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2390 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222-5905
+1 303-692-8752
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I went here for a quick lunch with a friend who recommended it since we were in the neighborhood. I was very pleased with the food, we both got a rice bowl with salmon. The wait staff was very friendly and put two tables together for us since she needed to put her foot up after surgery. The food was... More 

Thank lunamoon51
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was young. As kids, we always requested it because it was delicious and we wanted to use chopsticks, and our parents liked that the wait time was minimal. My dad grew up on a Japanese Air Force base, and still called this one of his favorite restaurants. The beef bowl is a classic, but... More 

Thank Winslow5289
Castle Rock, Colorado
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We always enjoy going to Kokora for fast and fresh Japanese food! Casual with lots of locals who come for meals. We usually have a type of chicken or beef bowl -- there are several to choose from. The chicken is Red Bird so it's more of an organic and I like that. Chicken in any entree choice is really... More 

Thank JaelyA
Denver, CO
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Very casual restaurant for low cost bowls, edamame, gyoza, shumai etc. My favorite is the white meat chicken teriyaki bowl with rice. I think it is around $5. We usually stop in while we are out running errands on Saturday.

Thank Rugbyjello
Denver, CO
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Kokoro is our all time favorite place to eat while we're in Denver. The menu is not typical Japanese - yes, they do have sushi but I think the best items on the menu are the chicken bowl, the beef bowl and the chicken katsu. The food is cooked fresh and the service is always excellent!

Thank caccrco
Gilroy, California
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237 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

My family had rave reviews about this place and I was i initially impressed with the friendliness of their staff and affordable prices. I ordered take out and when I brought home the food it seemed more like a bowl of white rice (I requested,brown rice) with a small dab of what I was hoping would be a main course.... More 

Thank MarriedWidow
Denver, Colorado
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the Denver area for over 30 years and passed this place several times, never stopping in. Well the other day my friend said do you want to do Japanese for lunch. I said sure it will be something different Well the place is a hole on the wall but you can tell they have a great following.... More 

Thank vegasbaby1957
Jupiter, Florida
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

First, i must thank one of the folks at National Jewish Health for steering me here. the food is great and inexpensive. the menu has a variety of wholesome Japanese foods. i had the beef and vegetable bowl. it was more than enough. it was hot and very tasty. service is excellent and the dinner was ready in a flash.... More 

Thank BAS2911
Level Contributor
83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Used to always go to a "beef bowl" restaurant, going back 20 years in Denver metro. While the broth the beef is marinaded in has never been replicates from the original beed bowl on East Colfax, Kokoro stores were pretty close. Went in today on this trip to Denver, and the beef bowl was good, but not tangy GREAT. It... More 

Thank Jimm M
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I have been a loyal patron at this restaurant since it was known as Beef Bowl some sixteen years ago. One of the employees is still there. I've known the owners for quite some time. As a matter of fact, there was a time when the owners would treat the employees to a trip to Las Vegas. The employees have... More 

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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
US$5 - US$5
Japanese, Asian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 2390 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222-5905
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-692-8752

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?