Hearing mixed reviews, I had to try this place out for myself. It’s taken me a while to out head to Cho Cho San but I’ve finally made it.
Clean, minimalistic and intimate, Cho Cho San emits a warm and inviting ambience with its white walls, grey stone benches and natural timber chairs.
Restaurateurs Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess describe Cho Cho San as an interpretation of the Tokyo Izakaya [An izakaya (居酒屋) is a type of Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks, thank Wikipedia].
A table for two and a good friend to dine with, the night kicked off with a few fantastic and well made cocktails.
The Ryeuchi – Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Yuzu Liqueur, Luxardo, lemon & cherry sour nectar and the Trouble – Sipsmith Gin & Maidenii Dry Vermouth with seasonal infusions.
With a diverse menu such as Cho Cho San’s, it gets overwhelming difficult to choose what to order. In saying that, I generally tend to leave my fate in the hands of the waiter/waitress to select dishes from the menu. They get to observe what and how the chef cooks, taste test them and offer their own opinion which often works well leaving us quite satisfied in the belly.
The Fried Eggplant Miso.
An enticingly soft yet warm eggplant centre coated with a crunchy batter and miso and sesame sauce drizzled all over. Next time, I’ll order two servings.
Hokkaido Scallops with Corn and topped with Katsuobushi [is the Japanese name for dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna].
A plate filled with perfectly sliced Petuna Ocean Trout sashimi topped with black pepper and wasabi.
Fresh and flavoursome, the black pepper and wasabi gives the tastebuds a real kick !
Beef Tataki with Ginger Dressing.
Seared, marinated, thinly sliced just like sashimi and absolutely mouthwatering. A must order!
Scrumptious well cooked Pork Katsu Roll in a steamed bun with cucumber and chilli sauce. More please.
Succulent Hiramasa Kingfish served with picked ginger, cucumber and soy.
What is a feast with friends without dessert?!?! A couple of Green Tea soft serve in a crunchy waffle cone.
Dinner with friends or an intimate date night feed, Cho Co San delivers fresh and delightful food, fantastic customer service and and fun atmosphere. Definitely be coming back for more.
Cho Cho San is located at 73 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, NSW, 2011
You can reserve yourself a table by calling 02 9331 6601