Since arriving in Potts Point in 2013, Harajuku Gyoza has always kept things simple: gyoza and beer. Now, the Japanese eatery is opening a new eatery and craft brewery in Darling Harbour next week.
Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium will throw open its doors on Friday, November 9. As the name suggests, it's a behemoth. The harbourside spot will feature 'stadium'-style stepped seating as well as booths, a mezzanine level and outdoor spots. Expect a Harajuku aesthetic with lots of the brand's signature red. It'll be the second 'stadium' in Australia — one opened on the Gold Coast in mid-2017.
Beer is the feature here. On walking in, you'll notice four massive beer tanks behind the bar. Each 1200-litre vessel will hold one of six Japanese drops brewed on-site under the watchful eye of Yoyogi, a Japanese brewery that's been operating in Australia in 2015 and in Kyoto, Japan, for over a century. Joining them at the taps will be another six brews, bringing the total available at any one time to 12.
Meanwhile, the menu will be the selfsame one that's been attracting ravenous hordes to Potts Point. Among the dishes are nine types of gyoza, fried chicken, chicken ramen and salmon sashimi poke. The venue's signature desserts will feature, too, including its raindrop cake and salted caramel and Nutella gyoza.