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Koi

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Downtown Hamilton
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Hess Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Never rises above average

Nice location in Hess Village, particularly if it's a summer's day and you're on the patio. Staff always friendly, but not always accurate. Have visited here several times over the past 2 summers. Food is just okay. Service is fine but can be very slow--if you're in a hurry, tell them!--and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
redgirrl
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice location in Hess Village, particularly if it's a summer's day and you're on the patio. Staff always friendly, but not always accurate. Have visited here several times over the past 2 summers. Food is just okay. Service is fine but can be very slow--if you're in a hurry, tell them!--and something usually goes wrong...it's always small, but still...like water... More 

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Thank redgirrl
Frederick, Maryland
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was okay...nothing great but certainly not bad. I found the menu to be a little limited. I ended up ordering the coconut shrimp appetizer and a salad. The coconut shrimp was good. The salad was fresh but needed something extra to really be good. It had a lot of greens with huge pieces of cucumber and tomato. It... More 

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Thank Kathryn H
Atlanta, Georgia
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315 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We walked to Koi from the Homewood Suites hotel as it was recoommended by the hotel personnel. We sat outside in the front of the restaurant and had good service and food. I had chicken souvlaki that was good. Others had steak that they enjoyed. And two had chicken and vegetables that came on a sizzling plate. They very much... More 

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Thank Jim_atl
Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have had many enjoyable meals at this Hess Village establishment. Over the years, alas, the menu has been "consolidated", and many of my favourites (sushis) have disappeared. The service has also gone downhill. On this occasion I waited more than several minutes to have my food and wine orders taken. The food has always taken some time in preparation,... More 

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Thank bman222
Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was wrong when we told her she made a mistake and brought us the wrong food she was upset and implied if we could just eat that then it would really mean a lot to her. We ate it out of obligation. The waitress named Ayla said she would discount the food but when the bill came she only... More 

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Thank VidaMora
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went out to grab a drink after work, keep in mind we're both server/bartenders, so we didn't arrive until about 12:30 am. We had a drink and headed down to the ladies bathroom in the basement. Somebody had broken a beer bottle in there and I sliced my finger on open on a piece of glass.I... More 

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Thank Ashley M
GTA
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204 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were out and about in Hess Village and wanted to get a decent meal. I checked out the menu online and it looked pretty good, so chose Koi. This was a Friday night - we were the ONLY diners although there were a few people boozing at the bar. The menu we were handed was totally different and not... More 

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Thank SLT1962
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Came in with a big group for dinner and drinks..I had cocnut shrimp, and the Koi burger. It was phenomenal, best buger in Hamilton to say the least. Our server was very attentive. Wasn't too impressed with the lack of a drink menu she said they were renewing it. She gave several recommendations though and we enjoyed every single one.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

For the winter from 4-6 half price apps. Can't go wrong at all. I had the calamari and coconut shrimp for $7 and a huge jug of sangria for $13.

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Thank AsylumsBawse
Dundas, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Hess Village has become a culinary nuclear holocaust! The groan and grovel and the other pubs only want to serve beer, so the food is an afterthought....barely. They are all mostly gagging plates. But Koi offers creative, fresh, well prepared and well presented meals at a very reasonable price. You can tell that this place is run by a chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hess Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 26

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?