You may never look at gyozas the same way again once you’ve tasted what’s in store at the new Gyoza Bar + Ramen (set to open later this month at 622 West Pender Street).
Gyoza Bar + Ramen is the brainchild of restaurateur Seigo Nakamura and aims to innovate and challenge the usual perceptions of gyozas we so commonly see served (or try to cook up ourselves at home from frozen).
The team is led by General Manager Nicola Turner and Corporate Chef Kazuya Matsuoka who, alongside Chef de Cuisine Michael Acero, have created a different take on this classic Japanese comfort food.
Gyoza Bar’s signature dish is Teppan Gyoza (pictured above), which uses an ancient Japanese cooking technique with “imono” cast iron pans. This technique produces crispy, juicy, and extra hot and savoury gyozas you won’t want to stop eating.
And it doesn’t stop at these little flavourful dumplings. Chef Matsuoka has fused classic ramen with tomato essence to create a brand new ramen experience that’s totally unique to Vancouver’s restaurant scene with a tomato-saffron seafood broth.
Tomato bases have become increasingly popular in Japan, and Gyoza Bar will have a North American take on it. All ramen is to be handcrafted in-house and generously served, piping hot.
The menu will also feature a variety of unique gyoza flavours in addition to the signature Teppan Pork Gyoza, as well as more ramen options, fresh salads, mini sandwiches, modern Japanese small plates, and desserts. Wine, sake, and beer are available on tap.
Expect to tuck into a tasty serving of their goods and be sure to nab a spot at their 80-seat, 2,600-square foot space (as of now, opening date is set for a bit later this month).
Take in the action and relax within the sleek-modern space that has just the right touch of rustic to keep it cozy.
Top photo courtesy Gyoza Bar + Ramen