I had recently enjoyed my first experience at Sokyo, and much to my surprise, the food was magnificent. Was initially very hesitant about going there, as I'm more of a traditionalist, and had not been so keen on "fusion" styled offerings previously.
Before anyone jumps up and down about the use of the word fusion, it's the best I can come up with as its certainly not traditional Japanese.
The contemporary take on some the old school favorites like yakitori is simple, elegant and mouth watering, as is their version of pork belly.
Their desserts are distinctly more European but nevertheless delightful, with the sampling plate with the four desserts being the standouts. The best way to describe the selections on the menu, d like an oversized degustation menu. The choices of beverage all seem to compliment one dish or another.
There have been reviews previously stating their service was bad, but I would take that with a grain of salt. We were greeted warmly, attended when we wished, and although yes there was slight delays in some of our selections coming out, it really wasn't an issue. Service staff, all made eye contact, smiled and came by numerous times to ensure our dining was to our satisfaction.
From what I understand, there are two sittings times available.
I was advised by friends to take the earlier sitting if you wished for a little more intimacy, as the music in the adjoining bar commences towards the end of the first sitting and throughout the second. I found this to be very accurate.
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