Come and start your night off with tasty Gyoza in Utsunomiya! Utsunomiya is known worldwide for its different ranges of delicious Gyoza (dumplings).
When in Utsunomiya, locals will recommend you try their ‘Gyoza’, which is a dish Utsunomiya is extremely famous for. With around 300 Gyoza restaurants, it might be difficult to choose one if you are here for only a day. So here at ‘Utsunomiya Night Guide’ we’ve put together our top recommendations. Most restaurants offer Fried Gyoza, Soup Gyoza, and Deep Fried Gyoza. Each plate is between 200-300 yen so great for those wanting to go easy on your wallet!
*Each restaurant is shown in the Google map at the bottom of this page making it easy to find.
Founded more than 50 years ago, Kouran along with Min Min is said to be the oldest Gyoza restaurant in Utsunomiya. The Gyoza here is known for its delicious crispy skin and juicy stuffings. A plate of six starts from 250 yen. Approx 25min walk from JR Utsunomiya Sta. and 10min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Station.
Founded more than 50 years ago MinMin has many fans in Tokyo and currently has about 10 restaurants in the center of Utsunomiya. The main restaurant (MinMin Honten) is a sacred place for Gyoza lovers so expect lines outside the restaurant on weekends. Located 15min walk from JR Utsunomiya Sta. and 10min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Sta.
This local’s favorite is easy to miss! You would be forgiven to think it is just a small rundown restaurant and walk past, but it is truly a hidden gem in Utsunomiya. The name ‘Ajiichiban’ means Taste-First and it truly stands up to its name. Located 20min walk from JR Utsunomiya Sta. and 10min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Sta.
A unique ‘Gyoza’ food-court where you can sit down and eat from six different famous Gyoza restaurants! A convenient destination for Gyoza lovers who want to compare different Gyozas from different restaurants while visiting Utsunomiya. 15min walk from JR Utsunomiya Sta. and 15min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Sta.
*You can try, 1. Koran, 2. MinMin & 5. MenMen’s Gyoza here as well!
Unlike the other four MenMen is a Chinese restaurant which offers ‘Golden Wing Gyoza’ and delicious ramen! Using Chinese ingredients this restaurant is also many locals favorite! Great variety of food. 15min walk from JR Utsunomiya Sta. and 15min walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya Sta.