CO­CORO

Mon­teith’s Best Spe­cial­ist Restau­rant

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BEST SPE­CIAL­IST RESTAU­RANT

Co­coro has carved out a unique niche – rar­efied and calm but not fussy or for­mal. Set in a res­i­den­tial side street off busy Pon­sonby Rd, the in­ti­mate din­ing room trans­ports you to a tran­quil, con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese haven. You walk in and im­me­di­ately feel serene: the day washes away and you can re­lax. The eight-course de­gus­ta­tion menu cel­e­brates sim­ple but thought­fully com­posed flavours star­ring in­gre­di­ents of the high­est qual­ity – think line-caught mar­ket fish tem­pura “fish and chips” with an in­tensely flavour­some Agria potato puree, or char­coal-fin­ished rack of lamb with a de­li­cious puree of charred egg­plant. Chef Makoto Takuyama’s ded­i­ca­tion to qual­ity is ev­i­dent in ev­ery de­tail, such as the fresh New Zealand-grown wasabi din­ers grate over the sashimi and sushi cour­ses (above). Gra­cious ser­vice and ex­ten­sive wine and sake lists are the ic­ing on the cake. 56a Brown St, Pon­sonby, ph: 09-360 0927, co­coro.co.nz Lunch & din­ner Tues-sat; larger plates $17-$38

A beau­ti­fully bal­anced, el­e­gant Ja­panese ex­pe­ri­ence

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