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Gyoza Ya

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Gyoza Ya is a Japanese restaurant specializes in Gyoza selections on their food menu. Diners are welcomed to an open concept dining area where the kitchen stadium is placed in the middle of the restaurant and guests are seated around to witness live cooking entertainment.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 67375581
$12 based on 18 submissions
After Work (6 votes), Dinner (6 votes), Lunch (6 votes)
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I would come back only for the gyoza

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We had Nasu Miso Gake ($4.80) which was grilled eggplant with sweet miso. Unfortunately, I have no idea how this could pass off as being grilled. How is this grilled?! It was served cold and mushy, without any hint of being grilled, with a scoop of miso and some spring onions on top. Did the kitchen forget that they were supposed to grill this and end up boiling it for me? I have no idea, and I finished this in an extremely confused state. 

I had the Jya Jya Men ($6.50) which was thick noodles with minced pork and special miso. This tasted like the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian. If I were to compare it with the Chinese equivalent, I would say that this bowl of noodles was sorely lacking. But since this was much like a confused mix between the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian with Japanese influence, I do not have anything comparable to compare it with, so I shall leave it as that. We could add white vinegar and chilli oil into the noodles as we wished and the result was a rather ordinary bowl of noodles. 

The boyfriend's Tokusei Tonkotsu Udon ($6.80) which was special pork bone soup with thick noodles. There was nothing special about the soup. It tasted like they poured a copious amount of MSG into a pot of hot water, added some milk, stirred the mixture and served. The soup base was flat. I could not describe it further. Pork bone soup bases are usually very robust and rich, but the soup base here was flat and bland. I applaud my boyfriend for not wasting food. Then again, I applaud myself for not wasting food too. 

And this is the highlight of the meal. Definitely the saving grace. We had the Pan Fried Dumplings with Pork ($4.80 for 5 pieces). The gyozas were crispy on the outside with a juicy pork filling. The pork was very fresh and there was a light broth oozing out of the gyoza when you bit into it. This is good. If you do come to Gyoza Ya, I would suggest you only order the gyozas.

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29 Nov 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Cheap stuff, not great stuff, rude service

Cheap stuff, not great stuff
 
 I came after hearing good reviews about this place. my experience was far from good.
 
 i was greeted by a lady at the door, as i was there late after some shopping with the wife it was nearing their last order. she looked annoyed, answered me in a rude manner and reluctantly gave us some seats.
 
 Ordered some gyoza and 2 of their noodles. the noodles were not bad, the texture was over cooked but the broth was rather nice (in a MSG loaded way)
 
 The gyoza was crispy, but not special. the filling was not very generous. but hey what do you expect for the price.
 
 I could feel that they was just urging me to get out of the restaurant, and when i asked for the free egg and water which is supposed to go in my bowl of noodles. she completely ignored us.
 
 I would not revisit this place, very rude service and the food tasted very cheap.
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11 Oct 2014 • 170 reviews • 5 followers

I would come back only for the gyoza

For the full post visit toseeotfeeltoeat

We had Nasu Miso Gake ($4.80) which was grilled eggplant with sweet miso. Unfortunately, I have no idea how this could pass off as being grilled. How is this grilled?! It was served cold and mushy, without any hint of being grilled, with a scoop of miso and some spring onions on top. Did the kitchen forget that they were supposed to grill this and end up boiling it for me? I have no idea, and I finished this in an extremely confused state. 

I had the Jya Jya Men ($6.50) which was thick noodles with minced pork and special miso. This tasted like the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian. If I were to compare it with the Chinese equivalent, I would say that this bowl of noodles was sorely lacking. But since this was much like a confused mix between the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian with Japanese influence, I do not have anything comparable to compare it with, so I shall leave it as that. We could add white vinegar and chilli oil into the noodles as we wished and the result was a rather ordinary bowl of noodles. 

The boyfriend's Tokusei Tonkotsu Udon ($6.80) which was special pork bone soup with thick noodles. There was nothing special about the soup. It tasted like they poured a copious amount of MSG into a pot of hot water, added some milk, stirred the mixture and served. The soup base was flat. I could not describe it further. Pork bone soup bases are usually very robust and rich, but the soup base here was flat and bland. I applaud my boyfriend for not wasting food. Then again, I applaud myself for not wasting food too. 

And this is the highlight of the meal. Definitely the saving grace. We had the Pan Fried Dumplings with Pork ($4.80 for 5 pieces). The gyozas were crispy on the outside with a juicy pork filling. The pork was very fresh and there was a light broth oozing out of the gyoza when you bit into it. This is good. If you do come to Gyoza Ya, I would suggest you only order the gyozas.
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02 Oct 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Cheap but not tasty

Went to Gyoza ya with must anticipation as i have heard some favourable comments from friends. 

had 2 versions of the fried gyoza and one boiled one.

the boiled one was pretty good, i like the miso glaze

but the stuffing of all the dumplings were weird, it tasted so artifical and just quiet inedible.

the drink of cucumber and lemonade was a pure gimick

the noodles were also a chore to consume as there were multiple steps to it..
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