Tokyo Bird

Tokyo Bird

5:00pm - 12:00am
Shop 2 226-228 Commonwealth Street (enter via Belmore Lane) Surry Hills 2010
(02) 8880 0788

Jason Ang (Gilt Lounge, Sokyo) and Yoshi Onishi (Stitch, Victoria Room) are two of the partners behind Tokyo Bird, which brings a taste of Japanese bar culture to Sydney. For them, personalised service is one of the reasons they love the small 60-seater space. No one ever feels too far away from the bartender.

The World Class drinking venue features a refined menu of classic-style cocktails, plus a impressive whisky collection. Order a premium whisky and it will be served up with a hand-chipped ice ball, painstaking sculpted by the bartenders.

To eat there's the popular Japanese drinking food, yakitori – which literally translates to “grilled bird”.

Traditionally, yakitori restaurants serve chicken wings and skewers cooked over charcoal and coated with house-made tare sauce. But patrons at Tokyo Bird will enjoy a little more variety. Other skewers include pork belly, tiger prawn and shiitake. Menu items change regularly depending on what’s available at the market.

Tokyo Bird’s simple and technique-focused approach to cocktails is another nod to Japanese culture; using the best ingredients, using tools the best way possible and not overcomplicating the flavours.



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