Catering >Koko Kitchen
702 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8411140.753774 -111.882877
Neighborhoods: Central City
Seriously one of my favorite restaurants in SLC. Such great quality Japanese food! Its better than many of the upscale sushi joints in town. Their curry udon is to die for!
Unsung Greatness – i try to eat here weekly the grilled chicken is the best
great little place – I first tried Koko Kitchen about 12 years ago, after getting a rice bowl at one of the Twilight Series concerts at the Gallivan Center. I was so impressed, I grabbed a menu and stopped in the next chance I got. I have also had them do sushi platters for a couple of parties I have had. I don't think they advertise that they do that, but just ask and you will not be sorry. The platters they have done for me have been absolutely beautiful, and very impressive. They serve them on beautiful japanese platters for a small deposit which they return to you when you return the platters. Anyway, can't say enough - I work downtown and stop in for lunch ocassionally - usually get the teriyaki bowl and an order of edamame. Great little unique Japanese take-out place that is very different for SLC. Try it if you are tired of the ordinary.
Pretty good – I ordered the ebi udon and teriyaki chicken. Both were reasonably priced and had a good flavor. The chicken was thigh meat with skin and little bits of fat still clinging to the meat, so I had to scrape that off. My friend prefers Kyoto's teriyaki chicken, but it is more expensive.
Small and quiet! – unlike the other places down town this place goes for quality rather than decor! Don't get me wrong, it's cute and quiet inside! The food was great! I got the Miso soup as everyone recommends! DELICIOUS!
We also had 4 rolls for two of us, we each ended up with 5 pieces to go! good size rolls! The price is par with other places! I like how it's not crowded and fake and your food is ready in minutes!
Can't wait to go back and try the teryaki bowls!
awesom! – the best miso soup ever!!!! no.....seriously.....go get some.....
Authentic Japanese Homestyle Cooking – Pretty much all restaurants that claim to be Japanese are lying, they're mostly just sushi-bars. However, Koko Kitchen is one of the few restaurants in Salt Lake that offer a wide variety of Japanese homestyle cooking. I highly recommend the Chicken-Katsu bowl (breaded and fried chicken), and/or the Salmon Roll if you are on a budget.
My favorite Japanese food – I've tried many Japanese restaurants in Salt Lake City. This place is the best so far. The foods they serve are very close to real Japanese food.
Terrific Japanese – I've had Koko Kitchen's teriyaki and several different sushi rolls, and I've never been disappointed.
Not what I was expecting - higher prices and little variety – I had been recommended to go to Koko's for quite a while - as I eat out about 6x a week and usually sushi 2x a week.
I went on a saturday around noon so there would be minimal lines - we did find a seat quickly in the "back" at the sushi bar.
I took a look at the menu and it had a limited variety of rolls and had the regular nigiri (nothing unusual). I was hoping - well....maybe a limited variety but probably great at what they do have....not so much.
The rolls were average for flavor - nothing above the usual. The Poky Dynamite was rather spicy and also they did not have "light/sushi soy" other than in to go packets.
I would say the rolls were average with slightly higher than average prices - all while not having a higher price atmosphere.
All in all - it's ok but don't settle for ok when there are a lot of good sushi places downtown with a much better value.
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