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Meet the Chef

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Chase Kojima

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.

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dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

The food was amazing as always! My favourite is the tuna and crispy rice and the mochi dessert. Service is impeccable too, our waitress was quite attentive to our needs.

dined on Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Had dinner with my wife on Friday. the Sashimi with some extra oysters were on point, and as theatrical as usual with the flowing dry ice. I will highly recommend the Seared scallops also. We enjoyed the other dishes we had too, with the truffle mushrooms a stand out if you like truffle!

dined on Mon, 24 Jun 2019

Nitrogen sashimi is a must!

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Not worth the experience. Too expensive, the price does not match the taste of the food being said it’s not exotic Food that you can’t get at your local inner west sushi restaurant or train!! Campsie Ashins has a lot more variety and to be honest more Japanese tasting food. For a couple You’re paying over $300 just in food you’d expect a Wow factor but it was merely basic food, oh wagyu beef that tastes like rump steak.
Mary-Jane Hamer

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Food was brilliant. The best Japanese shushimi. Wait staff need improvement in both food and wine service

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

The staff were very courteous and polite. They clearly explain what the standards and the options are. The restaurant was very clean and the food was good.

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Excellent service, great location, fantastic selection of wine
Brooke Mills

dined on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

We had such a lovely time for our anniversary at Sokyo. The staff were absolutely lovely and every single dish was note worthy. Ask the staff for their recommendations because they really nail it!
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About Sokyo

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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