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“Great Japanese Fusion Food with the service to match”

Koi Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #11 of 2,171 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $300
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Koi Abu Dhabi, imaginative dishes are inspired by traditional Japanese preparations, then deconstructed and infused with modern California accents. Modern palates will truly be inspired by Koi's Japanese fusion and traditional dishes. These creations, along with innovative signature cocktails, are coupled with an atmosphere that evokes both intrigue and serenity, transporting guests for an unforgettable experience. Among Koi's signature dishes are Crispy Rice Topped with Spicy Tuna, Hamachi Fusion, and Spicy Crunchy Yellowtail Tartare. Signature dishes from the kitchen include Miso-Bronzed Black Cod with Seasonal Vegetables, Peppercorn Filet Mignon, and Grilled Sea Bass with a Honey Balsamic Glaze, Shiso-Pea Coulis. The sushi chefs present some of the freshest fish in town including yellowtail, toro, octopus, snow crab and uni, in addition to signature rolls. With six locations worldwide including Bangkok, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York - Bryant Park, New York - SoHo and now Abu Dhabi, Koi continues to stake its claim as the international leader in contemporary Japanese cuisine. At Koi, there's something for everyone.
Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Went here to celebrate a birthday after hearing great things about it. A small but cosy venue. Had the amazing shrimp tacos and truffle carpaccio as appetizers. The mains and sushi were also splendid.

The waiters were quick, efficient, and very helpful. I'd definitely go again. A great alternative to Zuma / Nobu's if you're ever on Saadiyat island.

Thank Mohammed A
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Liouba R, Marketing Team at Koi Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2014

Dear Mohammed,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review of your dining experience at Koi Abu Dhabi, it is appreciated. Happy Belated Birthday from all of us! I have shared your comments with the Koi team and they were delighted to hear you had such a great experience. The chef was ecstatic to learn that the shrimp tacos, truffle carpaccio, mains and sushi were well-received. The team is committed to providing high service standards associated with the brand so were very happy this came across.

On behalf of the entire Koi Abu Dhabi team, we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near future for many more dining experiences.

Kind Regards,
Koi Abu Dhabi

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I visited KOI for the first time with a friend who had never tried Japanese food. We arrived with no reservations but were accommodated gracefully by the hostess. Service was prompt and professional! However, when asking for recommendations we were systematically directed to the most expensive dishes on the menu and felt more lie an upwell then an actual recommendation. When the dishes arrived all of them were superb! Refined and tasty! The restaurant opened recently but they are already up to standards when it come to service and culinary! My friend is now addicted to Japanese food!

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Thank Zalnea224
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Liouba R, Marketing Team at Koi Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear Zalnea,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review of your dining experience at Koi Abu Dhabi, it is appreciated.

I have shared your comments with the Koi team and they were delighted to hear the high service standards Koi aims to achieve have been met and the food was to your liking. I have also shared your comment regarding the food recommendation. This approach is definitely not a part of the Koi standards and has been addressed to the Koi team. We’re glad to hear there is a new Japanese food enthusiast in town! Thank you for showing them the way.

On behalf of the entire Koi Abu Dhabi team, we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near future for many more dining experiences.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the st regis. Just arrived and exploring restaurants on site. Koi looked nice from outside and menu Japanese California fusion. We wanted to try it. On arrival we were asked if we had a reservation. We explained we had not but as restaurant was less than half full we asked if we could have a table. We were told no. Fully booked. No apology or invite to return. We were finally found a table hidden from view but decided a drink woujd suffice in the bar area. We were well dressed and staying in the hotel so I felt affronted and as we sat over our drink no more customers arrived. I've never been treated so curtly. Could have been anyone and as it happens I'm in the hospitality industry in my country running 6 hotels. What a pity

2  Thank Julie
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Liouba R, Marketing Team at Koi Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear Julie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your experience at Koi Abu Dhabi, it is appreciated.

We hope you enjoyed your stay at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. I have shared your feedback with the Koi team regarding their approach to the situation. We apologize the approach did not come off in the intended fashion. The team is committed to providing high service standards associated with the brand and will continue to strive towards meeting them by learning from feedback such as yours. The restaurant has been quite busy this month and as a newly opened venue we are trying to be as accommodating as possible to our reservations. We will be creating a standard for this to avoid empty tables and guests, like you, waiting. The manager is eager to rectify the situation with you if you are still in the country or will be returning. If you are comfortable with this, please do provide your contact details to marketing@koirestaurant.ae so we may connect with you.

On behalf of the entire Koi Abu Dhabi team, we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near future to experience the venue in a different light.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Had high hopes for going here and the disappointment began the moment we walked through the door.
The staff attitude and welcome certainly do not match the nice surroundings.
With no reservation (my fault) the receptionist was less than helpful, a second staff member did respond to our disillusionment, however, although she did find us a table by then it seemed pointless.
Didn't stay to eat and certainly won't be back, customer service and staff attitude failing badly here!

1  Thank JohnnyD257
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Liouba R, Marketing Team at Koi Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Dear Johnny,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your experience at Koi Abu Dhabi, it is appreciated.

I have shared your feedback with the Koi team regarding the disappointment in their attitude and approach to the situation. This is definitely not a part of the standards Koi is committed to upholding. The issue has been addressed to all staff members in the hopes of it not repeating. The manager is eager to rectify the situation with you. If you are comfortable with this, please do provide your contact details to marketing@koirestaurant.ae so we may connect with you.

On behalf of the entire Koi Abu Dhabi team, we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near future to experience the venue in a different light.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The service is outstanding from start to finish, the food is delicious and the ambiance is superbe especially the music which I loved. If I could afford it, I would definitely go back!

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Thank dellywhu
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Liouba R, Marketing Team at Koi Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Dear dellywhu,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review of your dining experience at Koi Abu Dhabi, it is appreciated.

The setting is very much a reflection of the LA brand. We are happy to hear it complements the lifestyle venue. I have shared your comments with the Koi team and they were delighted to hear the high service standards Koi aims to achieve have been met and the food was to your liking.

On behalf of the entire Koi Abu Dhabi team, we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near future for many more dining experiences.

Kind Regards,

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