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.