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Koko Japanese Restaurant

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 6886
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sashimi” (23 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing Japanese experience. The food was just sensational as was our Chef. The restaurant is just stunning and very relaxing and with the food offerings just make it the complete package. We had the best Fathers Day and will definitely be back there...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are some good Japanese restaurants in town and this rates among the better ones. Food was outstanding. Lots of flavour and attention to presentation detail. Plenty of choices for all tastes. Quite expensive though. The service could be improved but adequate as it was....More

Thank Stanleythecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked on the teppanyaki table, ordered the chicken, gnocchi beef and mushroom rolls etc. Food was very tasty this night, we'll go back again. Definitely worth a try.More

Thank Justin R
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Justin. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your teppanyaki experience, we pride ourselves on delivering an innovative approach to Japanese cuisine and I am delighted to read this was appreciated during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We attended with some friends and indulged in the $140p/p set menu. The food was lovely. The staff were lovely. The food was nothing exceptional. The restaurant itself was gorgeous. But I don't think the food was worth the food bill at the end of...More

Thank BekBishop
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi BekBishop, Thank you for your review. We take pride in ensuring a premium dining experience at Koko so I’m pleased that the team were attentive and you enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere. Your additional comments with regard to the set menu are valued and I...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Food wasn't as good as we remembered from previous trip. $90 set menu was average - the only highlight is the ambiance of the restaurant...love the decor!More

Thank v1v_acious
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi V1v_acious, Thank you for your feed back I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the decor at KoKo! We are dedicated to providing an outstanding dining experience for all our customers, so naturally it was disappointing to learn that your recent dining experience did...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Koko at Crown is a real treat. The restaurant is nicely and spaciously decorated. My daughters and I came here for lunch and we had a lovely meal. The staff is polite and nice. High price but already expected.

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing night view of Melbourne if you happens to sit at the windows seating area. Ask for it. Tepanyaki was cooked by Martin, the freshness of seafood and the color and texture of their beef was amazing. I asked for medium-rare for my steak cube...More

Thank LawrenceLimCH
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

You'd be forgiven for mistaking this fine dining establishment as something perhaps pretentious, or maybe over the top. For it certainly does present one exceedingly high standard of decor and presentation within itself. But one thing I can definitely tell you - it's just right....More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The ambience and the view from the window is unbeatable. The food was very good. He had the chicken and mustard rolls and the duck hotpot and raved about them, especially the chicken rolls. I had the potato and beef dumpling followed by the assorted...More

1  Thank BrunswickMelbourne
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

​Dear BrunswickMelbourne, It was great to read you enjoyed a number of your dishes at Koko, particularly the chicken and mustard rolls; it is indeed a unique dish. However, I was concerned to note your feedback regarding the service from the team. The experience you...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My first experience of Koko's was a culinary delight. I went out of my comfort zone and jumped into some dishes - with the use of chopsticks. Which made for messy eating for me personally. But the staff were very accommodating To my delight the...More

Thank 71petrat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9292 6886
Experience the serene ambience created by internationally renowned designer Tony Chi midst the tranquil surrounds of a Japanese water garden. Koko offers authentic teppanyaki and à la carte menus for guests to choose from, and is renowned for it's impeccable sushi and sashimi, delicately prepared by our chefs. Koko's also features an impressive sake bar, offering the city's best range of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan.
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