Tokyo Bird

4.7
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139 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 139 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amandav
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and the drinks were yum. Nice ambiance

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SelinaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was very friendly, food was nice, but I think the music was a bit too loud, my dish was mixed up a bit .
Overall it’s a nice place to dine

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CraigH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, for my vote it's a flawless experience.

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Joel
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine and drinks. Wonderful ambience. I would highly recommend.

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Nicholls
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Couldn't fault the service it was great, but not comfortable with having to flag a server down. perhaps they can check on the table instead

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aussieinnyc
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar, tasty food and cool atmosphere

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night at Tokyo Bird. Service was excellent with great food. We were looked after well by the friendly staff. We will certainly come back again.

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Finn
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drinks, great food and lovely service, not to mention a beautiful little spot.

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DerrickP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and cozy speakeasy bar that serves decent set of cocktails with an exciting list of yakitori to munch on.

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RobinD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! My husband was super happy to find his favourite whisky and the food was superb. Excellent service as all the staff were so attentive and polite.

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RRTJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to have a drink and whiskey flights went down well. Atmosphere was great for a monday night

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Kodos
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Still one of the best bars in Sydney

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JasonK
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I will be definitely going back for good selection of drinks with great food to go with it.

My go to bar in Surry Hills

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the food and ambience here. Our waitress was confused by our gluten-free request basically saying 'there are no options', until another waiter came over and said they could adapt things - great! Not a lot of vego options, but the ones they have are delicious.
The cocktails are heaven, highly reocmmend

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carL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The taste of food is moderate, some skews are good and deserved to be recommended. However, the price is not matching with the taste. Can have a more desirable and satisfactory experience on other restaurants (more specifically yakitori) with the same billing. Thus will not recommend to friends.(unless his focus is on alcohol, but I’m not a alcohol person and cannot give much common on this)

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Anika
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful drinks and food! The staff were very friendly and we felt it was good value for the quality of food we got

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vipShastaRasta333
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute lil spot for all your Japanese whiskey needs. Crispy fried chicken skin to accompany is also a delight!

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JudyK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place to spend time with my boy friend. Nice food n whisky.. loved that place.

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mktu
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place for whiskey and yakitori. The fried chicken is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant cocktails and great Kushiyaki. Great service and a spot to visit again.

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K8egrohl
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent service. Delicious food and cocktails. Cant wait to go again. Highly recommend the Gyoza and Negima. YUM!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would give it 6/5 stars for service if possible !
Great atmosphere and lovely staff.
Cocktails were some of the best in Sydney.

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Kelly
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Tokoyo Bird was fantastic - the cocktails were unreal, the food was divine, and the atmosphere was perfect. The highlight was the staff - everyone was so kind and welcoming, you really felt taken care of. I can’t wait to return!

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MarieD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best hidden treasure in Surry Hills. The small bar feel, personalised service and great food makes Tokyo Bird a must on your next night out. Big on my recommendation list.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service coupled with food almost as good as you's find back in Osaka ;)

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viplumsum
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been here numerous times and love the cocktails and yakitori. The new manager introduced himself and was very friendly. Atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good vibe/ambience

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SydneyDiner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening @ TokyoBird. Host was very friendly and accomodating. A bit surprised that there was no hand sanitiser available in the restaurant. Hopefully that will change in the coming weeks.

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ATeam
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely cozy and hip izakaya. All the food tasted great and came out fast. Yuzu cocktail is super yum!

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MaxD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good place for drinking. Nice food and friendly staff.

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LaurenB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place! Had a few friends come with us, it was their first time at Tokyo bird and they were blown away. Definitely a place to go if you want to impress people with the amazing traditional booze and delicious food. The service was also amazing, very attentive and friendly

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ChristopherL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Tokyo Bird, but it won't be my last. Absolutely loved it, and the super friendly and relaxed service. Cocktails are on point as well, Japanese Negroni - enough said!

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their grill chicken heart is the bomb, good selection of whiskey and cocktail, very friendly and helpful staff.

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kateH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic loved it - perfect night will be back. Great atmosphere extensive whiskey 🥃 menu

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome whiskey bar. We got the awesome foursome flight which was excellent and we got a brief history lesson on Japanese whiskey to go with it, which was fascinating. Loved the mushroom skewers and the chicken and shallot yakitori. Staff were really friendly and service was excellent. I’ll definitely be going back.

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MelissaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and Drink was delicious and came out quite quickly. A wide variety of drink selection as well. Staff were friendly even given being short staffed and under pressure. A gorgeous venue too with perfect lighting. Highly Recommend.

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VickyC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Japanese yakitori place! Friendly customer service, beautiful cocktails!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and ambiance! Would recommend for a drink or two!

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GillianR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Funky little bar with good atmosphere and absolutely delicious food.

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KateD
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot for cocktails and food. Service was awesome.

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Tokyo Bird is rated 4.7 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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