Restaurant Reviews

Sokyo: Restaurant review



The Darling Hotel, The Star
80 Pyrmont St
Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW


Lunch Fri-Sat noon-2.30pm
Dinner daily 5.30pm-10pm


E $6-$29
M $20-$60
D $9-$17


Sokyo is different things to different diners. The name fuses Sydney and Tokyo, and for the most part it's a blazing Harajuku swirl of boisterous flavours. You might start with the kingfish ceviche topped with slivers of potato and a hint of chilli, or be tempted by the tuna on a hot, crunchy rice cake. Fine slices of Hokkaido scallop take well to a honey-yuzu dressing, tomato and herb cress, while the Dengaku Man, a signature dish, shows off flaky cod marinated in miso and served with a Japanese salsa and cucumber salad. The other Sokyo is more Ginza refinement: a handful of prized seats at the kitchen counter offering one of the most spirited sushi omakase services in the country. Expect prices as high as the noise levels in either case, on the menus and the extensive wine list, along with casino-style service that ranges from high-roller dazzle to gaming-floor adequacy, sometimes on the same night. It's an adventure either way.

(02) 9657 9161

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chase Kojima

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.