Satisfying locals' dumpling cravings for well over half a century now, this Ryogoku classic deals in thick, simple and delicious – you guessed it – gyoza. Big eaters may want to take part in the shop's 'gyoza challenge': any man who eats 100 of their signature pan-fried treats within an hour can walk out of the shop without paying a yen, while women need to finish 50 gyoza in 30 minutes to receive the same treatment. But beware: failure to complete the mission will result in a fine of ¥8,000. Less adventurous gourmands can take their time to savour the Bandai Ramen, a veg-filled mixture swimming in a soup made with both shoyu and miso.
|Venue name:||Gyoza Kaikan Bandaisan|
3-24-2 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30am-1pm, 5pm-11.30pm; Sun 11.30am-1.30pm, 4pm-10.30pm / closed Sat & hols|
|Transport:||Ryogoku Station (Oedo line), exit A5; (Sobu line), east exit|