Nothing beats a great dessert at the end of a memorable meal — and never more so than when you're out for a yearend splurge. Many high-end restaurants offer double the pleasure, laying on two sweet courses, or even three if you count the chocolates and other tidbits served with your coffee.

But the biggest indulgence of all has to be the dessert trolley. Wheeled to your tableside, its every surface crammed with temptation, this gives double-barreled pleasure. First you feast your eyes, as you make that difficult decision; then anticipation turns to satiation, as you finally get to taste your selection.

And then there are the restaurants where you don't even have to hold back on your choices. Here are two of the best pick-as-much-dessert-as-you-like places that I've visited in Tokyo this year.