I don’t usually make it up to Gungahlin so it is great when friends let you know what’s new and where is good to eat. Kokoro came as a recommendation but I could find next to no information online about where it was and the phone number to book. Lucky for me I have a foodie friend who I knew would definitely have this information.

It was very lucky I went out of my way to find the number to book because this restaurant was packed, which made me more eager to see what this place was all about.

Takoyakioctopus balls ($9.50) Delicious and served nice and hot. I love the texture of octopus in these balls.

Chicken katsu medium rolls 8 pieces ($11.50). The pickled ginger was really delicious and definitely not from a packet. They were generous with their portion of chicken.

Volcanorolled with tempura prawn, cucumber, crab topped with spicy cheese sauce, fresh tuna ball ($21.50). Not very traditional for sushi I know but it came highly recommended so I had to get it. I didn’t think it was too spicy at first, but some bites were hotter than others oddly enough. I couldn’t really distinguish the different ingredients within the sushi, the cheese and spicy sauce were over powering.

Medium sushi set 10 pieces sushi, 6 small rolls ($23.00). We enjoyed the grilled fishes more than the sashimi. I found the tuna sashimi the most unexciting and lacking flavour, other than that everything tasted fresh and tasty.

Who knew you could find decent Japanese at the G! I will be back to order some noodles and Kokoro’s special makisushi.  Thanks for the recommendation Katie!

Venue: Kokoro

Address: Shop 34, The G, Coles shopping centre, 40 Hibberson St, Gungahlin, ACT 2912

Phone: (02) 6241 7450

Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm

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