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Toko Sydney

#255 of 4,600 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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490 Crown Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9357 6100
Mon 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Armidale, Australia
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77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was good quality and the service was quick, so I really can't fault those elements, and overall we had a good experience. A few things let the place down. Firstly, the use of single-use snap-open bamboo chopsticks. It felt cheap. Secondly, the stinginess with cutlery and napkins. A serviette for each person wouldn't have gone astray, neither would... More 

Thank mobetrotter
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner took me here for V-Day dinner and it was nothing less than perfection! A little pricey at $130pp but for 12 course degustation you can understand why! Every item no matter how small was packed with incredible flavours and all the seafood was so fresh. Hats off to the chefs but also the bar men, cocktails were nothing... More 

Thank Venece F
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just to love this place. A year ago it was amazing. But it's been going down, it's like they don't care anymore cause they have the good review online. Hopefully I won't last long cause they need to take care of their service. The food is still good but the waitresses are the worst! We waited 40 minutes for... More 

Thank Tina H
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a group work dinner. Our menu had been preset but I left feeling full and very happy. Started with more traditional Japanese. Oysters,Sashimi, Sushi, Gyozi - all delicious, fresh and presented beautifully. We then moved onto tempura stuffed zucchini flowers, sesame beef and fish. The fish, which had the most amazing tahini based sauce on the side,... More 

Thank Nicole P
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the $98 tasting menu and was blown away by the flavour and freshness of the food. Will definitely be coming back!

Thank Matt_Windy85
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back as the first time we came as outstanding. Sat at the bar. Enjoyed the view with all the plates getting sent out. Overall food is lovely. Bit of a hit and miss with the beef as the second plate we got was actually bitter. Morton Bay bugs fried in batter was like your norm fish and chips. Dish... More 

Thank Jen W
Neutral Bay, Australia
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240 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a while since I went to Toko and I enjoyed the same excellent experience as I did some years back. The staff were courteous, attentive and interactive. The food was fresh, had taste and great mouth feel. I asked about a sake to compliment to food choices and the waiting staff listened to my preferences and helped... More 

Thank JemoMJ
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A really nice venue. A bit inconvenient that they wouldn't take a diiner reservation, but so be it. The service is proffessional, but not overly friendly. The food is outstanding. We opted for the degustation menu and we pleasantly surprised with the well balanced flavour and presentation. Fantastic japanese food in Sydney. Would I come back again? Probably, But there... More 

Thank Kbot5000
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We are regulars of Toko but on Saturday night we had an early dinner and at 8 pm got asked to leave so they could turnover the table. Three of us spent $350 and were looking to have dessert and coffee but were forced to leave to accomodate other guests. The frustration of this is that they don't take bookings... More 

Thank Cheryl W
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I rarely give 5 stars but the degustation dinner menu was so perfect, amazing flavours & high quality food. You can't book for dinner & we quickly got a seat at the bar facing the kitchen which worked out well. Service was friendly & attentive. I highly recommend the $95 pp degustation... More 

Thank MJAngell37

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 38
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Crown Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9357 6100
Toko's 'less is more' philosophy presents Izakaya dining in its finest traditions. Toko's principles are based on the seamless integration of food, drink, service, design, and most importantly their team of people who make it possible. At the heart of Toko is a strong team of dedicated industry professionals overlooking key aspects of the operation, each bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and international experience. The team is the backbone of the business and ensures Toko provides their customers with a unique luxury experience, combining highly personalised service in an exemplary restaurant setting.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Paddington

Neighbourhood Profile
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
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