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Koko Japanese Restaurant

#191 of 3,054 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Southbank
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
(03) 9292 6886
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant. It was a little hard to find initially, but was worth finding. The décor was traditional wood favoured by so many Japanese restaurants, but what set Kokos apart was the tranquillity pool in the middle of the restaurant. We had a table between the pool and the window and could look out... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried the teppanyaki with a group of friends and had the private room and chef. Food: I like the scallops and fish. The soup, prawn and fried rice are quite nice as well. Beef a little disappointing. Sesame ice cream is delightful - definitely ordering this again. Location/Decor: Perfect view of Southbank area, can see the hourly fireball show. Classy... More 

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Thank TomTomAus
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Koko Never disappoints with excellent food a great wine list and super service from all the staff. Went a la carte this time but the teppanyaki bar is great fun and excellent food, order the seafood Sushi is super fresh and delicious A great night for a couple or a group around the teppanyaki bar

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Thank Phillip M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined with the family. Loved every bit of it. The seafood is very fresh, service excellent and good ambience. Definitely go back again and recommend to everyone!

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Thank Pratima P
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had never had Japanese food before she was impressed as I was.Great view of city and river, food extrordinary, and a banquet worth having especially the main meal item of chicken stew and fish stew type dishes and plenty of, service the best off the best,thank you to all concerned.

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Thank glennlevens
Trafalgar, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the set menu and it was delicious! You will not be disappointed The service was good and great environment We will return

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Thank aprilfowler
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked last minute and greatly enjoyed Koko! We had a lovely table by the window and our server was extremely attentive and pleasant. The highlight was the food- beef tataki, hotate misoyaki and gindara saikyo yaki - delish! We would love to try the teppanyaki menu next time- it was very interesting watching the chefs.

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Thank Jordan L
Melbourne, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this restaurant we were spoilt with a table by the window. Chose the winter selection including a wagu dish. Perfect tastes beautifully presented. Loved the ambience beautiful ceiling, Japanese pond and service very professional. We cannot wait to return.

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Thank Patricia211090
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very consistent and the chefs always innovate and introduce new items. Love the ambience, convenience and of course the delicious selections of sashimi, sushi, ala carte and dessert. The teppanyaki is yummy too.

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Thank AESK
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Koko many times and it never disappoints! The teppanyaki is delicious and lots of fun without being too over the top. The sashimi is amazing and super fresh and the service is attentive. If you want to have a special date night then ask for a table beside the window (overlooking the Yarra River and fireshow) 100%... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: (03) 9292 6886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?