New Openings: Sushi KoKo
Sushi KoKo is a new restaurant which took over the space formerly known as Chung Gi Wa Japanese & Korean Restaurant and going back even further it was called Minami Japanese Restaurant.
Fusion restaurants have been trending in Mississauga's food scene with a number of recently opened independent restos boasting a collaboration of cooking techniques and ingredients into one dish.
While Sushi KoKo is labelled Asian-fusion, the menu itself represents more of a mixture of independent cuisines rather than true fusion, so it's a decent spot if there's a member of your group who doesn't particularly like Japanese food.
The cozy spot looks similar to its predecessors offering tables and private booths. It still has remnants of the Korean BBQ grills (despite it's no longer on the menu) and "Minami"partitions in the restaurant.
The Menu: You will predominantly find Japanese dishes with a few random Nepalese, Greek, Italian, Indian, Korean and Thai dishes.
The Japanese dishes include a variety of nigiri, sashimi, maki sushi and bento boxes. There is also a Korean section on the menu includes six options which are tofu, soup, rice, chicken or noodle based dishes.
The starters include edamame, gyoza, Nepalese momo (pan seared dumplings with dipping sauce), tempura, soft shell crab, miso soup, sashimi salad, Greek salad, sushi pizza.
The mains are where you can find Italian, Thai and Indian dishes which include Koko signature burger (fresh grounded beef with sun dried tomato on a ciabatta bun), pad Thai noodles (pad thai noodles with spicy shrimp, squid, bean sprouts, vegetables and cashews), butter chicken (chicken cooked in a mild or spicy curry cream sauce served with yogurt, mango chutney, papadum and basmati rice), roasted sea bass (served on crispy basmati rice with asparagus, tomatoes and a creamy fish sauce), aburi kalbi (beef ribs marinated with kalbi sauce).
There are also a few desserts on the menu which include banana tempura, panna cotta, chocolate sushi and ice cream.
Type of Restaurant: Full service