COO IZAKAYA
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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Offering a happy medium between a bar and a restaurant, Canberra city's Japanese jewel, Coo Izakaya, has bridged the generation gap by attracting local corporates as well as young travellers, exhausted shoppers and besotted couples to its paper lanterns hanging on the door outside. Taking its name from Coo, meaning 'to eat', this izakaya offers substantial bar snacks, sushi, sashimi and plenty of sake to sip with your dinner guests.
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General info

Address:

15 East Row,
Sydney Building,
Canberra CBD ACT 2601

Suburb:

Canberra CBD

Contact:

Cuisine:

Asian, Japanese

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

Coo Izakaya is a recent offshoot of Civic-based restaurant Iori, but offers a more diverse and informal dining experience than its upmarket sister. The restaurant owners explain that the name represents an informal eatery or lounge with a more substantial menu than a regular bar. With this in mind it's clear to see that Coo Izakaya is designed not just with local corporates in mind but also aims to bridge the generation gap by appealing to exhausted shoppers and travellers, large groups as well as couples. Inside, you can find a moment's peace from the hustle and bustle of the Civic bus interchange with a calm and relaxing environment, excellent service and the freshest sushi.

While the lunch menu is basic, the value is outstanding. Coo Izakaya offers a range of takeaway bento boxes all (in an expected Japanese manner) compartmentalised for your dining convenience. Eating in is particularly recommended as the staff cater to your every need, offering warm towels on arrival as a refreshment to cleanse you of the day. For dinner you cannot go past the extensive list of unique sushi combinations. The chefs are highly inventive with their range of sushi dishes and take pride in the presentation with all the accoutrements included. More substantial dishes, like udon and chicken teriyaki will get you over the line and there is plenty of sake to wash it down: a perfect break from a busy day.
Nick Hadland

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Features

Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Takeaway
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