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56a Brown Street | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
+64 9-360 0927
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
56a Brown Street | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely Japanese modern fusion fine dining restaurant where we had their degustation menu and wine / sake pairing. The dishes were fresh and full of flavour. The most memorable dish was the special wagyu beef nigiri with NZ truffle. I wished we could’ve added on...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing evening We had the sashimi and sushi menu Delicious amazing presentation lovely flavours See the photos Congratulations to the team We will be back

Thank David G
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of the degustation dining and it was superb with flavours and delicacies to salivate over. There was a wonderful variety of food sources which were meticulously presented and always ‘introduced’ by the very efficient waiting staff who appeared enthusiastic for us...More

Thank Jacqui O
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Haven't been back for a few years and it is still as good as ever. We ordered the sushi and sashimi course. The highlight is certainly the sashimi platter which includes crayfish, paua (abalone), bluff oysters, scampi, chu toro and many other goodies. Certainly one...More

Thank Owen L
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Booked online. Very user friendly website with online booking platform, needs a credit card to confirm booking. Online booking does not allow a la carte which is a shame as I am sure more diners would book if it was available as some budgets may...More

Thank claudieluv
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Japanese food at its best. Great service and nice decor in a cozy premise. Might be a bit pricey but worth a treat! A real hidden gem in Ponsonby.

Thank buzzyss
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Cocoro must be one of the best Japanese meals we have had. I include in that statement meals I have had in Japan! We had the degustation menu which featured a truly memorable sashmi platter filled with the freshest, delectable and beautifully presented seafood. The...More

Thank 179guidog
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is not the best in Auckland in term of Japanese goods, but it is pretty good for what it is. What spoiled the night was the manager, when I first walked in, he chastised me for not call in to book, on their website...More

Thank Kyothu D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My friend brought me here saying that it was the best Japanese restaurant in Auckland...even she left apologising to me and saying that it had clearly gone downhill. we had the matching win/sake/degustation menu and the wine pairing was boring and obvious and although the...More

Thank ChrisJR2013
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed dinner at Cocoro. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. The service is friendly and attentive. We had the sake pairing . The waiter was very helpful in giving us details on the sake and why it was matched with each course...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56a Brown Street | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 0927
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