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Toko

#162 of 5,412 Restaurants in Sydney
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490 Crown Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9357 6100
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Toko's 'less is more' philosophy presents Izakaya dining in its finest...
Toko's 'less is more' philosophy presents Izakaya dining in its finest traditions. Toko's principles are based on the seamless integration of food, drink, service, design, and most importantly their team of people who make it possible. At the heart of Toko is a strong team of dedicated industry professionals overlooking key aspects of the operation, each bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and international experience. The team is the backbone of the business and ensures Toko provides their customers with a unique luxury experience, combining highly personalised service in an exemplary restaurant setting.
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Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere, great food

Booked this for a special night out with friends visiting from interstate, and wanted a place with great friendly atmosphere and special food. This was a winner on all those fronts. It is a bit on the expensive side, and very popular and busy on a Friday night, but that's what you expect here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mskeys
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Booked this for a special night out with friends visiting from interstate, and wanted a place with great friendly atmosphere and special food. This was a winner on all those fronts. It is a bit on the expensive side, and very popular and busy on a Friday night, but that's what you expect here. Best dishes of the night -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I took my daughter to dinner here for her birthday and we had the degustation menu which provided a good cross section of the range of food available at Toko. We sat at the counter where the sushi and sashimi was prepared and this was an experience in itself as watching the food being prepared and then having it served... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nearly every menu item at Toko is amazing. From the sashimi plates to the edamame beans, to the tofu, to the variety of sushi rolls. I can't think of a better place in Sydney for great sushi and a vibrant atmosphere. One thing I would suggest would be to order the Dassai Sake. While it is a little on the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I came to Australia for our honeymoon and were made aware of Toko by some locals who said that we must check it out. Despite rave recommendations (and reviews here on Tripadvisor), I have to say that the restaurant fell flat. A lot. Reasons for a 2-star rating: - inconsistent service and timing: we ordered the Sora... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
589 reviews 589 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Except for the size of the venue and the presence of some Australian staff, the fit out could almost transport you to Tokyo. A great range of seating options from comfortable couches, to individual tables, shared bench seating and sushi counter style. Welcome was pleasant and service and timing of meals generally good but started to fall off a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you're up for some great Japanese with a trendy cool vibe yet not loud this is place to go! It is pricey, but very very good!!! It's been opened for some years now, but the quality is consistently great! Sashimi is just right temperature, firmness and super fresh and scollop dishes are to die for for! Cocktails are also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We chose Toko for our Xmas party recently and it was wonderful. Shared plates, lots of choice, great service, good selection. Food presentation was second to none and the cocktail list was fun and varied. Cost effective and the communal tables are a great way to see many food plates arrive and help with your own selection. One thing I... More 

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newcastle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

awesomely presented food, and delicious. desserts were a pleasant surprise. service is excellent. cannot fault this restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The vibe and the cocktails were pretty cool. I had one with fairy floss on the top so that was exciting. The food was nice, tapas-style portions, however, it was quite pricey so we left still a bit hungry. If you want to try it for a new experience i recommend, but if you're very hungry and want big portions... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

"The best Japanese food I have ever eaten" was the quote I remember saying when I walked out of this restaurant! The food was just simply amazing and very fresh.The service is friendly and fast, the atmosphere is perfect with dim lighting, plenty of people and a real good vibe feel about the place. Busy all nights so plan ahead!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 490 Crown Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9357 6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

Toko's 'less is more' philosophy presents Izakaya dining in its finest traditions. Toko's principles are based on the seamless integration of food, drink, service, design, and most importantly their team of people who make it possible. At the heart of Toko is a strong team of dedicated industry professionals overlooking key aspects of the operation, each bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and international experience. The team is the backbone of the business and ensures Toko provides their customers with a unique luxury experience, combining highly personalised service in an exemplary restaurant setting.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?