Awsome Japanese Izakaya in the heart of Brisbane CBD – Hato Gyoza and Grill

Right in the heart of the Brisbane CBD (Central Business District), on Elizabeth Street, is an awesome Japanese Izakaya style restaurant, tucked down an alley way, called Hato Gyoza and Grill. This is your classic cheap eats, hidden gem, serving up great traditional Japanese food at a reasonable price.

Hato Gyoza and Grill Japanese Restaurant

Hato Gyoza and Grill Japanese Restaurant Brisbane CBD

I was staying at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel and stumbled across this great Japanese restaurant, which is just a minutes walk down Elizabeth Street, on the opposite side from the hotel.

Inside Hato Japanese Restaurant Brisbane

Inside Hato Japanese Restaurant Brisbane

Hato Gyoza Grill has a mix of traditional Japanese deco (with the red lanterns out the front) and modern Japanese funky decor with some amazing artwork inside the restaurant. This place would fit right in with being on the streets of Shinjuku Tokyo or in the Nanba area of Osaka.

Decor inside Hato Japanese Restaurant Brisbane

Decor inside Hato Japanese Restaurant Brisbane

Modern Deco inside Hato Gyoza and Grill Brisbane

Modern Deco inside Hato Gyoza and Grill Brisbane

It was a tough job for me to order my meal as their menu had many of my favourite Japanese dishes including some delicious pork gyoza dumplings (5 pieces $8), chicken karaage rice bowl ($13), chicken katsu curry ($13), takoyaki ($7), beef sukiyaki ($13) and some soft shell crab tempura ($15).

I ended up going with one of all time favourites, a good bowl of udon noodles with a side dish of tempura for $15. Delicious!

Tempura Udon at Hato Gyoza and Grill Brisbane CBD

Tempura Udon at Hato Gyoza and Grill Brisbane CBD

The udon noodles were nice and thick in the tasty broth. The bowl of tempura was a generous serving of deep fried vegetables and a nice sized prawn which I quickly dunked in the soup for it to soak up the flavour of the broth.

Tempura Udon at Hato Gyoza and Grill

Tempura Udon at Hato Gyoza and Grill

I am really looking forward to my next trip to Brisbane so I can get back to Hato Gyoza and Grill and try more of their delicious food. If you get a chance get in and try this hidden gem. Great food, great prices.

Hato Gyoza and Grill
123 Albert S
Brisbane City

Open Monday to Thursday 11am – 9.30pm, Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 11.30am – 9pm, Closed on Sunday

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