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“Great Japanese”
Review of Sokyo

Sokyo
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Ranked #6 of 6,221 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $57 - $178
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Sokyo continues to pay homage to Japanese heritage whilst infusing it with a modern touch using the finest Australian produce. It’s where tradition and innovation collide. Our refreshed menu and interiors take the Sokyo experience to new heights, complete with a sunken dining room and bold, rule-breaking Japanese calligraphy. Sokyo’s philosophy of Ritual meets Art is evident in every dish and every little detail, everywhere you look. We can’t wait to share it with you.
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

The food and the service is amazing. The kingfish and the scallops were wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank 1802Dzop
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SokyoManagement, Manager at Sokyo, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Good afternoon,

Thank you for taking your time to provide us your experience with us. We are glad to hear that the food and the service was amazing. We look forward to having you back soon. Have a good weekend.

Kind regards,

Sokyo Management.

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Reviewed September 1, 2019

What can I say!!! From the welcome from staff as soon as we walked through the door, to the food, cocktails and to top it off our waiter ADAM!

This whole experience has given me faith that as a customer we are just not a number in a seat, our waiter Adam made us feel so relaxed and his vibe was electric, never felt so comfortable from a waiter. His cocktail and food recommendations were spot on. Thank you for making my birthday an experience I will not forget.

Will recommend to anyone to hit this restaurant up!

Date of visit: September 2019
3  Thank foodndranks
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SokyoManagement, Manager at Sokyo, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Good afternoon,

Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo. We are glad to hear that you were welcomed by Sokyo team as soon as you walked into the desk and also the service provided by Adam made you feel relaxed and comfortable on your birthday. We are continuously working on to improve the standards of service. We hope to see you again to celebrate another birthday with us. We wish you a good weekend.

Kind regards,

Sokyo Management.

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Reviewed August 15, 2019

The food was amazing
Altho service is just so so,

Not much selection of food, but their ingredient was amazing and fresh.

Higly recomended.
But the restaurant seems too hot for me, either the heater is too much or ppl love hot AC.

Date of visit: August 2019
3  Thank Wijayathoughts
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SokyoManagement, Manager at Sokyo, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

Good afternoon,

Thank you for taking your time to leave the review about Sokyo. We are glad to hear that the food was amazing and fresh. We are continuously working on to improve the standards of service. We hope to see you next time. Have a good weekend.

Kind regards,

Sokyo Management.

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Reviewed August 11, 2019

The food was good and presented nicely. The service was quite unprofessional and somewhat very annoying. The waitress who looked after our table seems to be very new and not competent. Our conversation over dinner was interrupted all the time and eventually we were given up and just wanted to finish our meal and left as soon as possible. Not a place for a lovely dinner catch up or business dinner.

Date of visit: August 2019
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SokyoManagement, Manager at Sokyo, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Good afternoon Belinda,

Thank you for taking your time to provide us your dining experience here at Sokyo. We are disappointed to hear that the service was unprofessional and incompetent. We take your feedback serious. We would like to hear more details. Would you be able to contact sokyo@star.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Sokyo Management.

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Reviewed August 5, 2019

I have been coming back here since I quite like the food and the food presentation. Drink selection is big and interesting too. What annoying me the most particularly on the last night was the service. In general, the service is good and attentive. But when it comes to saying “attentive”, it involved so many interruptions on our conversation asking us about the feedback of every dishes while we were still munching. The waitress was too keen to clear table as soon as the plates were empty and even took our unfinished Sake bottle without asking if we had finished that drink!
I know it’s a common practice for a good service to be attentive and I have been to Sokyo before without experiencing this type of interruptive service.
Thus when the waitress kept coming to our table and even when we haven’t finished the last round of our main dishes, she was still asking if we “have finished” and needed a dessert menu! (I ordered a second round of one of my favourite dish and it just arrived five mins beforehand and there were three bites left on the plates when she asked!) We feel that this is too attentive and we cannot enjoy our dinner at its most plus we cannot have any good and smooth conversation over dinner where it supposed to be a great catch up with great food.
At first, we thought she wanna push us to leave but when checking the time, we still have 30 mins left and that was plenty for us to order dessert. We did order dessert and finished the whole meal within the two hours timeframe. And when we wanted to ask for the bill, she was no where to be seen and we had to wait for 10mins!?! We did give the waitress some gratitude though because we always appreciated people who work in service. By providing this comment it’s because we are hoping to see improvements if they care to do so. I personally would love to still come back to dine-in here but if the service would still be like this, I would definitely stop taking my colleagues, my overseas guests and my family to Sokyo.

Date of visit: August 2019
3  Thank BrianR1988
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SokyoManagement, Manager at Sokyo, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Good afternoon Brian,

Thank you very much for taking your time to provide us the feedback. We are disappointed to hear about your dining experience and we apologies if the dining experience was not up to our Sokyo standard. We take your feedback serious. Would you be able to contact sokyo@star.com.au to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Sokyo Management.

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