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Cocoro Restaurant

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668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717 (Huron)
+1 312-943-2220
Today
17:30 - 21:45
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:45
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Miami
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lance H
Rockford, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank JDriesens
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 have specials. It's a true Japanese restaurant and usually a majority of the diners are... More 

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Thank kgoose8924
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a good spot for straight up Japanese food. They have a great selection of what you would find in most typical Japanese restaurants that cater to a Japanese clientele. A little bit of everything and all is done quite nicely. Can get a bit crowded on the weekends with big groups and the service could get a little... More 

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Thank Xriz
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was close to our hotel, The Godfrey, so we decided to walk for dinner one night. Delicious Japanese eats and service was excellent. Arrived around 7pm and did not have to wait for a table but as we were leaving around 8pm, about every table was full.

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Thank Mireya R
Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent and authentic Japanese restaurant. Ordered the soba and that came with the sobayu so you know it's legit. Their dessert, black sesame pudding, was homemade and just flat out delicious. My brother ordered Nabeyashi Ramen and he loved it.

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Cape May Beach
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461 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant, so decided to try it. We liked the ambience, and the specials menu had many interesting items hard to find in many other restaurants. I was so excited. They also have some nice sake choices. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The first sake (most expensive) was quite good. The second came in a... More 

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Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Toronto
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The wafting smell of katsu-curry that goes by tells you that this is Japanese comfort food, the sound of the Japanese students and businessmen eating there testifies that this is what most Japanese expect. It's not luxurious, just well executed - Sashimi and sushi well prepared, check with the waittress what has just recently arrived for the best, lots of... More 

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Thank Tony L
Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Great Japanese food! Don't let the outside fool you. This is a excellent place for sushi and noodles. We were 8 people incl 4 children. They took good care of us and gave us attention and guiding in the world of sushi. Yammi fried squid in garlic as a starter to share was a good start! The sushi was made... More 

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Thank LarsWie1972
Chicago, Illinois
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I have been here a couple times since my last review. This last time I got the NABEYAKI UDON and it was awesome. $15 bucks is steep for lunch but this was a huge bowl of noodles and everything else. This could be shared with someone with some sushi for a great lunch. I got about 3/4 of the way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
Saturday
17:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
    (Huron)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-2220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?