SOKYO
Sydney, New South Wales

2017 SMH Good Food Guide Awards - One Chef Hat
Feel the buzz and excitement of a Tokyo diner right in the heart of Sydney at Sokyo at The Star. Let chef Chase Kojima takes you a culinary adventure through his use of traditional craftsmanship and innovative take on contemporary flavours. Take a seat and let the ambient tunes of the resident DJ take you to a chilled space whilst the vibrant dishes of maple miso and tuna sashimi bring your palette alive. Let the house Sake Sommelier select the perfect accompaniments to compliment the flavours of the food menu, creating a memorable and bespoke dining experience.
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General info

Address:

80 Pyrmont Street,
Level G. The Darling, The Star
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Suburb:

Pyrmont

Contact:

Cuisine:

Asian, Korean

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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DETAILS

Designed by Paul Kelly Design, Sokyo effortlessly pairs tradition with modernity with black polished floors, earthy hues and fish scale textures. The dynamic space features 7kms of rope suspended from the ceiling that has been hand dipped in black dye to create ‘cave style shapes' over the sunken dining room, enhanced by the dark carpet in a fuchsia cherry blossom motif that flows organically through the space. This hyper-modern Japanese theme is carried through to oversized anime graphics placed over the main bar and secluded seating nooks adding dramatic splashes of colour.

The menu has a social vibe offering a variety of considered dishes that are conducive to sharing. Flavours are bold and complex, while staying true to Chase's traditional Japanese artistry and the integrity of the produce. The menu is complemented by a large selection of wine, Japanese beer and a refined selection of chilled sake varietals.

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

There’s sushi and then there’s sushi. At Sokyo, the sushi melts away on your tongue like good chocolate. In fact, it’s not just sushi that makes an impression, every dish of our ten-course dinner has carved itself into my memory as an event on its own. Writing this, I feel as though I’m recalling a dish I ate moments ago, so vivid are my mental notes. That’s the power of great food – a mouthful can snap you out of consciousness and take control of my senses. I liken this sensation to yoga meditation – where one achieves a stillness of mind and a heightened sensitivity to your immediate surroundings.

The first course is a deceptively simple-looking dish of seared tuna, arranged on a pretty salad of enoki mushrooms, edible flowers and micro herbs. As you gather each ingredient on your chopstick, dollops of charred leek aioli emerge from underneath and, on closer inspection; a translucent pickled ginger jelly is delicately dotted around the plate. The combination of flavours and textures are a stroke of genius. The next dish includes skinny fried potato matchsticks that hide hunks of fresh kingfish, marinated in a chilli and miso sauce. The potato doesn’t detract from the kingfish but, rather, adds a salty earthiness that elevates this from merely sashimi to a complete, balanced dish. Next, we hit the robata grill with Kurobuta pork belly, alternated with spongy chucks of daikon and served with a mustard aioli. It feels like an Australianised version of robata but it’s delicious nonetheless. I keep muttering, dish after dish, “I think this is my favourite”. By the fourth or fifth course, my nonchalant dining partner rolls his eyes and my statements fade into insignificance.

The pressure point dish is undoubtedly the miso cod. I take a mouthful, anxious to see if it’s up to scratch. Moments later, I’m scraping up the last morsels of caramelised miso from the plate and any anticipation I held diminishes. I want to eat this dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between. Feeling surprisingly perky the next morning after Sokyo, I decided to take a yoga class. As I lay day on my mat in savasana and concentrating on my breathing – trying to “still my mind”, all I can think about is seared tuna, charred leek aioli and pickled ginger jelly.
Anna Lisle

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
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MAX SEATING
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Functions
Sokyo will seat up to 150 people in four different environments each exuding different personalities. Diners can experience the dark hues and plush seating in the stunning lounge and bar area, the sunken dining room, two stylish and intimate private dining rooms and an open plan sushi bar.

Features

Accommodation available
Award Winning / Hatted
Breakfast
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Romantic / Intimate
Something Different
Suitable for Pre Theatre
AWARDS
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2017
One Chef Hat

Reviews

CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
Kerby Craig on 26/08/2014
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