Thoughful Staff and Refreshing Menu
Incredibly attentive and helpful waiter made our visit splendid. Excellent recommendations for both wine and entrees which pointed us to less familiar but wonderful sushi creations of the house. The blend of Jaapanese and Chinese offerings, all beautifully prepared, made for rich blend of flavors and traditions. We had a great meal and promised to return.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ambience, service and food
Ambience, service and food were great. The whole red snapper was delicious. We hadn't heard of the restaurant before a friend recommended it and we would definitely go back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A favorite with our family.
A favorite with our family. One of the few asian food places of top quality.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food, comfortable
Amazing food, comfortable setting, service and care for customer s were outstanding.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Koi, The Best Asian Food
Our first dining experience at Koi was outstanding. Our waiter was attentive and delightful. The food was amazing. We ordered the crab wonton appetizer, which were served with a sweet sour dip and a mustard dip. By far, the most fabulous crab wonton we have ever eaten. We asked if it was possible to order the Walnut Shrimp, which was not on the lunch menu, but on the dinner menu. Our waiter said they would be happy to prepare it for us and it was the BEST Walnut Shrimp we have ever experienced. We will be back with more friends!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My birthday dinner! We go to koi because my son and I love sushi whereas my wife and daughter like Chinese food, the best place to find both. Our waiter John got everything right and even returned the wine we didnt care for and brought a different one without making it a big deal. (They could have better selection of wine, the only real downside to koi). They even brought a sweet little dessert with happy birthday spelled out in Chinese. Thanks koi
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Koi will keep you comin back
Koi is a rare find that actually delivers delicious mix of Asian cuisine. most restaurants trying to do same fall apart on the quality and uniqueness of the dishes served at Koi. Great menu selection and very friendly staff.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and friendly staff....
Makes for a enjoyable evening with a friend. The smiling greeters when we walked through the door were just what we needed after a busy day at work. Our waiter, Dan, was helpful and easy to get along with. His suggestions were perfect. We really enjoyed the shrimp with walnuts and fish with eggplant and asparagus. It was an easy going experience....will return again soon.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We originally reserved a table for three but there ended up being six people so we had to wait an extra 5 minutes to get seated. Not a big deal! We were sat in a nice corner location away from the front noise of the restaurant. Our waiter was very nice but came back to the table too many times to check if we were ready to order. He was very knowledgeable however, and contributed to our great experience. The food was excellent and came out as quickly as it could be. There are very good portions and a few people took food home. The food is a bit pricey but well worth it for the high quality. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a nice romantic restaurant with great food that's not over the top expensive!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
good asian in Evanston
no chain place to eat in Evanston. windows in front open to street to let in fresh air. sushi appetizers were fair, not much fish in the servings. Large portions. best thing we ordered was the side item of twice cooked green beans! Sesame chicken was fried pieces of chicken coated w/sesame seeds. too bad, the description did not mention that it was fried..... the fish special, cooked in red sauce w/ soft tofu was soupy ( but the fish was cooked well ). good and reasonably priced, would try again, but not go for the sushi......
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit to Koi, and it was, again, a delicious experience. Regional Chinese was our choice that evening, and both dishes were outstanding, well prepared and served by knowledgeable and attentive staff. We will return cheerfully.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff was very knowledgeab
The wait staff was very knowledgeable yet the bus boy dropped dishes at least three times while I was there. The presentation and quality of the food was outstanding, better than I could have imagined. Often you see pictures online and the food is similar but not quite there. I can honestly say the food was exactly as it appeared online, a pleasant surprise! The other plus is the waiter actually had a picture of the special on his phone that he showed me and described perfectly. I ordered a cocktail that I really didn't care for and when my waiter came to check on me I let him know I did not care for my drink. He asked me what are some of my favorite flavors and chose a drink for me. He was absolutely correct, it was amazing.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised my 15 years old, told him we were going to get a burger in Evanston and then walked into Koi, The look and smile on his face was priceless. Always good food!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and the service was particularly excellent. We really appreciated the attentiveness of the server who dealt with some special food needs superbly.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and thorough menu, well presented in beautifully appointed space. Waitstaff couldn't have been more helpful and we never felt rushed.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for that extra touch of fancy
Koi is a great place to add that extra feeling of luxury to your asian diet. With low lighting and professional staff, the ambiance of the place feels very relaxing and helps enhance your eating experience. The food tastes quite good, with a very good presentation. Our sushi included a nice picture of flowers on our plate made of various sauces. Some items are a little pricy (the sushi was more than any of our entrees), but overall Koi offers that extra oomph when it comes to unwinding from a hectic summer or busy week.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
loved the bao and the spring rolls as appetizers. Have had the dumplings as well and all are excellent. the sesame chicken and sesame tofu were outstanding, we loved them. also had the brocolli with scallops and the 3 mushroom stir fry. everything was excellent. the tempura banana and cream puff desserts are not to be missed. place can be noisy when it is full, sometimes tough to have a conversation across the table. highly recommend Koi.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fresh fish, liked the maki rolls, especially the warm one. Good cocktail selections too. Especially nice in the summer when they open the windows.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Asian cuisine
The food is always excellent. Presentation beautiful. Inventive menu. It never disappoints.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sushi is top notch, the Chinese is superb, the service was excellent. We arrived late because of difficult parking near the restaurant and construction directly outside Koi. The hostess was sweet and asked if we had any food allergies and whether we were celebrating a special event, nice start. We then ordered some Miso soup, which was excellent, not too salty with a nice amount of seaweed and tofu. Pan-fried dumplings followed. A little doughy but nice flavor. An excellent sushi roll (Sakura, I think) followed by my favorite dish at Koi, the walnut shrimp. Huge shrimp in a sweet mayo based sauce w sweet walnuts, pea-pods and carrot and a combo fried rice with large amounts of shrimp, beef and chicken. Outstanding !!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Asian food - every visit
Have eaten at Koi many times, and it is always excellent. The menu includes sushi, a variety of Chinese cuisines, and some Thai. I have never been disappointed. Also good for carry-out food. I ordered Dover sole with vegetables, and it was so mouth-watering! The vegetables were crisp and and the sole was soft and delicate. It was my birthday, and I had received a $10 discount in email. They also gave me a free dessert-simple but tasty. They also have a good wine list. If you think there isn't any good Chinese food to be found, try Koi.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Koi for the first time and loved it. We ate in the front room by Davis St., but there were other rooms that we didn't see that might have had a different vibe. The food was superb, and the server was attentive but very patient. My friend and I stayed for a long time, and they never pushed us to order or to leave. They were very knowledgeable, and we had a great experience. I would go back and order as many different foods as I could since I have a feeling everything is great. It was a little noisy, though, but we were still able to talk one on one.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Asian food is the best
The Asian food is the best in Evanston. Top quality. A little too noisy for pleasant conversation, though.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here countless times and it never disappoints. I tend to get the generals chicken but substitute the spicy wing sauce. Trust me, u will not be disappointed.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zagat this place deserve 25 not 17
We were really surprised by the quality and taste, service was excellent , will go there again and recommend to friend, this is the first time that zagat failed me with their ratings
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The salmon was slightly overdone,
The salmon was slightly overdone, but other than that, all was perfection!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Variety of Asian food. All well prepared and flavorful. Ambience is good. Noise was not a problem. We had previously gone to a great place in Vernon Hills, but that closed and this is our new go to place. Highly recommend for a comfortable and enjoyable experience
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM