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...

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Events

Mother's Day at Kid

Sunday 9th May

We weren’t able to properly celebrate Mother’s Day last year, so why not go all out and treat mum to something special this year.

Kid Kyoto Chef, Rhys Watson-Lamb has created some exquisite dishes for our Omakase set menus that are sure to be hit.  To make it extra special all mums will have a complimentary glass of bubbles or our signature cocktail Yama-Yama on arrival.

We will be serving our Omakase set menus for lunch for adults and for children aged 12 and under, the a la carte menu will be available.

Book quickly for this special event as we will fill up.

Bottomless Spritz Saturdays

Every week

Kid Kyoto is now open every Saturday lunch ! Bring your friends for a 2 hour feast of our ‘trust us’ menu. $82 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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Lunch Omakase

Just $49 - only available on Wednesdays

Rhys Watson-Lamb has created a new lunch special menu for Autumn. Priced at just $49pp, our lunch Omakase, includes 6 pieces of seasonally changing Nigiri, Tempura Jalapeno Popper, Chicken Tsukune and includes a house beer, wine, sake or soft drink. 

This menu is ONLY available with a booking and there are only 8 spots available per seating.  Seating Times: 12-1pm, 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate walk-ins for this very special menu, so book early to avoid disappointment

Book via our website.

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

Founder

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.

Learn more about Sam >

Ian Hicks

Director

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 15 years ago. With a career working for Antonio Carluccio and Jamie Oliver, among others, she took over the helm at the Sam Prince Hospitality Group 5 years ago.  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. 

Chris Whitfield

Group General Manager

Chris moved to Australia 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 in Sydney

Jamie Heather

Group Operations 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

Group bookings

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

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