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490 Crown | Shop 3, 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 - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and ideally located in the city

Really enjoyed out meal here. Modern Japanese cuisine so really enjoyed - a bit of fusion with some traditional food. Steak Tartare was great. Location and layout nice and helps develop a nice experience. Easy to recommend. About 5 mins from Circular Quay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great place for a quite meal for 2. Nice food, mannered waiters. No complaints whatsoever. Had the degustation menu. There was great variety without removing itself from the Japanese roots.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

They have created a warm atmosphere for dinner at the bar or tables. The service was good and the food lovely quality and with originality. The apple desert is fantastic. I would recommend.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A somewhat sterile environment. Service was efficient but not friendly and personable. The food although good was fairly expensive and without much creativity. Had the degustation but only the beef tartare is memorable. U can get better for the same price point in the slurry or the x.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really enjoyed out meal here. Modern Japanese cuisine so really enjoyed - a bit of fusion with some traditional food. Steak Tartare was great. Location and layout nice and helps develop a nice experience. Easy to recommend. About 5 mins from Circular Quay.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Three of us ate at Tokonoma in Bridge St on a weeknight and we each had the Tasting Menu. It was delicious. It is a rather interesting concept here. The food is Japanese but Tokonoma does not replicate typical restaurants in Japan. There are no chopsticks and on the evening we were there the staff appeared to me to be... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

we had the degustation menu which was superb and I would recommend it if unfamiliar with Japanese, the food and service was great until we went to pay the bill and my wife noticed that the waiter had already put a tip onto our bill of $ 73.00 on top of our $ 300.00 bill, my wife did not proceed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was my first visit to Tokonoma. The last time I visited the premises was when it was the old Tokio Joes. What a difference. The ambiance is lovely with murals painted on the walls and a comfortable dining layout allowing you to have a conversation without being overheard. The food although small in terms of helping size was sensational... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a Groupon voucher for a 12 course degustation here. The serving sizes were tiny but the food was good quality. They messed up our orders though which was disappointing so a few of our dishes were missed then brought out later. Overall a good night out.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The new Tokonoma Sydney in Bridge St is by far the best Japanese Restaurant in Sydney- even beating old time favourites like Toko , Sushi e, Sokyo and Sake- Yes better than all of them. The cod was spectacular and I dream of the honey bugs. The space is really cool.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It has been a while since I last ate at Tokonoma and I honestly don't remember enjoying it as much as I did last night. Normal Japanese food around Sydney can be pretty bland but at this place they do it with a twist. Everything about the experience was terrific - the tasting menu, the service, the atmosphere and the... More 

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Additional Information about Tokonoma

Address: 490 Crown | Shop 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9357 6100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 490 Crown | Shop 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9357 6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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