Tokosan Fun and Playful Japanese Restaurant in Prahran
Tokosan is the new playful Japanese restaurant on the block. In a precinct of Prahran creatives Tokosan is the perfect destination for some cheeky fun and a sake or two, plus casual eats. Tokosan is obviously a reference to son of Toko - or inf act cheeky little sister to the more formal and serious Toko restaurant.
Eat, dance, sing and imbibe! It's all here for the party after work. If karaoke is your thing then grab your friends or co-workers and come on down to belt out some tunes. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to the launch of Tokosan - we thought we might be pulled in to some karaoke (bring out the inner rock persona).
Harajuku dolls were a highlight of the evening in their vibrant colours.
We were greeted at the door with Blueberry Fairy Floss and a cocktail for a great start to the evening.
Chic and in party mode.
Taking street art to another level on the walls and equipped with sexy booths.
Founder Matt Yazbek says Toko’s “cheeky little sister” will be serving up a casual Japanese menu, with a strong focus on beverages. This is a place to relax and unwind and loosen the tie (if you're wearing one).
The calm before the storm - minutes later this was packed!
There's a kitsch cool thing going on here - check out the umbrellas above the bar and the vibrant artwork on the walls. With a Japanese mural on the wall as you walk in it struck us as Land of the Rising Sun meets House of the Rising Sun.
Fairy Floss was a playful touch.
We enjoyed Japanese pub style snacks at the launch such as Tempura Oysters topped with Tokosan mayo and Caviar, Meat on skewers, and Takoyaki baby (octopus balls), Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) and Calamari to name a few.
You will also find burgers and sushi on the menu, and other delectable Japanese casual style dishes.
I think they were motioning to the guy behind me...
At the launch we enjoyed some tunes from DJ Chloe. Some great vibes as the glam crowd partied.
A lingerie vending machine is a fascinating addition and all part of the fun.
Eat - Drink - Boogie - Repeat - the neon sign says it all!