Cocochan

Cocochan

Below expectations

5/10

This pan-Asian, halal restaurant sits comfortably opposite Selfridges, and its moodily lit, achingly-cool purple and black decor undoubtedly appeals to the swarming masses. The drinks menu is interesting for an Asian eatery, but nothing groundbreaking from a Londoners perspective.

Onto the food: our starters of chive and prawn, and seafood gyoza are pretty standard and fade into the background when compared to the lightly battered, airy and marvellously crisp king prawn tempura.

From the mains we order a salad featuring pink-fleshed slices of duck with crackled-crisp skin, followed by just-cooked Miso black cod, its brilliant white flesh shearing off in delicate flakes. The accompanying orange ponzu sauce and discs of asparagus combine with the moist fish superbly. Scallop rice is our side of choice and is fairly unremarkable. Please note that most of the dishes are plated up with admirable consideration for the wraiths-in-haute-couture who spill out of the afore-mentioned Selfridges but do not wish to spill out of their unyielding clothing. To you and me, that means portions on the smaller side.

Service borders on slow and average price per person is £45.

Tube: Bond Street

Tempura, seafood gyoza, chive and prawn gyoza
Tempura, seafood gyoza, chive and prawn gyoza
Miso black cod, orange ponzu, asparagus
Miso black cod, orange ponzu, asparagus
Duck Salad
Duck Salad
Scallop rice
Scallop rice
Yum drinks
Yum drinks

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3 comments

  1. Ute@HungryinLondon

    Funnily enough just walked past this place today on my way to Patty and Bun and was wondering how it was. I am just so suspicious of pan-Asian “cuisine”, it just can’t work throwing it all together and hoping for an authentic result. It seems my prejudice was appropriate in this case…

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