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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sashimi” (26 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“abalone” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St | 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love teppanyaki so I was excited to try this restaurant, but I was very disappointed. For an upmarket restaurant charging an average of $150 per head, these people have to lift their standards. On the Gold Coast I can get a great teppanyaki meal,...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an experience worth doing again. Been here a couple of times over the years for special occasions. The location is exclusive and high end. The food is top notched, fresh and well made, I like the concept of no show in the teppanyaki table....More

Thank iMax327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Koko is a must visit when in Melbourne. I have taken many international guests to this venue, and without fail, the response has been excellent food and service. On new years eve we had a lobster dish which was absolutely outstanding, beautifully presented and delicious....More

Thank 554kevin2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did Teppanyaki with the Grand-kids . They loved all the food. The chef was good but not that interactive with the kids. He tried but did not have the ability to have fun. However he did the job and we had a lovely dinner....More

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious and elegant with a distinct Japanese feel, Koko is a premium Japanese Restaurant. Magnificent water views over Melbourne's Yarra River and to the city skyline. The food was very authentic, service delightful, and pricing was appropriate. Will definitely return.

Thank abbiestar
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Been here many times, the food of high quality, the service second to none, the skills exceptional.... consistently! Yummmo!

Thank Clivenme2002
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Koko was recommended to us by friends so we gave it a go a few weeks ago... Food was excellent - Service a bit on the slow side - Friendly but boring and SLOW. Seriously needs a character / personality to run the show...Great Menu...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great relaxing atmosphere and $50 weekday lunch pack that has a variety is awesome value with a beer or wine. Staff are friendly and helpful especially when asking for cutlery lol

Thank Cam B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was my third and worst visit to Koko. I will not be going back. The service was very slow in spite of there appearing to be a huge number of staff on the floor. In addition, they could not assure us that their sauces...More

Thank Tania d
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at Koko Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Tania d, While I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Sashimi, your overall dining experience is not what we aspire to and I’m appreciative that you have taken the time to share your comments. I will ensure your feedback is shared with our Restaurant...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We went with 4 friends and ordered a Teppanyaki banquet which consisted of numerous courses including but not limited to sashimi, vegetables, prawns, Waygu beef and fried rice. The food was excellent. The fillet beef and vegetables were cooked to perfection as were all the...More

Thank doxal1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
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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