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Downtown Hamilton
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Hess Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Welland, Canada
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Before heading to a concert, my friend and I decided to stop here for some food. It looked like there was a few other people eating and enjoying themselves. We were sat and ordered drinks. about 20 minutes later our server appeared to take our order and we still had no recieved our drinks. 10 minutes later our drinks came.... More 

Thank Sarah B
Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Nice location with a nice patio to sit in the sun on a beautiful warm spring day. Service was a little slow but staff were very pleasant. Our waitress recommended a martini and it was amazing.....Also had dinner and the food was very tasty and reasonable prices. Would definitely go back again

Thank j0an03
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Nice situation on a sunny patio in Hess Village. Started off with drinks, no rose wine even though it was on the menu, out of the other 6 whites that were available you could only choose from 3 if you wanted a glass the rest were by the bottle only! We ordered 2 appetisers and 2 entrees. Waited a long... More 

Thank Del_Rab
Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

It smelt awful, the staff acted like we were interrupting them and the food was some of the worst food I've ever been served. It's such a shame, great location, it could be so much better.

Thank redpanada
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice location in Hess Village, particularly if it's a summer's day and you're on the patio. Staff always friendly, but not always accurate. Have visited here several times over the past 2 summers. Food is just okay. Service is fine but can be very slow--if you're in a hurry, tell them!--and something usually goes wrong...it's always small, but still...like water... More 

Thank redgirrl
Frederick, Maryland
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92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was okay...nothing great but certainly not bad. I found the menu to be a little limited. I ended up ordering the coconut shrimp appetizer and a salad. The coconut shrimp was good. The salad was fresh but needed something extra to really be good. It had a lot of greens with huge pieces of cucumber and tomato. It... More 

Thank Kathryn H
Atlanta, Georgia
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415 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We walked to Koi from the Homewood Suites hotel as it was recoommended by the hotel personnel. We sat outside in the front of the restaurant and had good service and food. I had chicken souvlaki that was good. Others had steak that they enjoyed. And two had chicken and vegetables that came on a sizzling plate. They very much... More 

Thank Jim_atl
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have had many enjoyable meals at this Hess Village establishment. Over the years, alas, the menu has been "consolidated", and many of my favourites (sushis) have disappeared. The service has also gone downhill. On this occasion I waited more than several minutes to have my food and wine orders taken. The food has always taken some time in preparation,... More 

Thank bman222
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was wrong when we told her she made a mistake and brought us the wrong food she was upset and implied if we could just eat that then it would really mean a lot to her. We ate it out of obligation. The waitress named Ayla said she would discount the food but when the bill came she only... More 

Thank Tanq1987
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went out to grab a drink after work, keep in mind we're both server/bartenders, so we didn't arrive until about 12:30 am. We had a drink and headed down to the ladies bathroom in the basement. Somebody had broken a beer bottle in there and I sliced my finger on open on a piece of glass.I... More 

Thank Ashley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $26
Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hess Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?