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“Still a very good restaurant but,......”
Review of Koi

Koi
Ranked #626 of 14,593 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenue
Transit: B,V,D,F to 42nd Street; 4,5,6 to 42nd/Grand Central Station.
Description: Rich earth tones of orange, red and brown impart warmth to the cool and tranquil space. Thin tapestries of translucent rose fabric are embellished with flame motifs and suspended from the ceiling, creating a separate seating area perfect for a light bite near the large front windows. Famous for its unique and mouth-watering interpretation of Japanese cuisine. Upscale Japanese fare is given a jolt of new life through an innovative use of ingredients, resulting in refreshing and exciting flavor combinations. Crispy Rice with Spice Tuna, an addictive version of the classic spicy tuna roll, featuring warm grilled rice topped with a thick layer of cool, savory tuna. Baked Crab Roll, for which succulent fresh crab meat is wrapped in a thin rice paper dotted with sesame seeds and baked to perfection. Hamachi Fusion with Soy-Citrus and Truffle Essence all artfully plated by Koi’s skilled culinary team.
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Been here before and for a regular customer , the menu of Koi doesnt change that much. What comes from the kitchen is still very good but not very surprising. Time for some change of menu and decor. Also a bit loud (the evening i was there).

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Thank Hans P
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Mixed feelings on this restaurant. First, no ambiance (light is food court level and so is noize, for some reason the acoustic makes this place very loud). Second, service is a bit rushed (you feel a bit like in a greek restaurant where they want to turn a table within an hour). Third, Sushi is highly conventional, but correctly executed. No wow factor here. But hey, why is the place jammed-packed? Because it targets US customers unaware that there is more authentic asian-fusion offering...also, the prices are not outrageous, especially on the wine side. And there is a couple of nice starters and signature dishes. I strongly recommand the Lobster Tacos, very fresh and tasty. So maybe the trick is to stay away from Sushi? In such a case, your bill will go high pretty quickly as the portions for the other dishes are quite small for the price.

Anyway, it is fine but not a great dining experience. Go there for a group meal if you want to initiate people to Japanese asian fusion without risk. But we are beyond that so I do not think I would return or make a detour to go there.

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Thank PourJF
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We had sushi dinner with friends. Bazil cocktail was excellent. Sushi was fresh, generously made and very yummy! Ver good service.

Thank IzzyChico
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is a hip sushi fusion place that feels far more like a trendy spot, not the standard neighborhood sushi eatery. The atmosphere is vibrant to say the least, and you may like or dislike that. The service was very good, and the mixed drinks were excellent. On the down side, the food fell short of my expectations, and not all of the fish was in its prime. I enjoyed the sautéed peppers and the yellow-tail tartare appetizers the best. The baked crab maki was the biggest disappointment. When I saw it on the menu, I was envisioning hot bubbly Japanese mayo slathered all over a baked Cali roll, but it was nothing of the sort. Instead, it was a visually-unappealing, bland, tepid sushi abomination with a skin like texture. That recipe needs a make-over. May I suggest something similar to the Mount Fuji roll at Miyakos in Houston?
To add insult to injury, the prices are nigh for sushi (average for trendy). We did have a very good time, and we like loud vibrant places, so we would return despite the food.

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Thank GH_ShrtOrDrCook
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Beautiful Hotel. Service was spectacular the rooms were beautiful. The beds comfortable and the view could not be better.

Thank Millieb123
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