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Cho Cho San

73 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9331 6601
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork buns” (28 reviews)
“bolognese” (17 reviews)
“crab omelette” (15 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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73 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was trying to figure out if it’s more towards chinese food or Japanese food. We had 6 dishes in total and costs AUD200 in total. After spending one week in Sydney, i am getting used to the high living standard here. Food at Cho...More

Thank beauty_in_ugly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a beautiful food, good service and great atmosphere with a cool vibe. Well be back for sure!

Thank PalmBeach-2108
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Visited Cho Cho San with a Vegetarian friend and with the exception of a very tasty pork bun (crispy, sweet and spicy) we opted for all Veggie food. Several delicious options, we ordered the potato scallop, silken tofu and the pumpkin pancake. The dish service...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 8 May 2018

My dining companion and I had a most delightful meal at Cho Cho San last week. Beautiful food. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Planning our next visit.

Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Order a dish and have to wait for one hour. Arrogant waiter said you have to wait as we are busy. No explanation no checking, very rude. Received a bill mistakenly charged with other table' 3 desserts. Noisy environment and very unpleasant dining experience. Definitely...More

2  Thank Tiff T
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting my son and partner in Sydney and we requested Japanese. From the start my impression was negative- the majority of seating was highish stools and the place was dark. I’m all for ambient lighting but I needed my iPhone torch to read the menu!...More

2  Thank frank s
Reviewed 2 May 2018

It was my first time here on the weekend with friends. The food on offer is amazing, so many yummy things to choose & I am sure that you could not make a bad decision here. Should you prefer to do a banquet there are...More

Thank Melanie_OZ1
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We came here for dinner, ordered four dishes and each one was nicer than the next. The flavours were strong and interesting. Sharing is definitely the way to go!

Thank nixxelpixxel
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Sat at the bar and was attended to by excellent staff. Dining alone so I only chose a couple of things to try. LOVED the udon bolognese. Very hearty and delicious. Other items were also good but that was the standout for me.

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A couple of months ago, I went to Cho Cho San with my girlfriends. Let’s just say they didn’t disappoint! Their matcha soft serve was bomb! Their sashimi was awesome too! And the cocktails are tasty!

Thank Ramona A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 6601
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Restaurateurs Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess are excited to announce the opening of their new joint venture, Cho Cho San, an interpretation of the Tokyo izakaya. Building on a successful partnership that began with celebrated Potts Point restaurant, The Apollo, Christie and Barthelmess's next project is an exploration of Japanese food culture. Together they will bring free-thinking and a creative approach to the traditions and heritage of Japanese cuisine. As Chef and Co-owner, Barthelmess is developing an ever-changing, seasonal menu keeping to the Japanese philosophy of simplicity where ingredients are the stars. Joined by Head Chef Nicholas Wong working together the focus will be fresh food and healthy eating, using hibachi grilling and steaming techniques. Cho Cho San has created an inventive drinks offering that draws on Japanese drinking traditions reflective of Christie's pioneering experience matching wine with Asian food. "We love the amazing drinking culture in Japan: the tiny bars, the buzzing izakayas and the huge variety of drinks with their deep traditions," he says. "So we've sourced the best sake, shochu, whisky, beer, and a wine list perfectly tailored to suit the food." A small, punchy cocktail menu will change seasonally, drawing on ingredients suchas melon, yuzu, apples, nashi pears and seaweed. Designer George Livissianis once again joins to create a simple, light space that feels Japanese without the cliches or kitsch.
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