Not as good as on Yelp
If you believe Yelp it may be the best spot in Bellevue. I have never found great, eclectic restaurants next to large chain hotels. It is a big venue, does not feel cozy. The menu is interesting enough (I love any place that sells marrow!) but lacks soul.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great evening!
We loved our food and the service was great. The only challenge we had was the window shades not working so sun in our eyes. Wine suggestions were wonderful for both my husband and I and it was fun to celebrate our son's 35th birthday there. I would definately go back.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Audre, our server, was unreal!
Audre, our server, was unreal! She is truly what makes Koral worth any visit. Plus their food has really improved, might be my new favorite lunch spot.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding - Shrimp
Food was outstanding - Shrimp in Herbs; bibb salad with Champagne vinegarette; pineapple dessert. Food was excellent!!
The noise level from the Sports Bar area is extremely disturbing and that is why we will not be back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were very happy with the
We were very happy with the quality of the food. I think the atmosphere needs a little help and when I say that I mean the décor of the restaurant. The bar area is great.
Service was good and you can tell they all want it to succeed. The manager came over which was a nice treat. Lovely gentleman.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new addition to Bellevue
This was our first experience at Koral and we found the menu quite diverse. The food itself was great, the cocktail menu had a nice unique mix, and the wine list was great as well. It was relatively quiet for a busy night, yet still with a fun amount of energy.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely place, great food and
Lovely place, great food and the Service was exceptional. Loved the decor, rustic and warm. The beet salad and the salmon were delicious and perfectly prepared. The ingredients were unusual and the flavors were well developed. I loved it.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our xperience was very good.
Our xperience was very good. The food was tasty for a reaqsonable price. The servers were competent, but not excellent, and very friendly. They could use a bit more training. Our table was ready at the time of our reservation. Overall, a good experience and we will be back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unexpected Oasis in Bellevue Ctr
Four of us went for dinner after a movie at this unexpected treasure, just off the Hyatt lobby, across the street from the crazy busy Lincoln Square. What a wonderful gem with a great menu and every choice a home run. Enough small plates to make a tapas meal, but also entrees for those with bigger appetites. The waitstaff was attentive and had an eye for detail, wine list good and reasonably priced, fun specialty drinks. Definitely liked the unpretentious tone in the otherwise "over the top" downtown Bellevue core. Will go back for certain.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good to come back!
Stayed away for a little while as was frustrated by a pretty important reservation mess up that they had but have been back a few times recently and glad I have. I like much better the seating set up now which is a bonus. Food remains great, especially the salmon special they are running! Service was good and it normally is. Not overbearing is the service and I appreciate that as I normally am having a meeting over lunch. The prices for downtown Bellevue are still incredible. Good food, good service, good location, good atmosphere at a crazy low price point is fantastic.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Clean, Friendly and Good Food!
Food was excellent, our group had the Crab Cobb, Tuna Poke Salad and the Roasted Turkey Dip...they were excellent.
Very happy with the service and food. I will definitely go back!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was a little early for my reservation so I decided to sit at the bar. It was pretty nice. The food was great the drinks' we awesome but the decor was kind of bland. My seat was acceptable. I don't like being squished together with other parties' tables.
Overall it was great.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
How to please all in a group.
Koral, in Bellevue's Hyatt Regency, has guests chattering happily as they try the large selection of lunch fair offered by this restaurant. In spite of the quality of the food, the room was only half full when we were there . Koral is worth discovering.
The two negatives are 1. noise and 2. lack of color (ambience).
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very large group of people with various food tastes...vegetarians, picky eaters, people who don't drink, etc. and Koral did a fantastic job accommodating EVERYONE. The food was excellent, the service was great and the bar did a very good job in delivering spot on cocktails.
Typically with large groups the service can be a little sketchy, but I have to say they were absolutely fantastic. Our server was very attentive, super friendly and very patient with everyone in our group. We will certainly be back for future group dinners.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a business lunch
the food was great, service was excellent and the atmosphere was great for a business luncheon as it wasn't too loud. Portions were moderate but the quality was great.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent partner restaurant
Koral displays a similar cuisine profile to that of Pearl's, which is appreciated because the food is terrific. Our waitperson was excellent and she was new to the restaurant but definitely on point. Our entrees were flavorful and portions just enough for one person, which is something we appreciate. The appetizer, entree, and cocktail were all winners. One must try the cocktail on the menu made with Jameson, sorry I can't remember the name but it was smooth and perfectly balanced. The June special to receive one entree for free of similar price was an extra touch to a wonderful meal.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another nice experience!
The new seating layout of the tables is great! Was full for lunch but never felt like it as the noise level was perfect and unlike some places it did not fill like the next table was joining our lunch meeting because they were sitting right on top of us. Nicely done.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and Food were Very Good
We have eaten at Koral and their sister restaurant, Pearl, several times. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. It can get a bit noisy but otherwise is fine.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good. Overpriced wines.
Excellent food & service. Valet parking is
convenient and way overpriced @ $9+ tip.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice group dinner
we had a group of 8 for a business dinner on a weekday evening. when OpenTable indicated that there were no tables available during time desired, I called the restaurant who were happy to accommodate. they seated us in a nice alcove with just our table so we weren't in the middle of the restaurant. that made for conversing across the length of the table actually possible.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place to eat.
Koral is a good place to eat. The food is good and everyone is out to please the customer. Maybe some music playing would be a nice touch. We did not stay for the live jazz band but music while we were eating could be a help with the ambience.
My meal was not hot enough just warm but good.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late night dinner
Great for a night out with friends or even a date night. With two happy hour times, it gave the opportunity to try different appetizers at a lower price.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place for lunch because it is quiet and we can actually have a conversation without yelling across the table at each other. The menu has something for everyone and the service is excellent.
The bar on the other hand is quite noisy and the music is way too loud during the evening so we avoid it.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual - Spectacular food/service
Great food as usual and took my two daughters who also rave about the food.
a great spot in the heart of Bellevue - business or pleasure
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose the Koral for a small business meeting. The Koral staff were excellent. The restaurant had great seating, comfort and the atmosphere was perfect for this type of meeting. I would recommend the Koral for personal and business gatherings.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for six
We were able to make fairly last minute dinner reservations for six. The choices on the menu, service and food quality were above average. Dishes available for vegetarians were almost non-existent unless you want to order only sides. This is a nice alternative to the mall restaurants after a day of shopping at Bellevue Square.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had been there for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. The ambience is just perfect for a romantic dinner. We also got a complimentary drink :).
Overall a great experience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Koral is not a fancy place but the food was very good. The turkey and prime rib were cooked to perfection. The side dishes had a lot of flavor. The chocolate brownie sundae was to die for.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM