Aug. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Gyoza Hohei

- ぎょうざ 歩兵 -
Foreign friendly
The staff understands some English, and what’s even better is that they have their menu in English.
Menu
In English and Japanese.
Languages spoken
Japanese and some simple English.
2564 22 7.7 1 reviews
Aug. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Gyoza Hohei

- ぎょうざ 歩兵 -
Foreign friendly
The staff understands some English, and what’s even better is that they have their menu in English.
Menu
In English and Japanese.
Languages spoken
Japanese and some simple English.
2564 22 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Dumplings fit to be consumed by foot soldiers at Gyoza Hohei in Gion
Hohei is a gyoza place in the busy geisha district of Gion, and its named after the pawns, or foot soldiers, in a Japanese chess game. It’s only open at night, and pretty late at that: until 3 a.m.! Though there is often a line in front of the restaurant, the taste of these little gyoza-dumplings is definitely worth the wait. What makes this place special is not only the location in the middle of the geisha district of Gion (meaning that actual maikos and geishas sometimes pop in for some garlic-free gyozas), but how painstakingly carefully everything is made. The dumplings are equally sized, and each one of them is cooked to perfection.
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User Reviews
7.7 Great
food9.0 service6.0 atmosphere8.0
Lars
Oct. 11, 2018
Details
Open Hours
6 p.m.-3 a.m.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Closed
Sundays and national holidays.
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted.
Good for
Solo, With Friends
Number of seats
17
Private dining rooms
No.
Non smoking / smoking
Nonsmoking only during 6 p.m.-10 p.m. otherwise you’re allowed to smoke.
When lining up for the restaurant you need to write your name on the board first. If the restaurant is crowded, you should leave the restaurant after 60 minutes so the next people in line can get in.
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