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Cocoro Restaurant

#1,261 of 8,325 Restaurants in Chicago
€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
+1 312-943-2220
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Closes in 27 min
17:30 - 21:45 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My husband, my son and I ordered three ramen for dinner, which takes us 1 hour waiting. Half of the tables are empty the time we ordered ramen. Really really bad experience. Sucks! The the waiter says their chief is not in today. You should...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HTT2017
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This place is very close to my work and it is probably the only restaurant in the area (non fast food) that you can eat for under 12 dollars. I have recently started ordering their ramen and it is a fair price for a week...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MPaolucci
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Chicago has been inundated with Sushi and Tepanyaki in the last decade. There seems to be a mad Sushi competition going on from Andersonville to Chinatown. The traditional Japanese restaurants seem to have dwindled over the same time. Since the little hole-in-the-wall New Japan closed,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank shallow_shoals
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Now that my absolute favorite is permanently closed, this appears to be the only authentic (and not fusion or just sushi) Japanese restaurant in town. It has the feeling of comfort food and comfort-style. The service is slow, since they seem overwhelmed usually. Guests need...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Donald S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I went here solo on Wed night. They seated me at the sushi bar where I was lucky enough to speak with someone next to me that was raised in Japan. Based on her comments and my experience from my Japanese mom, this was authentic...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This small (apparently family owned) sushi restaurant is lovely and the people seem genuinely nice. However, there is limited seating and limited staffing. First we were greeted by a waiter who seemed out of place greeting guests. We had to wait for a table while...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank John B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

When I visit Chicago downtown, I enjoy coming here for an authentic Japanese dinner, prepared and served by Japanese staff. Sushi, sashimi are excellent. Last time I tried chirashi-sushi. Sushi rice was prepared just right. I trust other items on their menu are also excellent.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank kwanky122
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Freshly prepared and very authentic local, non tourist sushi and Japanese in the Second City. Look for the side menu of even more authentic cuisine though everything we had was well made, unusual, and quite tasty.

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank Lance H
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We lived in Japan for a few years, acquiring a taste for authentic Japanese food. Finding anything other than sushi can be challenging. We stumbled across Cocoro and have been back several times whenever we are in the city. Friendly service, great food.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank JDriesens
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This place is great for many reasons. The food is really good and the staff is fantastic. I really appreciate how quiet it is in this restaurant, unlike so many places where you have to strain to hear the conversation at the table. They always...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Kristi L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > River North
  • Neighbourhood: River North
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-2220
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