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Koko Japanese Restaurant

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 6886
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended with some friends and indulged in the $140p/p set menu. The food was lovely. The staff were lovely. The food was nothing exceptional. The restaurant itself was gorgeous. But I don't think the food was worth the food bill at the end of...More

Thank BekBishop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food wasn't as good as we remembered from previous trip. $90 set menu was average - the only highlight is the ambiance of the restaurant...love the decor!More

Thank v1v_acious
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi V1v_acious, Thank you for your feed back I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the decor at KoKo! We are dedicated to providing an outstanding dining experience for all our customers, so naturally it was disappointing to learn that your recent dinner at Koko...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Koko at Crown is a real treat. The restaurant is nicely and spaciously decorated. My daughters and I came here for lunch and we had a lovely meal. The staff is polite and nice. High price but already expected.

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing night view of Melbourne if you happens to sit at the windows seating area. Ask for it. Tepanyaki was cooked by Martin, the freshness of seafood and the color and texture of their beef was amazing. I asked for medium-rare for my steak cube...More

Thank LawrenceLimCH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'd be forgiven for mistaking this fine dining establishment as something perhaps pretentious, or maybe over the top. For it certainly does present one exceedingly high standard of decor and presentation within itself. But one thing I can definitely tell you - it's just right....More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The ambience and the view from the window is unbeatable. The food was very good. He had the chicken and mustard rolls and the duck hotpot and raved about them, especially the chicken rolls. I had the potato and beef dumpling followed by the assorted...More

Thank BrunswickMelbourne
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

​Dear BrunswickMelbourne, It was great to read you enjoyed a number of your dishes at Koko, particularly the chicken and mustard rolls; it is indeed a unique dish. However, I was concerned to note your feedback regarding the service from the team. The experience you...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My first experience of Koko's was a culinary delight. I went out of my comfort zone and jumped into some dishes - with the use of chopsticks. Which made for messy eating for me personally. But the staff were very accommodating To my delight the...More

Thank 71petrat
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Attentive caring staff, amazing food, From the moment I entered I felt valued and important. I felt the true CUSTOMER experience from the moment I walked in. The staff were very tuned to the needs of every one at the table. The Tepanyaki was a...More

Thank Tamvoir
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Best Japanese I've had in ages. Great food, great service. Staff very polite and friendly. Even at the sashimi for the first time and was delicious. Bring it to Crown Perth.

Thank Leon H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I've only ever eaten Teppanyaki at Koko and it is amazing. The service at this restaurant is exceptional and the views are amazing.

Thank TheLuxterior
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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