• Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.koanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123885736
  • Hours of Operation:

    Happy Hour 5p-7p; Late Night Happy Hour 9:30p-11p
    Lunch 12p -2:30p M-F
    Dinner 5p-10:30p M-F (closed sat and sun for summer)
    Bar open late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Asian, Asian, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Great Restaurant for Holiday Parties and Buyouts, accommodates up to 225 people

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: R at 23rd Street, F and M at 23rd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from KOA
KOA is located at 12 West 21st Street in the heart of the Flatiron District, between 5th and 6th avenues. KOA is a modern Chinese restaurant and bar with strong Japanese influences created by Keiko Ono Aoki in conjunction with Japan’s Iron Chef, Yuji Wakiya. At the heart of the concept is SORBA: a unique style of noodle dish that is healthier, more flavorful and visually stunning.
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KOA reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)good for groups (5)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Modern Chinese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wow - -first time at Koa and was super impressed. Lobster in Dried Aromatic Chiles was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Everything was perfect. I have a gluten allergy and it was great to see that there was a selection of items on the menu that I could eat without missing out. I really appreciated that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt salt and more salt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This beautifully designed space and lovely interesting menu can't make up for the mush and the salt. Literally woke up the next morning with salt taste still in my mouth. We had spring rolls with a nice crust but salty mush inside. The chicken in lettuce wraps was mushy and salty too. Also they used the wrong type of lettuce. Too limp for wraps. The ramen noodle soup was nice but so salty too. Please take the salt and soy sauce away from your chefs and we will try you again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.1
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1 reviews are from the KOA reviews archive.
  • Food was pretty good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was pretty good, but service very mediocre and ultimately I (and my date) felt underwhelmed. I'm not hot to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate