Review of Cho Cho San
Potts Point is home to some of our favourite hot spots and Cho Cho San is no exception. Brought to us by restauranteurs Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess, who incidentally are also behind much loved Greek resto The Apollo, you should expect big things.
Cho Cho San offers Japanese izakaya dining, which is an informal dining style. We think it’s entirely appropriate to describe Cho Cho San as part restaurant, part bar.
A communal table takes up much of the long, skinny space, with a colour palette of creams and light woods softening the minimalist decor. There is a relaxed and informal vibe, with just a hint of Japanese precision.
In terms of the food, Head Chef Nicholas Wong, ex Bodega, Ester and Billy Kwong, has created a Japanese inspired menu comprising small share style dishes. This is modern-Asian, so don’t be surprised to notice the cuisine may not be entirely traditional Japanese. Though we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Sushi features prominently of course, alongside yakitori, steamed buns and fried chicken, to name just a few items to tempt you.
Whilst the food may be the star, Cho Cho San does not neglect their liquid offerings. There’s an Asian inspired cocktail list, plus a large array of beers and ciders (many of Japanese origin), whiskeys, shochu’s, sakes and an extensive wine list. They’ve covered all basis.
We think Cho Cho San is a worthy addition to the Potts Point dining scene. One that truly stands up to its stiff neighbourhood competition.
Address: 73 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Phone: +61 2 9331 6601
Hours: Dinner – 7 nts from 5.30pm, All day dining – Fri – Sun – from 12pm.
Website: Cho Cho San
Images courtesy of Cho Cho San.