Namja Gyoza Stadium
Ikebukuro: Gyoza
Namja Gyoza Stadium (Ikebukuro: Gyoza)
Namja Gyoza Stadium
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

Around a dozen famous gyoza shops from around the country are gathered here in this unusual dumpling-centered theme park inside the very noisy Namja Town game center. (Weekdays tend to be quieter.) Portions are small so you can try several different types, choosing from the picture menus at each stall.

Adjacent to the gyoza zone is "Ice Parlor," offering fifty types of ice cream, in flavors like basil, musk melon, avocado, beef tongue, crab and Indian curry. Order a set of six mini-scoops for Y360 or a bit more depending on the flavor. (Y500 separate admission to get into Namja Town.)

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