Cocoro restaurant review
Metro Top 50 2018 Japanese restaurant Cocoro in Ponsonby serves thoughtful, contemporary Japanese food.
There’s a sense of pride in the service at zen-like Cocoro that matches the thoughtfulness of executive chef Makoto Tokuyama’s contemporary Japanese cooking. The care with which every ingredient is sourced and presented is impressive: you’re unlikely to taste sashimi this fresh anywhere else in the city. You can order à la carte – although if you’re planning to do that, you can’t make a dinner reservation – but we recommend leaving the meal in Tokuyama’s capable hands and opting for one of the set menus, alongside either a premium sake or wine pairing or just a single glass from the excellent and comprehensive drinks list.
What it offers Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork, line-caught fish / Takes large groups / Dégustation options / Fixed-price meals / Craft beer selection
A favourite dish Udon noodles with house dashi broth
Awards Runner-up, Best Smart Dining; Runner-up, Best Drinks List
Hours Lunch and dinner Tue-Sat
Chef Makoto Tokuyama
56a Brown St, Ponsonby
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