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Koko Japanese Restaurant

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 6886
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'd be forgiven for mistaking this fine dining establishment as something perhaps pretentious, or maybe over the top. For it certainly does present one exceedingly high standard of decor and presentation within itself. But one thing I can definitely tell you - it's just right....More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience and the view from the window is unbeatable. The food was very good. He had the chicken and mustard rolls and the duck hotpot and raved about them, especially the chicken rolls. I had the potato and beef dumpling followed by the assorted...More

Thank BrunswickMelbourne
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

​Dear BrunswickMelbourne, It was great to read you enjoyed a number of your dishes at Koko, particularly the chicken and mustard rolls; it is indeed a unique dish. However, I was concerned to note your feedback regarding the service from the team. The experience you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first experience of Koko's was a culinary delight. I went out of my comfort zone and jumped into some dishes - with the use of chopsticks. Which made for messy eating for me personally. But the staff were very accommodating To my delight the...More

Thank 71petrat
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Attentive caring staff, amazing food, From the moment I entered I felt valued and important. I felt the true CUSTOMER experience from the moment I walked in. The staff were very tuned to the needs of every one at the table. The Tepanyaki was a...More

Thank Tamvoir
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Best Japanese I've had in ages. Great food, great service. Staff very polite and friendly. Even at the sashimi for the first time and was delicious. Bring it to Crown Perth.

Thank Leon H
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I've only ever eaten Teppanyaki at Koko and it is amazing. The service at this restaurant is exceptional and the views are amazing.

Thank TheLuxterior
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

An eclectic restaurant with tepanyaki as well as modern twists to Japanese fare. Saki list is awesome and each comes in its own esky. Definitely worth checking out

Thank Brad M
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Wow the food was incredible,the service was excellent,I was there for business dinner,we had a private room,probably one of meals I have had,every corse was mouth watering,very highly recommended

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Have been here a couple of times, never been disappointed with the quality of the food. I recommend the teppenyaki, They don't flick the egg at you like they do at some of the others around Melbourne which is a huge plus for me.

Thank JasminAyles
Reviewed May 6, 2017

My partner and I dined here on Friday (5 May 2017) and ordered the Suisen banquet for $120 per person. We were extremely disappointed: Every meal we had from the banquet was very basic and lacked flavour (apart from the sashimi, which was very fresh,...More

Thank Queen_of_Critique
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, Queen_of_Crituque. How disappointing to read that we were not able to meet your expectations during your recent visit with us. Please be assured the experience you have kindly taken the time to share is most...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9292 6886
Experience the serene ambience created by internationally renowned designer Tony Chi midst the tranquil surrounds of a Japanese water garden. Koko offers authentic teppanyaki and à la carte menus for guests to choose from, and is renowned for it's impeccable sushi and sashimi, delicately prepared by our chefs. Koko's also features an impressive sake bar, offering the city's best range of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan.
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