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“Soak it up at Sokyo!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sokyo

Sokyo
Level G, The Darling, The Star | 80 Pyrmont Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9657 9161
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Ranked #42 of 5,319 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Sokyo. Where the buzz of Tokyo meets a Sydney beat. Allow yourself to be lost in the world of Chef Chase Kojima and his impeccable union of traditional craftsmanship with an innovative take on contemporary flavour. Now open 7 days a week for breakfast and dinner, and lunch Thursday through Saturday.
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Soak it up at Sokyo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Meet & greet was professional & friendly. Attentive response was prompt & professional. Food was shared as you would expect in this style of restaurant with the mixed sashimi platter oozing freshness of what the sea has to offer. Presentation was excellent. The wagyu beef Robata was moist full flavored & melt in the mouth. Tempura Bug tails were crisp & moorish. Lamb chops in maple miso were full flavored and succulent as was the John Dory. The 2011 Christian Moreau 1er Vaillon Chablis was superb match for the first half of the dinner as was the sublime 2011 William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir to finish of the remainder of the dinner. A great overall dining experience and highly recommended 15/20

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Japanese with Class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Food servings are small however very tasty and very nicely presented
Food is very pricey however the atmosphere makes it all worth it.
Would go there again and again and again

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Upbeat Japanese - Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Excellent a la carte Japanese restaurant in the Darling Hotel. An assortment of Sashimi was beautifully presented with generous size pieces. Moreton Bay Bug tempura was light and had a nice texture albeit the portion size seemed to be lacking. Atmosphere was upbeat bistro style and service was friendly, efficient and informative. If you like creative Japanese cuisine I doubt whether you would be disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Execellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Visit in weekday lunch time period. It's Japan fusion food. Good service. The dishes were really nice, but take a bit long for waiting. Try with it's dressert as well, but no really interesting. Reasonable price at city.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Japanese food in a buzzy atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Tasty, super-fresh food in a trendy space.
The open kitchen was great to watch too!
The only downside was that the recommendations of the waiter were a bit off – the fish dish he recommended for my partner was the worst dish of the night and he suggested that I was ordering too little – so I ordered an extra dish and was too full to even touch it.

Visited August 2013
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