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About 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.

40 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 921-3330

Website:
http://www.koirestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Street and public lot parking available.

Public Transit:
B,V,D,F to 42nd Street; 4,5,6 to 42nd/Grand Central Station.

Private Party Facilities:
Price fix menus for parties of eight or more. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Koi - Bryant Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

If you are Asian, don't come here expecting good food. Also, don't try to serve me $60 toro and not know there are different types of York or that there are different types of tuna. They really need to train their wait staff about the food.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My two girlfriends and I got extremely sick after dining here this past Saturday night. I’ve tried contacting the restaurant but no manager was in to speak to me. Will not be going back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Kinan was a great waiter and the Sunrise Roll was one of the best rolls I’ve ever had. Great meal!

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·Dined 3 days ago

As always the food was phenomenal. I LIVE for the Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice....you cannot find it better anywhere. Koi will always have a special place in my heart, as I got engaged there 12 years ago, however the food and atmosphere is second to none in NYC.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Reservation was for 5:30 pm. Apparently, that's when the place opens. Around 30+ people waiting outside to get in. They opened doors at 5:28. We had to wait in the lounge to be seated for 20 minutes, yet there were plenty of tables. The food comes out when it's ready, but not necessarily together. Food was excellent, but my wife sat there and looked at her plate waiting for my order to be served. Good food. Service could be better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful venue and wonderful service. The sushi was a tad bit less than average. The salmon in particular was pretty bad, not fresh at all. I would return to give the restaurant a second chance but I wouldn’t eat the sushi again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

EXCELLENT sushi. Drinks just okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Over-rated and expensive with cheesy decor that did look good only on photos. Our waiter was great. He was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was okay, nothing to come back for. The crowd was extremely after work, wannabe to seen and obnoxious. The restaurant was just very loud where they kept replaying three of the same songs, over and over and over ... and over. My first time and last time there.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Overpriced food. The sushi had no taste and the shortrib was offensively salty and dry. I left very hungry

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was very good and so was the service. Nevertheless, although we had reservations, we waited too long and were almost giving up. A nice gesture from the owner manager, who sent us a house treat apologizing for not having a table for us, was appreciated and set a new mood for the night. After we sat at the table, all went very well.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding experience!!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

My girlfriends and I had dinner here while we were visiting for the weekend. The location was convenient for us however the food turned out fantastic and the service was great. We truly enjoyed our meal and loved the atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food in a chic atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We came here to celebrate my sisters birthday. We had a fabulous time. We ordered the roasted seabass and it melted in my mouth. My sister ordered the cod, my friend ordered the steak and other friend ordered the short ribs. For apps we had the crispy rice and a couple of specialty rolls and they were delish. We also ordered the glazed green beans as a side and it was more than plenty for the 4 of us. There are two different types of seabass and I hear they are both very good. All the people who served us were very professional and friendly. We had an enjoyable time and will certainly come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

What started out great, quickly turned sour.

Booking a reservation was seamless via Open Table, and Koi-Bryant Park was proactive calling a day before to confirm the reservation. We arrived a few minutes late due to holiday traffic, however were accommodated without issue.

Our waiter, started our dining experience off very astutely. He was patient, and welcoming. Unfortunately, his personality changed quickly over what we deemed to be not ordering a bottle of wine. As our party has a few nondrinkers our party chose to drink by the glass. This attitude devolved even more as we chose not to have dessert. I'd add that the additional wait staff assigned to our table (refilling waters and taking finished plates) was very rude and aggressive as well; from start to finish. We were flabbergasted.

The cuisine was great from presentation to taste. With that being said I would be weary of the service. The hosts and manager were commendable in trying to fix the issue, unfortunately as aforementioned the damage was done by the wait staff, completely souring what was otherwise a respectable restaurant in terms of cuisine, ambiance, and presentation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed. Great looking place, very lively with great food and service. Not cheap, but worth the value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fabulous! Prices for specialty rolls was high, but they were wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service. Wonderful food! I go here every time I come to New York!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice spot right off Bryant Park. Food and service were both excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This restaurant is seriously overrated and overpriced. Food is completely non-distinctive. The $6 bowl of miso soup has nothing going for it that a $2 bowl of miso soup doesn't have, not even size. The staff is diffident. The lobster and crab roll lacked flavor. It's very noisy. I would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Its always a pleasure to dine at Koi. The food is always delicious.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience & great food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Reliably good! Crispy rice tuna , baked crab hand rolls, edamame dumplings, lobster tacos are items we order over and over but everything on the menu is good. The Sunday is probably the best Sunday I have ever had anywhere. It’s a real treat and worth going to the gym for!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Energetic and bustling restaurant with a picturesque street side view of Bryant Park. The sushi rolls were full of flavor and packed a punch of heat (double tuna). If you’re near Times Square with a craving for sushi, I would recommend a visit to Koi.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I have eaten at KOI NYC many times, but the last 2 times both service and food were mediocre to poor. Therefore, I would not likely go again in the future.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overpriced and overdone

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Sophisticated ambiance with gracious hosts. Our vegetarian choices were tantalizing in appearance & delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Koi has been consistently good to excellent for many years. The Bryant Park location adds a plus to the neighborhood. The service is professional and prompt. The hamachi with jalapeños was fantastic. All else very good. A definite place to go back.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Sushi was nothing to write home about. Service was a little sparse.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food at Koi was really, really good. I was very impressed with the quick service and the ambiance. Definitely will recommend to others!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The room is beautiful and the idea of the food is good, but what used to be a good thing feels tired. The hosts set the tone for a mediocre evening by greeting the loudest and most obnoxious guests first, completely disregarding the guests waiting patiently to be greeted and it just continues from there with a waitress who is overtaxed by the number of tables she is handling to servers just rushing the food out and dumping it on the table. It was embarrassing to have chosen this to host a business guest and I chose a different restaurant next time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good food in a hip (too hip?) atmosphere. If you're looking to have a quiet conversation, move on, this is not the place, but if you want some inventive cuisine and good service, then you may
want to endure the noise...

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Superb service, and great interior. Spacious and thought out. Food wise, sushi could be better, especially for the price. Tamago done really well though. Overall - fine place, feels distinct and special.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great night!!! Amazing food, service and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Koi is usually one of my favorite restaurants. The food was definitely not as good this time. The crispy rice appetizer tasted like it had been sitting out. It was hard to chew and we got two orders of this because we typically love it. The sushi rolls were kind of bland. Prices are extremely high for sub par food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Expected More -
Not much for places that make you feel like they are doing you a huge favor by serving you.
Food was really good, but overall experience was lacking

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff was fantastic! We had 1 dish (roll) that wasn't very good and the waitress brought over the staff and they immediately replaced it with something else. And besides the 1 dish, everything else was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Using OpenTable, we were seated almost immediately. The location is right next to Bryant Park, so easy to find. Our waiter was very good about explaining options and portion size. My friend and I split the whitefish and braised short ribs. Perfect size to leave room for the chocolate/banana egg roll. More to try on my next visit for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food used to be delicious. Quality has gone down tremendously. No good at all.

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