Fri-Sun: (L)12:00am- (D)5:00pm-
- Alfresco Dining
About THE GYOZA BAR
THE GYOZA BAR is a new eatery in the heart of Ponsonby Road. All Gyozas are authentic and made with a special recipe used for a long time in “Kotetsu”, the Gyoza bar in Fukuoka Japan run by our head company for 18 years. The succulent meat and vegetable parcels are encased delicately within a thinner film of dough, and resembles more of a half-moon structure. We also have a bundle of Izakaya-style tapas to choose from and the adventurous drinks list including Japanese whiskey, shochu, and sake but you can still order your favourite glass of local wine. Just ask your waiters for the perfect match to your food.
Music choice was really odd - dance music for chilled little restaurant does not work. Food was fabulous! Initial service was really slow for ordering food/ and even to be showed to our table. The rest of the food delivery and plate clear up was great though.
Great service and authentic Japanese environment. Amazing gyoza and also loved the fried broccoli and lotus chips.
Mussels were a little dry and the servings were quite small but the service was awesome and the restaurant itself is beautiful!
Delicious food and lovely service. The karaage chicken was incredible!
We loved our experience. Please keep this enjoyable environment and good food. Thanks for the great service!
Gyoza were super yum, and staff were extremely accommodating to our large birthday group - we really appreciated the extra mile they went to for us. Great value for money.
Delicious food! The best gyoza I’ve had! The staff were very friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back!
Fantastic. Made a reservation for 2 and with a special request for my partners birthday. Received excellent, friendly service. Food was wonderful ( the gyoza and mussel pot were out of this world good ). The Gyoza Bar is small and intimate, tastefully decorated and in a great location right next to Franklin Road. To top it all off, my special request for my partners birthday was fulfilled at no extra cost or fuss. 5/5, we really enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
We had never been to Gyoza Bar before, it was a really lovely experience. Better service than in most upmarket restuarants, lovely, helpful, smiling waitress. And absolutely delicious food (we had the 5 course option). Then I left my mobile behind, they kept it safe until I telephoned! We can't wait to return, highly recommend this little gem of a place. Thanks for a lovely evening. Good music too.
Music was fab
Really nice meal we thoroughly enjoyed it, and great value for money
We had such a great evening at Gyoza Bar last night. The food was amazing with different flavours ad textures. It fun receiving the different courses and sharing with my husband. We felt it was good value for money.
We really enjoyed our wonderful dinner tonight. The service was fantastic and we felt that the servers were thoughtful and eager to help. Would 100% come again
Awesome food. Great sake!!
Absolutely loved it! The whole experience. The staff were awesome and the food was amazing. We are definitely coming back. Thanks so much guys!
Your food was sensational and I eat out very often. Can’t wait to come back ... thank you
Excellent food and service! Definitely coming back!
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC - everything was beautiful, thank you so so much, to the Chefs: your food was divine, so so yummy, and our server/Manager - you were amazing and so helpful - 100% recommend! <3
The wasabi nori chips were delicious! We are avid Japanese food enthusiasts and have never had them before. Overall food was yum and with the grabone voucher we got, it seemed good value for money. Although I did expect rice with the mains. Service was lovely and friendly, although I don't recall being asked how the food was. A good question for a new establishment. Atmosphere was the let down. The outside area looks great and inviting, and as you venture further into the restaurant there wasn't much in the way of decor, and it was quite dark as well. Music was fun 80s-90s mix but maybe a bit loud. I think some decor additions and extra lighting would really lift the atmosphere to match the rest of a good experience! Sauces on the table would also be nice eg. soy sauce, chilli oil etc.
A reasonable experience although could be better. Japanese food in Auckland is of a very high standard and although everything was ok, it wasn't outstanding. Good fresh food and great service but just a little average, and a little over priced.
Awesome food, highly recommended.
Very good food and service and very well priced. Fabulous mothers day menu as well.
Great food. However Mains must come out together. Too long between diner 1 & 4 (20 min). Service needs to ask more often if we'd like another drink / something else. Help us spend money!
Great food and friendly staff