Gyoza-ya must be feeling confident about Orchard, having opened its 3rd outlet at The Paragon basement. The other two casual dining restaurants are at Gyoza-ya Robinsons Orchard B1 and ION Orchard B4.
The gyoza specialist are under The Akashi Group, with varieties such as Pan-Fried Dumpling with Pork ($4.80), Pan-Fried Dumpling with Vegetable ($4.80), Pan-Fried Dumpling with Red King Crab ($7.80), and Ebi Tamago Gyoza ($6.80).
My lesson learnt is to stick to the tried-and-tested. Ordered the Ebi Tamago Gyoza ($7.80) and turned out to be disappointing while sounding good on paper – like a dry chunk on the inside, without the juiciness one would expect from a good dumpling.
This limited item also took too long to arrive, possibly 20-25 minutes or so, after all the other dishes were finished.
Other than Jya Jya Men ($6.50), and other sides such as Tori Karaage ($3.80 deep fried chicken), Ninniku Yaki Meshi ($5.80 Japanese garlic fried rice) and Yasai Itame ($4.80 fried vegetables), the restaurant has expanded its noodle menu, including Kaisen Ramen ($9.80), Special Pork Bone Soup with Ramen ($6.80), and Truffle Ramen.
The Truffle Ramen, unfortunately was cold, clumpy, and needed more seasoning to save it from its state. (Had to add some of the gyoza sauce which kind of made it palatable, but that shouldn’t be the case.)
I am a fan of Gyoza-ya, but with an expanded menu, their newer dishes need to be further refined.
Gyoza-ya The Paragon
290 Orchard Road, #B1-43, The Paragon, Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6235 0383
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm Mon-Sun
Gyoza-Ya Ion Orchard
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-56, Singapore 238801 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6509 4647
Opening Hours: 11am – 10 pm (Mon-Sat)
Robinsons Orchard, 260 Orchard Road, B1-02A, Singapore 238855 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 67375581
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)