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About Koko - Crown Melbourne

Koko features authentic teppanyaki and à la carte cuisine, and is famed for the quality of its sushi and sashimi. A sake bar offers the city’s best range of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan.

8 Whiteman St
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:

Phone number:
(03) 9292 5777

Website:
http://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/koko

Parking Details:
Multi-deck, Basement or Valet (Fee Applies)

Public Transport:
Tram, Train, Bus, Taxi

Executive Chef:
Tomotaka Ishizuka

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Functions, Group Bookings (8 or more) - please contact restaurant directly

Koko - Crown Melbourne Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.4

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (1)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Nice place , good food ..... nothing to complain about

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Amazing! Food and service were exceptional

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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Failed to deliver on premium dining experience. Menu limited when one diner does not eat seafood and one diner only eats seafood.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Excellent service and food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

We all had the $90 banquet! Great idea to experience a taste of five dishes, Great night had by all, was seated by the pond, as requested when booking!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Awesome food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great service and ambience the food is exceptional quality good value for the money highly recommended for special occasions it's a wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Nice food but also veryexpensive. Should have tried the teppanyaki.

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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Good food, ideal spot for great Japanese

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

Great food and service

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on 3 September 2017

Over priced and poor value for money. Poor Japanese dining experience

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Always Good!! Definitely will go KoKo again!!!
Always Good!! Definitely will go KoKo again!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Wedding night dinner. Perfect. Great view, attentive service & excellent food!

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·Dined on 11 July 2017

Give my money back, not worth it.. the food is salty and the serving is small. Average food quality. Shira Nui Sashimi is much much better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 7 July 2017

nice food. but service is quite poor with some wait staff. for the price paid we would expect more friendly and better service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 3 July 2017

We dined in a private room which had a tepinyaki table with a private chef (Kevin). The food was beautiful prepared and presented and the chef was highly engaging and fun to have in the room. This was a very special night and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the wonderful foo. The lobster tempura was a highlight.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 26 June 2017

Went to Koko for a dinner with my girlfriend and was extremely happy with the restaurant. The food was amazing and the layout was very good. Had a great city view at night. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend for people to go here especially for special occasions or date nights.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 June 2017

Service was excellent as always, food was impeccable from the entree to the Wagyu beef. Overall the experience was faultless.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 9 June 2017

Very good service but very noisy and menu needs updating

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 3 June 2017

Impeccable service and absolutely delicious food.
Fantastic atmosphere, throughly enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 1 June 2017

Waiting staff very clinical without any flare or warmth

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 19 April 2017

Koko is one of the Best Restaurants in and around Crown, however it comes with a price. But Food is good although the service could be a little better and genuine and rather not forced. Regardless I will still dine here occasionally especially if I am around the Crown area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Anniversary

Tags: People Watching, Romantic
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·Dined on 8 April 2017

All the dishes we tried were recommended by the staff, even a few that were not on that seasons menu, and were all delicious.
The prices are fairly high but happy to pay for the quality experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 1 April 2017

The beef tataki was sublime. Sashimi served with fresh wasabi was melt in your mouth experience. Quality ingredients used to provide a memorable eating experience. Thankyou for the great attention to food and service.

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·Dined on 25 March 2017

WE HAVE DINED AT KOKO MANY TIMES AND ALWAYS LOVE THE FOOD AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE.
WE PREFER TO CREATE A BANQUET FROM THE A LA CARTE MENU OF THE MANY ENTREES, SOUP AND SUSHI SELECTION AND OF COURSE INCLUDE DESSERT. THEIR BLACK SESAME AND RED BEAN ICE CREAMS ARE DIVINE. THERE ARE SET BANQUETS FOR THOSES WHO DONT WISH TO MAKE DECISIONS.
THE SUSHI AND SASHIMI WERE SUPERB.
THE RESTAURANT IS A MIX OF QUIET JAPANESE SERENITY PUNCTUATED WITH THE LIVELY CROWDS AT THE TEPPANAKI TABLES.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 17 March 2017

Hi we have been to Koko many times. We always enjoy the food and service. Unfortunately this time it wasn't as enjoyable due to air conditioning on my back for the night whilst sitting at the teppanyaki table. Instead of staying for a longer period and really enjoying the experience like usual , I rushed through the food and left as quickly as possible.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 17 March 2017

Spent 500 plus for dinner and not even a single thank you from the staff. Whoever read this review can be the judge.

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·Dined on 16 March 2017

Started out beautifully with KOKO Tofu. Delicate flavour & texture. Sashimi was ok but it wasnt the best i've had. Chilled Beef Shabu was disappointing. Grey strands of meat with mushy eggplant, although the sesame sauce was good. Next was a very uninviting dish of salmon and tiger prawns. Everything was brown. Highlight was the salmon and miso sauce. The prawns were floury, there was a burnt tasting vegetable and the leaf it was served on also burnt!
Dessert redeemed them - lovely

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·Dined on 2 February 2017

Koko is a very friendly and pleasing atmosphere. The waiting staff are very helpful with suggestions and advice with prompt but not intrusive attention. We had the set menu and it was wonderful, more than enough to satisfy and all presented beautifully. Would like to thank Caroline who was our hostess for the evening for guiding us through the menu and advising us with our drinks. I would highly recommend this restaurant and thank all staff for a memorable and happy experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 16 January 2017

A little overpriced for the quality.

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·Dined on 28 December 2016

The restaurant is very nice with the setting, unfortunately the quality of their staffs have not level up with the restaurant. They lacked the professional waiter training. The food is average and nothing stand out. We had a la carte menu, and ordered the Botan and Suisen set and It lacks the wow factors. Unfortunately, this restaurant have failed on quality of service and food, and should not be on the premium restaurant dining experience. I cannot comment on the teppanyaki experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 16 December 2016

always have a pleasant experince whenever we dine at Koko.
great ambiance and food for special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 November 2016

Nice food and attentive service in a lovely setting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 November 2016

Went for lunch - great food and excellent service, awesome view over the Yarra

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 29 October 2016

We just loved the place. The food was just awesome and the service was top notch. Excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 28 August 2016

The dishes we selected were delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 27 August 2016

Great food, service and views

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 23 August 2016

The overall experience was lovely. You can really feel the Japan like ambience. Foods are fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 20 August 2016

Good food, great service and area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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