Cho Cho San
  • 73 Macleay St,
    Potts Point,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9331 6601,
  • Fri-Sat noon-11pm,  Sun noon-10pm

    Dinner Mon-Thu 5.30pm-10.30pm

Cho Cho San

The words "charcoal chicken, sesame yoghurt" don't really scream izakaya, but this is Cho Cho San, that charcoal is binchotan and the chicken in question - flesh juicy, skin crackled - is rounded out with pickled ginger and splashes of soy. Sit at the concrete bar with a mix of inner-city types and locals, a glass of sake in one hand, tempura miso-eggplant sticks in the other and a king crab omelette with Japanese curry standing by, and it all starts to feel very Aoyama. This is Potts Point, though, so the omelette, with a modest drizzle of sauce and crisp edges, is neatly made for sharing and blond wood tables, and the kingfish collars, glazed liberally with teriyaki, come with a warning (and hand towels for the mess). A white-leaning wine list backs up the Japanese beer-whisky-sake triumvirate. Fast and friendly, smooth and stylish, Cho Cho San is in a fine groove, at its best shared around with plenty of drinks. Matcha soft-serve optional.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $4-$25

    M $18-$38

    D $6-$12

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Nic Wong


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