Gyoza Bar, Covent Garden

Gone are the days of hidden kitchens, tucked away at the back of restaurants.

The head chef is the first person I see as I wander into the glass fronted Gyoza Bar – one of the latest additions to Covent Garden’s long list of eateries.

I love the reverse concept. Why wouldn’t you want to see your food being freshly prepared?

We grab a bench at the back of the restaurant – I’m impressed at how full the venue is for the newbie in town.

My eyes wander the paper menu and I tick each dish which makes my mouth water. The waiter offers his recommendations and we agree – the new beef yakimono dish does sound irresistible.

Take your pick from a main course or small plates to share – like Japanese tapas.

Gyoza, ramen, bao buns – all cooked fresh to order using traditional recipes.


But leave room for dessert – fried ice cream is a must-have.

Gyoza Bar

63-66 St Martins Lane

Monday – Thursday        12:00noon – 3:00pm/ 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday                                    12:00noon – 3:00pm/ 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday                              12:00noon – 11:30pm

Sunday                                 12:00noon – 11:00pm

Last order is 30min prior to the closing time.


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