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.

About Us

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, Jamie Heather, and his team have also selected some killer Japanese whiskeys 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...

Order Meal Boxes online

From our table to your locals

Mejico, INDU and Kid Kyoto have created almost-ready to eat meal boxes so you can enjoy your favourite restaurant meals at home. Delivering every Friday and Saturday, choose one or more boxes and why not add on some ready made margaritas, some extra tacos or even your favourite wine or Young Henry’s beer to enjoy with it.

We deliver to northern Sydney suburbs every Friday and CBD, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs every Saturday. See more details at check out for suburbs covered and relevant delivery charges (between $10-15).

Menus change every fortnight so you never have to get bored eating the same thing every week. We offer meal box bundles so you can order for 3 weeks in advance and get one box from each restaurant delivered to your door. Boxes serve 2 people comfortably (3 courses) and are delivered ready to simply heat and serve. Some very limited cooking may be required but full instructions are provided.

Our meals are designed to be consumed within 48 hours of delivery to ensure freshness. Whilst every effort has been made to avoid the allergens not listed in the ingredients, they are present in our kitchens and therefore may be present in the order. Please bear this is mind when making your order. We aim to be able to cater for most food intolerances, so please let us know when you order.

Meal Boxes

Delicious Extras



Taco-Yaki 2

4th & 5th November

Back by popular demand!

Join us for a special collaboration between two great chefs, Head Chef Rhys Watson-Lamb (ex-Bentley, Mr Wong) from Kid Kyoto and Group Executive Chef Amanda Fuller representing Mejico.

We are combining two incredible cuisines and exploring the popular global food trend of Nikkei fusion, the best of Japanese cuisine combined with ingredients and flavours of South America.  Challenge your tastebuds over a 6-course feast to remember.

When: November 4 and November 5.  Time: 6:00pm

Tickets available for $85 per person with an optional drinks pairing available for just an additional $45.

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Ramen Wednesdays - bookings essential, limited spaces

Every Wednesday lunch, Kid Kyoto is serving $15 tantanmen-style ramen.

Bookings are essential and are only available at 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm and 2pm.

There are limited servings available and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Book in now to avoid disappointment - you must make a booking for ‘Ramen Wednesday’ to guarantee your spot.

Bottomless Spritz Saturdays

Every week

Kid Kyoto is opening the doors on Saturday lunches for the first time! Bring your friends for a 2 hour feast of our ‘trust us’ menu. $79 gets you 4 courses and bottomless chu-hai’s (sake based lemony spritz deliciousness). Two seating times have been released: 12pm - 2pm and 2pm - 4pm. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Sake Masterclasses

Sake masterclasses are available with our resident Sake experts - book one for your next company team building session or to impress your next date night. Just $55 per person. Become an expert in all things sake as we take you through a special masterclass with our experts. Izakaya bar snacks included. Limited spaces available.

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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 Sydney.

Learn more about Sam >

Karen Westfield

Chief Operations Officer

A 15 year hospo-veteran, Karen moved down under from London over 10 years ago. Now firmly entrenched in Newtown with no intention of returning to the UK, she is able to combine her love of food and live music, sometimes even at the same time!

Chris Whitfield

Group General Manager

Chris moved to Sydney 6 years ago from North Lincolnshire in the NE of England.  He’s been with the group for over 4 years and now works as our Group General Manager

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

Restaurant 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, and is now in charge of the newest member of the SPHG trilogy!

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 gyozas, he loves drinking Pina Coladas

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Interested in making a group booking? Please view our Functions Package here

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