If you’re searching for authentic Japanese food in Brisbane, then don’t just limit yourself to the well-trodden paths between sushi bars. There is far more to the cuisine of the Land of the Rising Sun than slithers of raw fish and wasabi – at Harajuku Gyoza, they’re ready and waiting to introduce you to some of it. Their speciality, you’ll be surprised to hear, is gyoza dumplings – favourites in the Japanese izakaya speakeasies and perfect for soaking up all that sake – and if you take a trip to their outlet on Brunswick Street in the centre of Fortitude Valley, you can get some of the best dumplings in Brisbane. Book a table today.
While the sushi bars may take all the publicity and acclaim in the world of Japanese cuisine, it is not to these establishments that the average salaryman or woman to flocks when the stress of the working day is over. They head to the izakaya, the home of drinking and eating the grand style, with menus that are heavy on the filling favourites, washed down with lashings of sake and beer. If you want to experience the very best of the izakaya in Brisbane, then make a trip to Harajuku Gyoza on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley, where they keep the dumplings coming until your appetite is fully sated.
Those dumplings, then, and the myriad ways in which the chefs at Harajuku Gyoza can bring dough wrapped fillings to your table is frankly astounding. Take your pick from fried or poached, stuffed with any one of duck, whole prawns, pork, chicken or veggies. If that isn’t enough, they’ll also rustle up a mean bowl of ramen or don noodles, a chicken katsu curry or even a pork belly kakuni. Whatever you decide upon in the end, the staff at Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley will be ready and waiting to provide you with some of the best Japanese food in Brisbane – so book today and make yourself comfortable.
As always, very enjoyable, entertaining and definitely good food. Like how they continue to add new menu items along the way also. Staff always excellent.
We opted for the salaryman banquet for 5. The selection was delicious and very well priced! We rolled right out of there with our bellies satisfied.
Always love coming here! Sake and dumplings are amazing, and the value for money is here
I Love Harajuku Gyoza - Fortitude Valley staff always helpful and friendly. The booking system with Quandoo was streamlined and worked really well. All round a pleasant experience.
The premises was clean and busy which is always a good sign. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I had even told by a family friend that Harajuku was the best place for Gyoza and she wasn't wrong, it was delicious, healthy and filling. It was definitely better than anticipated! It did get really noisey at a few stages but I gathered the staff were just adding to some kind of celebration which was great to see and hear.
A lot of the drinks that were advertised were unavailable. And kept forgetting our drink orders or giving us the wrong one. Then telling us to "just keep it because its free" instead of getting us what we ordered. The food was a great speed to start off with, but unfortunately towards the end it seemed we had been forgotten about and desserts came later after our package/time had finished. They gave us 7 bowls of rice even though there were 8 of us. And never asked if we wanted more. The two smaller tables of 2 seemed to have a great night, but our bigger table of 8 kinda felt like we werent on their radar unfortunately. I may go back with a smaller group, but not with anything more than 4 people.
Harajuku Gyoza was amazing. I had never been there before and the service was lovely. If you love just simple gyoza done right this is the place to go! I visited with a friend and we ordered a few different things to share. The 3 cheese gyoza were really good and easily my favourite. I will be back very soon :)
Harajuku Gyoza has a really fun and entertaining environment, mouthwatering food and fantastic service. My best friend and I had a fabulous dinner and despite the staff being run off their feet, our food arrived on time. Such a happy place to have dinner, will go again soon.
Every time we go to Harajuku Gupta it is such a fun and interactive experience! We always love the pork and prawn gypzas but this time also tried the Curry which was really nice.
Always a fun atmosphere. Very clean and amazing food. Highly recommend it. Pork belly was divine. Chicken karrage is always a favorite. Pork and prawn gyoza were very tasty and a nice outer crunch.