Imperial Koi Asian Bistro Sushi Bar
Imperial Koi Asian Bistro Sushi Bar

Imperial Koi Asian Bistro Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://imperialkoigso.com/
  • Phone: 3362863000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;


    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether it's a wedding, bridal shower, birthday party, graduation or small get together with friends, we'll be able to create customized platters that will be visually stunning as they are delicious!

    Please give us a minimum of a 1 week notice in order to properly plan and prepare your dishes.
  • Entertainment: Flatscreen TV
  • Special Events: Large dining area with ambient booth seating as well as extensive sections for big parties anywhere from 8-40 people. Imperial koi is the ideal location to celebrate any special occasion ranging from birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, engagements or even business meetings!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battleground Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Access is up the ramp towards the back!
A word from Imperial Koi Asian Bistro Sushi Bar
At Imperial Koi, we blend the culinary art of Chinese, Japanese and Thai Cuisine with the modern concept of fine dining in an elegant & contemporary atmosphere.

With our wide array of menu items, we offer 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!

Come in during lunch (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) for great specials, during happy hour (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) for discounted appetizers, or during evenings for a delicious dinner in an ambient atmosphere. We also offer different drink specials throughout the week and are always coming up with new specialty sushi rolls and dishes every month.

Our goal at Imperial Koi is to provide an unforgettable dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Imperial Koi Asian Bistro Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)romantic (8)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A great option for sushi in GSO
    CityGirl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We eat here nearly every week with our grade school aged daughter and always have a good meal - especially when Jessica serves us as she always makes our daughter feel extra special. Jessica also remembers the entire family's regular order. Among our favorites are the Yellow Tail Jalepeno appetizer and the smoking shrimp roll - the later comes to the table flaming. Their desserts are better than most Asian restaurants. If you save room give the fried cheese cake a try. On the lighter side the raspberry sorbet is a quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Same!
    FuntimesVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been coming here forever, celebrating family birthdays. Food was good, however portion sizes were cut way down, food did not all come out at the same time and our waiter was nice but not as efficient as usual. Disappointed and even more so to notice the tip was already added onto our bill. I usually over tip and i have never had this place automatically add it on before. Everyone in the group agreed the food was different and everyone left hungry. Not at all like the year prior and the times in between. Sad.
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  • Fresh sushi!
    Tenpinktoes
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The blend of ingredients is terrific. We love the Mountain Roll. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Njoygoodfood
    Njoygoodfood
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Went for my birthday. Delicious food and wonderful service. We enjoyed the whole evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fabulous food and superb service made a delightful dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Alkoosha
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I always enjoy my dining experience at imperial koi. I love the atmosphere and the GREAT food. The complimentary hot towels after dinner are a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word...YUM!
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I went here for a date night after catching a movie. The weather was cool enough to sit outside and enjoy their lovely patio area. The food was amazing! We shared miso soup and crab rangoons. For the entree, my husband had sushi and I had hibachi chicken. The prices were reasonable for the amount of food you receive. The server was very friendly and attentive. They also have big windows that give you a nice view of New Garden St. I am happy we tried this place! We will definitely be coming here again in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    KayC
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    All the dishes were wonderful and the presentation beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointingly mediocre
    Lizop
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The decor of the restaurant was attractive and comfortable. The waiter was attentative and friendly. Two in our party of three ordered the sushi rolls for appetizers but agreed that they were overengineered, that is they were colorful and attractive but not so tasty. I ordered the Thai basil beef for an entree and found it to be tasty but not outstanding. One person ordered the lam chops medium rare but was disappointed that they arrived medium to well done. The Emerald scallops entree also was good but not outstanding. We thought that it was a bit pricey given that the tastiness of the food fell short.
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  • Sushi was great!
    Tenpinktoes
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We absolutely loved the mountain roll here. Presentation was pretty and sushi came out quick and fresh. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emperial Koi
    snowshoe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We love Emperial Koi and drive from Madison, NC (30 miles) to eat there often. The food presentation is outstanding! The view and the quiet atmosphere make it a welcome retreat. I would highly recommend. This visit July 4th, we did encounter (for the first and only time) some delay in food service; however, the wait staff explained that they had not anticipated the number of people present for lunch and they were a little understaffed. When we were ready to pay, all the credit card machines/computers were not working and they could only take a check/cash or write down the credit card information. We were happy to pay by check but I was glad I had my checkbook with me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Imperial Koi Asian Bistro Sushi Bar reviews archive.
  • Great lunch boxes for $10
    DDMMVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    GREAT lunch bento boxes for justv $10. The food quality is always great at Imperial Koi. There bento lunch boxes are excellent. They come with soup or salad. There are a number of choices including tempura and teriyaki. The staff are lovely. This is a great spot for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I went to Imperial Koi for dinner at 8pm on a Saturday and the place was only about half full. It took 10 minutes for someone to take our drink order. The spring roll app was good but then my husbands meal came out and my sushi rolls were nowhere to be seen (two basic veggie sushi rolls). I figured my food would be a minute or two behind so I wasn't that concerned, but I ended up not getting the sushi until my husband was half way through his dinner. They also didn't being out soy sauce with my sushi - my husband had to get up and ask for some. The waiter never asked how our food was through the whole meal. This place is higher priced and we were disappointed to pay so much for a lackluster meal. We won't be going back.
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  • Consistently awesome
    ukchickVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As always Koi delivers. Their specialty rolls are amazing. I recommend all go there and try, you won't be disappointed. Service is friendly and accommodating. My favorite sushi restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Anon
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our waitress seemed very busy so I don't think it was her fault. However, we sat at the table for 10 minutes before getting service. We ordered three of the special drinks (koi martinis?) and edamame and got the drinks 10 minutes later and the app 15 minutes later. So by the 25 minute point we finally had apps and drinks. Everything tasted great but we probably would've spent a lot more money if our server had the time to offer us more drinks and sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has gone downhill
    ArchieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very surprised at how disappointing our recent dinner was. Cocktails were small, weak, and far too sweet. Asked for temaki (hand roll) spicy tuna but were given regular maki roll. Service was rushed. Edamame was cleared from the table before we had finished it. Sashimi slices were less than half the size they used to be. Nigiri sushi was also minuscule. Dragon roll was soggy with mayonnaise. What was supposed to be a relaxed dinner was just pushed way too fast. We were given our check 35 minutes after we arrived. The restaurant wasn't even half full - it wasn't like they needed our table right away. Bill was $122, excluding tip. We did not feel we got nearly that value from the meal. Not sure we'll be going back. A shame-we used to love it.
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  • ALWAYS FABULOUS
    FuntimesVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Koi NEVER disappoints. All food was excellent, my Appletini was perfect with these amazing perfect little ice bits in it. This is an outstanding restaurant and our waitress Jessica is simply the best. She is attentive and very friendly and efficient. It is possibly the best restaurant in Greensboro NC and it is the first place I go whenever I come to NC. We love KOI...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    MrMojo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Came to Koi on a friend's recommendation for a nice sushi restaurant to bring a date and it delivered. The menu offering was substantial including multiple choices in sushi, sashimi, rolls as well as hibachi style dishes if you desire. The restaurant was versatile enough to handle both a romantic dinner and a larger group as I saw both dining that night. The service was very good and the food presentation equally impressive. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great dinning experience
    sleepynoon
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went there for dinner on a Saturday with a group of 10. Even though we were a large party we still received excellent service and the food was excellent. The sushi was very artistically presented and quite delicious. We were very pleased with the duck spring rolls, sashimi sampler and the dim sum sampler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Don't hesitate - if you enjoy Japanese cuisine, especially sushi, you won't find better than this! I discovered it while travelling, and had dinner here both nights I was in town. A most pleasant and memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • great place!
    leogirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Book it on mother's day and it was no wait at all. The table was ready and the waitress was very friendly. Sushi was delicious. Very nice environment for a peaceful lunch and dinner. Also and most importantly , the restroom were clean! That's a plus for me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    FuntimesVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Outstanding AS ALWAYS! Love the food and the ambiance here. Always love it here, always fresh and tasty. Service is second to none. Will be back soon!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service, and relaxing
    Kimmer
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I found Imperial Koi when visiting my daughter in Greensboro. She loved the outside patio, string lights in the evening, and the relaxing vibe. She loved it so much as a 20 something, she insisted we go back with her finance' a few night later. The staff is attentive and polite, service and food is a thumbs up. Prices are very reasonable. I had the Basil Chicken, very yummy. My daughter is Veggie only girl and had the veggie roll and veggie springs rolls, she was very happy with both. Will go again next time I am in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious sushi!
    Beachloverdeb
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We always enjoy coming here for sushi because it is always good. Service is great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    GSOgirl
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Imperial Koi has really good food! The menu is very creative and the drinks are also great. Service is outstanding. The only issue I have is that it's a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood gathering spot
    budmoVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Food was great ... service was excellent ... sat next to a window and the second level view makes you feel like you are a hundred miles from home ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great sushi...definitely with a twist. I recommend the Sunshine Roll! The service was so so, but it was a holiday so I will give them a pass on that b/c of how busy they were.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mixed.
    Masblvd
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Decor was excellent but I wanted to see fish. The food was fine but a bit over priced for the quality and portion. My appetizers came out after the main course. Overall it was ok.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall restaurant was good.
    UluhanKK
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overall restaurant was good. I went there on valentines day and had to wait longer to get my table even though I had a reservation. They were not properly prepared for the event. A lots of customers who made reservations had to wait longer. They should have had enough server/cook to serve for customers. In this way, food could have been served fast and customers would have been seated fast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something is major is wrong
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It took an hour for one person in our party to get his food. Everyone else had finished by the time his arrived and we ate slowly. The management didn't seem too phased by our displeasure. They only yolk 10% off the bill. There are too many other good choices of restaurants in the area to have to put up with this. We have been loyal customers , but we won't eat here again.
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  • quite, romantic, affordable
    lkeith
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    we very much enjoyed our first visit to Imperial Koi. They had an extensive menu with a variety of prices. Our server was attentive and helpful. We will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!!!
    RHaley60
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Imperial Koi never disappoints!! Bartender is top notch as well!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Here dishes are prepared not only to taste great, but are also a feast for the eye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Ambiance - Food "pretty good"
    Eric
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Very nice environment, lighting, seating, etc. Interesting serving pieces and plates also. The food was good but not as inspired or inspiring as the rest of the experience.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I went for the 1st time New Year Eve. We had a great waitress and very Friday hostess greet us at the door. We even had eiher the owner or manager come to our table and check on us. He was so super friendly as well. The food was delicious. We started with a complementary glass of champagne and edemame. Then we ordered calamari which was great. Nice and crispy how we like it. For our entrees I had they smoking shrimp roll which was delicious and served on fire which was pretty cool and my husband had one of the scallop dished which was also very good. Over all it's a little expensive but worth the money. A good place for a special occasion. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, love the quietness
    Candles
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Food was great, love the quietness in the atmosphere. Friendly staff
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    Nikki
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had our Christmas dinner here and I'm glad we did! Wonderful food, impressive service, and such a treat for Christmas!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Koi
    Pegb
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    There were eight of us. Each person had something different and everybody loved their meal. This is group that eats out often
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We enjoyed our first visit to Imperial Koi and hope to return soon. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, patient with first-timers unfamiliar with the menu. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing on the night we visited, a perfect ending to a hectic day. The food was excellent, wonderful flavors. The calamari appetizers was fresh and flavorful, prepared in meaty strips, not the usual rings. The Pink Lady Roll was very light and fresh, a wonderful mingling of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our night special
    MattiWusHere
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We came for a special night out, mentioned that in our reservation on open table and they went above and beyond to make it that way! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.