Kokomo's Bar

4.3
118 Reviews
$41 to $100
Southeast Asian
Kokomo’s Bar provides ingredient focused, Asian-Pacific eats and creative cocktails in a lively two storey setting right in the heart of Canberra CBD.
Whether you’re looking to have a well-deserved drink after work or share some great food with friends, Kokomo’s Bar has it all!

Offers

  • Happiest Hours

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Gather your coworkers / friends / family / squad! for some quality chats, tasty food and cheap bevvies. It's our happiest of happy hours. 4pm - 6pm daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 118 people are saying
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Moet
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager of the bar Issy (Isaiah) is very friendly and remembers take care of the regular customers so well. His customer service is 5 star!!! Rest of the staff are generally very lovely too.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A good friendly bar with a large selection of drinks and food.
Our table was ready promptly at the booking time. Happy hour being available on a Saturday was an added bonus to being there. 10/10 Would go again

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HannahBanana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Very over crowded. Took 20+ minutes to get served at bar, kept getting overlooked for half dressed girls. Table was disgustingly sticky.
Half our table had to stand.

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EddieH
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Kokomos. We always get friendly service and great cocktails

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS SERVICE FROM OUR LOVELY WAIT PEOPLE;
ALICE AND JACKSON

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Need to seriously work on the bar queues. 30+ mins in line for a cocktail. Insane

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JennafaR
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I loved the yakitori and I thought it was great value. In fact, the food came out quicker than the drinks! Very fun place with a happy vibe!

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Ezza1002
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are always amazing here and even though busy service was pretty good. We keep going back!

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DanN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Actually didn’t eat here. Was seated, 12mins went by, someone swung by the table to check our reservation name. Another 7mins went by, someone came along and introduced another wait person to us, who just walked off. 4 more mins, we were then asked to head back to the entrance of the venue to check in with the reception area for our booking ....even though we were already seated.

Ended up leaving and headed to Lazy Su for an amazing meal with top notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We ordered the “feed me” menu, the food was pretty average. For example, the rice was very gluey or flavor with other dishes was too strong. The cocktails were terrible! Service was pretty good.

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Stacey
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vibe - staff were friendly. Bar took way too long.

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paulinay
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff always love going to Kokomo’s thank you

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TrishE
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had the corn fritters and they were delicious. Great for a light lunch or snack. The food arrived really quickly and was presented well. Would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and beautiful friendly staff :)

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EddieH
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Staff are so friendly the food/cocktails were delicious

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EddieH
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly service and great cocktails. Food is always perfect

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Dani
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Long wait to get in regardless of booking & to be served at the bar area. Worth it though as the cocktails were amazing

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RobertoJr
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, reception attend really bad, chose table by the face of who is arriving, food aren’t too long to arrive and arrived when the manager was asking the table back, that was terrible and rude. Lines not organised on the bar, not people enough serving what makes the ambient terrible crazy. You take 20 min to get a beer.

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Nomin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and good quality food. Would really recommend this place !!

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great venue, had drinks Saturday night. Not overly busy but took a bit to get drinks made. Overall fantastic venue

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Sprudnick
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

way to noisy, couldnt hear yourself think, felt like was in a disco - so left and didn't order anything.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Reservation cannot secure a table for you. Bad experience with the receptionist. Food tasted awful and made me sick. Cocktails are great. A girl named Alice served us she was sweet and nice.

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Cass
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have always loved Kokomos but after a year without visiting, I noticed all areas need some more care!
Food was average. Cocktails were sloppy and watery. Service was extremely slow.

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I was disappointed we were placed in the bar area when I requested a table elsewhere. We were being asked to go when all our food was yet to come out!
Otherwise we do love Kokomo’s.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The cocktails were really nice however I ordered the golden gaytime one and it was literally half empty. When the bartender poured it in the glass, I mentioned to him how empty it was, however he did nothing.
I just think that if you are going to charge $16+ for cocktails, please at least fill the already small cocktail glass to the top.

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OdayN
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fun on our friend bachelor party, thank you.

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JyBy
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The experience would have been five star if the waitress actually listened to what was required, ie asked for no chilli and if there was chilli in the sauces, to please put it on the side; however, when the food arrived there was chilli on some dishes and the chilli sauce was poured over the food. When I reminded her on what I requested, because I have a reaction to chilli, I was given a wishy washy excuse about menus changing and that it was impossible to take out the chilli (why changing the menu makes a difference I have no idea, mind you it was still the old menu). Of course this is not the case as I have eaten at Kokomo's before and couldn't have had better service, and the chilli was omitted or placed on the side. Additionally, when the food was served, I asked if there was any chilli in the dishes (as I had a small suspicion that there was), I was told "no, not at all". After this experience, I suggest that the waitress be trained better before unleashing her on customers.

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Lucylou
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Paid for dinner and drinks.Notified the waitress that we are just going out for a quick smoke while waiting and that we are coming back. When we came back, table number and drink were gone. Explanation from kitchen staff was they thought we were gone, waitress return all the dinner plates back. We left hungry and frustrated, ate somewhere else but came back for the good music and ambiance on the dance floor.

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RodneyF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of drinks. Food is tasty and different.

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DharnaV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

It was a special time out for all. But the people in front were rude, not approachable. I booked the standard seating( cos no clarity over online booking provided what standard seating is). it was a totally isolated cabin with bad lights and sounds, don't give any vibe.
Kindly improve your online booking system for more clarity as to what the booking offers

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Joside
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good music, service a bit slow - good for a few drinks

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KEOLHC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reoccurring customer! Love Kokomo's vibe :)
Energetic and positive customer service.

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AinslieD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here so many times and the food never disappoints. Love the cocktails. Everything is amazing

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Vision
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped up to Canberra for New Years and have to say we really enjoyed this place.
From the moment we arrive and the guy on the door just making us feel like one in a million.
The food is tasty! and Cocktails = love.
We are going to try and sneak in tomorrow night. Fingers crossed!

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JoanneL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great birthday celebration 🍾. Customer service was outstanding and no request too hard. Will
enjoy return visit

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Anne
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The 2 hour seating felt rushed. Each dish came out before we'd finished the precious dish. We weren't advised they'd stopped taking cash until we went to pay the bill. Lemon pepper mayonnaise was just a squeeze of Kewpie (I was sitting opposite the kitchen). Upstairs seating I had booked was apparently closed and the share menu was missing items we weren't told about. The pour on the beers was terrible. Overall it was disappointing. Food was generally ok but the experience overall was poor.

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JenC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails where great! Both tasted and looked amazing

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Merv
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience. The cocktails were also delicious.

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Carlize
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokomos staff are always absolutely fantastic, the food is great, the cocktails are always yummy too.

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CarolynK
Gloucestershire
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good atmosphere. food good bit limited and fried

FAQs

Kokomo's Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.