Toki Italian Inspired serves – you guessed correctly – Italian cuisine. But this isn’t just any Italian food. Toki specialises in contemporary offerings that are open to change, and rather than serving a boring dish that sticks to a certain formula, they offer specialities that have been influenced by other cultures and world cuisines, creating a truly modern dining experience. The restaurant is open six days a week from Monday to Saturday and can be found on Darlinghurst’s Flinders Street, not far from Central station.
Chef Toki and his wife Cherry are the owners of Toki Italian Inspired, and at their Darlinghurst restaurant, they fuse subtle Asian flavours into their modern Italian cuisine. The Sydney restaurant’s style is reflective of the cuisine – it’s modern and sophisticated, yet simple and straightforward. It’s family-friendly, too, and includes a great kids’ menu complete with spaghetti Bolognese and penne Napolitana to get them amped on Italian cuisine from a young age.
The pasta selection at Toki Italian Inspired on Sydney’s Flinders Street is simple and to the point. First, pick your pasta, then select from a long list of sauce and ingredient combinations such as pollo e avocado (grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and avocado in a cream sauce) or Toki’s Special, which includes prawns, fresh clams, calamari, white wine, olive oil, garlic confit, cherry tomato, wild rocket and chilli. Mains include a 200g Black Angus striploin steak, fish & chips and chicken schnitzel, among others. The menu is clearly labeled for diners with dietary restrictions, so bring your gluten-free and vegetarian friends along! Book ahead for a modern take on classic Italian cuisine at this charming Darlinghurst establishment.
Food was great! Would recommend the toki pasta and arancini. Service was great, the ladies were very friendly ! The place is very casual and small and the biggest group seems to be about 6
Very good food and nice restaurant with good treatment from the waiters. I would recommend to everyone. The good part is that you can bring in your own wine.
Love coming to this place as the pasta is always really good, the atmosphere is nice, service is always amazing and the specials are always great!
Adorable atmosphere with some amazing food. A must try! It is fairly inexpensive for the high quality pasta you will receive. There's no wrong choice ok the menu!
This restaurant is a little gem. The food was amazing. There were 7 of us and we each thoroughly enjoyed our flavour packed meals. The owner is amazingly friendly.
Great service and thoroughly enjoyed the pasta! One of the best pasta places in Sydney! I would highly recommend and will definitely be back for more!
Had the mushroom toastie as a startie, then the special (Pork Neck). Luscious food, Italian with a savory and subtle twist. Will be going back soon.
Great night, food was delicious all around. The service and atmosphere are warm and friendly and the prices are great. A great local restaurant that brings us back again and again.
Great food! Never fails to impress and the tartufo pasta is a firm favourite and one that I go back for each time, please never take it off the menu!
Great little place with byo. Food was very tasty (pan roasted mussels and squid ink spaghettini with tartufo cream sauce were delicious) and friendly service but is a small place so good for groups up to 4.