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Cho Cho San
  • 73 Macleay St,
    Potts Point,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9331 6601,
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm

Cho Cho San

First, put on the Kimono: a silky cocktail of gin, Cointreau and sake with a cucumber swizzle stick. Then let the dance of the Tokyo tapas begin: gluten-free miso and eggplant on a stick, fried in a tapioca and groundrice batter; luscious snow crab omelette; thick slices of ocean trout dressed in black pepper and wasabi; and pork katsu bedded down in the softest steamed bun. A finely shredded cabbage, radish and ginger salad is a palate-cleansing bridge to fat Riverina lamb cutlets wearing nothing but a squeeze of lemon and a koji glaze, and slices of rich wagyu beef with shallots. What to drink with that? It's a list for the discerning: some 25 sakes, plus a neat selection of Japanese beers and whiskies, and wines that lean towards whites, with "Interesting Others" to up the ante. Then order the citrusy yuzu pudding. Spend up banquet-big in this power-pop izakaya, or perch at the metres-long concrete bar to snack.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $3-$12

    M $10-$38

    D $6-$12

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



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