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Koi

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Thai, Contemporary
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| The Firs, Corner Cradock and Bierman Avenues, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 (0)11 447 2440
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to Koi Restaurants, the leader in contempory Asian Cuisine. At Koi...
Welcome to Koi Restaurants, the leader in contempory Asian Cuisine. At Koi we strive to bring you the latest in Asian trends mixed with our own touch of Western style in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
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    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely atmosphere, consistent value

We had lunch at Koi again and it was as consistent as ever. The sushi is excellent, as is the crispy calamari, tom yum soup, seared tuna and the Asian style beef with bok choi. The Thai curry dishes are not as amazing. It's not cheap but also not too expensive for what you get. We sat half outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
T-Africa2000
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great idea that has been through several hands and makeovers it seems. THe menu is classic Thai , the flavours do not justify the prices nor the uncertain ambiance. I just cannot shake the sense that there is better Thai food in this great town that offers a better ambiance and more value for money. Underwhelemed and not that... More 

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Thank Liepollo Leboha... P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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209 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch at Koi again and it was as consistent as ever. The sushi is excellent, as is the crispy calamari, tom yum soup, seared tuna and the Asian style beef with bok choi. The Thai curry dishes are not as amazing. It's not cheap but also not too expensive for what you get. We sat half outside overlooking... More 

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Thank T-Africa2000
Johannesburg, South Africa
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484 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Koi remains one of our favourite restaurants in Joburg. It is a beautifully designed and well-managed restaurant, with a good view on the square. The indonesian food and the Japanese food is excellent, as was the tuna. Service remains excellent.

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Thank Gerhard13071964
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi Gerhard13071964, Thank you for your lovely review. I will be sure to extend this message to my team, they will be thrilled! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We regularly go to Koi - the sushi is fresh and tasty. Our favourite dish on the menu is the salmon tartare which is excellent

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Thank Emile_12
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi Emile_12, Thank you for lovely review, we are glad you enjoy the salmon tartare, it is one of our favourites too! ;) See you soon at Koi Rosebank. Kind Regards. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Koi is superb! This is a restaurant I don't mind sitting inside at. Love the setting and the decor. Clean, well lit space. Tables not too crowded together. Menu clear and easy to follow. Food fresh, great texture, uncomplicated. The duck wraps are incredible, the crispy beef memorable and the salmon prepared perfectly. Rarely had a bad meal here...except once... More 

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Thank dooley_13
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi dooley_13, Thank you for the amazing review! I will relay your feedback to my team, they will be thrilled! More 

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I can recommend Koi in Rosebank for a sushi and dim sum. The salmon roses are yummy. Other favorites are the baby chicken, stir fry beef (best with rice) and the crispy calamari. If you order a salad (Thai beef for example) ask for the dressing on the side as they are a bit heavy handed if it is dressed... More 

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Thank 585armandoa
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi 585armandoa, Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon at Koi Rosebank... Kind Regards. More 

Durban, South Africa
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Went there for an early dinner. Service was slow even though it was not busy when we went. Nice menu, and very decent wine list. We had sushi, and it was good, and slightly different to what you might find in standard sushi restaurants, but certainly not the best sushi we have had.

Helpful?
Thank JDDL
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi JDDL, Thank you for taking the time to comment, I will address the slow service issued with my team immediately. We are glad you enjoyed the sushi! Kind Regards, The Koi Management Team. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
484 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had dinner here last night, and it was again excellent. We started by sharing a tuna/tofu/edamame bean salad, on micro-greens. This was excellent, huge portion. We then had starter portions of the crispy calamari with hoisin sauce, and asian fries. All the food was excellent and well-presented and this is a beautifully designed restaurant, well worth a visit if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gerhard13071964
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi Gerhard13071964, Thank you for your lovely review! I will relay the message to my team, they will be delighted... Kind Regards. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Restaurant is situated in this amazing and beautiful little mall type complex with four other restaurants around it. There is secure parking and offers the best sushi in town at very affordable prices.

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Thank Lochlan B
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi Lochlan B, Thank you for your lovely review! Kind Regards. More 

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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great location on summer evenings. The food is good, seafood, sushi, all very fresh. Even beef and lamb for those that like red protien. Good wine list, budget conscious and high end. Your problem however are the smokers and the restaurant's less than firm attitude to their smoking in a no smoking area. If you like cigarette smoke with your... More 

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Thank IPMatthews
BonBail, Owner at Koi, responded to this review

Hi IPMatthews, We are truly sorry for the lack of consideration with regards smoker in the restaurant, there is a dedicated smoking area in the centre of the courtyard, and my team has been addressed, again, that smokers may only smoke there! It won't happen again, we hope to see you soon! Kind Regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | The Firs, Corner Cradock and Bierman Avenues, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)11 447 2440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Thai, Contemporary

Description

Welcome to Koi Restaurants, the leader in contempory Asian Cuisine. At Koi we strive to bring you the latest in Asian trends mixed with our own touch of Western style in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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