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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (10)
People Watching (10)
Casual (9)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful as always - brought out of town friends for the 1st time!
The perfect NYC evening - great service, great food, great vibe - even my requested coveted circular booth!
Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love Koi ... great food, great service, always a nice NYC scene but not over the top.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was amazing! Koi crispy rolls were delicious! A little pricey but still very good for the price. Loved the cocktails also!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a delight! I am a regular because I love it so much.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was delicious and came very quickly. We sat in the bar area and it was very noisy and hard to speak

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We went here to celebrate our 5th Anniversary and this place made it more special. Lucky for us, it was a horrible rainstorm day so it was almost empty. The food is amazing. every dish they brought out was better than the last. Just when we thought they couldn't top it, they did. The one thing that stood out to us was the Apple cider sorbet. We wanted apple pie for dessert but it wasn't offered so we ordered the sorbet. The apple sorbet tastes just like apple pie. It blew our minds. We were the last table in the restaurant and didn't feel pressured to leave as they were closing. We left planning the next time we will return. everything was great!

We ordered the Koi Crispy Rice, sushi tacos, Sunfire Roll (my fav), the Duck Breast and Short Ribs Entrees. I substituted the wasabi puree for the potato puree because I don't like spicy foods. It didn't disappoint. I was so full from the sushi i couldn't eat the ribs but it was soo delicious, I made room. I would recommend this place. I want to return already.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is very good , Biggest turn off the food is served within 1-2 minutes of ordering , obviously a lot of it sitting around . At least slow down the service so you don’t feel like you are at a fast food establishment ! As far as taste , food was excellent and service was superb !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I always like dining in Koi. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. This time I went with my boyfriend, The server was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went to Koi for our 10th wedding anniversary and it was absolutely perfect!! The staff (ALL of them, including hotel staff as the restaurant is inside the Bryant Park Hotel) were all incredibly attentive and friendly. Our waitress was knowledgeable on the menu and the service was prompt! The food was some of the best we’ve had—try the sun fire roll!!— and the cocktails were delicious as well. It was the perfect evening start to finish and I can’t say enough about this wonderful restaurant. We will most definitely be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Bath)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was delicious but the menu was very confusing, it was difficult to understand the sushi list and sashimi list without indication of the number of pieces or which were which. Also everything was extremely expensive, it was good quality and tasty but don't expect to leave without a minimum of a 100$ bill for two people with a single course.
Also it was extremely annoying that the waiter kept serving water into our glasses even though we hadn't drank anything and kept on leaning over the table. We get it you want us to buy another bottle of water... unprofessional and very distracting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This place has good food,service but the noise level was too much..don't plan on conversation..more of a happy hour ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food, wine, and service equally fantastic! Wait staff was attentive and ensured we enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic dishes that leave you wanting more. Rather noisy and although I asked for a private spot for a special dinner, we weren’t.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food came out very fast which makes me think its pre made amd sitting. High priced sushi. Good but not great.. Seating is a bit tight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My friends and I went to Koi this past Saturday night to celebrate our birthdays. Everything was wonderful except I have one tiny complaint--I did not think the music was appropriate for the restaurant. I would suggest something more calming or perhaps in fitting with the theme-Japanese. I would recommend this restaurant to friends etc.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

In all fairness, I have to share that we went to Catch the night before we ate at Koi and pretty much any restaurant following that meal was bound to disappoint . And Koi was no exception. We had a very late dinner (after a show) so it was pretty empty. This meant the food for there quickly and staff was attentive. The service was much better than the food. We ordered the crispy rice cakes with Tina and they were good but not great. The tempura spicy shrimp we soggy, and the shrimp was not the best quality. After trying the few apps, we decided to order two more things and cut it short. We shared a spicy tuna roll (just ok) and the miso glazed sea bass. All of it was edible, none of it memorable. The wine was awful.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was terrific. Noise was unpleasantly loud. Hard to hear my companion. Service was fast. Felt rushed. Wanted to have a more leisurely meal with conversation. In and out in an hour.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Crunchy tuna appetizer is to die for! Service was efficient and fast. This is a consistently excellent spot for a great business lunch.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not as nice as it used to be. I went to Koi at Bryant Park maybe 5+ years ago and loved it. The ambiance back then was upscale, relaxing, good for dates. We went recently and it's gone downhill. The music didn't fit the ambiance, service was okay but not stellar (our server's cleavage was spilling out of her far-too-unbuttoned shirt), and it just felt a bit sad compared to the version I first experienced years ago.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious food in a very friendly and elegant space. Will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great and innovative sushi which takes traditional rolls and adds a twist like truffles.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The location is very nice.
The seafood tempura was good, including salmon, which is a nice touch.
I did not like the dragon roll, which was non-standard, with too much panko crumbs, hot sauce and a white (non seaweed) wrap.
I chose not to order the $21 pot stickers (4 pieces). I know Bryant Park is a pricey part of town, but this was way over the top for me.
The waiter seemed uninterested (and about 10% bothered).

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Kinan was an outstanding server! Both an expert on the menu as well as attentive while also possessing impeccable timing. At Koi, everything from the food to the ambiance was excellent! This establishment instantly became our favorite NYC eatery and we plan on returning many times in the future!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We read some reviews beforehand that went against the wonderful experiences we’ve enjoyed at Koi. The food was fantastic, we usually share a bunch of dishes and they were each unique and very tasteful. I would highly recommend Koi as a high end NYC establishment.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful choice of venue to celebrate a birthday dinner!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

LOUD!!! Don't go if you are a person who has difficulty hearing. it is incredibly challenging to hear/speak with the person sitting right next to you! Food was good though.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have been coming here you many years and the food is as good as ever. This is one of the most consistently excellent food experiences on NYC. The lobster salad, hamachi, Kobe beef pot stickers are amazing. For entrees the sliced duck Brest and the Black Cod are really outstanding. It's pricy but worth it for a special meal.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

TERRIBLE! Wish I could have a refund.
Terrible service, expensive, and that was not Japanese food, it was rice and raw fish with terrible flavor. yuck!

unpleasantly loud, expensive, rude, bad options.

Even the special rolls were a**.

Dissapointed.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very mediocre food and limited sushi selection. Distracted and inattentive wait staff. Very Loud dining room. Unremarkable crowd. Summary: You can do lots better.

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

I remember food being better after my last visit . They must've used MSG in preparation as I got a severe migraine a day later

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Experience was great. For some reason I recd and e-mail saying we were a no show. We had a great dinner in the corner on the second level.

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