Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane is another affordable casual restaurant that we tried when we were in Queensland, Australia earlier this year. Discovering a nice Japanese restaurant in Brisbane would have made us want to try it. The happy hour offer of wings & beer for $5 sealed the deal for us.
Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane is located in the Queen Street Mall in Central Brisbane. It is a stone’s throw from the Singapore restaurant we wrote about previously. The dark interior with enthusiastic staff shouting out welcome in Japanese created a bustling izakaya-like atmosphere.
Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane Menu
The $5 Wings & Beer deal is available on weekdays from 3 to 6 pm. The regular food menu contains mostly different styles of gyoza and an assortment of familiar Japanese izakaya dishes.
Food and Drinks
This is a picture of the wings and beer combo. The portion of wings shown is for two persons. For $5, it is an irresistible offer, especially if one does not eat anything else. But since we were there we also tried some of the food items.
We had a couple of gyoza dishes – pork and lemon grass chicken (above picture). At $8.30 each they were a very good companion for the beer.
The best dish was the agedashi tofu ($8, picture below). The portion was big and had a good taste. Ordering one of these together with the wings and beer deal will make it a nice $13 meal.
The last item that we tried was the slow cooked pork belly ($14, picture below). This was a dish with three chunks of pork. It reminded us of Singapore’s local braised pork dish, lor bak. It would have been perfect with some steamed rice. Overall, our happy hour stop at Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane turned out to be more substantial than we anticipated. But it is a place which we visited more than once on that trip.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane
141 Queen Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
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