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Sokyo. Where the buzz of Tokyo meets a Sydney beat. Allow yourself to be lost in the world of Chef Chase Kojima and his impeccable union of traditional craftsmanship with an innovative take on contemporary flavour.

His premier arrival to the Australian dining scene will have you dining on a list of firsts. Be seated to the chilled out sounds of the resident DJ, enjoying dishes such as Binchotan Grilled Castricum Lamb Chops, Maple Miso, or Tuna Sashimi with Plum Wine Jelly.

Your server will help to create a personalized "Sokyo Menu" for you and your guests, and of course, the house Sake Sommelier will be on hand for the perfect Sake companion to the entire experience. Not to be missed, Sokyo is one of our star attractions.

Sokyo is part of The Star's Signature Dining Restaurants.

Awards for Sokyo

One Chef's Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2014 & 2015
Two Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2014
Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards 2012

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Book your table at Sokyo now! If you’re looking for the best Sydney restaurants, consider The Star for a great dining experience.

  • Thursday ​9 April

    Sokyo Moët & Chandon Dinner

    Benoît Gouez, chef de cave for Moët & Chandon will present the new Moët & Chandon Rosé Vintag, accompanied by Chase Kojima's 4-course menu to match to the different champagnes.
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  • 16 March - 6 April

    Sokyo Easter Menu


    Lamb rump, Shiso chimichurri, warm eggplant salad, ponzu - $39
    Slow poached egg, Hokkaido scallops, apple, parsley, nori corn butter - $35
    BBQ eel and chocolate, crispy rice sushi, avocado, creamy spicy sauce - $28
    Hot cross bun martini, raisins and lemon - $19

    Menu subject to change.

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  • Friday & Saturday

    Open for Lunch

    ​The Star's modern Japanese restaurant is open for lunch on Fridays and are offering $45 Lunch Specials.

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  • Private Dining at Sokyo

    Sokyo has a stunning private dining room available for functions and events. Click below for more information on holding your event at The Star.​​
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  • Pre-Show Dining

    Coming to the Event Centre or Sydney Lyric Theatre? Why not enjoy a delicious pre-show dinner at Sokyo. Check out Sokyo's pre-show dining offer below (available for evening sessions only).​​​
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  • Free Benefits & More!

    Become an Absolute Rewards member and enjoy up to 30% off our selected Signature Restaurants and Hotels. With 30% off for Black members, 20% off for Pearl and 10% off for Red+ members. Click below for more details. And remember it's free to sign up!
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  • Offer ends 30 April 2015

    Free Parking is on the Menu

    ​Spend $100* or more at BLACK by ezard, Balla or Sokyo to receive free parking. Validate your parking ticket when settling the bill.

    *Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Spend on cash, credit or debit card. Available for 1 car only per total spend over $100.

Sokyo at The Star

Modern Japanese with a Twist

Served in the traditional Kaiseki style, or multi-course Japanese dinner, the hot and cold dishes are designed to share. A blend of bold and complex flavours sets this menu apart, with diners able to order straight off the menu, or take advantage of a personalised dining experience.


*Menu subject to availability.

Please be advised that any group reservation for 8 persons or more will incur a service charge fee of $10 per person when dining at Sokyo.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

"Every single creation that makes it on the menu is a delightful surprise."


Chase Kojima


Chase has come a long way from his culinary career start as an 11 year old boy in his father's traditional Japanese restaurant. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Chase has a contemporary and edgy take on Japanese food, which is a reflection of his American upbringing and the cooking traditions he learned from his father.

At only 29, he's headed up kitchens all over the world for the iconic Nobu restaurant group. After four years in Vegas, he circled the Nobu globe working in Dubai, London and LA before finishing at Nobu Bahamas as Executive Chef.

Chase is primed to explore the finest of Sydney culinary delights in his menu. In fact, he spent his first four months in Sydney discovering the local fishmongers and produce suppliers. Every single creation that makes it on the menu is carefully curated.


Jean-Baptiste Robert

General Manager

Jean-Baptiste's move into the hospitality industry was in no small part due to his parents' running of a hotel in his native Brittany on France's north coast. After studying industrial mechanics and working briefing as a blacksmith, Jean-Baptiste did a hotel apprenticeship in Brittany before moving to Paris.

There, he worked for the legendary chef Joël Robuchon, who has earned more Michelin Guide stars than any chef in the world (27). Starting off polishing silverware, Jean-Baptiste worked his way up to front waiter at the 2-star La Table de Joël Robuchon. When that restaurant closed, he worked at Robuchon's other Paris establishment, L'Atelier, for a year.

Looking for a sea change, Jean-Baptiste moved to Australia on a working holiday visa to learn English but ended up staying longer than expected when he met his future wife, Rebecca. He continued his foray here, starting work four years ago in the former Star City restaurant, Astral, under Sean Connolly, and moving to Sokyo upon its opening in October 2011.


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Level G, The Darling
The Star
80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009


Sokyo Restaurant:
Breakfast: Daily 7am-10:30am
Lunch: Fri-Sat: 12pm-2.30pm
Dinner: Sun-Wed 5.30pm–9.30pm
Dinner: Thu-Sat 5.30pm–10.30pm

Sokyo Bar & Lounge:
Sun-Wed 4:00pm-11:00pm
Thu & Sat 4:00pm-12:00am
Fri 12:00pm-12:00am

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