Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake at Metropolis at Metrotown

Diana Chan August 12, 2018 Burnaby Central, Dessert, Japanese, Specialty Shop

Uncle Tetsu is best known around the world for their famous Japanese Cheesecakes. They opened up at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, BC and there are always long line ups even though it has been open for a few months.  Be prepared for a line up from anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

This is their 6th location in Canada but first in British Columbia. The rest are in Ontario.

As you get closer in line, you can see the workers putting together all the cakes and confections. The demand is very high that they can’t pump out the cheesecakes fast enough, but that’s ok since that means it will be very fresh. I went to another location in Honolulu that wasn’t busy and the quality wasn’t good at all.

Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake

These 7 inch cheesecakes are a must and made by hand every day. Because of the long line, these are always fresh, so it comes very warm. Even when we got home, it was still nice and warm.

I was a bit skeptical about Uncle Tetsu, but upon having a slice, I would see the allure of the soft and fluffy cheesecake. It’s flavourful and you must have more than one slice.

Honey Madeleine

Honey Madelines are another item that they sell at this location. It is a moist and buttery cupcake with a subtle sweet honey taste. They recommend you pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds to warm it up.

Final Thoughts

The Cheesecakes and Honey Madelines are delicious, but the only thing that throw me off are the wait times. It is slowly decreasing, but waiting around 1 hour is too much for me. Thankfully my mom was nice enough to share with me her bounty from Uncle Tetsu. If you can get your hands on the cheesecakes, it is very delicious.

4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Celia August 12, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    We found the cheesecake too eggy. The negative reviews online are a better representation of our opinion. However, the location in Taiwan is much better.

    I think there’s management and owner issues too. It’s a franchise and I think there’s some deficiencies that won’t be resolved unless there’s a change in people.

  2. Jess August 14, 2018 at 12:14 am

    The honolulu location tastes the same as Metrotown location. It isn’t any better or worse.

  3. David Pickrell October 4, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Is this made in a steam oven or a traditional bake?

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