Sokyo, The Star's contemporary Japanese restaurant, will now offer chef Chase Kojima's unique cuisine at lunch time from Thursday to Saturday between 12pm and 2:30pm, in addition to dinner service.
Along with the à la carte menu, a special three course menu for $45 per person and a $30 Bento plate are now available for lunch. Sokyo's dishes feature a blend of bold and complex flavours whilst staying true to the characteristics of the produce.
The Sokyo Menu
The à la carte menu consists of sashimi, tempura, signature dishes, robata, soups, salads, plus nigiri and sushi rolls, complemented by a selection of quality wines and sakes.
Sokyo offers three styles of personalised dining experiences. First is the -Waiter's Choice' which is tailored to each group based on preferences and budget. The second is a -Helping Hand' in which Sokyo's knowledgeable wait staff guide the diners through their options and design something unique to them. The last is the chef's degustation menu or Omakase, an everyday evolving menu that Chase develops.
Three Course Lunch Menu and Bento Plate
At $45 per person, the three course menu has been designed to give diners a taste of innovative chef Chase Kojima's passion for fresh Australian produce and intricate flavours. The special menu boasts a selection of sashimi, tempura and signature dishes from the a la carte menu.
From the sashimi dishes, diners can select from Tuna Umami, Short Rib Tosazu and Seared Salmon. From the tempura dishes, there is the option of Sand Whiting, Cuttlefish or Asparagus, and from the hot dishes, diners can choose either John Dory Truffle Cabbage Cloak, Lamb Chop Maple Miso or grilled King Prawn. All meals are served with miso soup and mixed field greens.
At $30 per person, the four compartment Bento plate is the chef's selection of Tempura, Robata, Salad and Sushi, accompanied by miso soup and rice.
The Sokyo Experience
Fusing tradition and the energy of modern Tokyo, Sokyo's space is dynamic. It 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 and secluded seating nooks, with added dramatic splashes of colour.
Seven kilometres of rope, hand dipped in black dye, are suspended from the ceiling of the sunken dining room which is enhanced by the dark carpet in a fuchsia cherry blossom motif that flows organically through the elongated space.
Sokyo is located in the lobby of The Darling Hotel and Spa, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Sydney. For reservations please call 1800 700 700. For more information, visit: www.star.com.au