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Koko Japanese Restaurant

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 5777
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sashimi” (27 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“abalone” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Koko's is not for the regular night out. It is expensive but the food, ambience and service is sensational and we go there for Birthdays and special celebrations. The sushi is superb and the teppanyaki is a treat.

Thank FamilyS27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best in Melbourne. Elegant and beautiful. Fantastic attention to detail, extremely fresh seafood. Cooked to perfection right in front of you. Koko is a pure delight. The menu is extensive and the food is of the highest quality....More

Thank mrwhiley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we haven't eaten here for a long long time and back then it was the grill, this time we did normal menu and boy was it stunning, we could of sat their all night and never stopped eating

Thank wwsm2018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best sushi dishes I’ve ever had. The Restaurant was full, but they made room for us in a corner. Even our toddler loved the different pieces. I would love to go back.

Thank Joakim H
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We had 6 adults and 2 kids at teppanyaki in a private room, including one person who was gluten free and it was awesome The quality of the food was fantastic, the experience good and the effort the chef and help went to in accommodating...More

Thank edwardp88
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The staff & atmosphere where great, but the food was no where near worth the price tag. My husband had the $198 Teppanyaki menu while I had the $100 Teppanyaki menu as I wanted eel and this was the only menu that offered it. Other...More

Thank BecD050211
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner with family and was amazed by the food. The scallops were fantastic and the wagyu beef was delicious. The staff were very courteous.

1  Thank pictuto
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Always worthwhile to try this restaurant if you want to have Japanese food with nice environment. The sashimi with Chef selections is the best for varieties! The duck with eggplant is just nice for starter. We enjoyed the Hotpot under winter season. What comes as...More

2  Thank XCL2016
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Piece of plastic found in scallop entree & mouse running around the restaurant. Was assured that they undergo weekly pest control, which provided no comfort after what experienced & witnessed. No apologies provided... paid the bill & will not be returning.More

6  Thank Jess Y
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Jess Y, Thank you for sharing your review. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the shortfalls that took place during your dining experience at Koko. This has of course been shared with our management team. I do hope to have the opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This place is great. Beautiful atmosphere with a pond in the middle of the restaurant. We had tepinyaki which was super yum... the rice with garlic in it was to die for. If you like prawn crackers I also recommend eating the prawn heads.

2  Thank Julie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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 5777
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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