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Map & Directions 2390 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
  • Japanese
  • Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, check
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted, Required
  • Lot Available


Westword's Description

Founded by Mareo Torito, Kokoro has specialized in speed, low prices, freshness and healthy ingredients -- with a Japanese accent -- for two decades. In look and feel, this original outpost apes a Japanese noodle shop, serving rice bowls and noodle bowls, sushi that isn't really sushi (five choices, all cooked), gyoza, edamame and salads, all very, very quickly.

Member Reviews

  • karenbroom wrote a review for Kokoro
    on 01/30/13

    Just don't bother with anything else, it is not as good as Kokoro. From the minute you walk in the door, you are treated the way a customer should be. I have been going for over twenty years and I have never ever had a bad meal. Their employees are wonderful and the owner knows his customers as well. The food is always hot, fast and perfect. Love love love it!!!!

  • AshleyG wrote a review for Kokoro
    on 03/30/10

    Fast, relatively inexpensive lunch.

  • westwordbestof wrote a review for Kokoro
    on 05/06/09

    An argument could be made that all Japanese food is fast food. Dumplings and noodle bowls are basic convenience foods, and sushi's ready with the slash of a knife. But Kokoro puts a uniquely American (and, arguably, uniquely Denver) spin on this idea that lands its noodle bowls, rice bowls, gyoza and sushi right between Chipotle fast-casual and old-time Woolworth's lunch-counter... More >>

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  • Jonathan E. on 02/16/13

    Best Japanese food in my life

  • Christopher E. on 04/15/10

    Super fast and low cost. I <3 Kokoro. Happy hour prices are awesome too.

  • Mike F. on 02/25/11

    Come for Happy Hour, or any time because the prices here are great!

  • Gavin C. on 10/06/10

    New to Kokoro? Try the Kokoro Bowl for starters!

  • Wanda C. on 02/21/11

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Reviews and News

  • The eel is the real deal at Kokoro

    Eel is my favorite protein, in an "if-I-had-a-last-meal-request-on-death-row" kind of way. I was very disappointed in the eel I tried at Tokyo... More on Kokoro »

  • When Larry Leith says his idea for Tokyo Joe's -- a fast-casual Japanese rice- and noodle-bowl joint-- came out of nowhere (see review, page 50), he... More on Kokoro »

  • Bowled Over

    The diner sitting on my left has stomach cancer and isn't sure what treatment he's going to try. The diner sitting on my right has a... More on Kokoro »

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