Venue Image
56A Brown Street,
Ponsonby
Auckland,
1010

(09) 360 0927

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byBrett Atkinson13/12/2010

Vibe
A Zen-cool combo of polished concrete and natural timber, with a big, central table used either for larger bookings or a collection of couples and smaller groups. Expect ‘New Style Japanese Cuisine’, contemporary spins on traditional flavours delivered ‘izakaya’-style on elegantly presented small plates ($10-25).

Service
Friendly and professional, with just the right time between courses. Extra points for answering all of our questions about the origin of ingredients; oysters from Stewart Island and prawns from New Caledonia if you’re wondering.

Winelist
Worthy of a fine-dining restaurant with a great selection of New Zealand and Australian wines, five different Japanese beers and a pleasantly bewildering array of sake, shochu and green tea.

Highlights
Plump Southern Glory oysters with ponzu vinegar (three for $12), or melt-in-the-mouth slow-cooked pork belly ($18). And who knew that fresh wasabi was so much more flavourful?

Most Surprising Dish
Scallops ($12) with a silky smooth chawanmushi (savoury baked custard) and topped with shimmering spheres of caviar.

The Bottom Line
A contemporary and elegant alternative to Auckand’s other more rustic Japanese eateries. The concise shared plates are perfect for sharing with a significant other or with a larger group. Two people including one glass of wine and one beer, $129.

A Reason to Return
The leisurely experience of Cocoro’s, six course, 12-plate degustation menu ($80), accompanied by a ‘Sake Flight’, showcasing different rice wines.




Does this review have you salivating? You can now make a reservation here!

Cocoro has been reviewed by 8 users
 

Most Read Today

image
01 Guide to Vector Arena Auckland

A user's guide to Auckland's Vector Arena.

image
02 List With Us!

Get your venue or event listed with View New Zeala...

image
03 Auckland Hot 5 - August 2016

Your guide to the best events, attractions and dis...

image
04 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
05 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

Content updated: 27/08/2016 16:49

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Bracu Restaurant
    What an experience! well worth the drive from the city. We will b...

    wanderlustkatie on 25/08/2016 @ 1:03 p.m.
  • Mekong Baby
    Amazing service and amazing Duck Curry. So many vibrant flavou...

    kooleno on 25/08/2016 @ 12:18 p.m.
  • Tok Tok
    Four of us enjoyed a meal at Tok Tok last weekend - it was good, ...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 25/08/2016 @ 12:11 p.m.
  • Grasshopper
    Came to Grasshopper for a taste of Thai. The service was good he...

    aucklandviewer on 21/08/2016 @ 10:39 p.m.
  • Al's Deli O'Connell Street
    What's not to love about a good burger? There are a few burger a...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 11/08/2016 @ 1:56 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner