Harajuku Gyoza is already an institution where it originated in Bris-vegas, with four izakayas across the city and one in Sydney. The Broadbeach venue is their largest to date, meaning a bigger menu selection.
On the menu front, there’s a ridic line up of tasty morsels on offer. All well priced, so you can take a few friends and order one of everything. Of course, there’s more gyoza options than we thought humanly possible; think: pork, lemongrass chicken, duck, three cheese, and veggie, plus dessert versions with Nutella, salted caramel, peanut butter and white chocolate… Yes, you'll die and go to gyoza heaven.
They also have weekly specials, like the Weekday Happy Hour from 3pm- 6pm, $1 gyoza on Mondays, 2 for 1 gyoza plates on Tuesdays and 50c wings on Wednesdays.
While you can sprawl outside on a high-top table lining the front patio and overlooking Victoria Avenue, we suggest you step in through the arch doorways and find a booth in the dimly-lit rear dining area behind Harajuku's in-house micro craft brewery. While you wait, watch on as upwards of 10 staffers madly work away in the compact kitchen, with steam wafting from Japanese-imported gyoza grills, and adorable worker bees positioned in the front window painstakingly hand-making gyoza and dumplings. Kanpai!
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