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“Ganso Gyozaen” in Kobe Motomachi

“Ganso Gyozaen” in Kobe Motomachi

The gyoza and beer at the birthplace of "misodare" is amazing!

For today’s lunch, I went to “Gyozaen”, a gyoza (potsticker) specialty restaurant in Motomachi, Kobe’s Chinatown.
Kobe has a lot of gyoza specialty shops, and it is also famous for its abundance of restaurants that use “misodare” (miso sauce) for dipping sauce.
This particular restaurant is the birthplace of this currently popular “misodare.”
Pan-Fried Gyoza (One serving is 6 pieces for 430 yen; the photo shows three servings)
From the looks of it, these fairly large pan-fried gyoza are fried to a crisp!



These are the “misodare” gyoza!


Let’s dip them in the misodare…


They taste amazing!!
The soy sauce and vinegar mixes exquisitely with the savory flavor of the thick miso, supporting the light taste of the gyoza!
Since there is no garlic in these gyoza, it is characterized by a very light taste.
Incidentally, if you do want garlic, you can have it added to the misodare!


Draft beer!


Beer is indeed a perfect compliment to gyoza! (^ ^)


Boiled Gyoza (One serving is 6 pieces for 430 yen; the photo shows two servings)


Let’s dip them in the misodare…


Also delicious!!
The thick skin is chewy and extremely tasty!


Soup Gyoza (5 pieces for 650 yen)


You can use a china spoon and eat it together with the soup…


Soooo good!!
The elegant and flavorful egg drop soup goes perfectly with the gyoza!










The menu consists solely of items using gyoza and “jaja miso” (spicy meat miso)!
There are also various take-out options!



I got to the restaurant just after 1:00 p.m., and there was a line of twenty people out front, so I had to wait about half an hour before I could go in!
Even after that, the line didn’t quit… this is a really popular restaurant!
You should definitely taste these gyoza dipped in a secret misodare sauce at the birthplace of misodare!


store Ganso Gyozaen
tel 078-331-4096
address 2-8-11, Sakaemachidori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Google Map
transport 180m from Motomachi Station (Hanshin)
opening hours 11:45~15:00 , 17:00~20:30
holiday Monday (Tuesday, if Monday falls on a national holiday)
Original(Written in Japanese)



Trying out foods for 20 years. In pursuit of "good value", "bargain price", and "make you happy" lunch, has tried about 10,000 shops. Opened a blog, "M's lunch", in May 2005. On average the blog gets 70,000 daily views. Published "M's lunch: Kansai's BEST 100" by Kodansha in 2009. With the theme of "The charismatic blogger speaks: What do trending shops have in common?", has lectured many times at the local chamber of commerce. Regularly appears in Kansai TV's program "Yo-i Don!", and presents "Good Value Lunch".