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490 Crown St | Shop 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9357 6100
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 18:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Sydney. The food is always high quality, fresh & delicious. Service is fantastic. The shichimi spiced tofu is perfection & the Black Cod in saikyo miso is to die for. I've tried everything on the menu & can't fault it. Great wine selection too. Highly recommended!!

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Thank MissWoggle
Melbourne
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Prompt response to message left via phone booking. Great food, beautiful presentation, attentive, but not overbearing or intrusive service from knowledgeable staff. Lovely, cosy place to wind up an evening out in Sydney.

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Thank MistyCoco
Forster
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Entertaining and delicious. Fantastic. First time, but definitely not the last. Staff were very helpful. Loved watching the chefs prepare the food. Had the tasting plate and enjoyed every dish. Not as pricey as we thought. Can't wait to visit again on our next trip to Sydney.

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Thank MummaFifi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Just got home from our Valentines' dinner at Toko: great food (oysters, sashimi, salmon, wagyu, etc) but service was a bit slow even when the restaurant wasn't full. Overall is a great experience, soft shell crab with wasabi mayo was the hero of the night.

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Paris, France
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We took the tasting menu and it was amazing ! The dishes were subtle, tasty and complex. We really loved the oyster. The place is cosy and trendy. The only issue was the quantity... We were absolutly not full at the end and it was really frustrating.

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Thank marayette
Woodford, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Wow! What a great experience. This little hide away tucked in behind/underneath the Bridge Room is to die for. Lychee Martinis that went down a treat, fresh sashimi that melted in your mouth and beautiful Tempura Prawns as sweet as can be. We put our faith in the waiter who impressed with his choices and guidance on what we might... More 

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London (sojourning)
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal at Tokonoma. We shared about 5 dishes and had a dessert each, plus drinks for total of c.$150 (2 people). Decor: modern Japanese Ambience: good - we were seated near the bar / kitchen, so enjoyed watching all the food prep - amazing production line! Service: fast, professional, attentive Food quality: excellent Food style/presentation: modern,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We had lunch here in Oct 2015. The venue is lovely, very relaxing. Service was excellent - the wait staff even removed wet umbrellas and put them to dry for us! We ordered a selection of dishes to share; all were beautifully prepared and presented. One of our group was vegetarian and found plenty of options. The sashimi was out... More 

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Thank Family464
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402 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Had to have a quick lunch with a colleague recently in a tight time window. My assistant found this near my office as I'd never been a also love a good sashimi. Very pleasantly surprised. We were in an out within an hour and the sashimi was spectacular. Only downside is tables are relatively close together. We almost had to... More 

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant, excellent location for a quite dinner out...the food was great but expensive and just a bit...good to try

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Crown St | Shop 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9357 6100

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

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Surry Hills
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