Koko

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199 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
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.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
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 / VIC
4 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic customer service

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Delicious and fresh seafood

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

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CharlesT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

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SimD
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

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Threepointplay
Toronto
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant
Food was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Always great coming here, food is always on point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views and lovely service and ambience and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and environment. Girlfriend was impressed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The food was nice and the atmosphere lovely. The waiter seemed to be in a hurry!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Have been going to Koko for quite a few years.

Found with my most recent visit that the level of service from the staff has dropped pretty noticeably.

Upon arrival, there was not any proper acknowledgement from the staff at the entrance. She merely said "two people A La Carte?" after I said hello and provided her my booking name and time.

We ordered a chilled sake, and the waiter returned and proceeded with the sake and poured it into a sake warmer.

Food quality was still excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Underwhelming experience. I specially chose this restaurant for the water garden expecting calm Japanese atmosphere. We were first placed at a table near a large family group with noisy children. We were moved at our request, to the main room near the pond but it was still quite noisy. Koko special was a huge disappointment - presentation was ordinary & the amount of fish was equivalent in all ways to a neighbourhood Japanese restaurant where the same dish would have been half the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and prompt courteous service by Watress Candy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful dining experience. Food was exceptional and service was outstanding. A must for lovers of fine Japanese cuisine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was ok and service was ok
Expected more as it was pretty expensive
Doubt I would go bwck

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Candy was absolutely incredible!!! She was so so friendly and had the brightest attitude!

The food was spectacular as well, I can’t fault it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

We ordered the Indulgence set menu and felt the food had been prepared long before being served. The ingredients I.e beef was very tough and chewy(inedible) very mediocre dishes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

the manger’s voice is too loud when we are ordering food. And the responsiveness is slow

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful resturant costumer service was 10/10 food was awsome and was brought out at a steady pace also all food was perfect loved it definetly recommend this place your staff were outstanding in there knowledge of your menu and there customer service thank you for a fantastic night out

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

SERVICE - host and waiters insistent, rushed, focused more on their schedule," get them in get out" attitude, haphazard service, customer not important attitude.
FOOD - poor quality ingredients, charge the most, provide the least quality
AMBIENCE - dated, and high noise level
VALUE - not worth the spend

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great night! We did the tasting menu. The food was fresh and very well prepared. The sushi and sashimi plate was sensational as was the main course. I don't normally do Japanese so not all the dishes were to my taste but that was no fault of the restaurant.

The pond is a nice touch.

Next time we'll try a teppanyaki table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

beautiful food, great service. 2nd time there in a few months and would definitely go back

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