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“Disappointed” 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 #446 of 4,231 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southbank
Tauranga
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were staying at Crown Towers and had been looking forward to Teppanyaki as we didn't come here on our last trip. The service was very good and as I'm gluten intolerant they were very mindful of ensuring my food was completely GF and even supplied an alternative starter. The food was very good but I've had better. There was no interaction with us while the chef was cooking and this was part of what we enjoy about Teppanyaki. Overall, food was expensive and average.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Indonesian first
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English first
Emerald, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“have been many times over the years”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

my brother & I PLUS OUR SPOUSES, were at Kokos on saturday 10th of august around 7pm
the food that night was ordinary to say the least.the meals seemed to have little taste & very little to each serve. that we have been many times over the years.this night was very,very average to too be kind . even rang them about it. seemingly the girl did not care .one would have thought they would follow up,as I left my name.
we wont be coming back .will go elsewhere to spend around $600 for 4
think its time for a good look in the kitchen
sincerely Clive & for my brother Ian
such a pity to do this .its a beautifully presented restaurant/ ambience to good to believe!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
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“Great Teppanyaki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Enjoyed dinner at Koko last month. Took up the teppanyaki option and selected the Kaze combination option. Everything tasted great, delivered consistently and at the right pace.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“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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Melbourne, Australia
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“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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