We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5535 Wadsworth Byp, Arvada, CO 80002-3105
+1 303-432-0600
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 36: English reviews
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Arvada Kokoro a number of times and have always enjoyed the food until this most recent visit (about 8 weeks ago). The food was just as good this time, but the restaurant was so dirty I couldn't enjoy it. When we first walked in, I noticed the messy, dirty cashier station and the filthy seats... More 

Thank Keren L
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Our family has eaten at Kokoro more than any restaurant in town. The most consistent reliable food and always tasty. Owners take meticulous care to assure customers are satisfied and sure to return. The menu is traditional Japanese cuisine and frequented by Japanese customers.

Thank Jeff W
Level Contributor
106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Excellent food, good quality ingredients and you can get it fast food style. I really enjoy the bowls with Chicken.

Thank tiga31328
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Great place for counter style rice bowls and ramen noodles. All the Ginger you can eat. My son from Texas said if they had these there, he'd eat there all the time. Try Gyoza and Saki specials when they're offering.

Thank taliden
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

There are plenty of reviews on here complaining about the menu and how this restaurant is not authentic. Read the menu before you go... Its not that difficult. I have loved Kokoro for as long as I can remember. I frequented the location on Colorado blvd as a child, begging my parents to go cross town for a chicken bowl.... More 

Thank Trina G
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Awesome food, never fails, highly recommend the Kokoro bowl, delicious. Staff some days great, some days a little slow and grumpy.

Thank samanthashep
Level Contributor
71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Kind of a Japanese fast food place. Many healthful options and some not so healthy I'm sure! Sushi and a very good happy hour, good coupons usually available in local mailers, and an 'Arigato' frequent customer card available. Beer and wine available, too.

Thank ZanyOArvada
Battlement Mesa, Colorado
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I have come here many times in the past when we are in town and have always enjoyed the food and service. What a shock to find that it has really gone downhill. The moment we entered the restaurant, I had some trash to throw away, and found a full, smelly trash can by the register. This... More 

1 Thank Superglide09
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Kokoro is a great healthy fast food option. We eat there quite frequently. We gave it a 5 star rating because compared to other fast food options its a stand out. Sure, you can't compare it to a true japanese sushi house or high end restarant, but for a good affordable quick stop its a great option. They serve Red... More 

Thank SKC P
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
629 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We weren't expecting top class Japanese food as we walked in for lunch, so we were very pleased with the range, quality, price of the food at Kokoro. We tried the miso udon, some extra tempura shrimps, the tempura udon and the teriyaki beef with rice. The miso udon, the tempura and the teriyaki sauce for the beef were very... More 

Thank H L

Been to Kokoro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5535 Wadsworth Byp, Arvada, CO 80002-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Arvada
  • Phone Number: +1 303-432-0600

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kokoro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?