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“Worried for the future” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Koi Japanese Cuisine

Koi Japanese Cuisine
2 Leigh Road | Town Centre, Leigh WN7 1QL, England (Formerly Woo Hing)
+44 1942 682228
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Ranked #4 of 55 Restaurants in Leigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Koi Japanese Cuisine provides authentic Japanese food to the best quality.
Leigh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worried for the future”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Just had a takeaway from Koi Japanese restaurant.first impression nice helpful friendly staff, but the food was average at best. We had vegetable Gyoza, bland deep fried Chinese spring rolls in all but name, Gyoza are never deep fried. Next was chicken Yakatori, rubbery low quality chicken in a salty soy heavy sauce, a Japanese staple done badly. Next was 2 types of "inside out rolls" first Eel and Avocado second Prawn tempura, each was ok ,if a little clumsy, the "inside out rolls" were about the only item i would consider ordering again! 3 pieces of Salmon sushi followed, rice salmon and bought in wasabi, acceptable. Lastly was the " chefs special Yakisoba" noodles oh dear! Poor chicken,prawn and noodles stir fryed in a bland soy sauce, basically" chow mein" 1970's style. Before writing this negative review I phoned the lady who served me to give her some feedback, she was very apologetic. I so want this place to be a success but not sure it will be,living in Leigh( culinary wasteland) we need as many people to give it a good go. After all that good luck!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Best meal I've had in ages! Can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went here last night with my boyfriend, the food was lovely!
Best dumplings and spring rolls, my boyfriend had squid which was also delicious, and I'd definitely have the Katsu chicken curry again.
Cannot fault the service, the staff were so attentive and friendly, and even taught us how to use chop sticks!
Can't wait to go back again and try more Japanese dishes.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“food and drink”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

i wasnt very impressed with my meal im not that fussy but the appearance of the food looked nicer than it tasted

Visited October 2013
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“First day as koi, great impression”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Very rich menu, great choice and very generous portions. Kids dinner bento boxes very large, our 6 and 8yos struggled to eat all the lovely food. Many vegetarian options and a really lovely veg dinner set. Staff friendly and helpful. I hope the business will bloom!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leigh,Lancs
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great 13 years of food and server”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Im writing a review today as i would like to say thanks to Peter and his team for a fantastic 13 years of service. It is truly a shame that the time has come for you sell up.
Woo Hing always provided service with a smile and a very chatty enviroment. Had some great times, with yourselves, The next people to move in have big shoes to fill

thanks

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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