KOKO! Share Bar
KOKO! Share Bar

KOKO! Share Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kokosharebar.com/
  • Phone: (416) 850-6135
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 1100pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Korean, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Daejin Lee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellair Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Green P across the street from KOKO!"s
A word from KOKO! Share Bar
KOKO! = Here, this place - Takeout & Delivery
Share Bar = A casual yet elegant, social and intimate venue where good food and good memories are made.
Why is the food so good? Because the most important ingredient is Love.
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KOKO! Share Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (5)romantic (2)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • extra extra
    MsBizWizVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Often dine here at lunch, I was disappointed at dinner. Being charged extra for brown rice seemed silly especially if you use a rice cooker, or maybe they don't? Still doesn't warrant added $. And on top of this, another charge for green tea in a pot. Rents in Yorkville must be getting higher. . That extra $6 on the bill killed any future visits
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KOKO KO's KOmpetitors
    justanordinaryman
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Very nice, freshly prepared, good value, bright and cheery place, friendly server. But server should have wiped table more thoroughly before placing bill on it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sushi good
    Greg
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I think the website gives the wrong impression, it is really a standard sushi restaurant, not overly fancy. However the sushi and service was excellent so no complaints there. There are a few korean style food items on the menu but mostly it is excellent sushi. Perfect for lunch.
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    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    i really love eating here but the lighting in the evening is far too bright - not the best for a romantic evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Great Korean, Good Sushi
    FussyDad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I love sushi, but did not know much about Korean... It felt like we could try the Korean safely while being able to fall back on the sushi if the Korean was not appealing. The sushi was good: Fresh, delicious fish, creative and tasty modern sashimi and maki. The Korean was amazing: We really did not know what to order, but the service was outstanding and they recommended some traditional dishes... kimchi pancakes, bibimbap with the bulgogi. We had a great time, enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently wonderful
    profemerita
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I am working my way through the menu, but keep repeating things because I love them so much. I have never had anything I didn't love. In a neighbourhood full of very good restaurants, Koko is one of the best. It's also one of the more modestly priced. Beautiful cooking, always fresh. I bring all my friends and family here, and sometimes just enjoy a quiet lunch alone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh my goodness, so good!
    MikesterMiamiBeach
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I am a serious world traveler, usually six months a year always looking for good food, value, service, ambience. Kook share bar performs ihighly in every category. The menu is a perfect fusion of Asian/American. I will be back to KOKO whenever I am traveling to Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 64 reviews are from the KOKO! Share Bar reviews archive.
  • Great Spot
    Buckeye
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We went in looking for Korean BBQ, but it's a mix of Sushi / Japanese food with a sprinkle of Korean. Food was great, but look the menu over first.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was great as always, but it took so long to come we missed our movie after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KOKO's - was terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were lucky to get a table at the last minute and were surprised at how cozy the seating area was - tables are close together buy that made the eating experience all the more fun. The couple beside us were having the bimbini (sp) and we couldn't resist - wow what wonderful tastes. Service was attentive but well paced giving us time to enjoy. All in all a great finding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quaint is great!
    Torontolawyer255
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Small but cozy and romantic. Glad we left the kids at home....the restaurant would be too tiny to accommodate a stroller or highchair. Recommend the sharing platter. Service was top nthotch. Tables are close together maybe not the best place to break up with your boyfriend. :-) our Valentine's date was perfect at this lovely and unique restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi and friendly Service
    PeaceGirlVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The staff was great. Very attentive to our little family of 3 and made our son feel welcome. Lovely options on the menu. We had the sushi and make yourself rolls dinner for two. Ample amount and very fresh. Beautifully presented too! Well done. Need a reservation as it's quite small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious food, attentive service
    MotekwolfVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    My favorites are the Kimchi Bibimbap and the Black Cod.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sashimi in town!
    Craigberto
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Really enjoyed Koko, our server was amazing, super knowlegable about the dishes. Everything came quick and was very well presented. The seafood was about the freshest we have ever had anywhere and really delicious. Also, even though it is in Yorkville prices were very reasonable. We will certainly be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place to eat in Yorkville
    minordiner
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    This is now my favourite spot in Yorkville. The pear salad is terrific, as are all of the dishes I've tried. Service is friendly and prompt. The restaurant is intimate and unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Good service. We advised we did jot like certain sashimi/sushi, they substituted for what we liked which wssba great experience. Not many other restaurant s would do that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best ever
    Bruno
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I am a regular customer of many restaurants in Yorkville but Koko is the best by far. Excellent service as I don't see it often, great food and reasonable prices - what more can I ask for? I am going to become a regular there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Korean food
    Bren
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This place is a neighbourhood gem. It's the kind of place that our family would go to on a Friday night. Yummy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    Mason
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    In a neighborhood rife with extremely expensive restaurants, this little place provides excellent cuisine at a reasonable price. We would go back again if it weren't a 650 mile drive from our home in Maine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food with a good
    Rtraub69VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Excellent food with a good variety Service friendly and prompt Quiet dining good for conversation Lobster dish one if the best I have had Shortt ribs also recommended Good fir group or couples
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    I have been to KoKo's Share Bar for lunch on many occasions and for dinner a few times. The food is always excellent and the wait staff is very attentive. I look forward to having many other meals at KoKo's but for the first timer, I would suggest the bimimbap which is very good and good value for lunch in the Yorkville area. The sushi is always a good choice, fresh and beautifully prepared; don't miss out on trying the avocado salad, simple enough but with a dressing that is addictive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little different
    avs1
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    This is a great spot and I go often. The service is excellent and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Never disappoints...
    zebranoVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    one of my favourite spots in Yorkville... The service is always great, the food is delicious and the menu has some great dishes that are a wonderful blend of Korean meets Japanese...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but overpriced
    slumbuddy
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    I come here once in a while because I crave a really good bibimbap. But every time I come, I always feel ripped off. $18 for the cheapest beef bibimbap, and they charge $0.75 extra for the egg on top, and another extra $1.50 for brown rice instead of white rice. Not only that, but this time they made 2 errors in our order (out of 2 items), they forgot the egg on top of the bibimbap, and they sent white rice instead of brown (and tried to charge us for the brown) with the overpriced seafood hotpot. Every time I come here, I am inspired to go to BibimQ the next few times. Even though their bibimbap is not quite as good, it is less than half the price and I always get service with a smile.
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  • Best kimchi pancakes, best
    HammerVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Best kimchi pancakes, best vegetable dumplings, incredibly fresh sashimi and the best bibimpap. What a find in this little Yorkville Korean restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Never disappointed with the food or the service. The salad dressing is wonderful. The food is always fresh and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty mediocre all round.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    pretty mediocre all round. Food is authentic, but the ambiance is lacking.
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  • Been there twice Can't wait
    Rtraub69VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Been there twice Can't wait to go Back Food great service pleasant but a bit slow when it's busy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service could use improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Food was really good. Service started off well but at the end of our experience it took a very long time to get our bill. This kind of ruined the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was cold. Most patrons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    It was cold. Most patrons were wearing their coats. Octopus and chips was good. Both my ribs and my husbands cod had clearly been on the grill too long and both tasted vaguely burned (we know what seared is supposed to be - this was burned. We ordered the asian pear salad to get the burned taste out of our mouth and it worked - quite nice with lovely flavours. Could have just been a junior person working the grill, service was nice. But not a hit out of the park for sure. Prices reasonable.
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  • We ordered spinach salad,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    We ordered spinach salad, seaweed salad, and miso soup for appetizer. Then we ordered bulgogi bibimbop and temaki. They were so delicious and fresh. I especially loved bulgogi bibimbop. It's very unique Korean dish that sizzle!! I love their great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really fresh food. Great service
    Lunchlady
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Really fresh food. Great service until all food served then got busy with other tables. Great unique cocktails and sake list. It is a smaller space so be sure to make a reservation.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is just ok to me.
    JustineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    This place is just ok to me. Been twice now and no need to go back. If you want great Korean food, try Tofu Village on Bloor.
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  • It was worth it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Found this place thru opentable. Reviews were awesome so we gave it a try. Well worth the 45min drive. Best Galbi ever!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simple - Warm - Cosy, a Yorkville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Simple - Warm - Cosy, a Yorkville neighbourhood gem. The menu choices make it easy to please anyone, and the food is absolutely delicious. Prices for a Yorkville establishment is a steal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    We had tempura, sushi and the bulgogi bibimbap. Tempura was excellent - light and crispy and perfectly cooked. The sushi (we ordered the sushi assortment) was also very good. The highlight of the meal was definitely the bulgogi. Presentation was outstanding - a beautiful heated clay bowl with the vegetables piled separately side-by-side and the beef mounded on top. You could hear the rice crackling below it all. We purposely let the rice continue to crisp up for another 5 minutes so that when we stirred it up, there was a lovely combination of both crispy and fluffy rice. Flavouring was also outstanding - would highly recommend this menu item!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is my third time eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    This is my third time eating dinner with my boyfriend. The sushi was amazingly fresh as always. Strongly recommended to other people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food. Cool place.
    craigarVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    Delicious food. Cool place. Fantastic service, and excellent recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced and underwhelming
    LadyEttaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    Over priced and underwhelming Sushi-type food -- maybe the more elaborate dishes were better.
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  • Deliciously Upscale!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    This was my first visit to Koko! Share Bar but definitely won't be my last! The menu consisted of a wonderful selection of Japanese food interspersed with the occasional Korean dish. The ambiance was good with background music playing at just the right level. Our server was efficient and attentive and was happy to tell us about some of the dishes we hadn't heard of before. I am already looking forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet