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“Outstanding food and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of cocoro

cocoro
Ranked #79 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: new restaurant
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had the special degustation meal here for my husbands birthday. The service was excellent, very friendly and helpful but not at all pushy. The courses were timed to perfection and every one of them was a taste delight with such delicate flavours. You can have wine and/or sake matching with each course. It was a very leisurely way to pass the evening -it took 3 1/2 hours but we were perfectly happy with this and left feeling satisfied but not bloated.
A superb experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jane T
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Rating summary
    Food
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    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Japanse food in Ponsonby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Due to Anzac day a lot of restaurants were closed or already full so we came to this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews. We had a very good dinner, we selected the degustation menu. The courses had a good variation. The main course, the duck was not really to my tasting but my husband liked it. I just do not like to have to eat meat from a bone. We selected an extra course in the menu and my choice of taking sushi was a good one, this was really fresh and the taste was really great. The restaurant itself is in a nice neighborhood of Auckland where there is some more night live and cafes. I can’t say it is the best Japanese restaurant since we have also been in Tokyo and have had better restaurants there but I do believe that this is indeed a very good option in Auckland if you like Japanese food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Esther1606
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Leicester
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely restaurant off Ponsonby Road. We had the degustation menu, which was a variety of interesting and well-presented Japanese dishes. It was possible to have a wine/saki pairing with this, but we plumped for a bottle of red and a couple of saki's to accompany (can recommend the sparkling saki, and the sweet saki for desert).

The waiting staff were without exception polite, attentive and knowledgable and made the evening a pleasure. It wasn't an inexpensive night, but the food, wine and saki were of a high standard.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank HorseJGoon
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Perfect is all I can say. From the time we stepped in through the doors,we were treated by experienced,delightful,friendly people. The calming atmosphere, the simplistic interior design with the large central dining table. Just superb.
Drinks were served while we waited for our guest to arrive. Just a casual lunch for three. I think we all could have stayed all day with the delicious array of the freshest ,modern Japanese fare. We decided to do their lunch, $30 special for two or more. But of course couldn't resist the fresh Bluff oysters done two ways natural and tempura as well. The special was fantastic for us as we just didn't want to make any decisions on what we wanted to eat.
They just kept coming, each dish was as exciting and delightful as the one before. Beautifully presented and exquisitely executed.
A hidden gem in the middle of Ponsonby. Just beautiful.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Wistaria_13
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“beautiful, clean and fresh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We went for lunch and had the set meals with a couple of extras. The food was beautifully presented. Everything tasted as good as it looked and I cannot wait to get the chance to return.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Karenholiday
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