Iidabashi: Gyoza
Pairon (Iidabashi: Gyoza)
Open 11:30am-11:30pm. Closed Saturdays.
Sun: Open Sundays

In general the gyoza dumplings at this small specialty shop are flavored with more Chinese-tasting mix of spices and ingredients than is typical for Tokyo gyoza. The namesake Pairon ("white dragon") gyoza here are small and lozenge-shaped, with a sweetish, slightly mushy filling and a hint of cinnamon in the chewy skin. The thin, rectangular shiso gyoza have a firmer, very savory pork filling and big shiso leaves.

There are several other gyoza variations, plus dim sum dishes like daikon mochi and shrimp with mayonnaise. The a la carte menu is more limited at lunchtime, but you can order lunch specials that include rice and soup and side dishes alongside your gyoza.

Shinjuku-ku, Shin-Ogawacho 8-32.
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