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117 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
9419 5216
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We love the Japanese pottery on display at this restaurant. I now realise that the old owners are no longer there. The sushi was poorly sliced, they were large pieces that could not be shared. The sushi was poorly cut and the fish was not of a high quality. This food is below industry standard, and we will never return,... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We live close by this restaurant, and we go about once a week. Because the food is so delicious, well-priced, and there are so many healthy options, it's become one of our favourites for those nights when we want to eat healthily, but don't feel like cooking. The food is simple, flavoursome, well-executed, and quite authentically Japanese, with a few... More 

Thank jujujulia
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

I think this restaurant is a case of old hands versus new hands... When the previous owners of this restaurant were still there (a Japanese husband and Australian wife), I used to go there several times, at least 1-3 times a month. All because of their delicious foods (especially their delicious sashimi, buttery goodness squid, wasabi potato salad, burdock salad... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

Firstly, the sashimi here is fantastic. Melt-in-your mouth fresh and comes in generous servings. We had the Assorted Sashimi Selection for $27, and it came with 15 pieces. For mains we had the salmon in ponzo and swordfish in soy and mirin (both $20 each). Both came with mixed leaf salad and gobo (burdock root) salad. We also had a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

The most lovely waitress I've ever met works at this restaurant. It's so calming in Cocoro, the food is really tasty, and the atmosphere is peaceful too.

Thank Mattylala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

Cocoro is great. Great room, great food, great service. Unpretentious.

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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: 9419 5216

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fitzroy

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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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