Clever Koi Gilbert
Loved it, will be going back. Had the tuna with chips and black bean pancakes.....awesome!
Great outside- not too loud. Perfect night!
We sat at the bar to enjoy the Wednesday 2 for 45 deal. Curtis was our bartender and he was warm and diligent to our needs. We will definitely be back!
My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Clever Koi. Food and service were outstanding !!!! Highly recommended !
Great food, reasonably priced, good service. We will be going back.
Great place! Food is good and so are the drinks. Their desserts are not that great though.
Best vegan options! So delicious. It was a little loud and hard to hear one another talk but overall we had a good experience.
The server was amazing... beyond amazing. Service is so good. Food tastes good but is high in calories. We ate:
1. Friedrice - so good
2. Black bean pancake - it seemed like deep fried. Not what we expected
3. Shumai - it was okay.
4. Buns - okay
5. Ramen spicy duck - okay
6. Donut holes - soooo good.
7. Malbec wine - perfect.
I loved the fact that they took reservations at the Gilbert location!!! Our table was ready when we got there even though they were very busy and unknown to us it was Restaurant Week.
We were greeted and our drink order taken. We then ordered the steamed pork buns-our waitress’s favorite and they were amazing!
We picked this restaurant on a recommendation as a special night to celebrate a new job. It wasn’t mentioned which is fine-the Restaurant Week menu wasn’t explained or mentioned by our waitress. We then had to flag her down to order.....
She stopped by a couple of times and apologized for it taking so long -I finally said it was taking WAY to long and she said she would send a manager over.
The manager promptly came over and apologized for it being 43 mins for our order and offered to buy dinner which we appreciated very much.
The waitress later brought our check for the beverages but never asked if we wanted dessert or anything we else.
We will be back as we both thought it was just a freak thing....the menu looks really interesting and the manager did make it right!
Both of us have been in restaurant management and I thought it odd that the wait staff didn’t have their hair pulled back and the kitchen staff didn’t have hats or hair nets....maybe that’s ok in Gilbert or a new trend.
We will try the location on Central next!
Tried this place for the 1st during AZ Restaurant week. It was about 15 minutes after we sat down before someone came by with water and took our drink orders after that the service was good and much less waiting. The meal started off well with the appetizers Tuna Chips & Pork Shoulder both were good. We ordered the XO Noodles & the Octopus Dok Boki for the second course. The noodles were cooked well but very spicy and not near enough protein and the grilled Octopus just missed the mark in flavor & taste, the Dok Boki was very large, heavy, and lacked flavor. For desert we were served the Lychee Cheesecake which was different can't say I really like or disliked it.
We ĺeft a detailed note on the bill. Attention to client needs was lacking during our experience. Taking to long to serve or follow up.
Such a fun place to go, food & drinks are outstanding. Everyone is so friendly they treat you like family.
OUR SERVER WAS A GEM. SHE WAS FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFUL WITH HER MENU EXPLANATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS. SHE MADE OUR EXPERIENCE EVEN BETTER.
SAT OUTSIDE WITH THE MISTERS. INSIDE WAS EXTREMELY NOISY -- ONLY NEGATIVE THING WE CAN SAY!
Food was good, but the service was not that great. You would ask one person for a ice tea and 20 minutes later a different server would ask if you needed a drink. A little confusing because you have a multitude of servers so you were never sure who was taking care of you .....and it showed. We were a table of 4 and our meals came out at least 10 to 15 minutes apart which was odd. Staff was friendly but there was a lot of forgetfullness when it came time to service.
Would try it again, liked the food but overall could have been a better experience.
We arrived in time for happy hour. The XO noodles are amazing!
Nothing bad to say about Clever Koi! Shout out to the manager Travis and Joshua! Also shout out to all the waiters and waitresses and the cooks! They all helped in my proposal to my fiance the other day. They made it a really special night for my fiance and I. Hands down one of the top places in the east valley to dine!
The food was phenomenal (try the short rib dumplings) and fairly priced. Bar and service was slow, but the food made up for it :)
The food is fun and eclectic. I really like the Asian flavors used. Everything tastes fresh and authentic. The kimchi is good stuff, not too salty.
Great service, food was delicious and they have an outstanding drink menu.
Great food and even better service. Highly recommend!
We sat at the high top tables, which surprisingly had the most comfortable chairs because they had a back (rarely see those) food was great especially the cauliflower panang dip! Service was a little slow in the beginning but our waters were always topped off. Def recommend!
Good food and service; had a good time and the food was pretty bomb. Would go back down the road.
Slow service, lukewarm dumplings, not particularly flavorful,
The food was great. Very good proportions and great house mixed drinks!
Pre-Father’s Day celebration.
Service good. Party of 40 noisy people taking over most of restaurant. Made it difficult to have conversation. Loud speeches being made, etc. Seems like restaurant should advise no speeches as we don't have a private room. Otherwise, they should buyout the restaurant. Food-meh. I had the sole (fish). Fish was very mushy and smellier than it should be. Sauce was consistency of baby food. I should have sent it back. I ate very little of it. My friends ate their food, so I'm assuming it was good--shaking beef and pork ramen. I think I'll stick with appetizers at this restaurant, as my last meal of pad thai was bland and needed seasoning, including salt. Weird.
This was an amazing menu of really fresh ingredients for a wonderful Asian type restaurant. The ambiance was really cool! They had amazing French Roast coffee served in cute China cups from Goodwill! Perfect!
Food and drinks were excellent
Service was super
Our server made the perfect suggestions
I was celebrating a successful medical procedure and the maitre d presented my boyfriend and I with complimentary champagne drinks. This thoughtful gesture set the stage for the entire dining experience.
We came for my birthday and had a wonderful time. We shared 5 different appetizers that were so delicious. The speciality cocktails were a treat too. And there was even a wonderful surprise birthday deliciousness to enjoy at the end. We are definitely coming back.
AZ Restaurant week, went with the intent to take advantage of the tasting menu, but opted out when we saw so many other items I wanted to try. I made Saturday 7:30 Opentable dinner reservations at the Gilbert location. Love the atmosphere. our server Christian was very good and attentive.
We ordered cocktails, the shaken Unholy Alliance was amazing along with the traditional Margarita. Food was the Galbi Short Ribs, Trio of Buns (softshell crab and the pork belly), Chicken Dumplings and the House Pad Thai with shrimp. All the food and drinks were amazing, the weakest dish was the Pad Thai. I will definitely be back to try other menu items.
Atmosphere: trendy, Service: very good, Food: very good.
Love this restaurant, only reason I gave 4 stars wish they had some deserts for special occasions. Cocktails were outstanding steam buns oh so yum and calamari amazing
EXCELLENT FOOD and fantastic staff makes The Clever Koi and wonderful place to go
We enjoyed the food. The Pad Thai, in particular, we very flavourful and not soupy like some places. Everything we ordered was nicely done. We will definitely be back. Welcome to Gilbert, Clever Koi!
Outstanding food and service as usual, one of favorite places in the PHX area!
Food was good, but not excellent. Pricing was reasonable. Environment was loud.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere
Will definitely come back