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Posted by Gberry on 02/14/2011
We had a few entrees and a few of the sushi rolls. The $25 Tiger prawns were not prawns, but were indeed just jumbo shrimp and not especially tasty. The seared albacore tuna with crispy onions should have been called crispy onions with seared tuna slices. There definitely was more onions than tuna, which was a shame because it was tasty, but hardly filling. The five layer cake was also tasty, but was more like a version of four ho-ho's in a petite version in the shape of a square and left one wanting more! the good points were the grilled sea bass which was succulent and a decent portion,however, all of the entrees need to come with sides, not a la carte because they can not stand alone due to their small portions. The rolls were fresh and scrumptious, including the dragon roll and the bay scallops roll.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/20/2010
The atmosphere is very cool and posh but the sushi is fair. I wouldn't mind paying their prices for good sushi, but their portions are small and the quality of the sushi is mediocre (in fact my cut roll looked like it came from the grocery store...not what I expected). Have had better for that price and even less. Maybe good for impressing a date with a classy place, but if you're looking for good sushi try somewhere else.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2008
I enjoyed myself at Koi, regardless of the pretentious vibehey, it's Hollywood...that's just how it goes. the food was deliciousi will say though that the 2nd time i went the water had a funky taste which was not worthy of a 5.0 rating...but everything else was. good drinks, beautiful place, etc...overall not a bad place for a night out.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/26/2007
When I think of Koi - two words come to mind - "abysmal service". And "mediocre food". And "grotesquely overpriced". First, they kept us cooling our heels for more than half an hour past our reservation time without even a hint of an apology (and only seated us after four reminders that we were waiting). They also forgot half our order, but made up for it by bringing us a constant stream of dishes that were meant for other tables. When we pointed out to our waitress that we hadn't ordered what they brought us, the dishes were quickly moved from our table to another table - which made us wonder how much of our dinner had spent time at other people's tables. Our waitress had a less-than-charming habit of turning and walking away while we were still talking to her. The food was mediocre at best, and horribly overpriced. All that, and they gave us attitude to boot. Skip it - Los Angeles has thousands of better restaurants - and give Koi the spot in the Graveyard of Lousy Restaurants that it so richly deserves.