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Koko, Southbank, AU-VIC

Koko

4.3
4.3
214 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese

Experience the serene ambience created by internationally renowned designer, Tony Chi amidst the tranquil surrounds of a Japanese water garden at Crown’s signature teppanyaki restaurant, Koko. Koko offers authentic teppanyaki and à la carte menus for guests to choose from and is renowned for its impeccable sushi and sashimi, delicately prepared by our chefs. Koko also features an impressive sake bar, offering the city's best range of aged and exclusive sake from both Australia and Japan.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9292 5777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tomotaka Ishizuka

  • Private party facilities

    With four teppanyaki rooms and one à la carte room, Koko’s presents a range of dining possibilities.Two of the teppanyaki rooms seat a maximum of 8 guests, with the remaining 2 private dining rooms catering for 6 and 12 guests respectively. The à la carte room caters for 15 to 25 people. Whether you’re marvelling at a dextrous teppanyaki chef’s creations or enjoying fine seasonal offerings, you can pair with Koko’s array of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan.

  • Area

    Southbank

  • Cross Street

    Queensbridge Street

  • Parking Details

    Multi-deck, Basement or Valet (Fee Applies)

  • Public Transit

    Train - Flinders St Station is just a 10 minute walk across the Yarra River<br />Tram - No 58 (Queensbridge St), No 109, 12 & 96 (Clarendon St) <br />Bus Stop - Casino East. No: 216, 219, 220, 234, 605 <br />Taxi Ranks: Crown Promenade, Crown Towers & Crown Metropol<br />Skybus Melbourne Airport - Stop at Crown Promenade

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best beef in Melbourne

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food and dining experience

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience at Koko, beautiful food, excellent service, with a very relaxing ambience. Thank you!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience from booking to eating Professional,energetic staff particularly Caroline Delicious food and great atmosphere

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service and great quality of food. Very delicious

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    Terrible terrible food. We booked a table for a la carte dining and ordered a set. The food tasted like it was stored in the fridge for a while. Sashimi & sushi plate looks like and tastes like something you could get from a sushi train place. They didnt even ask how would us like our steak. Staff have poor manners (not rude but rather just dont pay attention to any detail). Overall it looks like more of a family business kinda restaurant than fine dining.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    As HCWs working the holidays, we decided to treat ourselves to Koko’s Tapenyaki dining experience. Chef Martin showed his exeptional skill in making our lovely feast for the eyes and the palate. High praise to the seafood and wagyu beef! Other staff were also attentive to our needs. The cultural interiors, view of the waterfront sunset and night view of the city added to the dining experience. We will be looking forward to our next visit.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been here a number of times and it always has been one of the best restaurants.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Christmas Eve dinner with partner. Value of food. Great service.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really great ambience and food for special occasions. Unfortunately some of the things we ordered did not come and we had to cancel the order but the waitress was really nice and apologise for it. Good experience.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent decor. Food was beautiful. Staff were friendly & helpful. Was an excellent night, look forward to going back.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Deliciously decadent Japanese fare.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went there for my birthday and don't regret my choice. Koko has a nice atmosphere, very friendly staff, even explaining the dishes when they bring them to you. If I do come back I would definitely have to try the teppanyaki menu. The Mayura striploin “Gold Series" is a must have! It is a bit pricey, but well worth it IMO.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very attractive and authentic setting but that is kind of expected. The food tastes so appealingly fresh. About half way through, we were a bit concerned about the volume, fearing it wasn't going to be enough. The next round of beef and meaty fish put those concerns to rest. The we got the magnificent pavlova dessert. Crisp, creamy and chewy. And enough to satisfy most diners. A truly pleasant evening.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food and service was great. Was just a family dinner. Cant remember who served us, but she was awesome at what she did and recommendations. We did a la carte, and cant complain, really good. The wagyu stake was very tender, salads and seared meets were great. We did not do the tepanyaki, but that looked very interesting. It is a bit on the pricey side, so take that into account. Will go again.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is magnificent,service is exceptional dinning there makes you feel spoiled

    KokoResponded on 2 March 2020

    Thank you for your review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience at Koko and appreciated your feedback regarding our dining experience. We will be sure to share your comments with our team, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Faultless meals and fantastic service. Seafood was fresh and of high quality. Attention to detail for tableware and dishes was beautiful. Waitress provided great service and was very knowledgeable on the menu and various Sakés.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This is one you should check out while in Melbourne - great food, amazing service & the restaraunt interior design is simply to die for with some tables looking directly out over the water! Is very pricey but worth every cent.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Sashimi and fabulous view of the river and city. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

  20. CB

    CherylB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The non-teppanyaki table located close to teppanyaki section, terrible smoky smell. Though there are some tables located distance away from the teppanyaki section. The A la carte menu was so so, nothing to shout about. Pricing wise exaggerated I think.

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    tishwalla

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience, had a seat which is overlooking the Yarra river. My partner and I had a wonderful dining experience. Food was unreal. Nice amd attentive staff. Highly recommended.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic customer service

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. We particularly loved the entrees - the oysters were so melt in the mouth amazing, the scallops and beef tataki were delicious as well. The fish on the assorted sushi was super fresh. The wagyu sukiyaki was refreshing. We didn't particularly like the alaskan black cod because it was super sweet, however the fish it self was so soft. Ambiance and service were top notch.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in a lavish setting overlooking the Yarra river. Staff were first-rate. It's a little bit on the pricey side, so would reserve it for special occasions.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    I have noticed a change. I have been to Kokos twice in the last two weeks. The food was lovely both times. And I think competitively priced. The service however is just a little off. When one asks for a table by the pond & one does not get a table by the pond - a reason should be given. Nor do I like sitting in the segregated part of the restaurant for westerners. I have experienced this overseas but it shouldn’t happen here. Wrong drinks & serving meals to the wrong person needs to be fixed

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great. Delicious and fresh seafood

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had the weekday lunch set. Good quality food and attentive service. We were seated by the window, thus having a scenic view outside. Unfortunately our enjoyment was tarnished by the rather rude man at the adjacent table by the window. He made several phone calls during and in between his mouth work, with the speaker on, speaking loudly and switching in English and a foreign language. Absolutely disgraceful and uncivilised.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely food as always! Been coming here quite regularly over the past two years and it's never really dissapointed. Yesterday though was a bit of a different experience, we felt really rushed. I ordered the sit menu and the barramundi had just come out and no joke 2 minutes later the Wagyu steak comes out whilst I'm still eating the barramundi and it wasn't eaten till it went cold. As for my partner her main meal didn't come till after I had eaten my barramundi and the Wagyu, so she ate alone.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service from Caroline brilliant, food unreal, nice Polish Riesling, expensive venue but fabulous for special occasion, namely my 68th. Yes the four of us enjoyed the two hours dining and highly recommend. Like Swarzenneger “we’ll be back”. Cheers Joy Bernhard

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It is not as good as it used to be. Sashimi was very thin and not best value for money.

  32. CT

    CharlesT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yes, try the menu of KOKO, But I think Koko are old restaurant. The decoration, seems from late 20th century. Not like a new more ambience and decorative fine dining on 21st century.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was beautiful and authentically Japanese. Waiter was very nice and served our food for us. They forgot our drinks and Miso soup though.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic lunch menu Food value in a banquet was amazing. $60 a head. Great value.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening. Caroline looked after us at every point. I was not feeling well before I arrived yet she still made it a pleasant experience

  36. SD

    SimD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    We ordered set menu Tsukimi, the last main , wagyu beef is chewy like bubble gum. The cocktail is 80% ice, definitely not coming back

  37. T

    Threepointplay

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Flavours are average compared to other Japanese restaurants, especially considering what we are paying for the food.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant Food was excellent

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Always great coming here, food is always on point.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    View out to the Yarra was great, there were a couple of dishes on the set menu that weren’t to our taste though the others that were, were beautiful. If I went back I wouldn’t do the set menu but choose myself. That being said I tried a few things that I wouldn’t normally order and they were magnificent.

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Koko is rated 4.3 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Queensbridge Street

  • Area

    Southbank

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Multi-deck, Basement or Valet (Fee Applies)

  • Public Transit

    Train - Flinders St Station is just a 10 minute walk across the Yarra RiverTram - No 58 (Queensbridge St), No 109, 12 & 96 (Clarendon St) Bus Stop - Casino East. No: 216, 219, 220, 234, 605 Taxi Ranks: Crown Promenade, Crown Towers & Crown MetropolSkybus Melbourne Airport - Stop at Crown Promenade

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tomotaka Ishizuka

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9292 5777

  • Private party facilities

    With four teppanyaki rooms and one à la carte room, Koko’s presents a range of dining possibilities.Two of the teppanyaki rooms seat a maximum of 8 guests, with the remaining 2 private dining rooms catering for 6 and 12 guests respectively. The à la carte room caters for 15 to 25 people. Whether you’re marvelling at a dextrous teppanyaki chef’s creations or enjoying fine seasonal offerings, you can pair with Koko’s array of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan.

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