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“High priced average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Koko Japanese Restaurant

Koko Japanese Restaurant
8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
(03) 9292 6886
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Ranked #404 of 3,912 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southbank
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“High priced average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The latest addition to Crown Casino Melbourne's fine dining is a little bit of a let down. The food is average but the price is high, far too expensive for the portions. The service is very good, but if you want great Japanese food, this is not the best option in Melbourne or even at Crown Complex.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Was Great - Now Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We have been to Koko many times and always enjoyed great food and service. It had been around 12 months since our last visit and we were shocked with the change in attitude, service and food quality.

Our service started well but rapidly went to the point of having to walk around the restaurant to find someone to help us after not seeing a waiter for over 30 minutes. The attitude was indifferent and almost to the point where we were mad to feel we were lucky to be there. The food was average to say the least and we were served the wrong fish dish only to realise this mid way through the course and on the arrival of the correct dish. No explanation was offered and no hint of actually giving us the correct dish.

Something has clearly changed at Koko and certainly we have changed as we will never go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great atmosphere ,Great food, Great service.If you love Japanese cuisine
this is worth a look in. Ideal for groups and private dining.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced for what you get.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were recommended this place by friends knowing our love of Japanese. We went for our usual selections, but found the food to be pretty ordinary considering the reputation it has. The service was friendly, with the usual Japanese efficiency.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Recently went there for a family celebration and had Teppenyaki. Quite pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Food amazing and surroundings were beautiful. Service is always available, but unobstrusive.
Recommend it highly if you can justify the expense. We were a party of 6 and the bill came to $500.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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