Despite its inconspicuous location, Kokoro has managed to garner a great deal of buzz which has quickly made it a staple in the area.
Heading inside, you'll be greeted to a retro 70s/80s vibe that makes it easy to forget that Kokoro actually only opened back in 2016.
Some of the staple dishes here are oden, yakitori and sashimi. However, they also have an awesome range of Japanese alcoholic too—and we're not just talking sake.
What’s more, everything's super cheap! If you're looking to get your fill of both delicious Japanese bar food and local sake, then Kokoro is the place to go.
Also, yes, Kokoro is open from noon! Meaning that since you're on holiday, you can get your drink on basically as soon as you wake up! Even if getting plastered on a Wednesday afternoon isn't your thing, Kokoro is still a great place to check out for lunch for those wanting to get a taste of real local Japanese soul food.
There are so many things to like about Kokoro that all we can say is that you have to check it out for yourself!
The food menu is only in English, but the drinks menu is in English, Chinese, and Korean.
The toppings for the egg dish are: Cheese, spicy mentaiko cod roe, salmon flakes, marinated nori tsukudani seaweed, and nametake mushrooms (all cost ¥20 each).
The most popular combo is cheese and mentaiko (this is what we got).
You can make the dish by yourself or have the staff make it for you. This was our first time so we had the staff make it for us.
First, pour all the ingredients onto the hot skillet.
Then mix. While you mix the egg, you're treated to the delicious smells of the eggs and cheese as they cook (my mouth's watering just thinking about it).
You want to start digging in before the egg gets too hard and while it's still a little runny!
There are tables at the far end of the bar, but note that there is a ¥300 table charge.
But at least it's nice to know that they are there for when you legs get too tired of standing.