Gyoza Bar – London

02 Nov 2016

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Located in the heart of the ever popular Covent Garden,  Gyoza Bar offers some of the best Japanese cuisine in the capital.

Gyoza Bar offers a limited menu, but it consisting of just Gyoza, Ramen, Bao Bun and a few selection of small plates.  Only local organic ingredients are used and the Ramen and Gyoza are all made on site using original Japanese equipment and all made to a traditional recipe.

On a recent visit we got to try out some of their lunch menu for ourselves.

Upon entering the restaurant you are met with stripped back interiors –  wooden floors, simple tables and open brick walls, with dimly lit low hanging lighting, modern but with a Japanese twist.

Like its interiors the menu too is on the minimal side with each dish having 6 or less varieties to choose from.

For those not familiar with Gyoza they are small dumplings filled with a choice of meats, salmon or vegetables and all featuring a delicious array of chilli oil, garlic vinegar and usami soy to name a few. They come deep fried, pan fried or steamed and can be combined.

To start off we opted for the deep fried  Salmon Gyoza (£7.50), they were delicious, with a crisp casing and fluffy salmon centre, dipped in chilli oil they are a dream.

Next up was the ramen selection, in the end we went for the Char Siu variety (£11) which come Served with Japanese char siu pork, shoyu tamago, spring onion, broccoli stem, beansprout, Japanese fish cake. The dish portion is very generous and perfect if you are after something comforting and hearty to eat. The broth was delicious and pork full of favour (I ordered an extra portion of Pork Char Sui), one of the tastiest ramen dishes we’ve had in London.

If you still have room I recommend the Crispy friend ice cream for dessert (£4.50) the vanilla ice cream ball is covered in batter and deep friend and comes served with maple syrup, sounds a bit odd but believe me it was delicious, tasty but light.

Gyoza has a wide array of drinks from sumptuous wines, bespoke cocktails mixed to perfection and for those wanting an exclusively Japanese experience you can of course have either Japanese beer or Sake.

If you want to see the Gyoza chefs in action then just book yourself a ringside seat at the restaurant as all the food is prepared and made right in front of you in a open plan kitchen.

A delicious menu, hip interior and all at pocket friendly prices… a must.

Gyoza Bar
63-66 St Martin’s Lane,
Covent Garden,

By Cristian Burbano