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Toko Sydney

#190 of 4,555 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
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Outstanding cocktails. Opted for the cheaper of the degustation options. Each course was delicious, considered and, above all, tasty. Sashimi was fresh, they were able to switch out the oysters for nigiri. About 2.5 hours on a Saturday evening, with a nice pace to the dishes - never felt rushed but also never left waiting. The service was attentive -... More 

Thank Dean I
Sydney, Australia
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335 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here only because it seems to be the only few places in Sydney that has fois gras. The highlight for us was the scampi fois gras dish. We hope that the fois gras wasn't shaved though. Kinda strange.

Thank 96joshuap
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Although we appreciated the ambience of the restaurant upon entry, the service left much to be desired from start to finish. A 15 minute wait at the bar turned into 45 minutes, with no response to our enquiry when we asked when our table would be ready. It took abnormally long for us to be presented with menus at the... More 

Thank Dereklimz
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a weekday night as Toko does not take bookings under 6 people, and we got a spot at the bar straight away. We were in the corner and may be that's why we were a little neglected, as we were not in their clear vision. We ordered the $98 per person degustation tasting menu. For our first... More 

Thank christianas_cumture
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stumbled upon this restaurant while attending a rather dull conference in Sydney. This made it more worthwhile. The ambiance and layout is very open and informal. I sat at the bar. The food was superb. I had the 10 piece sashimi ( Chefs choice ) and it was very good. This was followed by the teriyaki soft shell crab... More 

Thank fafner23
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. A group of us went for a work lunch and it was nothing short of perfect. Amazing service, food and atmosphere. We opted for the $98 taster menu and not one of the team was disappointed. Flavours a plenty, the gasps of pleasure with every mouthful were heard throughout our group. Cannot recommend enough for friends or... More 

Thank Brett7777777
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I went to a birthday party here in the front bar. They had great finger food and very attentive staff.

Thank ASelinaB
Fremantle, Australia
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stumbled across Toko this week while staying in Sydney and we were very pleasantly delighted. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was fabulous. Being tired and feeling a little lazy we selected the "Sora" tasting menu described as the chef’s selection of signature dishes and the stream of delicate and delightful food kept rolling. There were... More 

Thank Kim M
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place, busy, nice ambience, good service and a great fish menu too. Beef was exceptional others in the party said. Conversation still easy, even though it was busy.

Thank Murray_Irwin
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We'd already had some starters at Mille Vini earlier, so just wanted some light 'extras'. This was no problem for the friendly staff and we were ushered to a spot on the large shared table. My friend had a sushi platter (delicious) and I went straight to dessert - amazing chocolate fondant that was worth the calories! We sampled the... More 

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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$7 - US$37
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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