Kokoro

Kokoro

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 3:00 pm5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2018

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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles117 reviews
Excellent
43
Very good
49
Average
16
Poor
4
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Michael M
Canberra680 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We were out looking for somewhere to eat on the Saturday of the Easter long weekend and walking past many closed restaurants we thought we would see if Kokoro was open, and it was... YAY The staff are friendly and welcoming. The food reminds us of when we have been in Japan, flavoursome wholesome food, and not westernised Asian food. We had the okonomi that we had last time as entrées with steamed gyoza. We shared as there was was more than enough for the 2 of us. The teriyaki dishes were just what we needed... one chicken and mine was the Angus steak. We will be back, well worth the drive to Gunghalin to eat here.
Written 30 March 2024
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amy k
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Beautiful fresh authentic Japanese will definitely be going back soon.should get a chefs hat! 🤩🤩🤩
Written 17 November 2023
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Michael M
Canberra680 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
The age gyoza were very flavoursome and not heavy. We both really enjoyed the miso, not overpowered by seaweed, nice balance of the umami and flavour. The okonomiyaki was a different style of omelette than we had experienced in Japan but still devious and the shave smoked flakes were a nice balancing touch. Our dons were flavoursome, filling and just the right amount of everything in each dish. We will be back...
Written 27 October 2023
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Rob
Canberra75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
I tried this restaurant on a recommendation from someone at work and ordered the Chicken Katsu Donburi for my lunch. The front of house staff seemed pretty disinterested in general, even a couple of delivery drivers that came in didnt seem to get a smile or any friendly banter. When my lunch arrived the chicken was very bland and seemed to me like whoever cooked it couldn't care less what they dished up. Not a place I will be back to.
Written 3 May 2022
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Darren M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Very friendly staff, small wait time and authentic tasting Japanese food. Was sightly on the expensive side for Japanese food but well worth it.
Written 30 April 2022
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Graham L
Canberra463 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 solo
I had a Saturday lunch. I went for the chicken yakatori and seafood udon. Service was fine and the food came quite quickly. However, I was expecting a bit more from the dishes. The chicken was a bit disappointing, as the marinade was weak and runny. At $12 I would expect better. The seafood undon broth was good. The noodles were nice but the seafood seemed to be frozen not fresh. Overall it was not much better than getting similar dishes in a food court but the price was 30% higher. I don’t think I will bother again.
Written 4 February 2022
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Lenore K
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
We had a wonderful meal and experience here tonight. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and fast service. Our family had a lovely meal and will happily return again.
Written 12 March 2021
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Malypense
Canberra11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
Since when was Japanese re-heat. My wife ordered Teriyaki Salmon Don. The salmon was dry, old, overcooked. Rice was dry, old, overcooked. Vegetables were a bit of salad. This is not Japanese cuisine as I know it.
Written 29 October 2020
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CA01_138
Canberra3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Was once outstanding, but has declined significantly since about 2018. Still not bad, but probably overpriced for the quality and service you get now. The sashimi and wakame are often now far from fresh and a couple of times have been a bit gluggy.
Written 10 October 2020
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Kiwirunci
Gungahlin4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
great atmosphere, food has always been of top quality, strongly recommend the flavuored blooming flower tea on offer
Written 11 August 2020
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Marc
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Great food, great value, great service. You should definitelty try this Japanese food, my teanagers love it too
Written 18 March 2020
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Stephen J
719 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 couples
We have eaten here several times but after lunch today I doubt we will be back. Standards seemed to have dropped in recent months - illustrated today by the fact that the entry door appeared locked and staff had to open it to let dinners gain access. We sat down on a chilly Canberra day to find the AC within the restaurant set to Arctic. To complement this the music was also blaring to what was more likely to be the music taste of the kitchen hands than the dinners - no resonant flutes to be heard here. The staff seemed more intent on conversing with each other than the guests and getting their attention was difficult. The food was ordinary at best. My tempura bento box was stodgy and the rice was starchy and cool. The batter was falling off my solitary prawn rather than embracing it in the crisp fashion you expect from tempura. My wife’s teriyaki chicken was a little better but the presentation of both dishes was below par. Her meal had a ladle of chicken on the same disappointing rice, a lack lustre salad, an orange segment and some watery pickled veg. So much for the Japanese mantra that you eat with your eyes. Overall impression was there was little care or interest in looking after the dinners. Sad, it used to be much better than this.
Written 5 July 2019
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LucyinOZ
Canberra54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 friends
As a group of 4 we ordered the $50 banquet. Wow, what AMAZING Japanese food! Super filling, fresh, delicious and fast. BYO so easy to being your own drinks and the staff will keep them in the fridge.
Written 20 June 2019
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michaelaus34
Canberra22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
We have been going to Kokomo since it opened and by far the best Japanese in Gungahlin. The food is consistently excellent. We have had dine in and takeaway and they are both excellent. My wife gets sushi and is never disappointed with the quality, freshness and taste.
Written 25 February 2019
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elite-eats
Vincentia211 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
We arrived close to 8 p.m. and selected a number of dishes including a large sashimi platter and sushi in accompaniment. The wait to order was a little long and they apologised. A few minutes after ordering the waitress returned to our table and stated they had run out of fish and therefore couldn't provide our order. They lamented it was a busy night and requested we order something else. We politely declined and went elsewhere. While I do admit we didn't arrive early in the evening, what kind of Japanese restaurant runs out of fish?
Written 24 January 2019
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