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Cocoro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717 (Huron)
+1 312-943-2220
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:45
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Albany, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

When I visit Chicago downtown, I enjoy coming here for an authentic Japanese dinner, prepared and served by Japanese staff. Sushi, sashimi are excellent. Last time I tried chirashi-sushi. Sushi rice was prepared just right. I trust other items on their menu are also excellent.

Thank kwanky122
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Freshly prepared and very authentic local, non tourist sushi and Japanese in the Second City. Look for the side menu of even more authentic cuisine though everything we had was well made, unusual, and quite tasty.

Thank Lance H
Rockford, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We lived in Japan for a few years, acquiring a taste for authentic Japanese food. Finding anything other than sushi can be challenging. We stumbled across Cocoro and have been back several times whenever we are in the city. Friendly service, great food.

Thank JDriesens
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This place is great for many reasons. The food is really good and the staff is fantastic. I really appreciate how quiet it is in this restaurant, unlike so many places where you have to strain to hear the conversation at the table. They always have specials. It's a true Japanese restaurant and usually a majority of the diners are... More 

Thank Kristi L
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a good spot for straight up Japanese food. They have a great selection of what you would find in most typical Japanese restaurants that cater to a Japanese clientele. A little bit of everything and all is done quite nicely. Can get a bit crowded on the weekends with big groups and the service could get a little... More 

Thank Xriz
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was close to our hotel, The Godfrey, so we decided to walk for dinner one night. Delicious Japanese eats and service was excellent. Arrived around 7pm and did not have to wait for a table but as we were leaving around 8pm, about every table was full.

Thank Mireya R
Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent and authentic Japanese restaurant. Ordered the soba and that came with the sobayu so you know it's legit. Their dessert, black sesame pudding, was homemade and just flat out delicious. My brother ordered Nabeyashi Ramen and he loved it.

1 Thank Gabriel L
Cape May Beach
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495 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant, so decided to try it. We liked the ambience, and the specials menu had many interesting items hard to find in many other restaurants. I was so excited. They also have some nice sake choices. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The first sake (most expensive) was quite good. The second came in a... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The wafting smell of katsu-curry that goes by tells you that this is Japanese comfort food, the sound of the Japanese students and businessmen eating there testifies that this is what most Japanese expect. It's not luxurious, just well executed - Sashimi and sushi well prepared, check with the waittress what has just recently arrived for the best, lots of... More 

Thank Tony L
Oslo, Norway
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Great Japanese food! Don't let the outside fool you. This is a excellent place for sushi and noodles. We were 8 people incl 4 children. They took good care of us and gave us attention and guiding in the world of sushi. Yammi fried squid in garlic as a starter to share was a good start! The sushi was made... More 

Thank LarsWie1972

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-2220

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