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“Great Sushi”
Review of Imperial Koi

Imperial Koi
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Ranked #130 of 922 Restaurants in Greensboro
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Battleground Ave
Description: Imperial Koi offers a wide array of Asian-inspired dishes as well as uniquely crafted sushi bar items with an impressive panoramic window-side view of the area. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner with your significant other, a night out with a group of friends, or to host a large party or business meeting, Imperial Koi is the ideal place for events of any kind!
Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you are looking for a low cost sushi meal, this is not your place. They do have nice lunch specials, and on Tuesday nights their appetizers and wines are half priced - and they have a decent wine list which they are in the process of upgrading even more. The restaurant interior is nicely done, with booths against the windows, tables in the middle - a lovely, quiet dining spot.

The Amazing Sushi Dinner is a good buy, most of their appetizers are good - although the Dim Sum Platter is only partial dim sum type items. The Tempura Rock Shrimp is especially good. The Imperial Koi Roll (which has fried banana in it) and the Angry Dragon Roll are both excellent. There vegetable fried rice as a side dish is awesome - not on the menu as a side, but just ask, they'll do it.

We tried the Imperial Koi Love Boat, which is 25 pieces or so of sushi and sashimi, which is very nice and plenty of it, and the presentation is beautiful. The sushi masters here (there are 2, with 6 apprentices) are artist - it takes 20 years to become a Master, I was told. To me the real star of this restaurant is the sashimi.

They have good quality sake, both hot or cold, filtered and unfiltered. The cold may take some getting used to, but it is good. They have a number of oriental beers, as well.

The service here is generally good, generally, though some of the wait staff lose focus occasionally.

It will be interesting to see if this upscale sushi restaurant will continue to do well in Greensboro, a town that seems to ignore many good restaurants whatever the type or cost level, and seems to have trouble attracting and holding them.

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Thank Fred B
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is one of our favorite(but a little pricey) sushi restaurants. Service is great and the drinks are so-so. I had the mountain roll and it was delicious! My son had the edamame and tuna sushi, which he said was also delicious! We also love the hot and fragrant hand cloths at the end...such a nice touch!

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Thank Debbie E
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Koi offers the freshest quality ingredients in their sushi rolls in the triad area. The presentation of the sushi roles is always creative and appealing. The restaurant is never overly crowded and a great place for lunch as you get free choice of salad/soup with the sushi order. I highly recommend the salad with ginger dressing it is wonderful. The specialty rolls offer a wide variety and there is not a bad roll on the menu!

1  Thank Trini_Soca_12
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with elegant atmosphere that has great service. I found that the seaweed salad was great and my green peace sushi was very flavorful. My son however found his steak overcooked and my husbands filet was overcooked as well. Would consider going back but will send over priced meats back if over cooked again.

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Thank SummerJoConnor
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

That was my 3rd lunch in Imperial Koi and another excellent one. Waiters are really friendly and polite. You don't have to wait for table because I think this restaurant is not so popular. This fact makes this place really quiet and relaxing. Food is just great. At this price range look no further for good sushi in Greensboro. This price made me feel strange because place and atmosphere is like in two times more expensive restaurants. All in all this is a great place to eat really good diner at a good price!

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1  Thank Maciexx
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