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Amazing food! Service was awesome. Would definitely come back again
Gyoza great with a huge selection. Same for the many unique beers.
Great beers! So many to try, and goes great with Gyoza!
Everything about the place was excellent, including staff, food and service.
Overall the visit was great, food was delicious and they add their own twist on the different flavours of cider (we got the apple, hibiscus and pineapple) which both surprised and delighted my girlfriend and I as cider isn’t usually something that really highlights the meal. The waiting times on the food were a bit long but only because the kitchen make and send out dishes in batches rather one at a time which actually puts less strain on the wait staff, allowing them to focus more on their service instead of running back and forth between the floor and the kitchen. It also allowed us, the customers, to enjoy the steady flow of food coming in rather than inhaling all the food as fast as possible leading to a more laidback casual experience. Although we did have to follow up on our final dish which was the tantanmen which the wait staff promptly checked back on in the kitchen. I would definitely return perhaps for a relaxing night of drinks and sharing food with my friends after a day at the office, as if those poached duck gyoza with spicy vinegar wasn’t already enough reason to come back.
The famed pancake was fluffy but terrible presentation, nothing like in the pictures and inconsistent. We had no fruit on our one but others had blueberries etc. so I’m not sure why. You also have to order the pancakes in advance, selecting how many, the flavor and what time it should arrive which is bothersome. The highlight was the cheeseburger gyoza and duck gyoza, chips was also good but if you ask for mayo, they bring you more but charge you later (without telling you). Don’t ask for green tea - it comes in a tiny cup and no refills so not enough for the meal. Boiled beef dumplings very bland - even our toddler didn’t like it. As for the chicken teriyaki rice dish, chicken was tasty and tender but not enough sauce for the rice. The fried chicken was ok but nothing special. Overall, ok for a social lunch but you need to order a lot of gyozas to be full.
Food quality Ordered couple of dishes (3 gyouza and 2 other side dishes) between two people. I've travelled to Japan quite a few times (and been to izakayas). Gyouzas there are served hot / sizzling (the insides are hot enough to burn your mouth). However, these were incredibly disappointing. They were cold by the time they arrived and a lot of flavour was lost as a result. (Perhaps they ought to be served on sizzling plates). White Sesame Salad was just a lot of cabbage and mayo mixed together. The nice ones I've had have less mayo, more sesame and are flavourful. Chicken karaage was similarly cold by the time it arrived at our table. Service The waitresses were very polite and helpful so 5 stars to them. However the waiters / customers staff proportion seemed off. Despite 50+ customers, I could see only 2 waitresses doing most of the work and more than once I noticed customers trying to get their attention, giving up and walking up to the counter (which was similarly understaffed). Fix that! Overall You guys have an amazing location. If the food and service quality issues are addressed, it'll make it it far easier for to recommend to others.
Loved the experience - great food with a modern twist, funky plates to eat off, lovely staff and a good drinks selection, plus they don't cramp you up near other guests, and the tiered levelling makes it feel very spacious. The only thing that could have made this a better experience would be air con! it was almost 30 degrees today and we were quite hot there.
Service was great - seated quickly and menu explained. Food came out fast and all seven dishes were incredible - could not fault a thing. Our favorites are the gyoza (we had pork and chicken lemongrass) and the pork belly. The matcha soufflé pancakes are also great. Easily one of the best, if not the best restaurant I have visited in Sydney. Will definitely be back.
The service was excellent. My partner and I arrived a little early, just before the restaurant opened and the staff accommodated us and seated us at a table. The gyoza and pork belly were ordered were amazing. The creme brûlée pancake certainly did not disappoint! The Yoyogi Pale Ale (from the tap) was excellent. We will definitely be visiting again to try the other dishes on the menu.