Japanese Gyoza Bar on Little Bourke Street

How was everybody’s long weekend?

I had a really great three days off and spent it with good friends and family. On Friday night my sister Heidi and her husband Bryce came to visit and stay with me, for dinner we went to a great little Japanese restaurant on Little Bourke Street called the Japanese Gyoza Bar. If you are looking for quick and cheap Japanese tapas in Melbourne, a visit here  isn’t a bad choice!

When we first arrived we had to wait 5-10 minutes for a table because we didn’t make a booking (seriously who forgets to make a dinner booking on Friday night.. opps!). The menu is made up of over 60 meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes that are all at one set price $6.50.

We were pretty hungry and knew the dishes would be quite small and tapa like considering they were so cheap, we ended up ordering 8 dishes between the three of us and still had some left over. The dishes were entree sized however surprisingly very filling. They also had a great special of 6 prawn gyozas for $3.50.. so cheap!

We were all really impressed with how quick the food came out and how yummy everything was. Must try dishes of the night were definitely the prawn gyozas, dumplings and the wagyu steak (I did also want to try the green tea ice cream too but I was just too full!)

The restaurant itself was quite small but clean and quirky. The staff were very friendly, you could see the manager was run off his feet but he still went out of the way to make sure we had a great time. The Gyoza Bar also had a huge selection of Japanese beers and wines that looked pretty good!

Overall it’s a cool little restaurant with a great vibe, a 4.5 out of 5 for a cheap night out with friends. Visit their website here to check it out for yourself!



Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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2 Comments

    • February 2015 / 6:33 am

      Yep you definitely should it’s a cool little spot, hope your enjoying your time overseas! So jealous 🙂

      Shannon xo

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