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Azumatei<br />東亭

Azumatei
東亭

 There are many famous gyoza restaurants in Tokyo, but if someone asked me which one is the one operated by an old couple, the only restaurant I can think of is Azumatei. &nbsp;It has been open for several decades but the first time I visited the place was only 3 years ago. &nbsp;But since then I have regularly been dining here even though they are open for only a few hours during lunch time.  (They are currently closed for lunch and takeout only between 17:00〜19:00, but will reopen for lunch in the near future so call them before you go)   東京には数多くの餃子の名店はあるが、昔から夫婦でお昼のみ営業しているのは、東亭以外思い浮かばない。お店がオープンしてからは数十年経つのだが、初めて訪問したのは3年前である。しかし、初訪問以来、営業時間が数時間しかないにも関わらず、定期的に通っている数少ないお店である。

There are many famous gyoza restaurants in Tokyo, but if someone asked me which one is the one operated by an old couple, the only restaurant I can think of is Azumatei.  It has been open for several decades but the first time I visited the place was only 3 years ago.  But since then I have regularly been dining here even though they are open for only a few hours during lunch time. (They are currently closed for lunch and takeout only between 17:00〜19:00, but will reopen for lunch in the near future so call them before you go)

東京には数多くの餃子の名店はあるが、昔から夫婦でお昼のみ営業しているのは、東亭以外思い浮かばない。お店がオープンしてからは数十年経つのだが、初めて訪問したのは3年前である。しかし、初訪問以来、営業時間が数時間しかないにも関わらず、定期的に通っている数少ないお店である。

 They only have 4 menus. &nbsp;Yaki Gyoza Teishoku (Pan fried gyoza with rice and soup), Sui Gyoza Teishoku (Boiled gyoza with rice and soup), Shumai (Steamed shumai with rice and soup) and Mix Teishoku (Pan fried gyoza, steamed shumai with rice and soup). &nbsp;You can also take out uncocked gyoza for home.  メニューは4つしかなく、焼餃子定食、水餃子定食、シュウマイ定食、ミックス定食 (焼餃子&シュウマイ)。そして焼いていない生の餃子をテイクアウトすることも出来る。

They only have 4 menus.  Yaki Gyoza Teishoku (Pan fried gyoza with rice and soup), Sui Gyoza Teishoku (Boiled gyoza with rice and soup), Shumai (Steamed shumai with rice and soup) and Mix Teishoku (Pan fried gyoza, steamed shumai with rice and soup).  You can also take out uncocked gyoza for home.

メニューは4つしかなく、焼餃子定食、水餃子定食、シュウマイ定食、ミックス定食 (焼餃子&シュウマイ)。そして焼いていない生の餃子をテイクアウトすることも出来る。

 Both Sui Gyoza and Shumai aren't bad, but almost everyone only orders, Yaki Gyoza. &nbsp;And compared to other restaurants, they are large and the filling is full of vegetables more than ground pork. &nbsp;In the extra small plate, add soy sauce, vinegar, and chili oil to create a wonderful dipping sauce for the gyoza.  水餃子もシュウマイも悪くはないのだが、ほとんどの客が焼餃子定食を注文。他店に比べてサイズも大きく、餡も野菜がたっぷり入っている。

Both Sui Gyoza and Shumai aren't bad, but almost everyone only orders, Yaki Gyoza.  And compared to other restaurants, they are large and the filling is full of vegetables more than ground pork.  In the extra small plate, add soy sauce, vinegar, and chili oil to create a wonderful dipping sauce for the gyoza.

水餃子もシュウマイも悪くはないのだが、ほとんどの客が焼餃子定食を注文。他店に比べてサイズも大きく、餡も野菜がたっぷり入っている。

 It comes with a chicken soup, large bowl of rice and pickles. &nbsp;The soup is very good and refreshing after having gyoza.  定食にはスープ、ご飯、漬物がついてくる。スープも旨みたっぷりで大変美味しく、餃子とのマッチもGOOD。

It comes with a chicken soup, large bowl of rice and pickles.  The soup is very good and refreshing after having gyoza.

定食にはスープ、ご飯、漬物がついてくる。スープも旨みたっぷりで大変美味しく、餃子とのマッチもGOOD。

 Since there are only about 25 seats, even if you get a table you will probably have to share it with another customer. &nbsp;And because the owner does everything on his own, your order can take more than 15 minutes but it is worth the wait.  店内は25席ほどしかないため、例えテーブル席でも相席になる。そして店主一人で全ての作業を行っているため、出てくるまで15分以上待つこともしばしば。

Since there are only about 25 seats, even if you get a table you will probably have to share it with another customer.  And because the owner does everything on his own, your order can take more than 15 minutes but it is worth the wait.

店内は25席ほどしかないため、例えテーブル席でも相席になる。そして店主一人で全ての作業を行っているため、出てくるまで15分以上待つこともしばしば。

Review by Tokyo Rocks

 

Address: 2-50-13 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

(12 min walk from east exit of Ikebukuro station)

Phone:  03-3985-5659

Open:  Currently closed for lunch, takeout only from 17:00〜19:00

Closed:  Wed, Sat, Sun & Hol

https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13008958/

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