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#62 of 173 Asian in Boston
#523 of 1,687 Restaurants in Boston
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Asian, Korean
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All reviews bibimbap dumplings rice lobster hot stone spice level main course service was great saturday night chang dish egg appetizers crunchy sizzling pepper sweetness
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Reviewed September 22, 2022 via mobile

For our last food adventure in Boston, Fat Man Reviews headed to Koy. Koy offers modern Asian fusion, sushi, Korean bbq, and dumplings inside violet walls and Asian pop art. We started with the Cheesesteak Dumplings. The Swiss brings a nice salty nuttiness to the...dish. The pastrami is a little dry but gives a nice flavorful bite to the entire dumpling. My fiancé tried the Master Chang Chicken, which came with tempura battered chicken, roasted black sesame, aioli, white rice and kimchi. The chicken is tender, juicy, crispy, and tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce. It was similar to General Tso. The vegetables are really nice, crunchy and cooked well. The rice was cooked perfectly. The creamy mayo rounds out the dish and gives it some balance. I decided to try the Drunken Noodles. This dish is made with flat rice noodles, Asian vegetables, egg, thai basil, and I added chicken to it as well. The noodles are cooked really well, they were chewy and soft, while the vegetables are crunchy and seasoned well. The sauce has a little sweetness then boom spicy level is amped up and adding the peppers raise the spice level, but they give the dish texture. The chicken is very tender but slightly dry. The waiter told me when I ordered the dish that it was spicy. This dish is very, very spicy. I like spice and heat but after about 5 minutes of trying I had to tap out of this dish. So if you order this, beware. Koy offers lots of different appetizers, sushi rolls, main dishes, sandwiches, soups and a full bar. The server was extremely friendly, and the food came up pretty fast. The Fat Man says that Koy is Fat Man Approved with 2 chins.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2022 via mobile

We had the misfortune of trying Koy for the first time tonight. They were unable to accommodate a small change to an entree of no onions which o.k. I can get past but finished the dish with a large topping of scallions to add insult...to injury. I wouldn't have bothered to dig my way through them if I had known that my food was going to taste like cigarettes and burnt food. My husband had the bibimbop and his tasted burned as well but not to the degree that mine was. The mandu dumplings were fine but otherwise the meal was a complete disappointment and we left with a 60.00+ check and only ate about 2 bites each. Do yourself a favor and skip this one. The waiter was great though!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

We were a party of 5....two adults and three children aged 11, 10, and 7 years old. The service was great and there was only one guy waiting on tables at the time, Wasn't terribly busy, but he was still hustling. Nice job!! We tried...the steak and cheese dumplings and the lobster rangoons. Steak and cheese were delish. lobster were a little too "mushy" on the inside, but tasty. The Drunken Noodles were delicious.....perfect amount of spice. My 11 year old had the Pad Thai, a bit too much egg and not enough noodles. My 10 year old niece had the California Roll and liked it. My son had the pork dumplings as his dinner and liked them. The husband had beef bulgogi and absolutely loved it. Great atmosphere and great location!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

First time eating at Koy. Place was busy (Saturday night), and the music was lively. We were very impressed with the attentiveness and efficient service from the manager on duty/our waiter, Casey. We had the Hot Stone Bibimbap which was excellent. Casey showed me how...to mix the special sauce so that I could enjoy the dish to its best potential. Will definitely go again, next time we're in town. Thanks Casey!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

We had an excellent experience here! Everything- from the food to the kind staff was fantastic!! The ambiance is so warm and intimate- extremely inviting! Especially on the cold, windy day we visited last week (Nov 2021). It didn’t take me long to settle on...what I wanted - the Hot Stone Bibimbap- it was AWESOME!! Their portion is very generous and loaded with all the typical goodies! And it comes to you sizzling in a heavy stone bowl - doesn’t get much more comfy and satisfying than that! The hot stone gives the rice such a nice, slight char that adds such a lovely hint of smokiness and crispness. They give tons of soft, flavorful beef and a perfectly cooked egg on top - highly recommend!! We also got the lobster Rangoon - little crispy pockets of heaven!! Full to the brim with creamy, cheesy lobster - and with a sweet sauce it was perfect! The staff were so nice to us - and they had a very lovely vibe with each other too - you can tell they really love working together and care about each other - made our visit so enjoyable! The lighting is comforting and mellow - great music playing at a good volume. Nice bar area. Clean bathrooms. And awesome art all over the place! I think one of the staff said the owner’s son did a lot of the artwork - what a talent! I loved it! Not sure about the parking bc we walked and took the subway etc. But it’s in a pretty central part of busy Boston and it looked like mostly street parking. Good location though! Excellent experience overall - will definitely be back next time we visit Boston!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021

Stopped in for a bowl of Jajangmyeon while my kid had a spice noodle dish. The black bean noodle sauce tasted... well, brown. After watching this being cooked on videos from Korea, I was hoping for so much more. The spicy noodles were just heat...- not much complexity. The focus was clearly on the bar and tourists who were coming in to get smashed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Meats- bulgogi and galbi were tough Mandu dumplings were so sour that they were inedible and were returned to the kitchen Bam bam cauliflower was good and pad Thai was OK Japchae was good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Found this place when walking around shopping. Cool place to hang out for drinks. The bartender took really good care of us with drink selections and ordering food. We just had appetizers, no main course. The food itself was delicious. I will be coming back...when we visit Boston again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

The food we got was pretty yummy, poorly seasoned and overcooked but not awful. The service was fantastic and the waiters were polite but both me and the person accompanying me got food poisoning. My boyfriend is still sick 24 hours later and my gut...still feels sore.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Avoid. We stopped by for dinner with 3 kids and wish we had just gone somewhere else. We have traveled to Seoul and love Korean food and this is not good at all. The short ribs were tasteless, the fried rice was full of sauce...and over cooked and my husband's soup was salty. Service was awful. Safe your money and go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2020

I know that this place is not Japanese, and their focus is not on sushi, but WOW the sushi was horrible. My two friends and I did the all you can eat (29$) and there was literally mayonnaise and bacon on my sushi. The service...was extremely slow even though we were the only people there for hours. The worst sushi I have ever had in my life.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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461catarinac, Owner at Koy, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Hi Chloe, Sorry about your experience! Please email us directly at info@koyboston.com. We are definitely a fusion korean pan asian restaurant- not Japanese, but we hope to change your mind about Korean cuisine.

Reviewed September 25, 2020

I ordered delivery, and the sweet and spicy wings were some of the best I've ever had! Perfect levels of spice!

Date of visit: September 2020
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461catarinac, Owner at Koy, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Thank you for your sweet review, we hope to have you order from us again soon!

Reviewed December 31, 2019

I came here for the sushi, waited an hour, got seated and was told by my waitress that there was absolutely no sushi. A total waste of time. Next time there is a whole part of the menu unavailable the host should be letting people...know before they wait that long. Will never come again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Had dinner at Koy last night with another couple. Had some amazing flavors. First of all when they tell you something is hot and spicy, believe them! I've often gone to other Asian inspired restaurants and ordered the Drunken noodles and the menu indicates it's...a hot spicy dish, and it's just not so. I like spicy food. But OMG their Drunken Noodles was the hottest Drunken Noodles I've ever had. Whoa. Very flavorful, but be sure you like Heat! My husband got Master Changs Angry chicken, also pretty hot and very flavorful (basically general tso's chicken). We ordered the unagi roll and spicy tuna roll and lobster rangoon for apps. I didn't care for the unagi roll, as thats just not my preference, but the other ones were very good. The mai tais were delish and packed a punch! My girlfriend got the El Pazzo drink and that had some real spice to it as well. Our server was excellent, even the chef came out to greet us after our meals which was really nice. Great atmosphere and not so loud as we couldn't have a conversation. Just right. Thanks for a great experience and would love to go back and try more of their dishes.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

We dropped off friends at BOS and wanted some local Korean. We found Koy! Delicous!! Beautiful restaurant and artwork, but the food flavors are amazing! Excellent!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Kaitlyn M, Manager at Koy, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Hi Scott! Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review of Koy! We are so happy that you had a nice time and we hope to see you in again soon. Sincerely, Kaitlyn Mahoney

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