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Koko Japanese Restaurant

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8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
(03) 9292 6886
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 22
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch Special

We came here for a 2 course lunch special and were treated to a delicious meal. The seafood was fresh, cook well and came out with reasonable portion sizes. The sukiyaki beef, however, was the stand-out dish which had wonderful flavours and melted in your mouth. We would come back for this dish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
bnyla
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were invited as guests to Teppanyaki Dinner at Koko at Crown. We read the reviews with interest and were looking forward to the experience. First impressions really count and the location of Koko, discreet access via the hotel lobby with lift to the door - ie you don't have to enter the casino to get to it and it's... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sushi bar rocks, best O toro around! Very pricey but ambiance is worth it. Have known the chefs for decades so can honestly recommend the tepppenyaki tables for food,service and quality all round.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

For the price, I would expect something better. Taste, service all very average. The surroundings are lovely, but even the steamed rice wasn't done as well as I can do it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went to coco as a group. Atmosphere was very nice, but the food is only average, the service was so slow. For a expensive restaurant the food could be better, Sushi wasn't fresh enough, it could be better than a cheap-street restaurant,fried rice was tasteless, vegies was't cook enough. Shortly: Koko is ridiculously expensive for average food.

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We came here for a 2 course lunch special and were treated to a delicious meal. The seafood was fresh, cook well and came out with reasonable portion sizes. The sukiyaki beef, however, was the stand-out dish which had wonderful flavours and melted in your mouth. We would come back for this dish alone. The restaurant is clean and nicely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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344 reviews 344 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I like the beef and salmon sushi served with miso soups. The environment is clean and staffs are friendly

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we were hosted at this restaurant which was a different experience for us. Ambience and service were excellent, its a matter of preference

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Geneva, Switzerland
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234 restaurant reviews
660 helpful votes 660 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First visit for a while and found the menu had improved. The variety was very good. It is at the top end on price scale but the food is very good. Service is slow but not the worst. Worth some thought if looking for Japanese higher end

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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Koko is a great Japanese restaurant in Crown - Melbourne. Atmosphere is awesome, well presented and fantastic staff. Food is beautiful, fresh, healthy well cooked in front of you with lovely chefs and waitresses. Expect to pay for what you get its not cheap but its well worth the experience. Best Japanese I have ever had.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We opted for the Winter Signature 3 Course Menu and were very impressed with the presentation and flavours presented. We started with the Japanese scallop and snow crab shumai, followed by Sashimi, and the Char-grilled Wagyu and Chicken breast confit for the mains. All dishes were equally exceptional, showcasing their signature status on the menu. Great food, excellent presentation and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: (03) 9292 6886
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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