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Tokyo Bird, Surry Hills, AU-NSW

Tokyo Bird

4.6
4.6
434 reviews
$A40 and under
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.

Tokyo Bird combines the best of Tokyo’s yakitori-ya and izakaya with classic cocktail bars in an intimate Sydney laneway small bar. We look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo Bird!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 8880 9971

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • TOKI Highball Bar at Tokyo Bird

    3 Nov - 11 Dec 2022
    Join us at the new TOKI Highball Bar this November at Tokyo Bird! (entry on Commonwealth Street). Open from 5pm Thursday to Saturdays with a DJ playing live from 6pm, enjoy the warmer weather with your choice of four refreshing TOKI whisky highballs, each paired with a bar snack.

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What 434 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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Diners' Choice Awards

  • Sydney

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sydney

    Japanese

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous Friday night find! Loved everything about it! Amazing Japanese tapas food, awesome service and fabulous genius cocktails! ❤️ What more could you ask for?! It’s a small, intimate location with moody lighting and hidden away that makes It feels like a secret place. So much so, that I kinda don’t want to tell others because I want to keep it a secret! 😂
  2. CZ

    CharbelZ

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience there. Superb cocktails, whiskey, food and service.
  3. LS

    LaliS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Nice place, good food. A bit under staffed so hard to communicate and get food we asked for.
  4. MJ

    MarcusJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Cool restaurant with nice food, somewhat expensive, service the usual dismal Sydney standard
  5. DS

    DionS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Great view ve. Will def be back
  6. LK

    LaurenceK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely staff and venue, however quite strict with booking and lack of pictures to help with deciding on the menu and quite crowded but overall quite a decent experience.
  7. P

    Patricio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem, that brings a unique sensory experience
  8. IW

    IvyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good cocktail!The lyche& rose one! Excellent!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mostly yakitori, which were great! Calling for menu to include Yaki onigiri!
  10. R

    Renae

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A very cosy laneway bar with a good selection of cocktails and spirits for lovers of Japanese flavours. The accompanying bar food pairs well. Overall a pretty fun, casual space. Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
  11. MH

    MichealH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Can’t believe I waited 30 mins for just warm and burnt skewers
  12. SF

    SuzanaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I planned a girls night out here and was very happy with everything, from the food to the service and allowed us to talk and catch up in a nice smaller style restaurant. The service was fabulous and friendly. Had great value for money and will definitely be going back !!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for some Japanese bits and drinks. Really nice vibe and also a good option for a get together with friends over drinks. Will be back for sure.
  14. BW

    BenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite whisky bar. I regularly visit with a group of friends, usually in a group of 3-6. The staff are friendly and welcoming, happy to chat but giving you plenty of room to enjoy your evening. They're always willing to give a whisky recommendation as well. My go-to order is a ginger highball or old-fashioned with a side of lotus chips, before starting on their large selection of Japanese whiskies.
  15. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food awesome drinks superb service nice atmosphere
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Spot. Will be back
  17. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening out at a Yakitori bar which is so reminiscent of Tokyo. Great food, quick service and lots of noise from an energetic and lively crowd.
  18. T

    Teresa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great place to hang out with friends to catch up or celebrate an occasion. It's very noisy on the weekends. Great selection of whiskies to enjoy and the staff were very attentive.
  19. F

    Febb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great little bar with awesome Japanese 'nibbles'.
  20. OK

    OseockK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good atmosphere, nice cocktails and Japanese whiskeys.
  21. R

    Rainbow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    food was served cold, service was very slow .. but delicious housemade yuzushu
  22. LB

    LouiseB

    Melbourne

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere in this Japanese lane way bar and the staff are just so friendly and helpful and it’s a joy to be served by them.
  23. M

    Meri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great venue, cozy and hip/cool. Great Cocktails, Food and service
  24. KD

    KateD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. The food is great, people are friendly and the atmosphere is trendy but understated.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food is delicious, but tables and desks are super small and the place is styler crowded
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food, drinks and ambience was awesome though the restaurant host can reduce the number of times she reminds us about our 90mins booking.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the drinks and the knowledge from the bar staff. Marcus in particular was super friendly. Will defs be back!
  28. IY

    IvyY

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Great food and drinks with good vibes
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Showed up 30mins prior to my reservation and I was able to get seat properly I appreciate the fact that we didn’t have to wait. After viewing the menu I was not greeted with service to place order for about 10-12 minutes
  30. K

    Knnuui

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place and service. It would be nice if we can have a space to put the jackets and bags nearby.
  31. M

    Maki

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    food very average. Not tasty . Very little choice. Service was bad. Won’t go again. So disappointed.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. Lots of energy and the food is always fantastic.
  33. N

    Natty

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked table under name natty on Thursday 8 Sep . I really love it 😍 service was so perfect by lady in black uniform .. she so nice and great smile 😊 cocktail was so good ..fantastic.. food so nice 👍 I will back again .. Tokyo bird is my favourite
  34. TC

    TakiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as first time. Sweet staff (her name is sonia) and the bartender also have good service and knowledge of wine /whiskey/sake. We did had a great time for my partner’s birthday
  35. MS

    MariaS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    I love the food at Tokyo Bird however the service is always a bit hit and miss. On this occasion, the food lived up to the reputation however the service left us feeling cold. The restaurant is lively and on this particular night we got a very, very loud table right next to us and it was difficult to hear each other across the table. The staff were also left with the door open due to the smoke in the room, we were seated in the front room and the door drew a very brisk breeze throughout our dinner. We booked for an early sitting and were told 90 minutes into our reservation that it was last drinks for our table!! As I said I normally love this place but this time around it left me wondering if they are only interested in the "hip young loud group" as opposed to the "older spend a lot of money group". Would I personally recommend this place, no, but if you want a loud place filled with smoke from the kitchen, with no opportunity to talk with your friends and enjoy great food? Then please try it!
  36. MJ

    MJx2

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  37. SD

    SimonD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with great food, beverages, service, and ambience.
  38. MN

    MurtyN

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot, great drinks and awesome staff. Highly recommend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Tokyo bird is one my fav go to places in Sydney . I know it’s hard to get staff but literally no one attended to our table all night without having to shout out to get attention. Waiters were very friendly when could get their attention. Was just difficult especially as kept mentioning we only had 90 minutes but then could never get any one’s attention to order anything
  40. CF

    CharlieF

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced and pretentious. Not at all authentic japanese

FAQs

Tokyo Bird is rated 4.6 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tokyo Bird

226-228 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, AU-NSW 2010

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Belmore Ln

  • Area

    Surry Hills

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    2 minute walk from Central Station (Elizabeth St exit)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining

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