Things to bring to Harajuku Gyoza: 1. Your inner anime character, 2. A sense of celebration, 3. An empty stomach, 4. Paracetamol for your ear-ache afterwards. From the minute you step through the giant heavy sumo-like door, you are greeted with a loud "Irasshaimase!", which is Japanese for "Welcome, come in".
The gyoza (dumpling) menu is impressive and for all the lovers of these parcels of pleasure, the peanut butter and white chocolate gyoza dessert is a bucket-list worthy treat — as is the famed raindrop cake. Without a doubt, Harajuku Gyoza is renowned for its fun atmosphere and gorgeous staff equipped with some serious pipes. Don't believe it? Order a shot of celebratory sake and watch what happens.
Image: Tim Ireland.