Koi - Bryant Park
Koi - Bryant Park

Koi - Bryant Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.koirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2129213330x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - midnight, Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Price fix menus for parties of eight or more. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: B,V,D,F to 42nd Street; 4,5,6 to 42nd/Grand Central Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and public lot parking available.
A word from Koi - Bryant Park
Rich earth tones of orange, red and brown impart warmth to the cool and tranquil space. Thin tapestries of translucent rose fabric are embellished with flame motifs and suspended from the ceiling, creating a separate seating area perfect for a light bite near the large front windows.
Famous for its unique and mouth-watering interpretation of Japanese cuisine. Upscale Japanese fare is given a jolt of new life through an innovative use of ingredients, resulting in refreshing and exciting flavor combinations. Crispy Rice with Spice Tuna, an addictive version of the classic spicy tuna roll, featuring warm grilled rice topped with a thick layer of cool, savory tuna. Baked Crab Roll, for which succulent fresh crabmeat is wrapped in a thin rice crepe paper dotted with sesame seeds and baked to perfection. Hamachi Fusion with Soy-Citrus and Truffle Essence all artfully plated by Koi’s skilled culinary team.
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Koi - Bryant Park reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (121)hot spot (96)special occasion (91)good for groups (70)romantic (57)great for lunch (55)neighborhood gem (46)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (19)notable wine list (14)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is delicious and presented beautifully. We were lucky with a table by the window away from the noisier area and the service was perfect. This restaurant is expensive but considering you can tailor it to your desire it's a lovely experience and we definitely hope to revisit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation Times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I booked this res through open table for a late lunch (2pm). When we arrived we were informed kitchen closes at 2:25. Needless to say, it was a very rushed experience. They should not offer a 2pm slot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No match for its peers
    TimTraveler
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It's yet another modern Asian restaurant, dark and noisy, efficient service, expensive. But the food is simply not good enough. It ranges from dull to unpleasant, and fails to give that moment of delight which you expect in such a place. From at least one dish! There are plenty of other, similar restaurants to choose from in NYC and any big city these days: if this is the sort of food you want, go elsewhere!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    EGuti
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    can't not talk about the food enough. just amazing! worth every penny! a little too loud for me, but went with a group and it was just fine. great service and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • koi
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    always excellent. food so well prepared. SOOOO fresh. servers are always great. beautiful. reservations always honored on time. just a well run outstanding restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience. Good food
    Lena
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We choice this restaurant for a special occasion. The food was deliscois. Service good. We enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Koi is King
    cyberstryder
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our party of 4 had a superb meal, exquisite choices and flavors, a great location with wonderful ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place
    reviews
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Amazing place, ambiance and food. We loved it. The banana egg rolls are a must.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Horrible food. Pretentious with low quality ingridience. Overdecorated.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    brooklyngreen
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We took a couple clients to dinner recently and needed a hip, good restaurant with a midtown location. Koi was perfect - Beautiful location right across the street from Bryant Park. The food was delicious, esp the crispy rice! I highly recommend their special rolls too. The vibe is fun, not stuffy or corporate. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ATW722
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I came here for my birthday dinner with some family and friends. The food was great. The service we had was okay but it would've been a better experience if the waiter had been more attentive. We saw him bring out the menu, take our orders, bring the food, ask if the food was okay and bring us the check. He didn't seem too friendly or anything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely sushi at reasonable prices
    nyvisitor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took some friends here for a special thank you dinner and we had a lovely time. The menu was more varied than a regular sushi restaurant and so we were all able to try something new. The black cod is particularly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JTK
    JTKonthetown
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Enjoy the great food and the very attentive service in this crowded and noisy Bryant Park Hotel restaurant. The Kobe pot stickers, while expensive, are a treat worth experiencing. My wife's short ribs tasted like they had been slow cooked for hours, moist and full of flavor. The star of the meal was the roasted duck breast. Perfectly cooked medium rare and set over lightly grilled peppers, they were tender and delicious. It's apparent why reservations are critical.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food it be prepared to yell
    JandM
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, fantastic Kobe beef, sashimi. Knowledgable and attentive wait staff. Situated over a bar which becomes a nightclub at 10PM and gets kind of loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great spot near Times Square
    nydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is a great, reliable, spot that is close to the Times Square area (near my office). Always great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but erratic mgmt
    jsim
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    As foreign residents, my wife and I were great fans of KOI, and we were looking forward to repeat visits of the restaurant as a highlight of our stay. The food is still excellent, but: 1. There was no indication on the answering machine or the website that the restaurant was closed for Labor Day, our day of choice; 2. One Sunday evening later, most of the sushis we wanted were no longer available, because, we were told, of a private party the previous evening. We look for more dependability than that and will therefore look elsewhere in the future for our Japanese food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent sushi and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bonnie, our server, was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful. Can't wait to go back, love the Crispy Rice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty restaurant
    dpick
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We attended here pre-theatre, at 6:00. The place was virtually empty yet they chose to sit us in a booth behind a pillar. When we asked to move to a different booth they said the others were reserved and moved us to a table. Fine. But when we left at 7:30 the booths were still empty. Koi is overpriced and the food is only adequate (although in fairness my wife loved the blackened cod). The servers were overly attentive to the point of being intrusive. I felt rushed. Plates were zoomed from the table the instant my chopsticks were put down. Serving sizes were small and "precious". The atmosphere was sterile and the background music was strange. I would not go again. Overall, the biggest disappointment of our 5 days in NYC.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Sushi was great, so was the cod and sea bass - Wasn't the friendliest place but enjoyable - would go back but not in a rush to do so
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Trip to Koi
    pluvsmambo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A wonderful experience all around. My wife had been there for a work event and said we would have to go back. Great ambiance, a nice wine selection, very good food and attentive service. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Decor and Food
    tasteur
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was served so that it looked very appetizing, for the most part. The specialty rolls were served on separate plates but the regular maki was all served on the same plate and looked a little overcrowded. The best dish, by far, was the baked lobster roll. The service was very quick and attentive. Although, the servers did not go above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Overall, the price is a little high for the quality of the sushi. The spicy tuna roll was made with the freshest fish of all. The tempura rolls were slightly greasy and did not have a light crispy coating. The dessert, chocolate banana spring rolls, were rich and very well executed. The spring roll was crunchy, yet, not too greasy or overdone.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively & OK Cuisine
    postm
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Koi is very convenient to mid-town/Grand Central. It's large and popular. Portions are generous and service is excellent. It's not the best sushi, but certainly acceptable. Noise level a bit on the high side.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeds expectations
    foodseeker
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The best service I ever had was from our waitress at Koi. She took the time to review the menu, checked on us frequently and was overall a joy. The food was incredible and the place had energy and was relaxing at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    GML217VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've dined in this restaurant various times. It's always an amazing experience. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Insulting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've had many enjoyable business lunches at Koi. This week I took my son for lunch while on vacation and, not sure if it was b/c we were dressed like tourists, but we had a very different experience. Our reservation was at 11:45 (ie early). The hostess took several before us although we were next. She asked us to wait (not sure why) as more guests arrived and were seated Finally a man came to seat us (we thought) and instead said our name to 2 businessmen and sat them instead (they didn't correct him). I had to go back to the aloof hostess and without apology got someone else to seat us. To be fair, our waiter was nice and the food good, but the experience was souring, So much so, I'm not sure I will return for business lunches.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative cuisine
    Rivendell909
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Attentive service, great food, and not as expensive as I feared. My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here last week and it was indeed a special experience. A salad, 2 appetizers (spicy crunchy tuna and Kobe potstickers) and an entree (spicy braised short ribs) is quite enough for 2 people. Service - hostesses, waiters, busboys) was surprisingly friendly. I had expected hipster snobbery given that Koi is a hotspot these days. The spicy crunchy tuna and spicy braised short ribs are not to be missed! Try to go on the early side (before 8) for a quieter experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and crowded
    FrankZ
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Went to have lunch with a couple of people. Seated in a table at the back. There was so much noise that at a point we were about to walk out. Poor services, rather pricey, ok food. Unless good for drinks, it is a place that I will avoid. Unless you work next door and is raining, try elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Very expensive but definitely worth it; I didn't get much because I got full so quickly. I had crispy rice to start off, which was amazing. Anyone going to koi, HAS to get the crispy rice (extra spicy mayo on the side to add to the wonderful taste it already has). Than I had spicy tuna rolls which were absolutely delicious. For dessert, we had mango mochi which was to die for and the banana spring rolls. I wasn't too crazy about the banana spring rolls but that may be because I'm not a fan of chocolate and it has chocolate inside of it. Anyways, I will most definitely be making a trip back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother daughter trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good but overpriced for what you got. Drinks were also expensive. Nice atmosphere and good service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    quietlunch
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The restaurant was nice and the food was quite good. Service was a little weak comparing with the rest but overall a good experience!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service for a special night
    flygirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    One of our children has an allergy that can make eating out difficult. The server was attentive and had such a high knowledge of the food prep she didn't forget a thing. Even something as simple as having the kitchen cut fresh carrots for one of the sushi rolls as the pickled version is not gluten free. The food was delicious, came out quickly and they had us on our way to our show with plenty of time to spare, without feeling rushed. On a visit to the restroom I passed by a very popular bar in the basement which I'd definitely be back to check out. While not a cheap place to eat, the sushi was extremely fresh and the shrimp tempura was piled so high it was more than the kids could eat as a full meal so definitely worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bryant Park Jewel
    palate
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Nice sushi restaurant in Bryant Park Hotel. Ambiance is causal-chic, and the food is excellent. I prefer their tapas menu over the rolls, and their sea bass was one of the most tender I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Sushi
    DevineSushi
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Koi was the best sushi I have ever eaten. Moderate to high priced but the presentation and flavors were exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant to my fellow travelers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Marney
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent food but the drink prices were a little on the high side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CathyNVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Koi in LA last month and it was incredible. This dinner was very mediocre. Fish was very fishy and we didn't feel well after we ate. We will not be returning sadly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter service
    review
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The head waiter lacked communication skills.He was not connecting with the customer and seemed like in a rush to wrap up the service.We had to ask for the dessert menu.Was expecting a better service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Koi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food but very, very pricey for what you get. Service was excellent but the place had no noise reduction and it was difficult having a conversation with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    scottnVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    not much to say, other than they did everything right. Warm greeting, table ready when we arrived, very friendly AND helpful server (the menu is extensive and for many daunting) we had a fairly large group and wanted to taste many varieties and flavors. That we did. the was nothing served that was less than fabulous. some things we ate were so tasty and well done that they were incredible. I have eaten at Koi many times on both coasts. I never cease to be amazed at the wonderful things they do with food. It helps if you can eat raw sushi, but you have a plethora of cooked fish and non-fish and vegetable items if you are sushi-phobic. not for the faint of wallet...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but slooooowwww
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was great. Service was a little slow, especially for a business lunch. Definitly come back but only if I have leisure time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food/ high noise
    Luv2CNY
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Met friends here for dinner. The food and service were good. Small bar area and high noise level made it challenging to enjoy conversations to the fullest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.