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M Kokko


311 Holland St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-9332
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M Kokko

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Photo of A A A A
Jun 4, 2019 5

First time at here and I loved the experience. My server, Jon, was very helpful in explaining the items and spice levels from the menu (even though the menu is on the wall) he still took the time to make sure I would be satisfied. The other servers around made sure that if John has to step away that they took extra plates from the table and that my water cup remained full. I couldn’t have asked for better customer service and food! Def will recommend to a friend & def would recommend you sit with Jon!

Photo of Tim McKeoun Tim McKeoun
May 13, 2019 5

Absolutely amazing food in a little hole in the wall place. The curry udon was phenomenal, and tasted just like Japan. I didn't get the chicken sandwich myself, but I tasted a friend's and it was delicious. Worth the wait, if there is one!

Photo of Laura Duran Laura Duran
May 24, 2019 5

Sometimes there is wait but it is absolutely worth it. The Raman and Sandwich are super good. I always leave well feed and we’ll attend. It is also a bang for your buck!

Photo of Keith MacKay Keith MacKay
Apr 25, 2019 5

Really really good food. If your party is 4 or higher, the wait is going to be worse than is worth it on any night other than Tuesday or Wednesday. Other than that, its a great little hole in the wall next to MSushi with amazing good for a really reasonable price

Photo of ethan good ethan good
May 3, 2019 5

This has got to be among the best (and cheapest?) Places to eat in Durham. Entrees range from $9-$13 and you’ll be absolutely full. You will NOT be disappointed!

Photo of Daniel Swagcliffe Daniel Swagcliffe
Jun 20, 2019 5

Let me tell you I have been ALL AROUND DURHAM and Chapel Hill. But NONE have made such an impression. I came with my sister and ordered 3 dishes. The buttermilk sandwich, the lettuce wraps, and the korean fried chicken. At this price point, this is one of THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK LOCATIONS. Despite quaint, “hole in the wall” perceptions, the kitchen CLEARLY respects the food they provide to a contemplative degree. We waited almost 20 minutes for the sandwich, and this would have been the item to drop this review to a 4 star. But believe me, despite being one of the cheapest items on the menu, the sheer CALIBER of the depth of its flavor between, sweet and savory MORE than made up for the wait. Everything on the menu is between $9-$13. Though there are few options, they have perfected these options to a level MUCH beyond their retail price. Do NOT miss this place on your next after work get-together.

Photo of Beverly Martyn Beverly Martyn
Jun 29, 2019 3

It was my first time at Mkoko. I knew to be early but alas, I ended up ordering To Go. I ordered the chicken sandwich, and the wings for my friend. When I opened my food a plain chicken sandwich looked back at me. No pickles, no sauce. Just a plain sandwich. I get it, you guys are busy. But dang...I can't get no sauce?? Mind you I ate the sandwich (ya girl was HUNGRY). I was able to spruce it up and enjoy the sandwich though. Next time I'll get there early and dine in.

Photo of Gwendolyn Reilly Gwendolyn Reilly
Aug 14, 2019 5

If you like ramen you have to try this place. It was great. A bit of a wait but it was Saturday evening and it's a small place. But aren't they always the best? Yes this was worth the wait!!

Photo of DJ Neon DJ Neon
Aug 21, 2019 5

You can read all about how amazing their food is in all the other post but I was particularly impressed by the North Carolina handmade ceramic Pottery plates that our appetizers were given to us on. A lot of restaurants claim that they're about local everything and then have mass-produced and made in Taiwan or Japan plates and glasses.

Photo of Anthony Rosado Anthony Rosado
Aug 2, 2019 4

Food was fresh and tasty, staff was pleasant and helpful. Menu is written on the wall and service is fast. Small location but comfortable.

Photo of Patrick Edwards Patrick Edwards
Jul 22, 2019 5

Some of the best ramen around, M Kokko is a small restaurant with big taste. Sometimes you may have to wait, but is always easy to put your name on the list and go grab a quick drink somewhere nearby until they give you a call. Also try out their Korean fried chicken.

Photo of Grace Lutter Grace Lutter
Sep 12, 2019 5

I went to M Kokko, because I've heard great things about it. I was not disappointed. The food was flavorful, fresh, and delicious. The items were reasonably priced and well portioned. The only downfall is the restaurant itself is very intimate and small, so there can be a bit of a wait. But I will be back to try the rest of the items.

Photo of Boyce Currance Boyce Currance
Oct 15, 2019 5

This is without a doubt our favorite noodle spot in the whole of NC! Started as an offshoot from M Sushi, this little pop-up spot has more or less become a mainstay in the Durham area and I pray it remains so.M Kokko is a small, 24-seat, hole-in-the-wall, blink-and-miss-it kinda place. But pass this place at your own regret! Definitely not suited for larger groups due to their limited capacity, so wait times can be a little longer than usual, but definitely recommended on week days!

Photo of Lauren N Lauren N
Sep 10, 2019 4

The chicken sandwich was amazing! The other noodles that we had were pretty good too! The line is always long, but don't let it deter you. It's worth it :)

Photo of Reggie Strange Reggie Strange
Sep 21, 2019 5

M Kokko is a small, 24-seat, hole-in-the-wall, blink-and-miss-it kinda place. But pass this place at your own regret! Definitely not suited for larger groups due to their limited capacity, so wait times can be a little longer than usual, but definitely recommended on week days!There are only about 9 items on the menu and 2 of which are vegan,

Photo of Marcos Marti Marcos Marti
Nov 7, 2019 5

Food and service was amazing. Very good Asian food. Just very distinct but flavorful menu. Recommend it all but since I like spicy food, I loved the baing baing noodles. 😋

Photo of Lizzie Gerber Lizzie Gerber
Oct 25, 2019 5

Food was amazing. Service was very professional. The only thing was space - it was too small and the capacity just could meet the needs. Lots of people waited outside.

Photo of prachi bansal prachi bansal
Dec 13, 2019 5

This is a hidden gem. The food is just ah-mazing. I love the Korean fried chicken wings and the chicken sandwich (I m just biased to fried everything) but all the other dishes are great too. The wings come with 2 sides -pickled radish and bacon greens, both were relish. They don't take reservations and the waiting time can be long but don't fret, just put your name down and grab a drink at the nearby bars and they will text once your table is ready.

Photo of Zaiden Michael Zaiden Michael
Dec 19, 2019 5

I had a superb at this restaurant. We loved the fantastic environment and the meals. The staff were very friendly. I am happy we finally decided to visit this spot.

Photo of Corey Maday Corey Maday
Dec 20, 2019 5

last night was the first time we came to that good restaurant. But It is surely not the last. We had a good time with the good service, with the excellent cooking and fine drinks and with the friendly charge. We will surely go back there in a short time.

Photo of Abishek Vedere Abishek Vedere
Jan 8, 2020 5

Best ramen I had. A little nook with awesome food. Will definitely go back for more