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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Koko Restaurant + Bar Restaurant Review: Adjacent to the chic Opus Hotel Montréal, Koko delivers a heady dose of class and fashion that sets it apart from the rest of the herd. A life-size plastic horse lampshade, Art Nouveau imprints and dramatic ornate chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings set the tone. To the rear, an oversize retro bar shows off a large selection of exotic drinks that are mixed into signature cocktails like the Wilde Childe, which includes candied wild hibiscus flower with prosecco. The menu is temptingly exotic, with items like Sumatran duck skewers, wakame salad, and masala lobster. The Kobe flank steak teppanyaki and shimiji mushrooms tastes much like a tender traditional steak---but the mirin, saké and soy sauce marinade makes all the difference. We also suggest the crispy soft shell crab with Indonesian ginger sambal, a beautifully-spiced dish that is eaten wrapped in lettuce leaves; and the miso marinated black cod served with dashi braised burdock root and edamame. Grilled lamb chops served with a curry sauce and channa dal, however, were a disappointment; there was little in the treatment to make it exotic. The staff is politely professional and attentive. Prices are in keeping with the trendy St-Laurent restaurant strip. In the summer months, the back courtyard opens to become a unique downtown outdoor-dining area.