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Toko Sydney

#161 of 4,211 Restaurants in Sydney
#174 of 4,551 Places to Eat 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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cocktails and sushi

Toko is sleek and stylish - low lighting, authentic Japanese decor, an open sushi bar and good looking staff. Service was a little slow but nothing to complain about. Food was worth waiting for and cocktails were great. Good ambience in a fashionable hangout.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Toko is sleek and stylish - low lighting, authentic Japanese decor, an open sushi bar and good looking staff. Service was a little slow but nothing to complain about. Food was worth waiting for and cocktails were great. Good ambience in a fashionable hangout.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beautifully prepared food which is full of flavour. There is great variety and the quality is consistent. Hard to find better in Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not your usual Japanese fare, many interesting dishes...try the eggplant dish...to die for. Try to get a windo seat on Crown street and relax and watch the passers by!

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

As far as I know, this restaurant doesn't currently have any hats and for the life of me i can't work out why! The decor is warm, modern and interesting, we have only ever had outstanding solicitous service, the cocktails are spectacular and the food is magnificent. Not just sushi and sashimi, but beautifully thought out and created dishes that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was excited to go to Toko with my friends for a girls Saturday night. Sadly, despite the great company and quite outstanding food, I didn't enjoy the evening at all. The music was at nightclub levels, the overall noise extraordinary and the service rude, angry and, generally, amongst the worst I have ever experienced. Never again!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We opted for the tasting menu which was delicious. My allergy to oysters was accommodated without fuss. It was disappointing that requests to slow food service down on a number of occasions weren't met. The food came at us rapid fire, and it felt like they just wanted us to eat and turn over the table - the restaurant wasn't... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A chic city Resteraunt with seriously delicious food and suitable for vegetarians offering a wide variety of whiskeys and seriously divine cocktails. The decor is very modern and you can choose to sit on the lounge or shared tables. The staff are courteous and service prompt.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is getting difficult to be impressed with Japanese restaurants these days but i was with Toko. Everything was great the only issue was the attitude of the blond woman who greeted us - no smile at all and then she was visibly annoyed when I asked if my parents, brother and i could sit at a table for 4... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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107 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We’ve dined at Toko a few times for Business dinners, and found the food, service and atmosphere excellent. The restaurant has a contemporary Japanese appearance. On each visit we’ve opted for the tasting menu (vegetarian options also available), which provide a broad range of dishes served at steady intervals. Staff are friendly and attentive. The wine and whisky selection is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you love Japanese food and the freshest sushi in Sydney, this is the restaurant for you. The service is excellent, very attentive staff in a beautifull restaurant. The food is out of this world good, and an ideal location for a romantic date, or special occassion. Pricing is reasonable and wont blow the budget too much.

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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 - 38
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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

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