Kokomo's Bar

4.4
93 reviews
$41 to $100
Southeast Asian
Kokomo’s Bar provides ingredient focused, Asian-Pacific eats and creative cocktails in a lively two storey setting right in the heart of Canberra CBD.
Whether you’re looking to have a well-deserved drink after work or share some great food with friends, Kokomo’s Bar has it all!

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Offers

  • Happiest Hours

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Gather your coworkers / friends / family / squad! for some quality chats, tasty food and cheap bevvies. It's our happiest of happy hours. 4pm - 6pm daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 93 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Energetic
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OdayN
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had fun on our friend bachelor party, thank you.

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JyBy
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The experience would have been five star if the waitress actually listened to what was required, ie asked for no chilli and if there was chilli in the sauces, to please put it on the side; however, when the food arrived there was chilli on some dishes and the chilli sauce was poured over the food. When I reminded her on what I requested, because I have a reaction to chilli, I was given a wishy washy excuse about menus changing and that it was impossible to take out the chilli (why changing the menu makes a difference I have no idea, mind you it was still the old menu). Of course this is not the case as I have eaten at Kokomo's before and couldn't have had better service, and the chilli was omitted or placed on the side. Additionally, when the food was served, I asked if there was any chilli in the dishes (as I had a small suspicion that there was), I was told "no, not at all". After this experience, I suggest that the waitress be trained better before unleashing her on customers.

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Lucylou
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience4

Paid for dinner and drinks.Notified the waitress that we are just going out for a quick smoke while waiting and that we are coming back. When we came back, table number and drink were gone. Explanation from kitchen staff was they thought we were gone, waitress return all the dinner plates back. We left hungry and frustrated, ate somewhere else but came back for the good music and ambiance on the dance floor.

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RodneyF
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice of drinks. Food is tasty and different.

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DharnaV
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

It was a special time out for all. But the people in front were rude, not approachable. I booked the standard seating( cos no clarity over online booking provided what standard seating is). it was a totally isolated cabin with bad lights and sounds, don't give any vibe.
Kindly improve your online booking system for more clarity as to what the booking offers

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Joside
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Good music, service a bit slow - good for a few drinks

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KEOLHC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Reoccurring customer! Love Kokomo's vibe :)
Energetic and positive customer service.

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AinslieD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here so many times and the food never disappoints. Love the cocktails. Everything is amazing

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Vision
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popped up to Canberra for New Years and have to say we really enjoyed this place.
From the moment we arrive and the guy on the door just making us feel like one in a million.
The food is tasty! and Cocktails = love.
We are going to try and sneak in tomorrow night. Fingers crossed!

JL
JoanneL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great birthday celebration 🍾. Customer service was outstanding and no request too hard. Will
enjoy return visit

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

The 2 hour seating felt rushed. Each dish came out before we'd finished the precious dish. We weren't advised they'd stopped taking cash until we went to pay the bill. Lemon pepper mayonnaise was just a squeeze of Kewpie (I was sitting opposite the kitchen). Upstairs seating I had booked was apparently closed and the share menu was missing items we weren't told about. The pour on the beers was terrible. Overall it was disappointing. Food was generally ok but the experience overall was poor.

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JenC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails where great! Both tasted and looked amazing

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Merv
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience. The cocktails were also delicious.

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Carlize
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kokomos staff are always absolutely fantastic, the food is great, the cocktails are always yummy too.

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vipCarolynK
Gloucestershire
18 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Good atmosphere. food good bit limited and fried

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Restaurantreview24
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

I have been to Kokomo’s a number of times and always enjoyed the experience however this time we were rushed out of the restaurant - asked 5 times if we were done and requested to change seats/tables despite it only being 10pm on wed night with barely anyone around. The service of food was excellent but the constant need to push us out of the restaurant was not pleasant particularly when it was late and barely anyone around wanting seats/tables.

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Megs
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and the staff were very friendly! Service was fast and they had a fantastic cocktail menu!!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, speedy food delivery and a good drinks menu

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OpenTable Diner
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

All of the bar staff were only serving female patrons... male customers were kept waiting at the bar for 20+minutes. Wont book again, such a sexist environment.

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AnnieM
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I originally went to Kokomo's after it had just opened and didn't love it but was very impressed going to it again this time around. The food was delicious (kingfish ceviche was a definite top player), the cocktails were awesome, and very well-priced.

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LeanneC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok, ambiance was ok, bar was busy and slow but the table service waters and waitress’ were lovely

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Savanah
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, can’t wait to go back!!!

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TStyler
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Share plates & bar food is really tasty. The cocktails were terrible...stick with standard wine or spirits.
Standard seating is more pleasant for a catch up meal with friends.

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RebeccaD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

The bar menu is low value and low quality. Four chicken wings for $14 is just rude. Atmosphere great. Cocktails ordinary (a lot of pre-made syrups). Would not recommend the bar area.

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Tash
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, Great service, Delicious Cocktails!!

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TarynD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Happy hour at Kokomos is a must. We only had fries but they were delicious.

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SenniaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Kokomo’s is a fun experience! We wanted a night out with buzzing energy, fun cocktails and good food. Kokomo’s delivered on all fronts.
We chose to do the degustation meal; next time we would do the cocktail pairing!
Allergies were catered for and the servers were happy to explain all elements of the dishes.
Each dish had well matched taste-combos that enhanced the flavors and made the dishes go from ‘ok’ to ‘I want to eat this again’!
The only disappointment was the sago dessert that hid a few pieces of fruit at the bottom. The pandang ice cream was refreshing and I wish we would have just had fresh fruit with it instead of the heavy sago. However, experiencing something you don’t necessarily like when you do a tasting is part of the experience; you will find things that will be your new favorite so getting a dish that is semi-good amongst a fantastic set of dishes didn’t put a damper on our mood.
As we wanted to talk we were happy to sit in the restaurant area where the noise level was at a level where you could hold a normal conversation.
A perfect night which had both of us smiling, feeling relaxed and feel as if we made the perfect choice in terms of celebrating our special occasion.
A place to visit again!

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Drkh
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Slow service, ignored by staff when trying to order food, no table service and not provided with any menus even though we had reserved a table for 7.

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Somethingdifferent
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Krakatoa was an interesting concept. The presentation of the food was fine and the quality of the food was very good. The cocktail flight was a great idea. Each cocktail had something to offer.

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JessiG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with interesting flavours and good value for money.

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AHari
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

simply outstanding food and service, definitely coming back

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a fun dinner at the Krakatoa event, the food was great as we're the wines, service and the vibe. Not really what I expected.

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BennyMac
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our experience at Krakatoa was excellent. Friendly and helpful staff were very accommodating for dietary needs and the food was excellent. The food was beautifully accompanied with matching cocktails. Would definitely recommend as a well priced dining experience.

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BecC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Krakatoa was DELICIOUS! My dining buddy & I also partook in the paired cocktail menu which complimented to food beautifully.
Don’t be fooled by the early tiny servings - I was worried we’d be doing a Maccas run on the way home early on - by the end I was beyond comfortably filled.
Special shout out to Tamsin, our wait staff member, knowledgeable, friendly and rectified a food issue immediately for us. Thank you for making a good night great!

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Chenice
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming to Kokomo’s, always a crowd pleaser

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ShaunaM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had the krakatoa bbq menu at kokomos and the food was divine. Matching cocktails were interesting and really good value but next time I would go with wine (just personal taste). We had a nice quiet and cozy table upstairs and the service was great, although at times felt a little rushed. Overall fantastic and I would definitely recommend.

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TeganM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great time at Kokomo’s and Mia was an excellent waitress, definitely couldn’t fault her. Everyone else we spoke with was also super friendly!

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AnitaG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food and drinks were amazing. It is not the first time we have been to Kokomo’s. We travelled from Wagga to Canberra for our ladies night and thought we would treat ourselves.
Thank you for having us!
It’s a shame there was no dancing, however we understand why.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable re menu. Stuffy upstairs but raining outside. Balcony full of smokers and it wafted across us the entire meal as doors open.
Food was creative, flavourful, excellent presentation.

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Freddie
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very organised.
Good amount of seating

FAQs

Kokomo's Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Kokomo's Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://kokomos.com.au/gift-certificates/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.