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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Kid Kyoto ‘Trust us’ set menus

Classic $70pp Deluxe $85pp

Not in the mood for any decision making? That’s cool. We have you covered! Anytime we are open, we are serving up our ‘Trust us’ menus!
Both 4 courses, which include a tasty KK dessert, you will be spoilt over 2 hours! With dishes such as:

- Corn ribs with smoked chilli miso, togarashi
- ‘Chahan’ fried rice, sweet corn, fish floss
- Watermelon sashimi, wakame, pickled ginger, tamari
- Crispy skin chicken, blackened onion dashi, ginger oil

The only choice you need to make is classic OR deluxe.

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6:30pm Wednesday 22nd June

We have been working VERY hard behind the scenes with the absolute legends down in Newtown at Young Henrys to bring our very own Kid Kyoto gin to life!!!

We bring you “Come as you are” at collaboration with Kid Kyoto & Young Henrys! To celebrate our offical launch we are hosting a very special LAUNCH NIGHT at Kid Kyoto!!!

Kicking off at 6:30pm on Wednesday the 22nd of June, you will get to enjoy:
- 2 hour drinks package consisting of; Legendary YH beer & cider, YH brewed gins, “come as you are” cocktails
- Entire curated Kid Kyoto set menu
- Live music guests courtesy of our friends at YH

Grab your tickets to the best night out in Sydney!

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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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