56A Brown Street,
(09) 360 0927
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Cocoro in Ponsonby had been much talked about. I can see why as they serve up good food with fantastic service. I have heard many people pass Cocoro over after having a look at their menu online. My suggestion is not to strike them off the list if you're looking for a restaurant as their menu does them no justice. Menu sounds simple but don't let that deceive you.
Environment was relaxed and unpretentious. Staff, lovely and helpful.. well, as best as they can explain things.
Drink selection, wide. I like their beverage refrigerator. It's like a supermarket display of all the kinds of drinks they have! I thought it interesting how you could have a wine match, sake match or mixed wine & sake match with your meal. :) Something different.
Food was delicious! Okay, there was a miss with one of the degustation courses (not really to my liking), but just possibly just me. Fantastic presentation and flavours though. And fun.
The service... I don't know when it was the last time that I had such great service. All it took was just a glance to the wait staff for them to come over and ask if anything was alright. Not just once, twice! It's either good service, or my face is really easy to read. Judging by how frequently I get such level of service, I think it's the former really.
My experience at a restaurant is gauged by the level of service and quality of food. Cocoro has definitely ticked the boxes on both.
Great service ! Great food ! went to Cocoro tonight for late mother's day dinner, heard about Cocoro a lot lately and wanted to try! and it was absoultely the best Japanese restaurant in Auckland!
thought the food at Cocoro was to a very high standard and cooked to perfection.
belly pork yumyum
angus beef melted in my mouth loads of flavour
sea food nests with caviar.....out standing....
thanks so much Cocoro
Had lunch today at Cocoro and what a treat. Delicate flavours in a contemporary setting - Cocoro is the perfect venue for a business lunch. Of Cocoro's lunch menu, we selected a few items from the japanese tapas menu - my highlights were the angus beef with poached egg and the pork belly bun. It's a great way to try japanese cuisine (and not limit it to either sushi or tempura). Cocoro is well recommended if you're in the Ponsonby area.
Just back from a lovely meal at Cocoro. The restaurant was packed but were served efficiently (without being rushed). Cocoro is a fantastic experience all round - if you've got room, try the Japanese custard which is surprisingly good.
The food here might be good but you are unlikely actually get any. The service is rubbish. They loose your order, ignore you for an hour (did none of the staff wonder why thereis a table sitting for an hour with no food) and then are happy to charge for the drinks and send you away hungry. And the drinks aren't cheap. If you like food, go somewhere else.
I'm a huge fan of Japanese cuisine and Soto has become a regular since we moved to Auckland.
With Cocoro now on the scene as well, and after a superb dining experience last night, lovers of Japanese cuisine in Auckland are now spoilt for choice.
Check it out before the work gets out - Cocoro is a nice little christmas pressie to the Auckland dining scene!
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