Donburi is a traditional Japanese dish made with a combination of fish, meat, or vegetables simmered with a savory sauce – often curry – and served over rice. And thanks to the rapid expansion of Oakland’s people Kokolo Donburi, these rice bowls can arrive in a neighborhood near you.
Kokolo, which offers traditional donburi from regions of Japan – the menu includes Wagyu beef curry, sautéed udon, and tonkasu curry – is opening several new locations in the Bay Area by the end of the year.
The casual restaurant already serves its rice and noodle bowls in Alameda, Pleasanton and Berkeley, and in August, adds downtown Livermore, Walnut Creek (in the former Baja Fresh) and Fremont to its list, followed by the center. Pacific East shopping center in Richmond in October. Earlier this month, Kokolo unveiled a new Milpitas location at McCarthy Ranch. And Sunnyvale is slated to open by January 2022.
The simple menu features 14 bowls, including signature options like grilled eel, sea urchin, and a bowl of vegetarian mushrooms, at $ 13 each. The range of small plates includes gyoza, Japanese fried chicken, braised pork belly and hamachi kama, the tender necklace of grilled amberjack; all for less than $ 12.
Check the restaurant www.facebook.com/kokolodonburi page for updates.