It’s called: Sokyo


Who’s the cook/bartender? Head chef Chase Kojima.


Awards: One Chef’s Hat – SMH Good Food Guide 2015; One Chef’s Hat – SMH Good Food Guide 2014; Two Glasses –Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2014; Award of Excellence – Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards 2012.


Eye candy: Paul Kelly designed the interior of the restaurant.


Flavours: Served in the traditional Kaiseki style, or multi-course Japanese dinner, the hot and cold dishes are designed to share. A blend of bold and complex flavours sets this menu apart, with diners able to order straight off the menu, or take advantage of a personalised dining experience.


Something to start with: Kingfish miso ceviche – green chilli, crispy potato, miso ceviche.


The main course: Lamb chops –scorched eggplant purОe, aka miso, basil.


Room for dessert? Goma Street – caramelised white chocolate, sesame ice-cream.


Care for a drink? Chasing Kojima 18 – Yuzu sake, pink grapefruit, lemongrass and elderflower.


Sounds: We have a lineup of DJs playing some cool sounds from indie lounge to soft house.


Make us drool: Sokyo isn’t only a restaurant, as we have a cocktail bar lounge for your pre-dinner gathering where you can ask our expert bartenders to create a cocktail to match your taste. Then into the restaurant where you can order И la carte or let the staff create a degustation for you. Unless of course you are sitting at the sushi bar where the chefs can create a specific menu for you. So come, relax and enjoy…


The bill comes to: $87 for the selection above.


Sokyo is at Level G, The Darling, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont. It’s open for breakfast daily 7am-10:30am, lunch Thu-Sat 12pm-2:30pm, dinner Sun-WeD 5:30-9:30pm and Thu-Sat 5:30-10:30pm. For more info, including the menu, head to the Sokyo website.

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