Harajuku Gyoza

by - December 12, 2017

Harajuku Gyoza has been on our "To Go List" for a while, and finally we managed to visit on a weekend. This place was so lively and filled with a modern Japanese vibe. The menu is simple and quite straightforward, and offers a variety of delightful Gyoza as well as some staple dishes. 

Smoked Salmon (Open Gyoza) $10
This open gyoza had taken a modern twist comparing to the traditional dumpling that is usually steamed/fried with fillings wrapped inside. Eating this was like having a Japanese taco that ticked all the sensory elements of taste, texture, look and smell. The salmon roe also pops in your mouth, adding a surprising element.

Pork & Prawn Gyoza $9.2
Plump dumplings are always my favourite, whether they are boiled or pan fried. These little fellows here were juicy and meaty, and were well balanced with the soysauce seasoning. 

Chicken Katsu Curry $13.5
Katsu is something that comes across a Japanese menu fairly often, and at Harajuku it is no exception. The chicken had a golden crunchy coating, and the meat was tender. The curry sauce was rich and gooey, and if you can't handle the heat don't worry - it's pretty mild. A Japanese style carrot and radish relish served as a light refreshment. 

Pork Belly Kakuni w Salad $14
There is nothing better than a well caramelized fatty pork belly. For me it is a familiar and homey dish.  I liked how the pork belly came in generous big chunks. The meat was so tender and flavourful (yes it was fatty, but not greasy if you know what I mean😜). 

Soufflé Pancake $15
What is the best way to finish your meal other than a plate of super airy soufflé? One of the reasons we came here is for these soufflé (only available on Sundays), which is one of Harajuku Gyoza's signature desserts. This dessert was somewhere between a soufflé and a pancake, it was super soft and light which is very typical of Japanese desserts. There wasn't much flavour from the soufflé itself, so it was good to have the maple syrup and the chocolate sauce to go with it.  

Overall, we had a great time here. If you are looking for a cheap satisfying feed then definitely give this place a try.

Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Atmosphere: 7/10

  • Authentic Japanese's quick bites
  • Good bang for buck
  • Pancakes were good, but inconsistent (some looked better than others)
  • Pancakes were also a little pricey comparing to the other dishes

Website: http://harajukugyoza.com/
Address: 9-15 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, NSW 2011 
Hours: Mon-Tue 5-9:30pm
            Wed-Thu, Sun 12-9:30pm
            Fri-Sat 12-10:30pm
Phone: (02) 9356 3734
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