It’s not quite a decade old, but in Smith Street years, Cocoro feels almost vintage. The pottery-filled interior is a little dated but somehow comforting. A long menu runs the gamut of sashimi, salads, protein and noodle dishes. You could happily start by sharing some just-warm, Kilpatrick-esque sake soy oysters or delicate grilled scallops, served in the half shell with a moreish plum and butter sauce. Sashimi is fresh and beautifully presented but it’s the perfectly crisp, deep-fried wafu chicken with ponzu and mayo that’s the standout - with the kind of delicious magnetism that incites repeat visits and borderline addiction.
- 03 9419 5216
- Cuisine - Japanese
- Prices - Entrees $9 Sushi $16 Mains $18
- Features - Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed
- Cards accepted - EFTPOS, AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
- Opening Hours - Wed-Sun 6-11pm