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Meet the Chef

Max started cooking at 17 in a casual pub in the Lake District moved to London at 18 and gained experience working at Bread Street kitchen, Pollen Street Social (Michelin Star) and the Savoy Grill decided to move to Sydney after three years for some nice weather. Max started at Cho Cho San for 4 years ago, as a Chef de Partie, moved up to Sous Chef and was promoted to Head Chef in 2018.
Average price $85 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 654 reviews
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Food :9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Ellie B.
    • one review

    Amazing food, great atmosphere and fast service. Some staff were a bit abrupt and rude. They were in a hurry to kick you out right after servicing the last dishes, which ruins the experience

  2. Ryan W.
    • one review

    The staff were great, knowledgeable, there when you needed them and quite fun. Great cocktails, great atmosphere and great food. Try the kingfish from the raw menu; phenomenal.

  3. Cecilia T.
    • one review

    Food and service was nice. I particularly liked the ocean trout entree and black sesame mochi dessert.

  4. Nino T.
    • 13 reviews

    the staff was super friendly to my son, and brought ice-cream and bread to get my son eating. The food was excellent and different to traditional Japanese style. we had a most lovely dinner for my wife's birthday.

  5. Jocelynn F.
    • one review

    Good food but really busy on a Sunday afternoon so service was a bit slow.

  6. Mia L.
    • 4 reviews

    Amazing food, generous portions and great atmosphere! Super friendly staff and the best edamame beans I’ve ever had:) Will definitely be back!!!

  7. Wai Yee N.
    • one review

    The vibe and the food at Cho Cho San is great. Despite we booked a table 2 weeks earlier, the restaurant was still unable to set us up on a separate table but instead had us to share spot on the long table which is a bit disappointing.

  8. eliza C.
    • one review

    Such an amazing dinner. Food was sooo good. Drinks nice. Portion sizes a little small. However overall had a lovely dinner and atmosphere wasn’t too loud.

  9. Andrew C.
    • 6 reviews

    My favourite restaurant in the area. Great Service, Great atmosphere and Mary was an excellent waiteress. Pork bun a signature dish of Cho Cho San

  10. Eddy T.
    • one review

    The restaurant is great for people looking for gluten free food. They also identify dishes suitable for people with coeliac disease. The sake selection is diverse

  11. A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Fantastic service and food, can’t wait to go back!

  12. Natalie H.
    • 12 reviews

    Been wanting to try this place for a while. Didn’t disappoint. Lovely ambience matched with great food and drinks. Special mention to our server Jackie for her great recommendations and friendly attitude!

  13. Loretta L.
    • 9 reviews

    It’s a fantastic Japanese restaurant! The grilled kingfish wings dish is so divine and I will definitely visit again next time when I’m in Syd

  14. Loretta L.
    • 9 reviews

    Beautiful restaurant!!

  15. TIEN T.
    • one review

    Great vibes. Even better food!

  16. A A.
    • 246 reviews

    Good range of selection of food and drinks.

  17. A A.
    • 268 reviews

    Great service & as always great food!

  18. A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Excellent restaurant. Best in Sydney.

  19. A A.
    • 256 reviews

    Great Food, service can imporove

  20. Bernadette D.
    • 3 reviews

    The food was devine. The only unfortunate thing was that we were looking forward to a couple of dishes which were old specials and no longer available. The service however was just delightful. The staff were knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly! They definitely brought the overall experience to life! A very big thank you to the Cho Cho San team.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

73 Macleay Street, 2011, Potts Point, Australia

About the restaurant

A cracker night at Cho Cho San…

What do you get when you mix a young gun chef, a seasoned restaurateur, a hot Sydney architect and a prime piece of real estate? Cho Cho San of course. A mod Japanese Izakaya that pays respect to Japanese cuisine while simultaneously taking it to the street as small-dish, cocktail-friendly bar food. Perch up on the stool-lined concrete bar for a steamed bun (of course) filled with rolled, smoked duck, hoisin and pickled cucumber or a seriously sensational sliced petuna ocean trout (from the raw bar), dressed with a mix of soy, mirin, black pepper and wasabi. To be frank, no choice is a bad one, so go with your gut and just enjoy the intelligent, easy and delicious food from a cracker team. It’s magic.

Best dish: Petuna ocean trout


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