Half bar, half restaurant. Part Japanese, part Korean. Welcome to Tokki.
An ambitious new dining experience in the heart of Sydney’s bustling Surry Hills, Tokki is inspired by the intimate Izakayas of Seoul and Tokyo. Boasting personality-packed service, an eclectic menu of Korean and Japanese flavours and a blend of sophisticated cocktails, whisky and sake – Tokki is a must-try new Sydney eaterie.
On the corner of Foveux and Belmore, Tokki stands out from the crowd. As you pass, arched windows offer glimpses of the happenings within. The modern facade of polished concrete, marble and neon lights are humbly understated creating an atmosphere at the mercy of its revellers.
Pop down around 6 pm and catch the after-work crowd. Picture businessmen with loosened ties drinking whisky sours and dining on selections of sashimi from the raw bar. But, within the hour you’ll see the vibe smoothly transitions to a more boisterous dinner setting.
Designed to be shared, Tokki’s menu is perfect for date night. But, if we’re honest, the dining experience really comes into its own when you dine in a large group. Order cocktails to start before selecting a smattering of small plates and couple large plates to fill you up. We’re a big fan of the Pork & Kimchi Kyoza and the Yellow Fin Tuna sashimi, but what really stole the show was the Chilli Gochu KFC (Korean Fried Chicken). Oh and if you’re still feeling peckish, you can’t go past the Wagyu Short Ribs.
If you’re a whisky man, Tokki has a respectable selection of Japanese Whisky and always has a special bottle fresh from Japan tucked away. Just ask the bartender to recommend something a little bit different and be prepared to spend way more than you intended trialling unique and exotic flavours.
Two for dinner is likely to set you back around $70 without drinks.
Tokki is open Monday-Wednesday for dinner and from lunch ’til late from Thursday-Saturday the corner of Foveaux and Belmore St in Surry Hills.