Toko Restaurant & Bar

19 Reviews

, 490 Crown St

Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Toko Restaurant & Bar

Japanese 'izakaya' dining in Surry Hills

Toko Restaurant and Bar in Surry Hills offers patrons a unique dining and drinking experience. The cocktail lounge serves sakes and cocktails that have been inspired from Japan. With a restaurant on site, you can combine pre- or post-dinner drinks with a meal; the cuisine draws upon influences from the land of the rising sun. Meanwhile, the decor is stunning, with the magnificent, glowing lighting sculpture taking centre stage along with the bar, which is an accomplishment in the woodwork art of joinery.

We take bookings for lunch only. For dinner we suggest you arrive early and enjoy a drink at the bar.

Sake is what it?s all about at Toko. The food combo is Japanese with an Aussie twist but the experience starts at the bar. Mixologists whisk up exotic fruity-flavoured cocktails with a traditional sake base in a whir of activity ? perfect with a pre-dinner snack of sea-salted edamame (steamed soy beans). Seafood delights are too many to list but the ika no kari kari age alias crispy squid with green chilli and lime will seal the deal on a repeat dinner reservation. That?s before you discover the crispy soft-shell crab with wasabi mayonnaise and then there?s the rainbow of sashimi served up on ice ? ocean trout, tuna, king fish, snapper, eel, mackerel... The no-booking, get- here early or you?re out on your ear policy is slightly annoying but that?s just how it shakes on more

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Contact details

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(02) 9357 6100

Dining Options

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Eat-in


  • Lunch
  • Dinner


  • Licensed

Price Guide

  • Mains $30-$50
  • Entrees under $30


  • Japanese


  • Function Room
  • Bar

Disabled Facilities

  • Wheel Chair Access


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local star
207 Reviews
OVER 4 years AGO

Went here as a friend had a cancellation from her dinner date. So glad I went. It was very very yummy.

Service was ok, although the place got rather busy, however the food was exceptional. It was fresh, the sashimi was awesome. The beef steaks even better!!

And they let us change our free bottle of wine for 2 mocktails as we are both on sober stints at the moment.

The only confusing bit was getting our miso soups towards the end of the meal, here I thought you got them at the beginning!

Yum all around and well worth coming back to.

local star
468 Reviews
OVER 5 years AGO

Been in for a drink and nibble at the Toko bar only but that was lovely. Stylish venue, sophisticated crowd, good food and drink. Seemed popular with both dates and girls nights when I was in.

local star
209 Reviews
Review to win entry OVER 6 years AGO

Nice place for fine dine sushi, we bought a voucher for $69pp for a 10 course and it was worth it.

They layout is pretty cool, you can sit in the dining area or the sushi bar where you can see your food being made. Staff and service was awesome, attentive and observant.

Will be back to tray more food.

local star
62 Reviews
OVER 6 years AGO

This popular restaurant is one to wait in line for, boasting a large menu of contemporary Japenese cuisine, cooked and served to the highest of standards. The large resturant floors makes way for a range of tables, including private areas for small intimiate groups, or large communal tables, for smaller groups or large groups. As the resturant is usually packed, the atmosphere is always buzzing, with the sound of cooking humming away in the background. As you walk through the resturant, you can watch the chefs at work, preparing sashimi and sushi.
Nomad's Thoughts: At first the prices can seem off putting, but after experiencing the food, it is more than worth it. One of the best resturants in Surry Hills, Toko is definitely on the to try list! With a large menu, there are plenty of choices and the staff make the experience even more enoyable.

OVER 6 years AGO

Toko is a modern Japenese-fusion restaurant with an interesting menu and great cocktail/wine list. The service was amazing and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion - it is a bit on the expensive side but great value


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