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56a Brown Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-360 0927
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So this was voted best speciality restaurant in 2016 - WHY ??? The service was good without being exceptional and the food was just average although the presentation of the degustation was lovely. There are so many great modern Japanese restaurants in Auckland that I would prefer to go to e.g. Azabu in Ponsonby. Cocoro was very expensive for the... More 

Thank janwholeboxndice
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the city a few weeks ago and popped into Cocoro for a spontaneous celebratory lunch. As always, every aspect of our dining experience (from the moment we arrived until the time we stepped back out into the sun) was profoundly satisfying and beautifully rendered. From the very first time I dined at Cocoro it was abundantly clear,... More 

Thank cinqu0
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved for dinner at Cococo upon reading good reviews and we were very impressed also. The tasting menu had 7 courses and they customized one course for my husband , who doesn't care for lamb The sashimi/sushi course was presented in a beautiful lacquer box and was excellent as well as creatively beautiful. My lamb chop was wonderful and... More 

Thank Ann S
Auckland, New Zealand
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

After hearing that Manu off MKR had visited and rated it as one of the best had been too we just had to try it. Degustation was delicious, classic Japanese brilliance with a modern twist. Staff are attentive but not intrusive. Decor and atmosphere is classy but relaxed. Wine list is extensive and has something for everyone. Can't wait for... More 

Thank Missjess86
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

i am passionate for asian food and in this one i was wonderfully charmed i had ramen and it was excellent the omelette was an authentic japonese one the staff so friendly. my husband had a curry(there has been a long time we did not had so excellent japans curry), and my child a bento box hope to return soon.... More 

Thank Cabeleira S
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not a real foodie but as my wife is we go for a nice meal out on special occasions. We've been for degustation at a few places and really enjoyed it but was sceptical about Japanese. I was very pleasantly surprised. From the smiling staff and relaxing decor we settled in for a great night. The food was all... More 

Thank Glen M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Our evening at Cocoro was an exquisite experience. We went for the degustation menu with the wine and sake pairing. All courses were exceptionally matched. Nori made sure that any of our wishes regarding changes to the pairing were perfectly executed. Thanks Ricky and Nori, the rest of the team, and the kitchen (!), for the wonderful customer service and... More 

Thank DaanvG11
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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262 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Experience traditional Japanese degustation similar to a Ryokan stay in Japan. Highly recommended with one exception - alcohol. Sake list is very difficult if you are not familiar and is very expensive. Unfortunately the wait staff do not offer sommelier style service and language is a problem as well. They do pair the Sake but next time I think we... More 

Thank astropig
Blue Hill, Maine
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Our children gave us a gift certificate for Cocoro's 8-course degustation menu ($95pp)for Christmas. It was a truly memorable meal in every way. Delicious food, beautifully prepared, impeccable service and lovely ambience. One of us does not eat raw meat or fish and they graciously accommodated that request. Every course was a delight. My only criticism would be charging $12... More 

Thank Mainemermaid
Wellington, New Zealand
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food here was great and was presented outstandingly. We booked here as a group of 4, 2 of whom had different food allergies. The restaurant phoned us twice prior to us going there, to clarify aspects of what foods were OK, and then checked again as soon as we arrived. We had the degustation menu and the 2 with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56a Brown Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 0927
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