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Koi

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Downtown Hamilton
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Hess Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not at all what I expected

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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GTA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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GTA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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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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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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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Dundas, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

We popped in at about 6pm on a Friday night. I had the special...Parmesan chicken. You got a plate, breaded chicken (i think it was PC Choice frozen) which a bit of melted cheese, a little, if any sauce and some salad on the plate. No side vegetables or pasta. I make a better one at home. My wife's burger... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The beer is cold ( a nice change from many restaurants) the food was good (had a salad with chicken, bleu cheese, grapes) Check for specials.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

What a complete facade. A booze can pretending to be a high end restaurant. What else could you expect from Hess village. If you are good looking and dressed hip or are friends with the server then you will get good service. If you are a couple of schmucks looking for some sushi and beer then you will be sorely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Had lunch there on a Monday so not very busy but the food was fresh, made to order, delicious and reasonably priced. Their burger is REALLY good! but all our food was great and the beers were super cold (as they should be). Service was fine, no complaints at all. Will definitely return to try some... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

This place is an oasis in the desert that is Hess Village, where edible food is not to be found. Try the specials, as the chef is creative and good

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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: Romance, Doing business

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