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“Great looking authentic Japanese sashimi and sushi.”
Review of Koi

Koi
Ranked #14 of 224 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Koi Restaurant, in the heart of Sandton, is where you enjoy the very essence of dining and relaxing in a stylish and modern setting. The food is freshly sourced, tangy and flavoursome. The unsurpassed Japanese and Chinese Chefs prepare and serve exquisite and innovative dishes to perfection, making Koi not only highly acclaimed but legendary for its creative cuisine. From beautifully presented sushi, fish and meat dishes to the accompaniments of fresh noodles and tempting desserts - Koi offers it all plentifully! Koi Restaurant has been voted Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa in the Food & Wine Magazine and best Sushi restaurant in Johannesburg, so get on to Koi in Sandton and experience a dramatic fusion of flavours.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great looking authentic Japanese sashimi and sushi.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

The sashimi and sushi at koi are brilliant. We had a platter of each to share, 2 large bottles of sparkling water, 2 mocktails which were delicious and some starters and it came to 350 ZAR each inc service. Now that may seem pricey however it's no more expensive than the other restaurants in the area. Yet the quality and service was far better than these other establishments.

A lovely relaxed atmosphere, discreet unobtrusive service and and some good background music.

We left feeling satisfied and a little smug that we'd manage to have a super healthy dinner.

It makes a welcome change to the numerous steak houses around.

Overall a really flavourful authentic Japsnese meal, well worth a visit.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“By far the best sushi in Johannesburg”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

I've had the pleasure of visiting Koi back in 2009&2010 and also on my latest visit 11/2012, one of the most enjoyable things about the place is though the place was renovated somewhere in between my visits it has lost nothing in quality when it comes to the sushi.

We ordered a beautiful salad and two platters of sushi and everything disappeared faster then we could even begin to understand what it was that we were eating.

If you love sushi it's a must!

  • Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The best sushi in town, no question”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

You can visit any day you like, you will always receive top notch product and service.

The wine list is sublime, an actual pairing is possible - and the sushi specials are real specials - not just rehashed fashion sandwiches.

The [genuine] sushi chefs may take a little longer than you're used to at the local takeaway, but the result is without exception, excellent.

If there is a downside, it's that no option of soy sauce was offered (low sodium etc).

It's also not the cheapest spot in town, but quality costs money, and boy, these guys deliver.

  • Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food at a busy restaurant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been to Koi several times in the past 12 months. The food and service is always good. If you're going on a busy night (like Saturday) make sure you book ahead, but they will always try to accomodate you and set a time when you need to vacate the table by.
I don't feel the prices here are any better or worse than places around Nelson Mandela Square.

  • Visited October 2012
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Gaborone
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Good Japanese & Thai food”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I would surely go again. Amazing restaurant with great ambience and good service. Very different and unique items more on the Japanese and Thai variety. Price slightly high though. But worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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