Tokosan is a modern Japanese bar and restaurant tucked in the Greville Street, Prahran.
With the creative graffiti on the wall this bar and the hanging Japanese umbrellas above the bar, this place surely stands out among other.
The restaurant/bar is clean and spacious;
It’s versatile spot to chill with friends in the bar, dine in or even to have private function in secluded area *karaoke is available.
The customer staffs were amazing, friendly and attentive.
As soon as we arrived, we’re welcomed by the friendly customer staff.
To start our food journey, we’re recommended by the friendly staff to try their most popular cocktails.
– Gogo Yubari (absolut, lime, sugar, passionfruit)
– Pretty Riki (absolut, soho, lychee juice, lime, sugar)
Both cocktails were really good and up to the standard and the taste was very fresh.
The character of sweet and sour from Gogo Yubari (passionfruit) was blended in perfectly served in generous portion.
On the other hand, if you’re a sweet lover; Pretty Riki was a great option for you.
It was also nicely presented in the cocktail glass with the fresh lychee fruit.
– Salmon (avocado, cucumber, mayo, caviar)
Though it’s not a sushi bar, surprisingly they still made a decent taste of sushi.
The presentation of sushi made was alright.
We reckoned by having slighly generous portion of avocado and mayo inside the sushi roll would make this better
because that would be the highlight when you order the sushi rolls.
– Seared Tuna Sashimi (yuzu, ponzu, truffle)
Outer part was seared nicely and still retained the freshness of inner area.
Unfortunately, the cut was slighly to thick for a seared sashimi and we hardly tasted the truffle.
– Tempura Softshell Crab (mixed leafed lettuce, wassabi mayo)
The tempura softshell crab was well seasoned and had a balance taste.
You could smell nice fragrant coming from this dish.
The mixed leafed lettuce salad was amazing and the dressing was perfect.
Unfortunately, it was slightly greasy and we reckoned it’s better to put the salad on the side rather than
place the salad under the softshell crab.
By the time, we wanted to have the salad; it was slightly cooked and didn’t look fresh due to the warmness of the tempura crab.
Again, it didn’t change the overall taste, it’s still fantastic!
– Flounder Karaage (flounder pieces, snow peas, chilli ponzu dipping sauce)
The flounder karaage was nicely shaped and beautifully presented.
It was perfectly deep fried and wasn’t greasy/oily;
It’s still crispy and dry from outside when served but it’s still soft and moist inside.
It was seasoned lightly to match and adjust the taste of the dipping sauce.
The protein wasn’t tasteless if you had it without dipping sauce and it got better when you used the sauce.
The fillet fish has no bone left in it, thus you could simply enjoy the dish every bite.
This one was the highlight of the day.
– Tokosan Pancakes filled with red beans and served with matcha ice cream.
Our first impression about this dessert was the portion and We didn’t believe that people would have enough by having this small stacked pancakes.
Hold on! They were actually thick and had a generous red beans served inside.
It’s pretty decent dessert actually accompanied with the rich and creamy taste of Matcha ice cream.
It came into perfection when you ate together with Matcha ice cream.
We reckoned by having biggest size of ice cream scoop would make this dessert even better.
Overall, we had a great experience having dinner in this Japanese bar and restaurant.
Yay: Flounder Karaage, Tempura Softshell Crab, Tokosan Pancakes
Nay: Seared Tuna Sashimi
Location: 142 Greville Street, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC
Phone: 03 8657 8579