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526 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1445
765-742-8180
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 22
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hibachi Steak and Shrimp Fried Rice

Dining at Kokoro is an experience, and very unpredictable. The sushi is tasty but expensive and packed with rice. I recommend sticking with two dishes that have routinely been impressive. The hibachi steak is prepared beautifully and the accompanying sauce is exquisite. The shrimp fried rice is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
MEKA354
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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English first
West Lafayette, Indiana
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Dining at Kokoro is an experience, and very unpredictable. The sushi is tasty but expensive and packed with rice. I recommend sticking with two dishes that have routinely been impressive. The hibachi steak is prepared beautifully and the accompanying sauce is exquisite. The shrimp fried rice is bountiful and superb. Beware of Tony's antics, and try not be intimidated as... More 

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charlotte
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My cats wouldn't even eat this stuff...a crying shame I had to pay for it! Was very heavy and rather unappealing. Won't be back...I can't believe the place is still in business as long as it has been

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Lafayette, Indiana
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is unusual and fantastic. Chef Tony is eccentric to say the least, but it is hard to argue with the results. It is not a cheap date, but it is worth the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Food is outstanding. Just know that you will wait a while and people in your party will get meals at different times. Tony might even yell a little bit. The teriyaki steak is to die for. The sushi rolls are huge and delicious and the fried rice will make you want to slap your momma! Go in with the right... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Yes, it's expensive. Yes, the wait might take hours. Yes, you will forget all of this once you get the first bite. An all time favorite!!

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Some of the best sushi I have ever had. Tony was awesome. People who don't like him need to lighten up a bit. Great!!!!!!!!

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Lafayette, IN
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I've eaten here many times over the last nine years. I never come hungry-- I know that by the time I get my food, I'll be starving. "Tony," the legendarily cranky Japanese owner, claims on the menu that he's slow because he's the only one in the kitchen and he's old. Yes, sure, that's true. But it's also true that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

For a restaurant I had heard so many great things about, the meal was unacceptable. We knew service would be bad since that is a long standing part of the restaurant's reputation. Even for usual standards our service was worse than expected. Dinner took 3.5 hours and we cancelled part of our order before we would have been done had... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I knew going into this that Kokoro would be a long wait for food and expensive. That being said, I just don't think that there was any excuse for how long I waited for my food. First, my table of roughly eight people all got their meals at different times meaning some either had to wait almost an hour to... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I must have encountered Tony on a bad day. Had always heard about how great his sushi is so I set out to try it. Tony poured way too much sauce over the top of my sushi roll and it was terrible. He ruined it. The sushi was warm too. I will never go back.

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Additional Information about Kokoro

Address: 526 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1445
Phone Number: 765-742-8180
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1445
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 765-742-8180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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