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About Cocochan

Stylish, yet unpretentious, Cocochan serves modern Asian cuisine and innovative cocktails, drawn from the Far East and South East Asia. Their well selected menu offers larger plates of black cod in miso and kimchee lamb cutlets interspersed with light bites including yellowtail carpaccio, siu mai beef dumplings and the popular seared tuna tataki. Featuring a Japanese bar devoted to sushi and sake on the lower ground floor, it provides something for everyone. The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence and continues to hold the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013-2017. Located in the heart of one of London’s busiest shopping district, James Street, St Christopher’s Place, Cocochan is a unique dining experience for lovers of great food and drink.

38-40 James Street
London, W1U 1EU
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Japanese, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Picton Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7486 1000

Website:
http://www.cocochan.co.uk/

Entertainment:
DJ

Catering:
We are also available for corporate / private catering from 10 people to up to 200 people. We have fantastic Lunch Bento Box, which is perfect for business lunch meeting. Also most of our A La Carte items are available for catering.
For more information, please contact tamara@cocochan.co.uk.

Public Transit:
Nearest Tube station -
Bond Street tube station - 5 min walk
Oxford Street tube station - 10 min walk
Baker Street tube station - 10min walk

Executive Chef:
Yuka Aoyama

Private Party Facilities:
Basement Lounge Room can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests for seated parties, and 35 people for standing / canapé & drink reception parties.

Private Party Contact:
Tamara Komljen: 020 7486 1000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For latest up-dates, please join us on Facebook or Twitter pages, as well as contacting our Reservations Team by email or call.

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Details
Sun 12:00PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Cocochan Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (13)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Casual (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Tapas (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Super slow service, food above average, very cramped

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

A lot small than expected. I'm a slim sized UK8/10 and had problems squeezing between the tables to my chair. Quite crammed in the area we were seated.

Nice lighting and ambience for a date night.

The main dishes were disappointing and overpriced. Both the beef and lobster dishes were salty and lacked seasoning apart from black pepper and soy sauce.
Neither of us finished but took the rest home. I struggled to eat my leftovers the next day.

Also we were sent a "new menu" via email a day in advance after confirming my booking on the phone. When we arrived the menu on the the table was different. It turns out we were sent a really old menu for some reason.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

If you have not eaten here it is a Must try!! You will not be disappointed the food is tasty, fresh, and always a great presentation. You will never tire of this good.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The service was very quick , the food delicious , staff very helpful and friendly

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Went for my work leaving do. The food was excellent as was the service and I was happily surprised that the price was reasonable for the quality of food. Definitely recommend

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent meal - food was delicious. Highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service wasn’t the best sometimes we had to ask multiple times for something to come to the table. The ambiance was so great for a restaurant that is more cheap at all I would expect to see cleanliness and luxury but most of the seats had ripped fabrics and the restaurant was looking great. I would not go to this restaurant again because I think it’s not worth the price you pay for the food. Overly expensive.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Even though I haven't been back to cocochan in over 8 months the food was amazing. And the service was excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Second time visiting Cocochan. Food is absolutely great. A bit pricey but definitely worth it. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. He answered all our questions and requests. Overall great place for dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, food and good service.

Didn't have any expectations so was pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food, nice atmosphere, thanks for giving a nice seat 10/10 xx

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointed by the food and the atmosphere, and above all by the service. The plates are not served at the same time which means that you watch your partner eating... or the other way round.
Besides everything is served in 45 minutes.
Maybe good for a quick dinner but not to spend a romantic evening.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I'd previously been to Cocochan with a friend for a dinner about four months ago and I quite enjoyed the ambiance and food, since then I returned for my second visit and the experience couldn't have been any more poor. I implore you, try another sushi place for dinner, London is full of them.

At the start of the evening I saw our waitress serving another table and noted that when that table left the waitress had a mini-tantrum in the middle of the restaurant as she kept saying "where are the guests for this table. where are they?" I had assumed they might have been cheeky diners who skipped the bill. Far from it.

Our mains took quite some time to come out, and as for desserts, well they never came. I had to remind staff members FOUR times that the desserts we ordered had not arrived. 30 MINUTES later, one of the desserts came & we were assured the others are straight behind. Take this now to a full 45 minutes later and the second set of dessert arrives, all with completely the wrong flavours. We complain to the manager who seems to imply that our dessert was sitting at someone else's table - not a hygienic thought to stomach. This promptly changes to a story that the other guests had eaten our dessert when it got taken to the wrong table entirely. He was apologetic. We tell him we've had quite enough of all this and we want to have the bill. He did not try to compensate us for losing 45 MINUTES of our own time thanks to incompetence of his staff. Instead I had to demand it, not a good customer service outlook. And guess what, no one comes back to our table with the bill.

So my guest and I get up, and I'm suddenly reminded of the other table who seemed to just disappear without paying and now I understand why. As we leave I walk over, pay the bill at their counter, receive some half baked apologies and leave.

Never will I ever recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. I sympathise with all those who go unknowingly to have a nice dinner at this place.

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 (London)·Dined on September 29, 2017

A new restaurant for me, thankfully suggested by a close friend. I had prawn rolls and seafood gyozas for starters and they were both superb. A main course of Kimchi lamb chops was also right on the money. Looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing food. I will definitely be going again soon.

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 (Lancashire)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The drinks were decent and appropriately priced for Central London. The starters we ordered were fantastic. The ambience was great for the night time date I was on. I will be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was OK, service was friendly and good. Overall thought it was pricey for a lunch time get together

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Really nice food and great atmosphere! Have been here a few times and will definitely come back!

Tags: Fun
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 (London)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was just amazing - it tasted so good. I was stuffed but had to keep going.

The staff were very professional and attentive but not on top of you.

Would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of the best restaurants I've been to in London and amazing service

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was great atmosphere the staffs were attentive and food was served within a reasonable time frame and drinks we're amazing

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service was impeccable and fast. Would definitely recommend it.

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 (London)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service as i have come to always expect.

Never fails to impress.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kent)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great service and good food, enjoyable evening. Nice hearty bottle of ale - 7.5% got the night off to a good start.

Sash was our very friendly waiter who explains the menu in great detail. Thank youx

Nice location to watch people walking past. Some great ambient music. Shazam was used a couple of times!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. The tables were a little bit to close to other diners, but still we had a fantastic time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Definitely worth trying.

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 (London)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Love this restaurant, keep returning for the prawn tempura and spring rolls, and the delicious octopus and chicken skewers. Staff always friendly and attentive

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 (London)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fntstic food! Great service. Really enjoyed my evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food served by friendly staff. Waiter was able to offer recommendations and the food did not disappoint. Good location and ambience for special occasions and get togethers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on May 19, 2017

As soon as we entered the service was very friendly, with a great option of food, especially for vegetarians. Also cocktails were lovely. Would definitely recommend and will be going back

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Lovely meal, great service and atmosphere. Our server went out of his way to ensure the dishes we chose were suitable for us as we have food allergies. Great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Girls night out! Food was yummy & cocktails were amazing!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 8, 2017

This place was ridiculously expensive for what it was. It is a casual spot, no table cloths, no frills, somewhere you'd call into if you were shopping on Oxford Street. My friend and I racked up a £260 bill between the two of us. My friend wasn't drinking, I had 3 glasses of wine. A few salads, black cod, some sushi and dim sum to share. We were shocked and we won't be going back.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Four of us went to Cocochan for a birthday treat. Having been there before we knew what expect - excellent food, cocktails, fun and friendly service (staff sang 'Happy Birthday'), nice relaxed ambience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We love this restaurant although we don't manage to get there often. Went for our 5 year anniversary. The staff prepared little heart anniversary cards on our drinks which was sweet. The food was great especially the sushi, however the lamb red curry was poor which was disappointing. The lamb was very dry. It seemed to be cooked quickly and for too long rather than stewed for hours in a low heat which would have been much nicer. It's unusual for cocochan to serve up an inadequate dish though so we will forgive and try again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Mid afternoon visit this week. Food was delicious as usual but I was disappointed at the small size of my cod but it was very tasty. Service was a bit slow and our wine was kept in a chiller away from the table which I thought was strange and we had to ask for our glasses to be refilled. All in all a lovely meal, but was expensive and not sure we would return.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We always enjoy going to Cocochan. It's really relaxed, the service is always friendly and efficient and the food is good quality and nicely presented. We'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Not great - none of the offers were offered - food expensive and server didn't know about tuna sashimi

Tags: Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Good food can't complain, bit pricey and small portion but all good for a first date.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 24, 2017

First time here. Will definitely come back.
Friendly service. Interesting menu and all dishes ordered were very good. Prawn tempura particularly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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