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Koko Japanese Restaurant

#216 of 3,203 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 6886
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was excellent when organising this night for my birthday aswell as on the night. The food was delicious and the staff are flexible with people within the groups choosing different set menu's. There was 2 young girls in our group and they also catered for them with separate dishes. The Chef who cooked for us was also amazing... More 

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Thank RaiderTrader
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried the Tsuki teppanyaki menu and the overall dining experience was quite good. Sashimi was very good quality and the Tempura Oysters with curry salt was really really good. Because we don't eat beef, we opted for Teriyaki Chicken and again it was super delicious. Vegetables, miso soup and the salad were unremarkable and I didn't quite like the... More 

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Thank Nisansala R
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nisansala, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Tskuki set menu offers great variety and flavours for an authentic teppanyaki experience and I am thrilled to read it did not disappoint. Your compliments on the service were very much appreciated and I am pleased to learn we delivered to the standard Koko aspires to. I... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food and environment, but quiet pricey as a family to dine. Booking is necessary, and if you like infusion Japanese then it is a good place to go.

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Thank wenwenaustralia
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi wenwenaustralia, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed your overall dining experience at Koko. 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 you back again in the near... More 

Ballarat, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some beautiful dishes, but some served with inappropriate cutlery to enable one to eat in the way that you should be able in an establishment like Koko.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant we come every year when we visit Melbourne. Has a nice view to the river, has a nice calm feel too it and the food is always divine. We usually have the oysters, and a few rolls and sashimi. Can't go wrong. Great for lunch and dinner too. Teppanyaki is fantastic as well.... More 

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Thank chango00
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi chango00, How fantastic to learn that we continue to deliver an experience enjoyed every time you are local to Melbourne. Your review is indicative of the standards Koko aspires to and I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Koko for lunch with 4 of my colleagues. We let the waitress bring us a selection of entrees, the sushu and sashimi platter and some mains. Everything was really good. The Beef Tataki was excellent. I enjoyed the selection of sashimi. It was all very fresh. For mains, we had the Wahyu steak, tempura selection, grilled fish and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were planning to have a la cart menu but ended up with Teppanyaki set menu (KAZE $138.00 p.p). The chef (Jack?), Chinese man served our table, very interest guy, he said he has been working here for more than 20 years), food was great, especially Australian wagyu beef sirloin,OMG, so tender that you won't forget the taste!! I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We tried this after failing to get a reservation last minute at Nobu... what a great place and right up there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I guess I have been spoiled by living in Japan for 5 years. We all had the Tsuki set meal at $118 per person. This set meal offered a nice variety of food and most of it was quite tasty. Certainly not $118 tasty. I've had better Japanese meals in places around town for circa $30-$40 and certainly much better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Good dining experience. Elegantly-designed but hardly an imposing, intimidating place. Instead, it is warm and full of noisy chatter. About A$100 per person buys you a good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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