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    Kaminari Gyoza Japanese Restaurant is Coming to Former By The Way Burger Space

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    The West Hollywood eTRAKIT portal reveals that interior tenant improvements are underway at 8719 Santa Monica Boulevard, at the former By The Way Burger space, to make way for a tenant change to a restaurant called Kaminari Gyoza, which is a Japanese restaurant that could be related to Kaminari Gyoza Bar located in Little Tokyo Los Angeles.

    Traditionally in Japan, gyoza are dumplings filled with a mix of finely minced pork, mushrooms, and cabbage, creating a blend of flavors and textures. However, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your own gyoza.

    The Los Angeles Times reported recently that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, chef-restaurateur Shigemitsu Fujii quietly transformed his Little Tokyo fried chicken shop, Kabuto, into a takeout-only gyoza spot. This year, he fully launched Kaminari Gyoza Bar, offering indoor dining along with sake and beer, paying homage to his hometown of Utsunomiya, Japan’s gyoza capital.

    Patrons can get a glimpse of Fujii’s culinary process through a kitchen window, where he and his team craft dumplings with paper-thin wrappers filled with pork, shrimp, chicken, or vegetables. The gyoza are prepared to order, either seared, deep-fried, or boiled in soup.

    The menu includes gyoza served a la carte or in bento boxes, accompanied by nearly a dozen dipping sauces such as cilantro chile, yuzu kosho, and ponzu.

    Kaminari Gyoza Bar operates from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays; noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

    By The Way Burger closed for good back in February 2022 after serving the community for three years. The space has been empty since its closure. There was a Beverly Hills location on Wilshire Boulevard that has also closed, and according to Yelp, the Van Nuys location is no longer open as well.

    No word yet on when Kaminari Gyoza will open its location in West Hollywood. All we can report from WeHo’s permit portal is that there will not be any changes to the outdoor dining area, but they are adding non-structural, non-bearing walls to create a bar counter and minor kitchen remodel.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Kiss it
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    6 days ago

    Well, they better be consistent and open seven days a week not when they feel like it it! And the price is better be low like a panda express or they’re gonna close in two months!

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    7 days ago

    This guys gyoza are to die for! This place should be a hit.

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    7 days ago

    LOL. Isn there already a failing Japanese restaurant next to the old Gym / Ccffee Bean location.

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    7 days ago

    Meant Bora which seems to either be shuttered or always empty when I walk by

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