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.
Takoyaki – octopus 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.
Volcano – rolled 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!
Address: Shop 34, The G, Coles shopping centre, 40 Hibberson St, Gungahlin, ACT 2912
Phone: (02) 6241 7450
Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm