Koi - Bryant Park

4.6
2959 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 921-3330
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Price fix menus for parties of eight or more. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Avenue
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Parking details
Street and public lot parking available.
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Public transit
B,V,D,F to 42nd Street; 4,5,6 to 42nd/Grand Central Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2959 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced fare for medium quality. Transferring high Bryant Park rent to diners.

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LN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible! I walked in to check in for our 7:45 pm reservation and one hostess told me she had me checked in and to just let her know when the other person arrived. My date arrived literally three minutes later. I asked the same hostess about the table and she directed me back to the front booth to check in. Once we checked in for a second time the table still wasn't ready. We weren't offered an opportunity to sit in the lounge or go to the bar while we waited. We just stood in the middle of the floor waiting. Another hostess approached us and asked if we understood how "fluidity of tables" works and we said no, to which she replied with "well people aren't getting up as fast as we would like." She then offered to sit us at the sushi bar, to which I refused. Only to turn around and see a party of two leaving and asking another hostess if we could sit there. We were given the table, but the whole debacle was uncomfortable and disconcerting.

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M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s expensive but worth it! Fresh sushi and great atmosphere

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious work lunch! The food, and service were great as were the cocktails! Highly recommend!

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant, never disappointed in the least bit. Consistently great food and great service. Always one of my go-to spots.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced and underfed

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FR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was ok nothing fantastic

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an amazing dining experience here! The staff was very attentive to our needs. The food, wow. Would definitely come back !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and great food for an early dinner (7 pm). Pretty pricey. Not very busy at that time on a Saturday night

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MT
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. I ordered the Duck Breast which was superb. The skin was crispy and the meat was moist and flavorful. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the Filet. I look forward to my next visit to this restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

The increase in prices ruined the experience to the point of not wanting to ever go back.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great location. Great food

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HM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Yikes- quite embarrassed to have made this suggestion to our friends. Food arrived (incorrectly) before our drinks, which took 20 minutes from when we ordered and about 45 from when we first sat down. Black cod never arrived. Waiter was oblivious and didn’t seem to care. 2nd drinks were wrong but we didn’t want to spend another 20 min waiting. Not sure our waiter was even listening to us. He never stopped by to check on us or our order. Terrible experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food: quality; variety; innovative!!! Service was also excellent. The atmosphere was perfect for that special moment with my daughter, that also appreciated a lot our lunch that day!

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! It was my second time there, the service is great, food is great and the place is beautiful. The dragon roll is to die for!! 😋😋 I absolutely recommend!!

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My first time at Koi and had suggested coming here with a colleague from London. The hostess that greeted us was surly and unfriendly which didn’t give us a good first impression however the night was salvaged by the delicious food and the great service provided by our server. The koi crispy rice and lobster tacos were fresh and exquisite.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is unbelievably good. Service excellent and friendly and attentive. Noise level way too loud—hard to talk w/o yelling

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered 4 meals there aren't special tasty. The price is hight.
Just ok.

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DT
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. So glad we came. Kind of loud and tables very close together but SO delicious! Really fun.

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JR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was great but we had to wait over an hur even though we had a reservation.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My second time at KOI, and the food was even more excellent than the first time. Japanese food, but prepared American style. And reasonably priced. We had a business dinner with the intention to discuss, but that was difficult due to the high noise level. My first visit was during a quiet night, so choose your timing right. Good service and good wine as well.

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OT
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Japanese restaurant right next to Bryant park. Very attentive service and great dishes - if you like duck I can only recommend it. Great sushi selection with a contemporary presentation.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The shishito peppers were over cooked and the mackerel sashimi mushy and old. Not their finest.

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RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Koi has been a favorite of my wife & I for years. (We’re both foodies) Exceptional in every aspect as usual. For any newbies, anything you order for appetizers or entrees will be amazing, but this is one place you HAVE TO save room for dessert. I usually never order dessert, but a Koi Sundae is a MUST.

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SC
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I had dined at Koi before and had an excellent meal and so was looking forward to taking my wife.

The first warning sign was that the restaurant was not full on a Friday night, although you would not have known from the attitude of the front-of-house, who appeared to believe that talking politely to customers was beneath them.

The tables are just about far enough apart that you do not obviously overhear your neighbors, but the high ceilings given this is at lobby level of a hotel, mean considerable noise even when not full. The decor and design fits the fusion theme and there is a pleasing ambiance.

To begin, we had avocado truffle oil on rice bread, which was the highlight of the meal, and a bland mushroom dish, which arrived after the avocado toast. I persuaded my wife that we should have the black cod and spare ribs, because these had been so good last time I was here and my companion on that occasion had ordered a second spare ribs. On arrival of the dishes, my wife pronounced the black cod too fishy and handed it over to me. It certainly had a strong smell and the flesh had an unusual orange tinge. The spare ribs were overcooked, tough and chewy.

We didn't risk a dessert, provided the obligatory tip for non existent service, paid the check and left.

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KS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There wasn't anything wrong with our dining experience, but there wasn't anything exciting about it either. It is in the bottom of a hotel and the decor on the website looked a lot more interesting and intimate. In real life it was kind of cavernous and loud. Service was good and the sushi was fine, but honestly nothing to write home about....sorry hate to give a less than stellar review but out of all the places we ate in NY this was the least favorite experience.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was sub par for the first time. I’ve enjoyed the crispy rice and it was not as good as in he past.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently amazing food and service!

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EG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was cooked perfectly! Overall great experience.

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W
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very average all around. The reviews were misleading.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place and great food!!

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is great, perfect for business lunch. The food is excellent, some of the best I've had in the area. Service was quick and effective, and the personnel polite and pleasant to engage with. I will definitely be back to Koi many times.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very crowded and lively for lunchtime mid-week! The edamame dumplings were the highlight of my meal - delicious. The Miso Black Cod was good, but not melt-in-your-mouth good that you find at a few of Koi's competitors.

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HA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, great service and they have great management

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S
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Came here for my graduation celebration with my parents. My mother was very excited to try the lobster tail. We read about its reviews online and decided to try it. Needless to say we were very disappointed, it was pretty bland and tasted bitter. The steak dishes were okay but not amazing. I tried Koi for restaurant week last year and fell in love with the presentation and taste of the food. But the standard was definitely not the same. I expected the taste to be better for the amount paid. But I won't be recommending Koi for any other special occasion.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Sonido ensordecedor y cocina mediocre con raciones escasas y con precios altos. No volveré.

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j
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food: flavor, freshness, presentation. Service was excellent. Way too loud to have any business discussion.

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c
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

setting is swank. food is great but a bit over-priced. you’re paying for the location and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great! Had a 7:15 Pm reservation and wasn’t seated until 8:15 PM. Server was attentive but spilled a beer on us. Would I go back? Yes but only because of the food. Very crowded reception area.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was staying near Bryant Park for a work related class and my coworker and I were in the mood for sushi. Sushi was fresh, calamari salad was literally one of the best things both of us have ever eaten. Service was great! Would definitely go back if I were in the area again!

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