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Koko Japanese Restaurant

#238 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Southbank
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 6886
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Dinner by Heston 2 days ago and I must say there wagyu is top quality compared to the $380 'Kobe' steak at Koko. The service wasn't the great as the waiter hardly knew anything. Wouldn't recommend Koko but if you were to try somethig I can HIGHLY recommend Dinner by Heston. Great service over there.

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Thank Marked05
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Marked05, I was concerned to read your feedback and would like to extend my sincere apologies. The experience you have described is certainly not representative of our usual high service standards and I will be sure to share your feedback with the Restaurant Manager for review. Thank you for taking the time leave your feedback; we do hope to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing time here with my other half. They sat us by the window so we had a fabulous view during our meal. Great drinks!

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Thank mariean2inette
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I met my nephew and his wife at this restaurant when I visited Melbourne and they made an excellent choice. The ambiance is beautiful and the food is delicious and well-prepared. A lovely meal!

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Thank JBoice
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi JBoice, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed the ambiance at Koko and received the high standard of food quality we pride ourselves on delivering. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Oliver von Brunn General Manager - Restaurants More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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200 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Called in for a quick snack during a recent visit, great food and service, well worth a visit if you are in Melbourne

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Thank Jacmac00
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jacmac00, How wonderful to read another review of yours. We take pride in the quality of our food offering and high service standards at Crown, and I am pleased that you were able to enjoy many of our premium restaurants during your recent visit to Melbourne. Thank you again and we do look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service was excellent when organising this night for my birthday aswell as on the night. The food was delicious and the staff are flexible with people within the groups choosing different set menu's. There was 2 young girls in our group and they also catered for them with separate dishes. The Chef who cooked for us was also amazing... More 

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Thank RaiderTrader
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review RaiderTrader. I am thrilled to learn you had an enjoyable birthday at Koko. We place high importance on providing exceptional service and I am pleased to know we were able to cater for your entire party. Our highly skilled chefs do their upmost to ensure they deliver an entertaining and most importantly delicious experience... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We tried the Tsuki teppanyaki menu and the overall dining experience was quite good. Sashimi was very good quality and the Tempura Oysters with curry salt was really really good. Because we don't eat beef, we opted for Teriyaki Chicken and again it was super delicious. Vegetables, miso soup and the salad were unremarkable and I didn't quite like the... More 

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Thank Nisansala R
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nisansala, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Tskuki set menu offers great variety and flavours for an authentic teppanyaki experience and I am thrilled to read it did not disappoint. Your compliments on the service were very much appreciated and I am pleased to learn we delivered to the standard Koko aspires to. I... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice food and environment, but quiet pricey as a family to dine. Booking is necessary, and if you like infusion Japanese then it is a good place to go.

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Thank wenwenaustralia
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi wenwenaustralia, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed your overall dining experience at Koko. We pride ourselves on delivering an innovative approach to Japanese cuisine and I am delighted to read this was appreciated during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near... More 

Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Some beautiful dishes, but some served with inappropriate cutlery to enable one to eat in the way that you should be able in an establishment like Koko.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant we come every year when we visit Melbourne. Has a nice view to the river, has a nice calm feel too it and the food is always divine. We usually have the oysters, and a few rolls and sashimi. Can't go wrong. Great for lunch and dinner too. Teppanyaki is fantastic as well.... More 

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Thank chango00
CrownRestaurants, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi chango00, How fantastic to learn that we continue to deliver an experience enjoyed every time you are local to Melbourne. Your review is indicative of the standards Koko aspires to and I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went to Koko for lunch with 4 of my colleagues. We let the waitress bring us a selection of entrees, the sushu and sashimi platter and some mains. Everything was really good. The Beef Tataki was excellent. I enjoyed the selection of sashimi. It was all very fresh. For mains, we had the Wahyu steak, tempura selection, grilled fish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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 6886
Description
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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