Meet Kid Kyoto, Sydney's rebellious Japanese Izakaya. Experience modern dining with a killer beverage selection, hidden in plain sight on Bridge Lane, Sydney CBD. 

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Meet Kid Kyoto, Sydney's rebellious Japanese izakaya. Experience modern dining with a killer beverage selection, hidden in plain sight on Bridge Lane, Sydney CBD.

But don't expect the traditional! Rhys Watson-Lamb puts his own twist on Japanese food using some incredible Australian native ingredients, great local produce and pairing them with Japanese flavours. He is inspired by the small laneway bars of Tokyo and the incredible Kaiseki restaurants of Kyoto, bringing the best to the Sydney dining scene.

Restaurant Manager, Tom Sinclair, and his team have also selected some killer Japanese whiskies and sake to enjoy alongside the menu. They've also brought together ingredients like yuzu, sake and natural local botanicals to create an incredibly unique signature cocktail list.

Step inside Kid Kyoto and let the team change the way you think about Japanese dining...

What's On

Bottomless Spritz Saturdays

Every Saturday lunchtime

Kid Kyoto is now open every Saturday lunch ! Bring your friends for a 2 hour feast of some of our favourite dishes including ocean trout sashimi and and pork hock with teriyaki.

 $75 gets you lunch and bottomless chu-hai’s (sake based lemony spritz deliciousness).

Seating times are available anytime between 12pm-3pm. However bookings are strongly recommended as we do fill up quickly.   

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Father’s Day Lunch

Sunday 4th September

Tell Dad to put the tongs down, celebrate Father’s Day at Kid Kyoto instead! Say thank you by treating Dad to a Japanese Izakaya inspired feast (& a couple of beers)! 

Our full a la carte menu is available, or spoil dad & choose from our CLASSIC ($70pp) or DELUXE ($85pp) “TRUST US” menus.

If you dine on our “Trust Us” set menus, Dad will also go home with a $50 KID KYOTO voucher to be used the next time they dine!

Please note: All bookings have a 10% Sunday service charge that will be added to the final bill.

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Sticks & Sake

Wednesday 7th September

Join us for our “STICKS & SAKE” evening! For only $85pp, over 2 hours, the team at Kid Kyoto will show you how they do izakaya “stay-drink-place.” THE spot to grab a drink, settle in, and get comfortable.

You will be treated to a curated “sticks” menu, paired with some of our killer sake. Price includes 5x yakitori inspired “sticks” & 5x paired sakes. Choose to add on some extras on the evening!

Only 30 tickets available, we WILL sell out, so get in quick! Choose your seating time; every 30 mins from 6pm - 8:30pm!

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Meet our team

Dr Sam Prince


Dr Sam Prince is an award winning humanitarian, philanthropist, entrepreneur and doctor. With a passion for Mexican cuisine, Sam founded Mejico in 2013, and promised to deliver innovative and modern Mexican fare in Australia.

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Ian Hicks


Ian has been involved as a Director with the group since Mejico opened in Sydney in 2013, providing guidance and advice, in particular with the group’s expansion into his home town of Melbourne in 2020

Karen Westfield

Chief Operations Officer

A hospo-veteran, Karen moved from London 17 years ago. With a career working for Antonio Carluccio and Jamie Oliver, among others, she’s been with the group 6 years.  She is now firmly settled in Australia, with no intention of returning to the UK and her two loves of food and live music, are easily satisfied across Melbourne and Sydney.

Amanda Fuller

Group Executive Chef

Always inspired by travel, Amanda has worked in kitchens in Uluru and Tasmania before heading abroad to London for 10 years. Working alongside the Great British Menu judge Oliver Peyton, Amanda brings unique experience to the SPHG team. 

Jamie Heather

Group General Manager

Jamie moved to Australia over 5 years ago, and has been in the company for over 4 years. He started out as a waiter and has worked in every venue.  Jamie is now our Group General Manager spanning Melbourne and Sydney.

Max Dennis

Beverage Operations Manager

Our resident expert on all things beverage - whether it’s gin, tequila or sake, Max has the answer.  Having moved to Australia 7 years ago, Max has now settled in Bondi with his family.  He’s a massive fan of Disco drinks but finds it hard to look past a well made classic marg. 

Tom Sinclair

Restaurant Manager

Tom came to Australia in 2016 and started at Mejico as a waiter the day he landed. He has worked his way around all our venues in different roles before recently moving back to Sydney from Melbourne to join the venue team here. He loves being able to give every guest the best experience possible and helping them celebrate! Absolutely loves a Japanese beer and our Daikon Mochi!

Rhys Watson-Lamb

Head Chef

The boy from Coffs moved to Sydney at the age of 20, hungry to experience life.  He’s worked in some of Sydney’s best restaurants; Mr Wong, China Lane, Lumi and Bentley, before moving to Kid Kyoto when we opened in late 2017.  Rhys brings his daring and creative food style to the financial heart of the city and when he is not perfecting the best Japanese/Australian flavour combinations, he’s drinking a traditional Negroni!

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