At Tokosan, an offshoot of top Sydney and Dubai fine dining establishment Toko, the focus is on beverages paired with a casual Japanese menu.
The interior design boasts neon lighting, a 16-metre-long street art mural, and DJ-spun tunes. The karaoke room is also of note and bookable for functions of 20 people — so prepare to give your lungs a workout.
The pub-style Japanese menu features sticky grilled pork ribs with a jacket potato, Japanese-style chicken burgers and popcorn shrimp with spicy aioli. Ramen and udon noodle soups also make an appearance, as does sushi, and $20 all-you-can-eat Temaki Tuesdays (a type of hand-rolled sushi). Tokosan's cocktail list, named after Kill Bill characters, includes the gin, cucumber and passionfruit O-Ren Ishii, the Boss Tanaka with bourbon, apricot brandy, ginger ale and lemon juice, and the sake-infused Sofie Fatale.
Images: Gareth Sobey.