Since spotting the amazing gram’s of Cho Cho San flourishing my instagram feed in temptation I’ve wanted to try out this Asian inspired newcomer. With menu items such as Sashimi of Ocean Trout in Black Pepper and Wasabi and Green Tea Soft Serve Waffle Cone, let’s just say they had me at hello.
Arriving right on opening time (5.30pm) to avoid disappointment, the room was serenely quiet for the first 15 minutes. This was so perfect as we were able to appreciate the level of detail that has gone into this new restaurant’s decor, from the gorgeous solid bar we were seated at to the double-ended chopsticks that were propped up beside our share plates. Dim, relaxed lighting and a very contemporary Asian styling made us feel (to put it in Eivind’s words) invited to a dinner party at Tony Stark’s house. In a good way!
The menu was the hardest part of the evening. It all looked delicious and we wanted it all. Finally we agreed on the Ocean Trout, Kingfish Sashimi, Crab & Pork Buns, Beef Tataki, Calamari and Lamb Cutlets. Every course was amazing. We were full but the food was that good that we craved more. We agreed to both leave it unlogged in MyFitnessPal and asked for the menu for round two.
The Ocean Trout was a definite favourite from our first round so a second serving was snatched up alongside the Fried Chicken and Truffled Mushrooms. Heaven on a plate!
The wine, beer and sake list was extensive and friendly to my ‘I’ll try one of that and one of that’ by-the-glass nature, refreshingly offering quality drops by the glass.
Leaving feeling very full and very content I’m already planning my order to go back again next week.
Cho Cho San is opening every evening for dinner from 5.30pm and lunches Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
73 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney NSW 2011