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40 W. 40th St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-921-3330 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Celebs and celebutantes frequent this über-trendy Asian-inspired eatery at the Bryant Park Hotel.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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4.0 rating over 7 reviews
Koi, New York, NY

Koi Restaurant Review

: Housed in the achingly hip Bryant Park Hotel, Koi is a spin-off of the scenester-central Los Angeles eatery of the same name. The décor is highlighted by the attention-nabbing net-like contraption that hugs the ceiling of the long room. The food, unfortunately, is less memorable. The creative sushi rolls are tasty but will have a hard time competing with the city's better sushi spots; the creamy rock shrimp tempura is a delight at first bite, but then marred by too much salt. Other dishes, such as the grilled lamb chops and the seared albacore, are passable for the type of eatery Koi aspires to be. You might do better with one of the signature dishes, like the foie gras on seared tuna with white truffle oil, or the rock shrimp ceviche and yellowtail sashimi with shiso pesto. Still, celebrities (and those who want to be like them) don't come to Koi for the food. And if that's the case, this Midtown eatery won't have a problem putting smiles (or smug grins) on patrons' faces.

User Ratings & Reviews for Koi
Average rating    2
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One of the best sushi spots in NYC ??
by NewYorker1798 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:27 pm
Koi is definitely a well known restaurant in NYC, but I don't think it's the best, especially when it comes to Japanese food. I'm going to have to recommend Nobu over this place. I tried Koi, wasn't impressed, but visited Nobu after reading about it... and was very impressed. Don't waste your time on Koi.
Sushi for the Hip Hop Crowd
by mcancook on Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:25 am
Two women enter at 5:30pm with reservations and are seated at the least desirable, most remote table in the then-empty restaurant. Minutes later three other women are seated at the adjoining table in a still empty restaurant. I guess none of us were sufficiently hip for the hostess. Sigh.
Vibrant bar scene downstairs. Far too hip and cool for the rather ordinary sushi served. Foodies can find better food, served with much less attitude elsewhere.
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