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Gyoza Douraku - Japanese Gyoza Bar Bourke St

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by Ricardohead (subscribe)
Budding screenwriter, electro/indie music lover, TV watcher, cinema frequenter, living in Sydney, graduated from RMIT, raised in Brisbane born in El Salvador.
Published March 8th 2014
You're new favourite dumpling and gyoza place
Great looking izakaya and great tasting food.
Fresh gyozas and beer
Fresh gyozas and beer -

Located in Chinatown near the corner of Bourke St and Russell St is the newly opened Gyoza Douraku. I went there with my girlfriend on a Monday night after a comedy show. I was initially attracted to its modern Japanese aesthetics but then sold by the menu. A waiter explained that the place works like a tapas bar and all plates (6 gyozas) are $6.50 each.

The inside looks like a modern New York loft meets traditional Japanese dining. The staff were attentive and everything looked modern and clean.

The food was fresh and delicious. We ordered gyozas and vegetable tempura. The chicken and lemongrass gyozas, and the vegetable and chives gyozas were our stand out dishes. We liked it so much we ordered again while we were still eating.

I wasn't drinking that night but it wasn't due to a lack of choice. Their drinks menu was packed with every type of Japanese beer and drink I know - and I've been to Japan.
Gyoza Bar Melbourne
Behind the bar -

The variation in gyozas were fantastic as they can be ordered pan fried, steamed or in soup. There are also main dishes to choose from for anyone who doesn't like the tapas approach.

I'm confident these guys will be sticking around for a while and, more importantly, I finally have that gyoza place I can recommend to my friends. Visit their website
here. It doesn't have their whole menu but is a good example of what to expect. Enjoy.
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Phone: 03 9650 5225
Where: 147 Bourke St. Melbourne VIC 3000
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