Save the booze and karaoke for later. For now it’s just… sampling 10-15 dishes from the newly-opened KoCos Restaurant! Find out how they blend Korean, Italian, American and Tex-Mex food so smoothly.
Going to KoCos Restaurant was the best choice of my day. Who could turn down an invite to try 10-15 dishes from this newly opened Korean-themed pub? One one find lunch time, us bloggers got introduced to KoCos’ flavorful dishes in their actual serving sizes. Here’s what to order:
KoCos “Pika-pika” AKA Finger Food
From tender Korean beef, seafood for the Spanish paella, Italian tomato-topped pasta, to juicy American chicken — KoCos Restaurant has gracefully transcended through national cuisines while maintaining its Korean pub persona. Indeed they have made a habit of mixing kimchi with tortilla, tacos, burritos, nachos, and pizza.
Their appetizers’ servings are often good up to 5 people. My recommendations would be their Caramelized Kimchi (PHP 210), which is toasted quesadilla filled with slightly spicy kimchi. Nachos (PHP 250), a huge bowl with juicy Korean beef. And their off-the-menu offer of Tortilla Pizza, crunchy tortilla topped with melty cheese.
Other dishes to try are their KoCos SurFries with lots of onions and powdered spices (PHP 250), Pumpkin Soup surpisingly topped with ground nachos (PHP 100), KoCos Balls (PHP 150), R&B Burger Slides which are mini-burgers with thick beef patties (PHP 229), savory Japchae (PHP 229), and their new offer, Kimchi Pasta.
Their Heavy-Weight Rice Meals
If you haven’t had dinner yet coming in to the booze party, KoCos offers heavy-weight rice meals. Their recent hit is the Seafood Arroz ala Koreana (PHP 749), traditionally baked paella with squid, mussels and shrimp. Serving size says it’s good for four, but I think six people could happily share. For those who want bigger takeouts for potluck events, they also offer a bilao-sized variant.
Apparently KoCos’ bestselling rice meal is their bibimbap-style Beef Stew (PHP 240). It comes with a huge serving of rice, seemingly good for three, and their signature tender Korean beef. However, I would gladly choose KoCos Fried Chicken (PHP 160) aptly known as “KFC”. Its big boneless chicken is topped with thinly-sliced shoestring potatoes and powdered spices, making it sweet, spicy and salty all at the same time.
Kocos Restaurant: Perfect with Booze and Karaoke
I have this to say, after waves of KoCos food. What I loved is that their dishes contain lots of veggies and spices. They also offer a variety of delicious meat to their dishes, such as shrimp, calamari, chicken and beef — not just pound-for-pound pork characteristic of most Filipino restos.
Inside its cool interiors are flat screen TVs for karaoke or just playing Kpop songs. In daytime, it’s great for both family bonding and friends catching up over coffee. Not to mention, their WiFi connection and parking space makes it a good workplace. By nighttime, yuppies looking to unwind can choose among their wide selection of booze and jukebox playlists.
KoCos looks like it could fit in to Tomas Morato, but enjoys less competition by positioning itself in E. Rodriguez Avenue. Jeeps going to and fro SM Fairview, Quiapo, Kamuning, Cubao, Muñoz and SM North can easily access KoCos near the corner of Cordillera Street.
TSL Building #59 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Brgy. Doña Josefa, Quezon City
Contact No.: (02) 576 0802
Open 3PM – 11PM Mon-Thu; 12PM – 11PM Fri-Sun