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, 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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A Very Special Valentine's Day

Sunday 14th February 2021

If you’re looking for something a little special this year, then look no further than Kid Kyoto.   Chef Rhys Watson-Lamb and his team have created an exclusive Valentine’s Day 4-course menu*.

Price:  $95 including drink on arrival 

To remain COVID-safe we are very limited on the number of guests we can seat at any point, so please book early as we will sell out.

Seating times are available for 2.5 hour seating time per booking from 12pm onwards right through to our last sitting at 8pm.

*Full details of menu will be published by 1st February

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Ramen Wednesdays - bookings essential, limited spaces

Returning from 13th January

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.

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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. $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 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 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

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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