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Cochin (pronounced co-shin) is a casual but slick 60-seat restaurant and bar with dark timbers, earthy interiors and contemporary lighting. Our tapas-style share menu features French Vietnamese dishes like beautiful duck a l’orange, tender chateaubriand, & coconut crème caramel. The drinks menu is wide and varied with specially designed cocktails, the usual suspects in spirits and a comprehensive wine list focusing on French wines.
Cochin never fails to deliver. Had a takeaway today due to lockdown. Can only collect which means food is always hot. So tasty and good balance between spice and chilli. Added bonus today, 2 free creme caramels. Thank you Cochin staff.
We ate here as a three before an MCG game and none of us were overly enthusiastic. Didn’t quite get the Vietnamese/ French fusion thing but am well aware of the historical connection in Vietnam. The dishes we had didn’t sing of Vietnam, nor France,...places all three of us have visited. No Vietnamese splash of herbs, chilies, lime or fish sauce in the beef and Vietnamese veggies we ordered and it’s what I would have expected in a Chinese style place. The lightly seared salmon special was difficult to eat as no knife was provided. Yes we were informed about the somewhat sashimi cooking but we were expecting thin slices rather than the full hulking fillet which was a difficult swallow. Not real cheap and will probably look elsewhere before a game next time Could have been a bad night and everything was perfectly edible.More
Not sure why this restaurant reviews so highly. I had high hopes based on reviews and took my family here for dinner. The venue is dark with minimal lighting and while I can see the look they're trying for it fell short and has little...if any ambience. The food is average and overpriced. The pork and duck curry main dishes were the highlights but at close to $40 each I expected a lot more flavour. The wait staff were slow off the mark and while it improved throughout the evening it just took too long - especially when they weren't that busy.
The food is okay but if you want great Asian food try Longgrain or Gingerboy.More
An unplanned delight
After trying many many places to get in we were luck enough to get in for an early dinner for 6.
Of. Hs. Only to find out very late in the afternoon that we were in fact a 4.
Being a fellow...restaurant owner.
It was very unfair to not give them the courtesy call
Sonia was so understanding
The service was very slow at the start and with Cov19 restrictions we only have 2.5 hours. And it was a Saturday set menu
However the staff and the food was clean , so thoughtfully paired and balanced , and course after course was simply brilliant Sonia and her team. Made it a very special night and M had her favorite cocktail. Off list. And it was the best she has ever had “big call “
Sonia. We will be back
Thank you for making it a very special night and for spoiling. M and her menu requestsMore
Date of visit: June 2020
sonija-1, Owner at Cochin Wine Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2020
Wow guys... thank you so much!!!! Oh the joys of a COVID dining restricted climate! But thank you... what an awesome review for us to reflect upon... so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves at Cochin. Thank you!!!!
We had an amazing meal tonight. The duck and Pinot selection was so different to anything else I’ve had at other restaurants. I loved the duck and cherry pie while we all had different favourites.
The paired wine had been selected well and our waiter...really put a lot of attention into explaining the characteristics of the wine and our meals. Perfect timing too for all courses.
The restaurant ambience was excellent and background music non invasive.
One of the best meals we’ve had in Melbourne recently.
Well definitely return.More