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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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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Koi never lets you down with the quality of their food, trendy ambiance and friendly servers. This is one of my go-to spots!

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent all around. Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good was delicious
Our server was very attentive and service was execellent
But when we first checked in it was a disappointment when they tried to place 3 of us in - 2 men 1 woman at a business meeting on a table looking at the window which sits like a straight bench.
When I explained this was a business meeting they said they didn’t have any more tables but I asked to be seated differently and explained this would be very uncomfortable.
Finally she moved us to be top and to my surprise many tables were empty
Front desk should be trained better and have less attitude ( especially the one that looked like the assitant who gave me an attitude)
After that my experience was amazing with the service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good sushi but ridiculously expensive. $75 for lunch for an order of shushito peppers, 2 hand rolls, 4 pieces of sushi and 1 salmon roll with green tea. Terrible value.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Anyone I take here loves it. The noise level is loud in the evening otherwise make reservations and indulge!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The overall experience was good until we realized that there was a mix up with the coat check. The restaurant gave my customers coat to the wrong guest. Mistakes happen but the manager handled it pretty poorly. Since the coat was no longer on the premises, we asked the manager what the alternative was. He said there was nothing he could do until he reviewed the surveillance footage. He recommended that my customer purchase a coat from one of the local shops. So, she was advised to spend more money after the restaurant lost her coat. The temperature outside was 35 degrees Celsius!! We spent over $700 in the restaurant for lunch and we expected much better service!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Koi Bryant Park on Bryant Park inside the Lobby of the Bryant Park Hotel is a Japanese Restaurant with a few alternate items. An interior with an 80's throwback theme is over the top and silly. The food is medium grade, better than the Take out Sushi Joints, but a far cry from any decent Sushi Restaurant. Try the Hamachi Taco appetizer and the Skirt Steak. The maki rolls are a bit sloppy, but fun and flavorful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and delicious food!

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall fantastic experience. Outstanding service, great atmosphere, and the food was exceptional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 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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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

EXCELLENT sushi. Drinks just okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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