New restaurant Tokki has opened up shop on Foveaux St, Surry Hills and is already making its mark on the foodie scene. It is a casual restaurant with a cool vibe. It reminds me of some little places in Melbourne, like Supernormal. The restaurant space has an industrial feel, but lightened with some neon lights and large comic strips featuring on the walls.
We were super impressed with our visit to this eatery, which reminds us of a Japanese Izakaya with its shared style plates and the range of drinks on offer.
Tokki is a place to go where you can get those one of a kind bespoke cocktails. Their drinks list also has craft beers, whisky, soju, spirits and bio dynamic and organic wines. There’s also soft drinks and mocktails.
Food wise, practically everything on the menu appealed to us. We opt to share a number of dishes, which is the vision of the venue for diners.The small plates are perfect if you are having a few drinks with friends. The ‘crabbie rolls’ were very enjoyable – a soft brioche roll and plenty of spanner crab too.
The Bao, at $7 are totally worth it, for they were all impressive, with plenty of pleasurable moans emitted as we ate these soft pillow like buns and their tasty fillings that were bursting out the sides. The KFC bao – Korean fried chicken, with katsu sauce as well as the prawn katsu with yuzu tartare and the hochu pork belly with parmesan mayo.
Their roasted cauliflower (V) has
miso butter as a glazed and although listed as a small dish, this was enormous and could be ordered on its own or as a side. This was one of our favourites, amongst many.
The Kingfish Ceviche infused with white soy vinigrette was the favourite dish of the visit and, of our dining experiences this year to date. The super fresh kingfish is nicely cured and packed with flavour.The Tokki BBQ meat tray is another absolute must order, served as a platter with short beef rib, pork belly, baby pork galbi, gochujang chicken $29, perfect for sharing and great value. Each portion of meat is cooked to perfection and with their own flavorings.We finished up with the amazing Matcha Pancakes at only $15 with lime ice cream. This dessert had a nice and light doughy texture and we absolutely devoured it, with the lime ice cream.We loved our visit to Tokki Restaurant , it is a cool space with a contemporary feel. The food on offer is fun and a great display of Japanese and Korean Fusion. In addition, the drinks list is quality, including bespoke cocktails and the staff are very attentive. One of our favourite dining experiences of the year, stop in and check them out. We are excited to return.
44A Foveaux St Surry Hills,
Monday-Saturday 12pm til late
Thanks to Dave the venue manager for arranging this for us. Special thanks to Chrissy from Creative Little Soul for the invite.