Gyoza Gyoza – a Japanese food restaurant with many chain all over Melbourne. They offer an Izakaya style eating with many popular bar dishes from Japan that are all at one set price $6.80!!
Rice balls – OMG these were delicious! Lucky I didn’t go with the steamed rice as these char grilled balls were so tasty – the miso added a very subtle flavour. And it was slightly crunchy on the outside so it added a good texture to the overall dish.
Softshell Crab Sliders – Have had this in the city before but this time round it wasn’t as good. These still looked great however I had more bun then crab which was a shame.
Takoyaki – So this dish is always a must to order for the hubby.. They were okay. Not as fresh like those stalls in Osaka.The octopus was slightly too chewy but still tasty nonetheless.
Oysters with Yuzu sauce – I didn’t eat any of these but hubby did say the Yuzu dressing was very refreshing. He does prefer Tabasco sauce..!
Crab Cream croquette – I do love a good crab croquette but these were just ok. Crispy crumb, but easily broken and the filling itself was too creamy for me, lacking the crabby flavour.
Twice cooked Lamb Ribs with honey sauce – The ribs though was slightly too fatty, was very tender and totally fell of the bone. I though the honey sauce would have made it really sweet but they added very little so it brought out the flavor of the ribs itself .
Yakitori – These chicken skewers was lovely char grilled! The sauce was delicious. Right amount of sweetness also. I did also appreciate the cabbage garnish at the bottom which soaked up all the yakitori sauce Mmm…
Overall a good meal. The service itself was a major shame. They were so under staff! 1 girl serving 5 tables at the front (where we got a table), she had to get people to the table, bring all the foods to the table, cleaned all the table, set the tables, get payments… need I need to go on? well it took forever to get a seat and then forever to order the foods. Lucky the foods didn’t take too long to come out.
“In Japanese, sushi does not mean raw fish. It means seasoned rice” – Guy Fieri
NB: I have to apologise as when I went to write a review for Gyoza Gyoza Doncaster, it seemed like I had written in the wrong location post! my first visit was for the CBD one and it wasn’t until yesterday that I experienced the Doncaster location. Again, same concept $6.80 tapas!