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The ideal pit-stop for Oxford Street shoppers, this dimly lit restaurant delights guests with its sushi train full of Japanese delicacies. Pull into the Toko station to refuel for lunch or dinner, where a touch of class has been brought to the well-loved sushi train. The long, narrow room stretches from Oxford Street to the back kitchen, accommodating sushi-lovers at the communal table. Toko opened more than seven years ago and this Paddington eatery was a nominee for the Best Sushi Bar title at the 2008 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. The dark walls and central wooden feature create a stylish backdrop for the sushi conveyor belt and its colourful offerings. Watch the action in the open kitchen at the end of the train – the central station from where all of Toko's tasty morsels emerge.
Pull up a stool at this upmarket sushi bar and sample dishes from the train or the a la carte menu. With more than 60 sushi dishes and a colour-coded pricing system offering six pricing levels, this sushi train is sure to satisfy all tastes. Choose from traditional offerings such as sashimi, yakitori chicken or pork gyoza, or try more exotic plates like the blue swimmer crab inside-out roll, octopus sushi or tempura oysters. The a la carte menu offers udon and soba noodle soups, plus a range of hot dishes like the grilled eye fillet with teriyaki sauce on wasabi mash or crumbed king prawns served with home-made tartare sauce. Bring your own bottle or make a selection from Toko's array of sensational sake and Japanese beers. Those on the run can also have their sushi to go; simply fill a takeaway box with your picks from the train.