CUISINE Modern Japanese
WINE LIST Joey Frances
WINEs ON LIST 600 (46 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $-$$$ ($295-$13 by the glass)
Sokyo, at The Star boasts an astounding wine list. It may be more accurate to call it a 'beverage collection', as it spans across a wide range of styles. Most importantly, being at a Japanese restaurant, there is an expansive collection of Sake, including the prized Dassai Junmai Daijinjo 'Beyond'. The Japanese Whisky lineup is similarly impressive: an entire page dedicated to it offering the Yamazaki 25YO, Hakushu 25YO and Nikka Taketsuru 25YO. The winelist has the same impact, with 46 different wines available by the glass (including Grange and a 1989 Vouvray). The main list spans many of the great estates from the great wine regions around the world, and there is similar gravitas afforded to the Australian wineries who consistently produce outstanding wines (think Tyrrells, Penfolds, Torbreck, Cape Mentelle, Wynns, etc). Here's hoping your birth year is 1982: Margaux, Lafite, Haut-Brion, Cos d'Estournel, Petrus and Cheval Blanc all feature. The eyebrows are raised.