Japanese food in Sydney is usually focussed around sushi and sashimi, or if you’re lucky, a few yakitori skewers or a chicken teriyaki. There is so much more to Japanese cuisine than these favourites, however, and if you head over to Harajuku Gyoza on Bayswater Road in Potts Point, you can try some of the more rustic specialities from the Land of the Rising Sun. What the sushi bar is to midday, the izakaya is to the evening, the place where sake is swilled and where the hearty dishes keep a coming, from the eponymous gyoza dumplings to ramen, don noodles and katsu curry. Book a table at Harajuku Gyoza and find out what they have to offer.
The izakaya is right at the heart of eating and drinking culture of Japan, providing sustenance to the salarymen and women getting stuck into the sake after a long day at the office. When you want to experience the classic fare of the humble yet welcoming izakaya in Sydney, then you need to make a move into Kings Cross and Harajuku Gyoza on Bayswater Road. They can provide an insight into this unique culinary tradition through a menu that takes in all the favourites of the genre.
The favourites at Harajuku Gyoza, as you’ll be astounded to discover, are gyoza dumplings, and their kitchen on Bayswater Road are experts in getting the very best out of fillings stuffed in dough. Choose from poached or fried and containing veggies, chicken, duck, pork or whole prawns, or if you’re not in the dumplings mood, don noodles, chicken katsu curry or a huge, overflowing bowl of ramen. Whatever your choice, you’ll never be let down by what they serve up to the hungry Kings Cross punters at Harajuku Gyoza. Book a table online today and make a date with some of the best Japanese cuisine in Sydney city centre.
The grilled Duck Gyoza was great...!! And the Raindrop cake, it just melts in your mouth...!! I love the funky music being played in the background.
Friendly staff and really good food! Typical japanese hospitality - very loud but welcoming! We even enjoyed the nutella gyoza which we were skeptical about. Had a great time, already trying to make an excuse to come back!
The food here is always so fresh and tasty, the servers are all so friendly and accomodating, and it’s just a fun place to eat
Great service, great atmosphere, great food, very cold beer! We just returned from Japan - so had high expectations. It was perfect! Very authentic Japanese gyoza experience.
Food was excellent!! Their gyozas are fresh and their sauce is very tasty. Open gyoza is a must-try! We went there on a Sunday so we can have the Souffle Pancakes, which is our favourite. Service is good, they bring out your orders all together so it’s better if you order all at once. Very authentic especially when they’re about to serve a sake to a customer. Only thing I’m not a fan of is the one cup serving of green tea. I ordered hot green tea and I was only given a cup of it. No refill. In other japanese or izakaya restaurant, for the same price, they give you a whole pot of hot green tea.
This was a return visit for us. The first time we dined here, we didn't have a great experience. However, this time, everything was excellent! The service was very attentive, the food came out fast (and no sold out items) and the pancakes were delivered on time and looked much better this time. The gyozas are definitely what they do best - the duck ones were delicious!
Atmosphere and decor was good, customer service was entertaining and friendly, selection was pretty good. The presentation was a bit lack lustre depending on the dish and same with flavour. Unfortunately we got spoons with our dessert which were not washed properly (had streaks and bits of coriander). The boozey drinks were good, interesting and tasty. For the price I feel like they could be doing a bit better in some areas.
Easy booking process with Quandoo and a great night out with friends. Really recommend Harajuku Gyoza - Potts Point for a cheap easy night out.
Amazing place for a fun dinner. We visited when the limited edition fluffy Japanese pancakes we're on the menu and they were yummy! The waiters will cheer for any big occasion - birthdays , sake pouring. And the food was delicious! My favourite are the duck gyoza.
Fab casual diner. Waited at the door for a while to be seated and when seated it took a while to be served but if you're not in a hurry and looking for a fun and affordable place in the cross I'd recommend! Definitely order a sake - they yell something in Japanese and pour it everywhere. Order the octopus balls and the salted caramel gyoza for dessert!