Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Eating Out: Harajuku Gyoza

This is a follow up to my eating vegan in the Brisbane CBD post from last week. Harajuku Gyoza is a Japanese chain that has a location in the CBD, and I met up with my friend Amy for lunch there one day after my appointment had finished. They have a few vegan options marked on the menu.

It can get pretty busy at times, but we had no problems getting a seat on a Wednesday lunch time. Check out the cute plates!

Cute plate at Harajuku Gyoza

We decided to order one of almost every vegan dish, of course. We started with their namesake, some vegetable gyoza.

Vegetable Gyoza at Harajuku Gyoza

And of course, what sort of vegans would we be if we did not order some edamame?

Edamame at Harajuku Gyoza

These were some fun open gyozas. They don't seem to be on the menu anymore, so I can't remember exactly what they were called. But they had tofu and cabbage in them, the wrapping was crispy.

Tofu Open Gyoza at Harajuku Gyoza

The eggplant tempura came out in two giant pieces, but was exceptional. My favourite!

Tempura Eggplant at Harajuku Gyoza

To finish, there was the Original Raindrop Cake, an agar-set concoction. It was more fun to play with than it was to eat, it jiggled hilariously! It was served with some sweet sauce and soil, which gave a bit of flavour.

Raindrop Cake at Harajuku Gyoza

Harajuku Gyoza - Albert Lane, 141 Queen Street, Brisbane

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


This little sweetie is Joanie, who was one of our adoption kittens. Joanie was born with a little bob tail, and is so sweet and clever and plays fetch! Happily, this little girl was adopted by some amazing clients!


  1. I love gyoza so much!! I don't know if I've ever ha eggplant tempura but it sounds wonderful!
    Joanie is so incredibly cute!!!

    1. I am often a bit hot and cold on tempura, but this was good!

  2. Awww Joanie is super cute! Harajuku Gyoza sounds like my kinda place.

  3. Those raindrop cakes were popular a year or two ago in Brooklyn and social media. They are so cool looking, but I think everyone complained how bland it was lol Everything looks so yummy.

    1. They are definitely more about the novelty of the appearance than the taste.

  4. That food looks great, and Joanie sure looks adorable!

    I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog!