This ‘Gyoza’ restaurant is conveniently located in Akasaka (Tokyo) 1 min walk from Akasaka metro station.The stylish restaurant adds a modern twist to the gyoza — which is something of a Japanese soul food — pairing different styles of dumplings with wine and champagne in a chic setting. The interior of the restaurant is spacious, with a bar and a large dining area, but the most prominent feature is the open-plan kitchen that’s fitted with an approximately 5-meter wide hot plate where gyozas are cooked; the delicious smells wafting from the plate and the sizzling sound of the dumplings combine to enrich the culinary experience.
I’ve been to this restaurant for dinner before but today it was my first time for lunch. They have some amazing lunch sets for 1000¥ (10$) Aprox.
It includes a salad bar and a main dish which you get to choose.I opted for the classic gyozas. In my opinion I think they were pretty average in taste but I loved the salad bar there. Also because, I love eating salad at lunch (so I don’t feel guilty).
At dinner the menu is totally different. Gyoza It offers gyoza with conventional fillings, sauces and seasoning to introduce new ways to enjoy Gyoza.
The restaurant has a good open space and a view of the kitchen and chefs at work.
I would call this restaurant ‘A fusion of Japanese style gyozas’.
Overall with my experience I would say – If you are simply living in Tokyo, I’d say give it a try. But if you are visiting this place for holidays I would suggest stick to more Japanese style gyoza for more authentic experience.
THE HEXAGON 1F, 5-4-7 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Lunch: 11am-2pm, Dinner: 5pm-11pm (L.O 10pm)