Toko Restaurant & Bar & Tokonoma Lounge

| June 15, 2013

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 Toko Restaurant & Bar and next door Tokonoma Lounge offer an informal style of Japanese ‘izakaya’ dining.

The original restaurant is situated on busy Crown Street in Surry Hills with a newer location now open in the city.  The decor of both establishments is contemporary and minimalist with subtle lighting taking centre stage.

Both Toko and Tokonoma are always buzzing and they provide the perfect place to stop in for some edible nourishment, should you be visiting one of the many nearby bars.

Toko’s space is divided into a restaurant and a bar.  The food menu is designed to be shared and they also offer a Sushi Bar and Robata Grill.  The food menu is offered in the bar area in a more relaxed and casual setting.  Good to know, there’s a private dining room, seating 12 – 20 people, perfect for your next function.  In terms of the drinks menu, you’ve got an extensive cocktail list, sake’s, shochu’s and a selection of Japanese whiskeys to tempt you.  Of course, there is also a wine list.

Tokonoma next door, provides a plush and luxurious lounge setting and offers the same food menu as Toko.  Shochu is the star here and diners can experience infused shochu tonics in the comfort of their leather banquette seating.

We think Toko & Tokonama are perfect for groups and intimate gatherings alike.

In a nutshell:

Price:  $$  Appropriately priced for the fare.
Fare:  Excellent.   Informal Japanese ‘izakaya’ dining.  Share plates.

Service:  Efficient.
Location:  Original restaurant on Crown Street, newer location in the city.
Ambience:  Bustling, trendy, slick.

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Address:  490 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Phone:  +61 2 9357 6100
Hours;  Toko Restaurant & Bar – Lunch – Tues – Fri – 12noon – 3pm, Dinner – Mon – Thurs – 6pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat – 6pm – midnight; Tokonoma Lounge – Thurs – Sat – 5.30pm – midnight
Website:  Toko

Address:  44 Bridge Street, Sydney (enter via Loftus Lane)
Phone:  +61 2 9251 8185
Hours:  Lunch – Mon – Fri – 12pm – 3pm, Dinner – Mon – Sat – 5.30pm – 11pm
Website:  Tokonoma Sydney

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Entrepreneur, event planner, foodie, wine enthusiast and serial traveler. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through the globe’s greatest cities. When she’s not busy planning dinners and events and consulting to some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found and restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides. Follow Shannon on Twitter & Instagram on @shannoncremer

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