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Kokoro

526 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1445
765-742-8180
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Ranked #67 of 198 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Fishers, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Maui, HI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Kokoro has great sushi. However, you may be there for 2 hrs before you receive any food. Or it might come out in 20 minutes. This is the risk you run. If you have all night go to Kokoro, order a couple bottles of wine for the table, and see what happens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Excellent sushi, have never seen rolls so big. The fried rice is amazing and hearing Tony animated was great!! If you are in a hurry go somewhere else. This is a one of a kind place and we will definitely be going back.

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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We waited well over an hour and a half for sushi that was sloppy and far from the description on the menu. There were only 2 of us, and were the only customers in the restaurant. The owner/chef, Tony, was yelling at the wait staff and the customers, the waiter said in his own words, "Tony does what he wants,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

I went there with a few friends for dinner, and I expected to wait for food. I had no problem with that with the quality I thought to get. However, it was not busy at all, and the first person's roll came out before our appetizers around 45 minutes after ordering. The next roll came out 45 minutes later and... More

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