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“Very Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Koi Japanese Buffet

Koi Japanese Buffet
4803 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37076
(615) 883-0810
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Ranked #11 of 89 Restaurants in Hermitage
Price range: $1 - $20
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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We live close to here and last night finally stopped in to give them a try. We were first seated at a sticky table which the hostess politely wiped off. To start off on a positive note, they had a large selection of sushi but after a bad experience with raw fish at another buffet, I just walked on by that and went to the hot foods. We were there before 7 PM and quite a few of the pans were empty and we had to ask for them to be refilled. There were no crab legs unless they got confused with frog legs. There was also no lobster. I didn't put one thing on my plate that had any taste at all, let alone tasted good. Most items were cold. My husband had the hibachi cook fix him something fresh but since the cook didn't speak English, he got ALOT of spice instead of a little spice. Overall, our bill was $44.00 for three people with one beer. Never going back there again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Unclean”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had a very bad experience at this restaurant and will never eat here again. It involved filthy plates on the buffet. Apparently, they only believe in washing one side of the plates here. I would pick up a plate and there would be a large glob of food stuck to the bottom. On one plate I picked up there was a dirty napkin stuck to it. It wasn't just one or two plates, either. It was nearly all of them. I had to go through quite a few plates to find one that looked clean...and even then I still didn't fully trust it. The staff didn't seem too concerned about it. After telling someone that person picked a couple of plates off the stack and just kept going like it was no big deal. Really, ALL of those plates should have been washed again. Ugh.

Nasty place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“What a deal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Was on the way to visit the Hermitage, found out that you can only buy a small sandwich and soda at the hermitage! Remebered seeing the koi buffet on the way a short distance away so we returned back and tried it! It was great! They had sushi, chinese food, cooked to order mongolian type, 4 types of soups, salads and of course desserts with 6 types of ice creams! All for less than a sandwich and a drink at the hermitage!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Love their buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nothing gourmet here but the food is good and they have a nice selection. Buffet prices are a real value.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“CRABLEGS!!!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Lots of food,really good but they had a hard time keeping crablegs on the food bar.But still ate til we almost popped.Good prices

Visited June 2013
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