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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 good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sashimi” (26 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“abalone” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great relaxing atmosphere and $50 weekday lunch pack that has a variety is awesome value with a beer or wine. Staff are friendly and helpful especially when asking for cutlery lol

Thank Cam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third and worst visit to Koko. I will not be going back. The service was very slow in spite of there appearing to be a huge number of staff on the floor. In addition, they could not assure us that their sauces...More

Thank Tania d
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tania d, While I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Sashimi, your overall dining experience is not what we aspire to and I’m appreciative that you have taken the time to share your comments. I will ensure your feedback is shared with our Restaurant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with 4 friends and ordered a Teppanyaki banquet which consisted of numerous courses including but not limited to sashimi, vegetables, prawns, Waygu beef and fried rice. The food was excellent. The fillet beef and vegetables were cooked to perfection as were all the...More

Thank doxal1
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Ate here with a group of six. We had a set menu giving eight courses of delicious dishes. Service was excellent The dishes were amazing I had a few carafes or chilled saki which I must say, went down nicely. Beautiful food.More

Thank icantgetadamdname
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, icantgetadamdname Koko has earned a strong reputation for providing an exceptional dining experience and of course producing delicious dishes, I am delighted to learn that they did not disappoint. I will be sure to share your review with the...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to Koko and the consistency is admirable! Very well informed staff who are in tune with a variety of dietary requirements. This time I explored the Banquet option and did not regret my choice as each dish presented was top...More

Thank Feisal P
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review, Feisal Koko has earned a strong reputation in providing an exceptional dining experience and of course producing delicious dishes, I am delighted to learn that they did not disappoint. I will be sure to share your review with the...More

Reviewed October 9, 2017

Both my husband and I had higher expectations of this restaurant especially given the price. Firstly we did have a fantastic table overlooking the river and in a smaller area of the restaurant, however the service initially was rather slow although it did pick up...More

Thank CJGurt
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hi CJGurt, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We take pride in delivering exceptional dining experiences, and I am disappointed to learn we did not meet expectations on this occasion. Rest assured your comments have been shared with the Restaurant Manager...More

Reviewed September 18, 2017

What an amazing Japanese experience. The food was just sensational as was our Chef. The restaurant is just stunning and very relaxing and with the food offerings just make it the complete package. We had the best Fathers Day and will definitely be back there...More

Thank Lesley B
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, Lesley Koko has earned a strong reputation in providing an exceptional dining experience and of course producing delicious dishes, I am delighted to learn that they did not disappoint. I will be sure to share your review with the...More

Reviewed September 2, 2017

there are some good Japanese restaurants in town and this rates among the better ones. Food was outstanding. Lots of flavour and attention to presentation detail. Plenty of choices for all tastes. Quite expensive though. The service could be improved but adequate as it was....More

Thank Stanleythecat
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We booked on the teppanyaki table, ordered the chicken, gnocchi beef and mushroom rolls etc. Food was very tasty this night, we'll go back again. Definitely worth a try.More

Thank Justin R
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thanks for the review, Justin. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your teppanyaki experience, we pride ourselves on delivering an innovative approach to Japanese cuisine and I am delighted to read this was appreciated during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We attended with some friends and indulged in the $140p/p set menu. The food was lovely. The staff were lovely. The food was nothing exceptional. The restaurant itself was gorgeous. But I don't think the food was worth the food bill at the end of...More

Thank BekBishop
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Hi BekBishop, Thank you for your review. We take pride in ensuring a premium dining experience at Koko so I’m pleased that the team were attentive and you enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere. Your additional comments with regard to the set menu are valued and I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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 | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9292 6886
Description
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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