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Koi

40 W 40th St., Bryant Park Hotel, New York City, NY 10018 (Garment District)
(212) 921-3330
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Ranked #414 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Garment District
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenue
Transit: B,V,D,F to 42nd Street; 4,5,6 to 42nd/Grand Central Station.
Description: Rich earth tones of orange, red and brown impart warmth to the cool and tranquil space. Thin tapestries of translucent rose fabric are embellished with flame motifs and suspended from the ceiling, creating a separate seating area perfect for a light bite near the large front windows. Famous for its unique and mouth-watering interpretation of Japanese cuisine. Upscale Japanese fare is given a jolt of new life through an innovative use of ingredients, resulting in refreshing and exciting flavor combinations. Crispy Rice with Spice Tuna, an addictive version of the classic spicy tuna roll, featuring warm grilled rice topped with a thick layer of cool, savory tuna. Baked Crab Roll, for which succulent fresh crab meat is wrapped in a thin rice paper dotted with sesame seeds and baked to perfection. Hamachi Fusion with Soy-Citrus and Truffle Essence all artfully plated by Koi’s skilled culinary team.
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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Amazing ambiance, fabulous tempura!!! Service was incredible, walked in with no reservation. Right on Bryant Park which is a hidden gem near Time Square.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food was decent but my pet peeve is slow service. Took a while to get greeted but even longer to pay. It honestly took about 10 minutes of sitting there to even get the check.

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Lvov
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a good place to take a break and have some good asian fusion. I had the duck it was very good.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Koi's sushi is fresh and very well made. The drinks are good, the service was great, and they were really accommodating. The appetizers are really good (we had edamame and these spicy tuna things) and the food came out really fast. Would come back.

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Montreal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

4 of us went for dinner June 27th, just arrived in NYC. The waiter made a few recommendations and they were all great. The food was fresh, tasted great and the atmosphere was wonderful. Would go back again.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This is my third trip this year to New York and each time I've eaten at Koi. Great food, love the black cod. Lovely cocktails. Great service. All in a great restaurant that I will keep coming back to.

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Clayton, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Traveling with a large group of girlfriends, we went to a show and then a late dinner at Koi! That was the BEST time we had while in the city! Food was fabulous, the drinks were off the chain and the staff were so accommodating. Definitely will go back when in New York.

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Arlington, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I were in NYC for Memorial day weekend to celebrate our friends’ recent engagement. We had a large group dinner at Koi, about 12 of us. They were very accommodating. I was about 29 weeks pregnant at the time so I can’t comment on the sushi or the cocktails but many of our friends ordered those items... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Every time I travel to NYC I try to dine at Koi. The sushi is always fresh and prepared in unique ways. Great ambiance and service. I would highly recommend

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of my favorite resturants in the city, Do get the crispy rice and lychee martini both are amazing

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