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“Good sized portions, great service, overpriced for the quality of food”
Review of Kokoro

Kokoro
Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Gungahlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We ate here recently because friends had said it was the best in Canberra. This is not true. The food was average and overpriced for Japanese of this quality in Canberra. Some of the cups were chipped and unsafe to use. Their lotus chips were really lovely. Fine for a night out but I'd go elsewhere for the price and quality.

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Thank 16Kristina16
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Went here with a friend for a quick lunch, the service was good, seated immediately. The food was brought out quickly, was delicious and serving sizes were decent.

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Thank Anna O
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Kokoro delivers on what it promises--decent Japanese food that is one rung above what you'd get at your regular foodcourt sushi place. It's what I call, 'my Anglo Uncle's Asian', which generally means this isn't authentic. Doesn't mean that it's bad, just not the real thing.

Service was ok. There isn't an order to how the food gets brought out, which makes you feel as though they've forgotten parts of your order... but it all comes to your table in the end.

We ordered extra steamed rice, and had to ask several times, with the waitress explaining that she placed the order, and they were making the rice. On the third try, she lost it with the cook in the kitchen, and promptly brought the rice to our table. It took 15 minutes in total.

They like drizzling a mayo honey mustard sauce on their food. In my bento, it felt like I had this on everything. And if you look the pics posted in previous reviews, you get what I mean. It's not a bad sauce, but it does border on too much of a good thing.

We came here cause we just wanted some place convenient to eat, since we were in the neighbourhood. We we're looking for anything that would rock our world. On this score, Kokoro wasn't too bad at all.

Thank smithies2808
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

used to be good but not any more. Ordered Udon soup which is a simple Japanese dish but was served with totally off veges (Tasted sour, probably had been put in the refrigerator for days) and soup full of MSG (I can tell because they made my spine felt numb). With reduced quality the price remains the same. Will not come back.

Thank Ning W
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Went for a family birthday without a booking, had to wait for a table as they were very busy and it was easy to see why once we started eating. The food came out quick, was delicious and was in very generous sizes, the meals and Bento boxes especially were great value for money. Everyone left extremely satisfied.

Thank Catherine R
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