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Meet the Chef

Born and raised in San Francisco, Chase Kojima’s passion for food started at a young age under his father, a talented chef, and his grandfather, a fisherman in Japan. His distinct palate was shaped by traditional training and American upbringing. Before opening Sokyo in 2011, Chase led kitchens all over the world for Nobu restaurant group including Las Vegas, Dubai, London, LA and the Bahamas. Chase then moved to Australia and has worked with The Star on various restaurants.

Restaurant menu

Average price $95 Special request

Chef Chase Kojima recommends…

Red snapper
$22

Coriander salad, black pepper chilli vinegar

Cuttlefish
$19

Chilli de arbol, tarragon ponzu sauce

Bay bug
$31

Spicy mayo, green papaya, pomelo salad

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 503 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Ji Yoon K.
    Ji Yoon K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great selection of Buffett and hot food choices. Highly recommended.

  2. yue w.
    yue w.
    • one review
    5/10

    The server is terrible with no smile and quality service. The server didn’t even ask us how’s the food or greeting us. The price is not cheap but the service not worth for the price ! I will not go back any more.

  3. JODI C.
    JODI C.
    • one review
    8/10

    The ambiance was great, most food were great. We love the Sashimi Platter but Waygu was just ok (a bit dry). My hubby loved the dessert which was recommended by waiter. Receptionist was the best!

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Jodi, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience at Sokyo. We are glad to hear that the ambiance was great and you enjoyed sashimi platter and the dessert. We are excited to hear that the service provided by our host team was the best! We look forward to having you back. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  4. Renee M.
    Renee M.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    I have always enjoyed the food at Sokyo and have dined here a number of times. Unfortunately our evening started off on a bad note, due to a staff member advising that Sokyo would charge a 10% service fee because we were a group of 8 (7 adults and an 8 month old baby). We asked to speak to management and after some back and fourth the staff member returned and agreed to waive this. Although it was resolved I still think common sense could have been used here. I especially didnt enjoy being ambushed by this information upon arrival, as I did specify in my booking that it was for 7 people and space for a pram.

  5. Josephine W.
    Josephine W.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    All staff were very welcoming & attentive. Our waiter Adam was efficient, friendly & professional, giving us some very good advice with food & quantity choices. We enjoyed everything from the start with the spicy edamame to the Yuzu souffle for dessert. Can highly recommend this restaurant & we would not hesitate to return

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Josephine, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us. We are glad to hear that all staff were very welcoming and attentive, and that Adam's service was friendly, professional and efficient. We look forward to having you back soon. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  6. Rebecca L.
    Rebecca L.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Welcoming staff and great service provided. Picked an ala carte traditional breakfast and the fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. Unami toast was delicious too. Great buffet selection.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Rebecca, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience at Sokyo Breakfast. We are glad to hear that you had great service and staff welcoming you on your arrival. We look forward to having you back. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  7. Ana V.
    Ana V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The breakfast is the best, highly recommended. Spicy udon soup 100% You can find from almond croissants to fresh fruits. Coffee is delicious as well.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Ana, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo Breakfast. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the meal with us. We look forward to seeing you back. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  8. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    My second visit and went for breakfast this time. Japanese style Food is ok and quick with both a la carte and buffet. But at the price charged, the atmosphere is definitely not I will expected for a one hatted restaurant. Noisy and squashy, setting is worse than Harvest buffet upstairs. You have to be slim enough to walk sideway without touching the table next to you when getting out from your seat. Simply awkward. You definitely felt there is a rush and push to get you to leave...when the bill comes to your table within 40 mins on your booking time while you still eating, even a local cafe will never rush you to leave like this. Mind you there was no mention about 1 hour restriction during booking or when I was in the restaurant. I just heard this from my friends.... Pretty sure there are plenty of hotel guests whom are not interested in spending time in the restaurant. But for Sydneysiders whom come specially for a relaxed luxury breakfast in the city at a pricey fine dining restaurant this is definitely not the place I will recommend

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Jane, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience at Sokyo Breakfast. We apologise for your dining experience that the restaurant was noisy, squashy and rushed on your table. This is definitely not up to Sokyo standards and neither we would like our guests to feel. We take the feedback serious and will pass the feedback to the breakfast team to ensure this does not happen to any of our guests. We thank you for sending the feedback through. We hope to see you next time. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  9. Annelisse D.
    Annelisse D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Sokyo is our go to place when visiting the city, have been visiting for many many years and the food quality has stayed impeccable! Will be back time and time again. Definatley recommend for lovers of Japanese food with a modern dining experience.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Annelisse, Thank you so much for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us and dine with us throughout many years. We love to hear that we are one of the places to go in Sydney. We are continuously working onto improving the standards of service. We look forward to having you back. Happy new year! Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  10. Albert Y.
    Albert Y.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Great service and sushi are fresh. Atmosphere was good for dating and may be catch up with friends. The waiter and waitress always with a smile. Will go back.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Albert, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo. We are glad to hear that you had great service and the atmosphere in the restaurant is good for a special occasion. We definitely look forward to having you back soon. Happy New Year! Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  11. Elaine S.
    Elaine S.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    The food was amazing. The sashimi platter was fresh with smoky effect which was fun! Loved the desserts in particular Goma.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Elaine, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us. We are glad to see that you loved the food and especially our most popular dessert Goma Street. Please visit us next time to try other dishes too! We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  12. Carmen  L.
    Carmen L.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food was a bit slow compared to the last few times we’ve been here.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Carmen, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us. We take all feedback serious. We will focus on improving on food timing so that on your next visit there is no delay. We look forward to seeing you next time. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  13. Anna  C.
    Anna C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great Japanese breakfast buffet, highly recommend the traditional Japanese breakfast dish and the congee, soba noodles and the smoked salmon from the buffet is really good. Recommend to book before you dine there as there are a lot of hotel guests who dine at Sokyo for breakfast.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Anna, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo Breakfast. We are glad to hear that you had great Japanese breakfast buffet and thank you for your recommendations. We look forward to having you back for your next visit. We wish you a very happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  14. Uyen B.
    Uyen B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Our first time at the Sokyo breakfast. Beautiful tasty food with great flavours. It does get quite busy with everyone staying at the associated hotel so a bit noisier than we were expecting but otherwise a fantastic experience. Would recommend and will be going back again soon.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Uyen, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us. We are glad to hear that Sokyo Breakfast was fantastic experience with delicious continental buffet. We look forward to having you back next year. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  15. Joanna Z.
    Joanna Z.
    • 9 reviews
    7.5/10

    Wonderful dishes

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Joanna, Thank you for taking your time to rate dining experience at Sokyo. If you have any feedback how we can turn from six to ten marks in service. Please do not hesitate to get in contact to sokyo@star.com.au. We look forward to receiving your feedback. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  16. Andrew V.
    Andrew V.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always a great place to have dinner. Service food top notch. Didn’t have sea urchin tonight which was a downer but their toro nigiri is to die for.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Andrew, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience at Sokyo. We are glad to hear that the service was top notch and that we are always great place to have dinner. We look forward to having you back soon. We wish you a happy new year. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  17. Ming Jie P.
    Ming Jie P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good quality at decent price. Really enjoyed a romantic dinner there :) staff were attentive and generally everything was clean. Would likely come again

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Ming Jie, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the romantic dinner with us and that the staff were attentive and everything was clean. We look forward your visit again. We wish you Merry Christmas. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  18. Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey W.
    • one review
    8/10

    Portion has gone a bit smaller on the a la carte menu but the buffet is still good

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Jeffrey, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo. We are glad to hear that you had good buffet. We take all feedback and we are working onto improve the standards of service. We look forward to having you back next time. Have a good weekend. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  19. Georgia G.
    Georgia G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best food ever!! The service was amazing and the staff went above and beyond for my birthday and to ensure that we were happy! Definitely recommend to everyone!

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Georgia, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience at Sokyo. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us on your birthday and the service provided by our staff was wonderful. We look forward to having you back for another time. We wish you a great weekend. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

  20. Sa S.
    Sa S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food was delicious but it was quite busy so it was a bit hard to navigate between the wait staff and the other customers. As you get a waiter allocated to your table you always need to get their attention to get anything and since it was busy it took a bit of time.

    Sokyo

    Good afternoon Sa, Thank you for taking your time to leave your dining experience with us at Sokyo. We take all feedback and we will share the point with the team member to improve the standards of service. We appreciate your time taken to provide us your point and we wish you a great weekend. Kind regards, Sokyo Management.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Level G, The Darling,80 Pyrmont Street, 2009, Pyrmont, Australia

Directions to get there

Pyrmont, Sydney City

About the restaurant

In the Land of the Rising Sun When it comes to unique Japanese in Sydney, Sokyo has bragging rights. Firstly, their super-star chef Chase Kojima is a California-raised Japanese prodigy cook, who spent the better part of his young life in a kitchen. He’s cooked all over the world and settled in Sydney where he’s developed years worth of special knowledge of the local fish supply. His menu is an ultra-modern fusion of Japanese, pan-Asian and contemporary western cuisine. Sokyo also get to rub in the fact that they’re the only place in Sydney that does Japanese-inspired breakfast. For a truly unique experience, come and enjoy their miso-flavoured eggs Benedict, or their great big "sumo breakfast" featuring a marriage of sausage, edamame and roast potatoes. Mouth watering yet? They also do a la carte sushi and sashimi for lunch and dinner, a bounty of vegetarian choices, and a pre-show menu that surveys all their greats. So take a seat in their moody chic dining room and enjoy the sounds of resident DJ while you let Sokyo treat you. Best Dish: dengakuMan

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