Celebrating the best of both traditional Japan and modern Sydney, Sokyo is unveiling a new phase of its evolution – one dedicated to making every meal a ceremonial moment.
We’re thrilled to announce that after four months, The Star Sydney’s signature Japanese restaurant Sokyo is open with a fresh new look, new menu and sensational new brunch offerings, celebrating the best of both traditional Japan and modern Sydney.
Sokyo has stood proudly as a landmark of Sydney’s culinary scene for nearly a decade. Now, as venues across the city open their doors, Sokyo is unveiling a new phase of its evolution – one dedicated to making every meal a ceremonial moment.
“We wanted to keep the soul of the original Sokyo, paying respect to the traditional cooking techniques of Japan, while giving it a burst of fresh energy,” said Sokyo’s Executive Chef Chase Kojima, who’s vision helped guide and shape the transformation.
“Rituals have always been part of the Sokyo ethos… but a key element of this new era will be to bring the behind the scenes traditional rituals of dish creation to the guest experience as well – something diners have missed over the last few months.”
The new Sokyo space is softer, more spacious, with intimate lighting and a focus on spotlighting the kitchen. The designers have also collaborated with local calligraphy artist Tomoko Oka to design a modern take on the traditional Japanese art that adorns the walls, menus and tables capes, and reflects the art and ritual ethos.
Sokyo will also showcase dishes that create moments where eating feels like a performance like the ‘Baked potato with umami crème fraiche, chives, cured Iberico ham, & ponzu jelly’ assembled table side, the ‘Ranger’s Valley Scotch Fillet MBS+5 350g with soy, wasabi, & ume kosho’ fresh off the robata grill, and the ‘Tuna Crispy Rice – Spicy tuna tartare, spicy mayo, crispy Hokkaido rice’ plated to reflect the colours of the Japanese flag.
For more details on Sokyo’s transformation visit: Sokyo – Where Ritual Meets Art