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Toko Sydney

#231 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Paddington
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490 Crown Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9357 6100
Today
18:00 - 23:00
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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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Kbot5000
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Cheryl W
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank MJAngell37
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Toko is an amazing experience and definitely a restaurant that will keep me coming back. Decor is pleasant, staff welcoming and attentive, and the food delicious! Do yourself a favour and visit Toko tonight and ensure you try the Cod 😃.

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Thank Muddy W
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu and it was honestly to die for. Every single dish is perfection and the service absolutely impeccable. Congrats guys!

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Thank la_jose_nz
Sydney
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Sora tasting menu mid week. A selection of chef's ten specialty dishes plus dessert. The adage of not messing with quality ingredients applies here. Try it and i guarantee you will not be disappointed. They do however need more service staff but can be forgiven.

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Thank WellBeing328
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first came to this restaurant 6 months ago, I couldn't stop talking about it for days and days. The tuna tartare and miso cod was absolutely amazing. Coming back 2 days ago, I harboured the same expectations, but for some reason the food was not as good as I remember. We ordered the $98 set menu. The tuna... More 

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Thank Josieyuan
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the banquet with work colleagues, fresh seafood and the balmain bugs amazing. Service ok however a bit disappointed with speed of drinks etc. Wine list 3 out of 5 re reason for rating. Busy Christmas period and a little understaffed. Will head back in a quieter time of year. Sake selection good.

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Thank Rick l
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Apart from having my favourite dish in Sydney, (try the scallops) this place consistently delivers great food and service. Hemmes, take a look at how it's really done.

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Thank schuler42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Paddington

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Paddington
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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