Kokoro -A New Japanese/Korean restaurant could be coming to Newbury Town Centre.

Kokoro Could Be Opening in Newbury

“Kokoro means heart, soul and spirit”

KOKORO is a Korean Japanese takeaway, founded by Rak-Kyu Park in the UK more than a decade ago. From small beginnings, the restaurant took flight as people began to fall in love with our food. Now, years later, we have stores across the country and customers flock to eat our hearty soups and scrumptious sushi. Our focus on quality service, supported by the use of fresh ingredients and environmentally conscious packaging ensures we meet the needs of the modern customer.


Nestled in Kingston-upon-Thames, KOKORO started out as a small Korean-Japanese takeaway store, founded by Rak-Kyu Park so years ago. With only three tables available at the start, KOKORO has expanded into a booming franchise with 25 different locations in the UK. KOKORO’s success can be attributed to our customers’ appreciation for authentic and delicious meals, supported by good service through KOKORO’s reliable quality management in sourcing and packaging.

The key to success is very simple: you keep the food tasty, fresh, and healthy. The hard part is how you do it and how you maintain it. KOKORO in Japanese translates to heart, mind or soul. These are the most important ingredients in KOKORO’s food.

KOKORO believes that food has the power to recollect cherished memories and stories.

As a result, we strive to produce fine quality, heartfelt food. While working with the best suppliers in the market, we continue to challenge ourselves to elevate our menu and provide the best services possible to our customers.