2390 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Best Of


  • Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • $
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Delivery, Drive-thru, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Founded by Mareo Torito in 1986, Kokoro has specialized in speed, low prices, freshness and healthy ingredients -- with a Japanese accent -- for decades now. In both look and feel, this original outpost apes a Japanese noodle shop, serving rice bowls and noodle bowls, sushi lite (think California and spicy tuna rolls), gyoza, edamame and salads, all very, very quickly. Wash it all down with a Japanese bubble-gum soda.

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  • The eel is the real deal at Kokoro
    2 years ago by Jenn Wohletz

    Eel is my favorite protein, in an "if-I-had-a-last-meal-request-on-death-row" kind of way. I was very disappointed in the eel I tried at Tokyo Joe's, but at least my review of that sad meal inspired an insightful Westword reader to ...

  • Kokoro
    9 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    When Larry Leith says his idea for Tokyo Joe's -- a fast-casual Japanese rice- and noodle-bowl joint-- came out of nowhere (see review, page 50), he may be overlooking a Colorado mini-chain called Kokoro. Founded by Mareo Torito a f...

  • Bowled Over
    15 years ago by Kyle Wagner

    The diner sitting on my left has stomach cancer and isn't sure what treatment he's going to try. The diner sitting on my right has a seventeen-year-old daughter who's pregnant. Fifteen minutes into a beef curry bowl at Kokoro, and a...


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