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40 W 40th St, Bryant Park Hotel, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
(212) 921-3330
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Ranked #319 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Between the service and food - Koi is one of my favorite. It is a larger restaurant so it has an open feel. The food is high quality - Don't miss the Lobster tacos or the Spicy Shrimp hand roll and for dessert the coconut rice pudding brulee is superb. The specialty drinks are also exceptional. My favorite is the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I am a sushi lover. I could eat it everyday....all the time. I like it all sushi, sashimi, rolls, I just love it! However, the sushi I received at Koi was...OK. The crowd was lively, the staff too busy, but the food just missed. I am not certain a cheap take out would have been worse. Better luck next time.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went for a business dinner and was very happy with the food, just not overwhelmingly impressed. The crunchy rice sushi is the only item I thought was exceptional. The combination of the flavors along with the crunch of the rice (it's flash fried) made for a nice piece of sushi. I would definitely entertain clients here again.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Always consistent good Japanese food. Service was good. you need to plan for reservations it gets really busy.

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Based on the numerous good reviews, we wanted to try the Koi for dinner. The food was quite good (but nothing exceptional), service was just ok, and so was the atmosphere. Compared to similar restaurants in the same price range I must say that the Koi was a bit of a dissapoinment.

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So this is what it's like to make it in NYC? $400 later I had a signed contract and a big thank you from my client. Order big, share food, don't miss the truffle tartare. Make a reservation because it gets packed! The wine list is especially part of a Koi day.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we had a good dining exerience at koi rest; the dishes were innovative and tasty; the desserts were quite nice, the service was efficient

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Second time to KOi, first found this place in LA, had a great time. This time was good. A bit too busy, so the service could have been better, waited too long between courses, but after a long day around NYC whos complaining.

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The very good is for the food. The space is a little above average although feels tight in areas. Everything else about the place was average. I think they have a Soho location which I may try. For now I still prefer Tao and Morimoto.

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hopewell, new jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

After seeing ON the Town we walked through Bryant Park and had dinner at Koi. It was a wonderful experience. The waiter suggested several specialty appetizers and we made a meal of four of them. We came early and the attention from the staff and manager were very professional and helpful. The quality and even size of the portions was... More 

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Additional Information about Koi

Address: 40 W 40th St, Bryant Park Hotel, New York City, NY 10018
Phone Number: (212) 921-3330
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

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