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Sokyo is now closed until further notice.
This follows social gathering restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on 22 March. We will keep guests updated as we receive further information. Read more here.


Head Chef Chase Kojima and his team use the finest local produce to create an imaginative menu of sashimi, tempura and melt-in-the-mouth meats cooked over the robata grill. And with its own fusion of uber-cool ambience and eclectic energy, Sokyo is an experience unlike any other.



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.

Chase has 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.


National Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence
Best Breakfast Restaurant 2019 (Silver)

One Chef's Hat
Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

One Star
Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards 2019

Three Glasses
Australia's Wine List Of The Year 2017, 2018, 2019

Australia's Top 100 Restaurants
Australian Financial Review 2015, 2016 & 2018

Two Goblets
Gourmet Traveller Wine List Of The Year 2015 & 2016

Time Out
Hotel Bars Cocktail Competition 2018


Private Dining at Sokyo

Chef Chase Kojima draws on his Japanese training to create an impeccable union of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary flavours that are sure to delight your guests.Sokyo features slick black polished wood, dark modern tones and fish scale textures. This hyper-modern Japanese theme is carried through to oversized anime graphics placed over the main bar.

Sokyo is located within the lobby of The Darling hotel and is the ideal venue for a private dining experience for up to 100 guests in the main dining room. For exclusive use of Sokyo, pre-event canapés may be served round the stunning lounge and bar area prior to moving through to the main dining room to be seated.

The private dining room, complete with its design features, reflects a modern interpretation of Japan. The room caters for up to 50 guests at restaurant round tables or 40 guests theatre style. Sokyo also offers a Japanese influenced breakfast, perfect for a small morning meeting.

Planning A Celebration?

If your booking is for 12 or more guests, please submit your details into the below form and our comprehensive event kit will be emailed to you automatically.

Whether it’s a cocktail party, private corporate function, exclusive dinner or awards ceremony, Sokyo can accommodate your upcoming event.

This form is for bookings/functions of 12 or more guests.

Privacy Policy

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Level G, The Darling

The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street



Monday to Sunday


1800 700 700

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