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M Kokko


311 Holland St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-9332
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Photo of Cameron Garrison Cameron Garrison
Dec 10, 2023 5

Every time I've visited, the food here is chef's kiss. The ramen is some of the best I've had in the triangle area, and their garlic soy wings are 👌🏼. Service sometimes is a little bit slow, but nothing that takes away from the experience. The place is tiny, so we always try to get there as early as possible (around 6/6:30pm and we still wait but no longer than 30 minutes).

Photo of T Pham T Pham
Nov 12, 2023 5

This is probably one of the best places to eat in Durham. They don't take reservations, but it's worth the wait because everything on their menu is just that good. We will definitely be back.

Photo of Courtney Hale Courtney Hale
Sep 20, 2023 5

This place is fantastic!! Worth a short to medium wait. Ideal for parties of 4 or less, but there is some flexibility for maybe 6. It’s a hole in the wall place and it is small so plan smart! :) The food is to die for. The garlic soy chicken is incredible! And the pork buns were worth it too. I got the regular ramen but tried my partners and I’ll ge the spicy next time. The coconut sorbet is a MUST!

Photo of Bohanan 22 Bohanan 22
Aug 30, 2023 5

If you get a chance go here! Food and service was above and beyond wonderful! Rookie, Dillon and Kaley went that extra mile to help us as the inside was full and there where 8 of us. Rookie the chef actually brought little tables and chairs to seat us which was super sweet and very cool! Anyway go here and the Ramon I would also give 5 stars! Thank you guys and gals at the M Kokko!

Photo of Ozgun Le Roux Ozgun Le Roux
Aug 24, 2023 5

One of the best casual gems of Durham! Great service (but be prepared to wait for 20 minutes for your food). I got the yuzu collins for drink, I have to report someone finally figured out how to make a delicious, flavorful, but not too sweet drink! I loved it. Here are my suggestions: When in doubt, have the chicken sandwich. If you can tolerate, always opt for the spicy one. The noodles in this picture is the black bean chicken noodles, absolutely delicious, filling, and earthy! (I wish they had a larger space or more tables, but maybe that is the charm of this place)

Photo of Jessica Shoemaker Jessica Shoemaker
Aug 13, 2023 5

The vegan options are delicious and definitely worth the price! I've had the Biang-biang noodles and the Japanese curry udon, both delicious and generous portions. It's a very small place so it can be hard to get seated if it's peak dinner time, a weekend, or if you have a party larger than 2. It's worth the wait though!

Photo of Starry Yuan Starry Yuan
May 31, 2023 4

KFC Wings is a must try! You can choose the non-spicy version - soy garlic, really delicious! The ramen and chicken sandwich was also okay. Jia jiang mian is a bit too salty. It's a bit understaffed so you need to wait for a while for the food.

Photo of Boilermaker Devil Boilermaker Devil
May 5, 2023 5

Another M restaurant at the top of its game! Absolutely loved the Curry Udon — so rich in flavor and the noodles were incredible! We also got the Raman (confession, I’m not a huge Raman fan); as Ramans go, this one was very good. My wife says it was one of the best she’s had! We actually shared the udon and Raman, which was a nice pairing. We also tried the buns as an appetizer and they were delicious!!! Very, very happy patrons who will be back!

Photo of Fabiola Tumbelaka Fabiola Tumbelaka
Mar 25, 2023 3

I went there just yesterday. They didn't take reservation considered maybe restaurant capacity is super small. Not design for groups. When we came, restaurant are full, we were on waitlisted number 10....they didn't provide approximate time of waiting. So if you in the hurry, find somewhere else. We went to a tap room nearby, just 5 min. walking distance. Not that long there, we got txted that we are second to the line. We walk back...wait around 10 min for our table. I know their busy, but our waiter, a white, glasses, tall long hair guy, was just not friendly. I know they want to get things done and get away with it, but.... So for this kind a service I just have to drop to 2 stars, sorry! This is my first time to the restaurant, and my overall experience, so not welcoming. Even you are a popular and so well-known restaurant, but friendliness has to be there as part of your service. Next the pork belly bun as not as shown in the picture, so under seasoned, and that is shredded pork bun, I tried to asked to that not so friendly waiter, but he said it is pork belly..well whatever... Spicy Wings also underseasoned. Ramen Noodle; Noodle texture was top notched, Coconut Sorbet was amazing. I just missed Hainan Chicken Rice, since they sold out.

Photo of Catherine Thomas Catherine Thomas
Mar 14, 2023 5

Omg, I'm in love with their Ramen. Since moving from Austin, I didn't think I'd find anything I loved as much as Ramen Tatsuya. The broth of their $17 Ramen is flavourful and creamy. The pork belly is juicy and delicious. My daughter loved the Jjijan Mian noodles. The rice of the Hainan chicken was amazing. The pork bao was delicious. We did not get to try the Biang Biang since it was ordered by mistake, but it looked delicious. Sadly, M Kokko is a 1.5 hr drive from our home in Winston-Salem, but I already know we will be making the drive back here again. Get there before 5 pm, when they open. They only have about 9 tables. They don't take reservations. The food comes pretty quickly. If you don't get one of the 9 tables, you'll have to wait until someone leaves. It's definitely worth the wait.