Caramel Macchiato: 473 yen
Size Grande 470ml
The third size at Starbucks Japan is Grande size, capacity is 470ml.
Size Grande is the perfect size for those who want to drink a lot, or when they want to sit for a long time and chat with friends.
Reference price of size Grande:
- Drip Coffee: 407 yen
- Matcha Tea Latte: 528 yen
- Caramel Macchiato: 517 yen
Size Venti 590ml
The largest size at Starbucks Japan is Venti size, capacity is 590ml.
The Venti size is quite heavy so it may be a bit inconvenient to buy on the go, but if you want to drink your favorite drink at the best price, the Venti size is the suggestion for you.
Reference price of size Venti:
- Drip Coffee: 451 yen
- Matcha Tea Latte: 572 yen
- Caramel Macchiato: 561 yen
At Starbucks Japan, it only costs about 50 yen more to increase 1 size with about 100ml more capacity.
So, if you have found your favorite drink, choose size Tall or larger to get a delicious drink at the best price.
How to order at Starbucks Japan
To order at Starbucks, follow these 6 steps:
- Choose drink
- Choose hot or iced
- Choose size
- Select custom menu (if desired)
- Move to the reception counter
In particular, steps 1 & 2 & 3 can completely change the order of each other, just order the way you find easiest.
For example, to order a Grande size hot Starbucks Latte, you can say:
Now you know better about the menu and drink sizes at Starbucks Japan, right?
Now that it’s autumn in Japan, Starbucks stores are all open to sell hazelnut Frappuccinos.
If you happen to visit Starbucks during this time,, you should definitely try it.