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Koko Japanese Restaurant

#242 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 6886
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried this after failing to get a reservation last minute at Nobu... what a great place and right up there.

Thank Phil V
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I have been spoiled by living in Japan for 5 years. We all had the Tsuki set meal at $118 per person. This set meal offered a nice variety of food and most of it was quite tasty. Certainly not $118 tasty. I've had better Japanese meals in places around town for circa $30-$40 and certainly much better... More 

Thank pal283
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Good dining experience. Elegantly-designed but hardly an imposing, intimidating place. Instead, it is warm and full of noisy chatter. About A$100 per person buys you a good meal.

Thank helenngbl
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took family to this iconic Melbourne restaurant hadn't been there in quiet awhile. Booked a private room and had the head chef cook for us Kevin , he's amazing and has been there for years, very funny man We had prawns, chicken , scallops, beef and fried ice cream Food is to die for here, we also had there Toothfish... More 

Thank gavinsch
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated here for our 27th anniversary. 1) we had a complimentary drinks due to the anniversary event. 2) We ordered the wag Yu beef set for family of 3. Excellent food with Sashimi, seafood and beef. 3) Tip top service and excellent ambience. 4) A bit pricey but still worth to go The only negative point we gave was... More 

Thank 529dominicc
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8 of us sat at the grill. It was amazing to watch the chef cook the amazing food. It had great flavour with what seemed little effort. It was very entertaining. Good to do with a group. The Saki was good too. We had the $138 menu and we had 4 people with dietary requirements and this was not an... More 

Thank Grace G
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Granted, I have only done this twice before but the food at this Teppanyaki Grill was outstanding. We were a party of 5 and our food and wine was served at perfect intervals and the quality of both food and service was outstanding. The ambience of the restaurant is also very enjoyable. I look forward to dining here again on... More 

Thank Bonnie U
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had the best sushi bar experience at Koko. Food was fresh and magnificent. The most fresh ingredients and skill and presentation. Thank you Uein chef. You are absolutely amazing.

Thank Anonymous31081980
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Koko Japanese Restaurant. We stayed at crown towers to celebrate my sons wedding anniversary. We booked lunch at KOKO to continue the celebration on Sunday. Food was very nice and so was the service. Unfortunately the food portions were small no value for money. We were a party of 4 and the total bill came to $625 for lunch. (Teppanyaki)... More 

Thank hjnMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Only been once but can't wait to get back. Not cheap but worth every cent. Tried food I'd never been game to try and found it spectacular

Thank Paul24507

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9292 6886
Experience the serene ambience created by internationally renowned designer Tony Chi midst the tranquil surrounds of a Japanese water garden. Koko offers authentic teppanyaki and à la carte menus for guests to choose from, and is renowned for it's impeccable sushi and sashimi, delicately prepared by our chefs. Koko's also features an impressive sake bar, offering the city's best range of aged and exclusive sake from Australia and Japan.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?