Tokyo Bird

4.5
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92 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese
Tokyo Bird is a Japanese inspired small bar located in Belmore Lane, Surry Hills, serving Japanese whisky and beer, cocktails, sake and yakitori – chicken and other delicious morsels on skewers, grilled Japanese style.

Headed by Jason Ang (ex Gilt Lounge and Sokyo) and bar manager Yoshi Onishi (ex Stitch and Victoria Room), Tokyo Bird combines the best of Tokyo’s yakitori-ya and classic cocktail bars in an intimate Sydney laneway small bar.
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were placed in the cafe side not the main restaurant which lost the ambience of the restaurant
Very little menu and very small servings

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SophieG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a welcome back to hospitality - great food, drinks and service. Will definitely be back!

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deep
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite place in the town. Been going there for long time now. The service is extremely good. I always take my my friends there whenever they come to visit me in Sydney.

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NicolaLove
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks guys. My boss loved it on Saturday night. Especially the current menu offerings and cocktails. Thanks again and thanks to Chris.
See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Only 1/3 of the menu was available which we weren’t previously told. So we were disappointed when our only options were ramen or sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to go for a date or to catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Was overall very good, currently they don’t have the full menu and was a bit disappointing

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HolliL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food and cocktails were fantastic, our table had a great night. Service could of been a little quicker as we had to call for service a few times and being a bigger booking thought that would of been a given. Will come again as really liked the vibe and the drinks menu is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great evening at atmosphere- amazing whiskey selection. Will definitely go back

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great place with lovely ambiance. Delicious food flavours, although chicken was too over cooked for me. Top class experience though.

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Mojgan
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cosy Japanese bar with great drinks and food. Highly recommended.

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AndrewP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A classy relaxed environment for fine drinks and light meals. Best for groups

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Tucked in Surry Hills. Short walk from Central Station. Worth going for the skewers. Huge selection of drinks to suit anyone

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IngridO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great small bar with good variety of bar snacks for small gathering

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JulietZ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food amazing, outstanding selection of whiskey. Peggy - the waitress was attentive, genuine and accommodating. Highly recommend for an intimate dinner or catch-up.

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steveb
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Been there 4 times, never disappoints except for the hangovers.

One of my all time favourite bars.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience4

This is my review: it was good..........................................................

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MichaelL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly welcome, nice vibe, a whisky drinker’s dream and delicious food! Boom!

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ChristinaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food atmosphere. Try the scallop ceviche and gyoza

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice place, but the teppanyaki grill in the open kitchen fills the room with smoke and you leave smelling a bit like an ashtray.

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MariaF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

cocktails were fantastic, food tasty , great title bar

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and vibe! We enjoyed our ladies night out here and will definitely come back again for more!

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JonT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. Many thanks to Chad and Andrew for the amazing service and drinks

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Jack
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend the Smoked Hunter. Food was very good.

JD
JDee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very cool vibe and friendly staff. Mostly serving drinks - huge whiskey menu

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a fun vibe and delicious food.

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Rollo
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and something for all in cocktails. Japanese whiskies expensive but will try a whisky flight next time

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DonaldH
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

Cool vibe. Had a fun time. Table service was slow but fine if you were there for a chat.

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DavidI
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We've been to Tokyo Bird a few times now and it never fails to impress. A small but very friendly space, quirky, the staff are always great and you can relax in safe hands. The menu is quite short, but everything on it is a taste treat. The Japanese whisky selection is huge but they're rather expensive unless you're a connoisseur, which we are not. We swapped to Japanese beer and Scotch/Bourbon. Altogether a great evening out on a wintry night.

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Aidan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great yakitori. Excellent selection of Japanese and other whiskies. Good place to meet up with a couple of friends.

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LakshayK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Great nibbles and drinks. Loved it! Had a few drinks, staff were good. Place was comfy. Fantastic experience.

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JoOliet
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's my go-to place for amazing drinks with good company. The service is absolutely fantastic and very chill ambiance. Love it.

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Damien
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, cocktails were amazing! And staff were extremely friendly. I even got a free drink because it was my birthday! Great service!

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TravisH
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best late night spots in Sydney the food and drinks are on point and they are consistant the wait staff know there menus and definatly ask them for there favs as they are totally worth the adventure

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Lauren
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome little yakitori and cocktail place, with delicious food and drinks. It was my friends birthday and they went above and beyond to make it special. Will definitely go back!

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Dabs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Cool place, great vibe. Food was good, but I think due to a bit of a mix up it all cane out at the same time resulting in a few items getting cold pretty quickly.

Our server did apologise for this as soon as they brought it over. Service was good. Sake recommendations pleased enormously.

The chicken hearts were spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is overpriced. A plate of 2 skewers cost $14. Recommend going if you just want to have a drink and chat with your mates but not to have dinner or else you'll end up paying the equivalent of a 3-course meal.

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rodm
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Tucked away in a laneway in Surry HillsnToko Bird has a feel of a Melbourne small bar and a hint of a Japanese Izakaya. Service was ok but considering the amount of staff could have been faster. Food was good and so was the beer. Great for a a few drinks and a small bite to eat just as a Izakaya should be really.

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CelineC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Tokyo Bird for a work dinner/drinks on a Thursday night and it was fantastic. Great food, great atmosphere! Excellent selection of drinks too - sake, whisky, cocktails, beer, wine. We stayed until closing time. Will definitely return!

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JohnP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Like being in Tokyo. Best whisky bar in Sydney. Food is awesome. Great place.

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Tokyo Bird is rated 4.5 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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