It was recently the boy's birthday so we stopped for a spot of Japanese at Sokyo in The Darling, the new Hotel attached to the Casino.
Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice: Crispy nigiri, truffle salt, spicy mayo $15
The food is traditional Japanese and modern Asian Fusion with a twist. The usual high quality Japanese dishes you would expect in Sydney appear on the menu. I would definitely recommend perusing the tempura specials, do not pass up the tsukune and this Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice was worth the trip alone.
Sokyo needs some time to find its own identity. At the moment they've made it a little too slick and it just feels a little fake. It's like trying to make your video 'go viral', this is not a notion you can instill, it needs to be given to you by the public.
The waiters are all eye candy cute young boys with stylish shoes, which is great and all but not so much for service. I hope they rectify this, the waiter we had was French and didn't seem very comfortable with Japanese food, nor could he recognise that we were and wanted to be left alone with the menu.
All in all this place needs to find its feet but will nonetheless become a regular visit for me. The price and range mean that you can eat your way through a whole kaiseki or just have some sushi for a short business lunch. This is the perfect local eatery for client meetings in a flash setting, but needs time before I'll return on a date night.
Sokyo at The Darlinghttp://www.star.com.au/sydney-restaurants/signature-fine-dining/pages/sokyo.aspx
80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
(02) 9777 9000
Formal modern Japanese and Asian Fusion
New and finding its feet
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