Feast on Unique and Delicious Gyoza at a 24/7 Dumpling Heaven at Kakekomi Gyoza in Shinjuku

Gyoza dumplings are wildly popular in Japan, so you’ll find quite a lot of specialty shops dedicated to them.

These beloved dumplings originated in China but have evolved uniquely in Japan, becoming incredibly popular. Gyoza are well-loved by locals and have also captivated foreign tourists in Japan.

A gyoza and sake bar in Kabukichō that’s open 24/7

At “Shinjuku Kakekomi Gyoza” (referred to hereafter as “Kakekomi Gyoza”), you can indulge in not only classic pan-fried dumplings but also a variety of creative gyoza with unique flavors and eye-catching presentations.

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Located in the bustling Kabukichō area of Shinjuku, Kakekomi Gyoza draws visitors from all around the world.

The popularity of the restaurant can be attributed to its 24-hour service, and the fact that you can enjoy a wide variety of gyoza at affordable prices.

In addition to the classic pan-fried gyoza, they offer deep-fried gyoza, boiled gyoza, and even gyoza cooked in hot pots, with more than ten different options available at all times.

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Classic pan-fried gyoza, bursting with savory meat juices

A staple at Kakekomi Gyoza is their classic “Pan-fried Gyoza” wrapped in a thick and chewy skin.

They use a fish-based soup made from dried scallops as the base, solidified with gelatin, which is mixed into the meat filling. As soon as you take a bite, the meat juices start flowing, creating a delightful burst of flavor.

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“焼き餃子,” Pan-fried Gyoza 4 pieces 418 JPY (tax included)

You can distinctly taste the flavor of the seafood-based soup mixed into the meat filling, so you don’t necessarily need soy sauce, vinegar, or chili oil to enjoy its full flavor.

A big hit with foreigners! Veggie gyoza made with soy meat

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“ベジタリアン野菜餃,” Vegetarian Gyoza 5 pieces 616 JPY (tax included)

The “Vegetarian Gyoza,” commonly referred to as “Veggie Gyoza,” use soy meat as a meat substitute and are particularly popular among customers from overseas.

The gyoza skin incorporates spinach and all the ingredients are derived from vegetables, yet the taste is reminiscent of gyoza made with meat.

Because vegetables take center stage, it offers a light and refreshing flavor.

Refreshingly delicious “Ginger Gyoza”

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“生姜餃子,” Ginger Gyoza 5 pieces 616 JPY (tax included)

The restaurant’s “Ginger Gyoza” with its striking yellow skin lives up to its name–it’s packed with an abundance of ginger in the meat mixture.

From the flavor that spreads in your mouth to the aroma that lingers through your nose, the ginger is definitely present in every bite.

The refreshing essence of the ginger harmonizes with the succulent meat juices, leaving a light and zesty aftertaste.

From jet black to rainbow-colored, these gyoza are sure to be a bit on social media!

At Kakekomi Gyoza, you’ll find some truly unique dumplings, including the “Black Pepper Kakekomi Gyoza” and “Edo Five Rings Kakekomi Gyoza,” which have quite an Instagrammable aesthetic.

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The Black Pepper Kakekomi Gyoza stands out with its striking jet-black skin, crafted by incorporating bamboo charcoal.

Loaded with generous amounts of black pepper and garlic, it leaves a spicy kick that tingles your taste buds and lingers on the palate.

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“黒胡椒駆け込み餃子,” Black Pepper Kakekomi Gyoza 5 pieces 616 JPY (tax included)

The Edo Five Rings Kakekomi Gyoza set includes a variety of colorful gyoza, including black, yellow, green, and more.

In one dish, you can enjoy five different gyoza: Pan-fried Gyoza, Vegetarian Gyoza, Ginger Gyoza, Black Pepper Kakekomi Gyoza, and a red gyoza with chili pepper kneaded into its skin.

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“江戸五輪駆け込み餃子,” Edo Five Rings Kakekomi Gyoza 5 pieces 616 JPY (tax included)

Although the red gyoza contains chili pepper, it’s not extremely spicy, so it’s a safe choice even for those who aren’t big fans of heat.

The set is a sampling of the most popular gyoza at Kakekomi Gyoza, so it’s a great deal for those looking to enjoy a variety of flavors.

A unique gyoza with a crispy texture is absolutely addictive

Another great item on the menu is the “Yūrin Gyoza,” a creative dumpling adaptation of the a creative take on the classic Chinese dish yóulínjī (fried chicken with a savory sauce.) These gyoza are deep-fried, giving them a delightful crispy texture.

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“油淋餃子,” Yurin Gyoza 3 pieces 330 JPY (tax included)

The texture and flavor of the Yurin Gyoza are further enhanced by a delectable sauce that includes vinegar and chili oil. It’s sure to leave many people craving for more.

Perfect for the cold season: simmered gyoza in a hotpot

Finally, let’s introduce the restaurant’s “Rich Nagoya Cochin Boiled Gyoza,” which is made with a special soup that’s full of flavor and features “Nagoya Cochin” chicken as its main ingredient.

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“濃厚名古屋コーチン炊き餃子,” Rich Nagoya Cochin Boiled Gyoza, single serving of 3 pieces 980 JPY (tax included)

The soup made with Nagoya Cochin, a local chicken breed from Aichi Prefecture, is incredibly rich and delicious on its own.

Adding tofu, green onions, and gyoza to the mix creates a hearty, boiled-and-simmered dumpling dish perfect to enjoy during the cold season.

The combination of the gyoza’s meaty juices with the soup results in a flavorful and even deeper taste.

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Kakekomi Gyoza also offers a number of dishes using Kumamoto prefecture’s prized horse meat

At Kakekomi Gyoza, horse meat dishes are also a star. They use high-quality horse meat from Kumamoto prefecture, ensuring its safety for raw consumption (such as horse sashimi) and excellent meat quality.

In addition to the wide range of gyoza options, they offer an extensive selection of horse meat dishes. Among the popular choices are the “Sakura Yukhoe,” “Premium Sakura Yukhoe Sashimi,” and the “Special Assorted Nigiri Platter.”

The Sakura Yukhoe with its sweet and savory sauce is absolutely delicious

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“桜ユッケ,” Sakura Yukhoe 1,210 JPY (tax included)

The Sakura Yukhoe is a highly recommended dish at Kakekomi Gyoza. It’s enjoyed by crushing the egg yolk that tops the thinly sliced horse meat, mixing it with a sweet and savory sauce, and tossing it all together.

The large horse meat slices provide a satisfying texture and mouthfeel, making it a standout dish.

The Premium Sakura Yukhoe Sashimi is a dish that will leave you in awe of its beautiful marbling

For those who want to enjoy horse sashimi in an even more luxurious way, the Premium Sakura Yukhoe Sashimi is just the item to order.

This horse sashimi features exquisite marbling, providing a melt-in-your-mouth texture that’s truly enjoyable.

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“極上桜ユッケ刺し,” Premium Sakura Yukhoe Sashimi 1,320 JPY (tax included)

The horse sashimi, sliced to the perfect thickness, offers a luxurious taste that unfolds with every chew. As you savor each bite, you’ll experience the natural richness of the horse meat and the sweetness of its marbling, spreading across your palate.

The incredibly tender texture of the meat makes it clear why it’s got “premium” in its name.

Don’t forget to try the meat sushi made with horse sashimi as well

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“特選握り三種盛り,” Special Assorted Nigiri Platter (left to right, lean meat, roast horse meat, and fatty horse meat) 759 JPY (tax included)

The Special Assorted Nigiri Platter includes three types of horse meat nigiri sushi: lean meat, roast horse meat, and fatty horse meat.

Each of these three cuts offers a completely unique flavor, allowing you to truly appreciate the depth and complexity of horse meat.

You can also order individual pieces of nigiri separately, so if you discover a particular favorite among the three in the platter, it’s a great idea to order more of that one.

A lavish interior rich with Japanese culture

Kakekomi Gyoza stands out among the numerous eateries in the Kabukichō area, with its exterior and interior adorned in the theme of Edo-era firefighters, adding a unique touch of Japan’s rich history and culture to your dining experience.

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Kakekomi Gyoza’s exterior

Just like the exterior, the interior of the restaurant is adorned with decorations inspired by the lanterns used by Edo-era firefighters, and they are displayed throughout the restaurant.

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Kakekomi Gyoza’s interior

Moreover, catering not only to Japanese customers but also anticipating visitors from abroad, the restaurant provides touchscreen menus in English and Chinese, in addition to Japanese.

Kakekomi Gyoza truly showcases why gyoza has become one of the must-try dishes for those visiting Japan, right alongside other classic Japanese foods like ramen, tempura, and sushi.


Store name 新宿駆け込み餃子
Shinjuku Kakekomi Gyoza
Address 1-12-2 58th Tokyo Building 1-2F, Kabukichō, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Seibu-Shinjuku Station 3-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station Main Exit
  • Seibu Shinjuku Line(SS01)

Shinjuku Station(SJK) 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station East Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY17)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA11)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS20)
  • JR Chūō Line Rapid(JC05)
  • JR Chūō Sōbu Line(JB10)
  • Keiō Line(KO01)
  • Keiō New Line(KO01)
  • Odakyū Line(OH01)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M08)
  • Toei Shinjuku Line(S01)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E27)
Phone number 03-6233-7099
Reservations Accepted
Phone, official website, Tabelog, GURUNAVI, Hot Pepper Gourmet, hitosara, OpenTable, PayPay Gourmet, Retty, DM (Instagram)
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money (Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment(d Payment・PayPay・Rakuten Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Open 24 hours
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 60 seats
4 counter seats, 56 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://www.kakekomi-gyoza.com/
Other information
  • Digital tablet menus are available with English and Chinese language
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; vegan and vegetarian menus are available; halal menu is not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible(there are steps and stairs in the restaurant)
  • Take-out and delivery service are available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on SNS is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of October 2023.