Nihao / ニーハオ
Another one of Tokyo’s many great dumpling places. A little tricky to get a table from what I hear, but if you turn up early you might be lucky to grab a chair or two. Hidden on the second floor of a building along the shotengai in Hatagaya this restaurant serves some seriously crispy fried gyoza. A little bulkier and with thicker dough than I would have thought I prefer, but nevertheless great with a glass of beer. A must eat if you have a little time around the Yoyogi-uehara/Yoyogi-hachiman/Hatagaya area.
The dough is kneaded right before your eyes and the menu extends well beyond the dumplings, perfect to get some plates to share if you’re a group of people.