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Cocoro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocorosushi.com
  • Email: yukogenda@gmail.com
  • Phone: (312) 943-2220
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Yuko Genda (312) 943-2220

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Huron
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cocoro
Since 1996,Cocoro East has been one of Chicago's rare Japanese restaurant where fusion takes a back seat to authentic fare. The owner, chefs and even servers are Japanese,so,when in Chicago,the Japanese know where to go for "down home"comfort(and even fancy) food done the exactly correct way. The very experienced, professional staff, however is also quite creative and accommodating. Specialties include sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, ramen and other noodle soups, sushi/sashimi and many other dishes that might otherwise involve a 14-hr plane ride. Gallery folk, other neighbors and annual convention visitors are the regulars for Cocoro's healthy,exotic,delicious food and warm,friendly,relaxed atmosphere. From a full bar to a high-chair or two, Cocoro is ready for your date, group, me-time or special event! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I liked that this place was BYOB, especially in River North that's almost impossible to come by. The sushi we ordered was pretty standard and I liked all of what we ordered, but thought it was a little pricey for the quality. I've had better quality fish for cheaper in the city, but overall had a great experience. It's a quiet little place so it's great for date nights and the ramen bowls are HUGE to share. Definitely recommend getting that - we did a few rolls of sushi and a ramen bowl and were full but not too over stuffed."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "They had a traditional Japanese menu as well as Soba, Ramen and full sushi, they also had Shabu Shabu tables. Great place, nice servers, price is moderate."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This place is great, the service is genuine and the food is always wonderful!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A little hard to find, but I like it a lot. Takoyaki and the eel combination with soup and salad are my favorites. The plum wine is nice too. It's not crowded so I like this place for a get-together. Why does it not have desserts?"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We got seated quickly, and our server was relatively attentive. However throughout the meal, the service seemed to get worse and worse. The food came out sporadically and the man bringing it to the table would set it down in front of random people without knowing who it belonged to. He never spoke a word to explain which dish/roll was which despite that we explicitly asked every time he dropped off a plate. We mostly got sushi rolls, and they were average, but with so many sushi restaurants in the city, I would never feel the need to return to this one."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was very slow and staff forgot couple of items ordered."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place is a block from my house. The service was really slow and they kept serving our table the wrong food - it should have gone to the people next to us. The service was like molasses but once the good came it was decent. Not great of impressive but good. I'd recommend this place as a laid back casual neighborhood sushi bar. Since its so close I'll be back but I wouldn't go out of your way to eat here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quality of the food was overall very good and we were happy to find a neighborhood sushi restaurant that is authentically Japanese and not fusion. Fresh, quality ingredients made for some very good dining. Service throughout the meal was inattentive and, even though we had a reservation, they tried to seat us at a table we did not want, saying the other ones were "reserved." Really? Nabayaki Udon was delivered with two tiny soup spoons so we couldn't get the broth or noodles out. A long-awaited ladle was not much bigger."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The sushi is definitely not the best I've ever had, but by no means bad. I'm still giving the food 5 stars though because everything else on the menu is fantastic and extremely authentic! The service is spot on every time we go. And who doesn't love a BYOB with no corkage fee that ALSO services $5 cocktails on a Friday night!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Could get in on a friday night, the staff was friendly, the food was good, the sashimi was expensive but it is sushi."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I can't believe I just found this restaurant! The sushi was some of the best I've ever had, and that was on a Monday. I was shocked. The Una Ju was outstanding. This is an authentic Japanese restaurant, not some chain facsimile. We ordered numerous apps to share and everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. Large sushi plate also delicious. Going back to try the Ramen."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Brought My girlfriends for a birthday dinner and we had a blast! We had multiple servers and they were all so accommodating (we are somewhat of a difficult bunch). The food was really inexpensive but delicious and we all brought our own wine. No limit to how much and no corking fees made this a very affordable way to celebrate a birthday! I highly recommend this place if you are out with a groups that doesn't want to fork out tons of cash to eat in river north!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "very well prepared real japanese food without pretension good value, fair prices definitely an excellent venue for cooked japanese food the sushi is very good, but not a go to place for the finest examples"
    Dined on 10/25/2013