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Toko Sydney

#164 of 4,256 Restaurants in Sydney
#182 of 4,677 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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6:00 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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  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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It's definitely fine dining modern Japanese style. Great sake collection and décor but I just felt something was missing in the amazing spread of dishes. I can't put my finger on it but just come here with no expectations and great company. It's fantastic, just not heaven.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mvtwong
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's definitely fine dining modern Japanese style. Great sake collection and décor but I just felt something was missing in the amazing spread of dishes. I can't put my finger on it but just come here with no expectations and great company. It's fantastic, just not heaven.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Extensive Menu, Raw to Cooked Dishes All Mouthwatering, Delicious. Fast efficient service, perfect for pre-show dinners.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The food was amazing but a little over priced for what you got. Don't get me wrong i like nice food and don't mind paying for it. For an up market restaurant and getting disposable chopsticks is a little sad. I did go to the ladies and there wasn't any toilet paper in any of the toilets. (they have 2... More 

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Star707, Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We chose Agadashi Tofu which was really done well because they created a variation in the textures with eggplant. However, I am not a fan of the really hard tofu for this dish, which is what they selected. But that is just my idiosyncrasy. Their Pork Belly sticks with plum sauce were great. The other dish, which we always choose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great menu and variety along with excellent service. We have been to Toko 4 times and each time we have enjoyed the experience

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant has some delicious food and it is great if you enjoy robata grill Japanese (which I do). The only slight downer on this is that is isn't as good as the restaurant in London that inspired it and you can't book which is annoying on busy nights.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having travelled to Japan, we have embarked on a Japanese cuisine adventure.. trying japanese in several different countries.. We enjoyed a tasting menu here mid week... We experienced fantastic service and amazing food. All of the dishes were presented immaculately, which made the tasting experience one that could be enjoyed. The restaurant setting was nice for couples or groups, dimly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We ordered the tasting menu. love the sashimi and oyster. very enlightening. Also, since my husband doesn't eat much raw food, the cook send us some dumpling and cooked food as complimentary. Very thoughtful.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So I moved to Sydney about 6 months ago and I usually eat Japanese 2-3 times a week , the food is excellent but service is horrible I went last week with a friend for dinner and I waited over one hour for my sushi rolls I kept asking the waiter and he told me I already got them ,... More 

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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the third time I have eaten at Toko and impressed yet again. Sushi was very fresh and top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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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 7 - 35
  • 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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