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About Clever Koi Gilbert

Clever Koi is an Asian-inspired kitchen & craft cocktail bar with locations in Central Phoenix (and coming soon), historic downtown Gilbert. Once inside, patrons are warmly greeted by some of the Valley’s most knowledgeable and energetic front of house staff, that are focused and fully geared towards making your experience one of a kind, every time. The mantra of the service staff is consistent hospitality at every turn. At Clever Koi, guests’ senses are invoked with the sights, sounds and aromas of the open kitchen’s grill and roaring woks. From the kitchen; guests can get a front row view of staff diligently preparing an ever-evolving menu of steamed buns, house made dumplings, progressive noodle dishes & small plates that reflect flavors and techniques from regions such as Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam, Japan, and Indo-China. The goal of the bar staff is to take you on a journey across a wide spectrum of spirits, sakes, beer & wine that marry perfectly with the cuisine.

384 N Gilbert Rd
# 101
Gilbert, AZ 85234-5770
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Contemporary American, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Sunday; 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm;

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 306-4237

Website:
http://www.thecleverkoi.com/

Executive Chef:
Anthony Dang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Clever Koi Gilbert Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Spicy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Business Meals (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was delicious but the Drunken Chicken Dumplings and the Brussel Sprouts were really delicious!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing but our server was not the best that we’ve had. I marked that we were celebrating a special occasion in the notes when I made the reservation and she never acknowledged it, never asked what we were celebrating. She may have have too many tables as she only came by a handful of times to check on us and took an unusually long time to grab boxes to box our food up. I even had to hunt down a buser to get a bag to take our leftovers home.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Love the atmosphere and food options! Craft cocktails were the highlight. While delicious, portions were much smaller than expected, and not many choices for gluten free. We will be back for drinks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is a somewhat of a hidden gem in Downtown Gilbert! Exceptional service from a staff who is friendly and attentive! The food quality is exceptional! You have to give this place a try if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great experience from the welcome by the host to checking out. The happy hour food was tasty and interesting. Definitely have to order the tuna chips again next time

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent in every way! Everyone in our party of 8 enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wife birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great restaurant , very creative , wonderfull, i will definifevly recommend to friends, best Asian food around

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I ate at the Gilbert Clever Koi on a Saturday night. The dining scene in downtown Gilbert has exploded recently and we wanted to try something new, so we went to Clever Koi. The waitress was very nice and explained the entire menu since it was our first time at the restaurant. She highly recommended the dumplings, so we ordered the drunken chicken dumplings as an appetizer. They were crispy on the outside and very tasty on the inside (some of the best dumplings I have ever had; however, I am not a dumpling expert). I got the pork ramen as my entire and it was excellent. All the flavors went together perfectly and I couldn't stop eating the dish. My husband got the spicy seafood hot pot. He loves spicy dishes and seafood so it was a win-win for him. Beware this dish is very spicy but he loved it. The only downside of this restaurant was a table nearby had children and they were letting them run around their table a bit and were very loud. This is very annoying to other patrons but I don't blame the restaurant for this, just the parents. I guess that's the downside to dining out in Gilbert, kids are always at the restaurants, even on a Saturday night.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I thought the menu items were quite expensive for what you get, it just wasn’t worth the price. I enjoyed the chow mein, but I wouldn’t come back for it and the duck curry was incredibly salty. The drinks were a touch too sugary.

What was most notable about the evening would have to be the extraordinarily slow service. It took us 30 minutes to receive our drink order and most of the drinks were just beers too! The food arrived luke warm in that weird, sat on the counter too long way.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Clever Koi was just an average restaurant. I don’t think that I would go again. The waitress we had was terrific! She was good at helping us decifer the menu since there are many items that are unique. She was very attentive and cheerful. The food was just so-so. We ordered the Brussels sprouts starter. It was lacking in flavor and the Brussels sprouts were underdone. I ordered the pineapple duck. The duck was very dry and didn’t have much flavor - no sauce on it. It was a bland entree. My husband ordered the curry octopus. The octopus was salty and the rice was bland. The curry sauce was good. The restaurant is very noisy and it was difficult to chat at the table.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Average at best. Service was passable, messed quite a few things up. Server kept asking what "we" were ordering. Can't stand when servers use "we" versus "you". Interrupted conversation every time she approached table. Definitely not a well trained server for a busy Friday night. None of the food came out together (we ordered 2 appetizers and 4 entrees for 4 ppl). Literally each item came out by itself like it's own course. Food was tasty, no complaint there. Drinks were not served as requested (wrong glass/garnish, etc). Ambience=0. Really disappointing, especially for the price. Definitely will not return, ever. Embarrassed I chose the restaurant to entertain friends...

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The s is a true gem! First time in eating here and the service and food were awesome! We sampled several things from the menu. Especially loved the pork belly small plate and chicken dumplings. Will definitely be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Cocktails were very good. Ordered rotisserie lamb; it was just an everyday shoulder chop done on the grill, and a small portion. The lamb was good but the herb/cheese dollop on top WAY overpowered it, so I ended up putting that aside. The giant mostly empty bowl it was served in made it look even smaller, and the smear of dark mashed potato on the side just made the bowl look unclean. There was no ambiance to speak of, it was just... functional. Meh.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the food and the ambiance! Great restaurant with wonderful tasting food and drinks. Our service tonight wasn’t the best. Had slow food- meals coming out separated from each other. But overall still love this spot!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was perfect and amazing I just wasn’t a huge fan of what I ordered.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great start to New Year’s Eve

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cool resturant with interesting menu . Good service , will return .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The Receptionist was friendly, Waitress and Server were courteous and attentive.
Food was excellent - Pork Ramen, Zesty Noodle, Pork Belly and soft shell crab steam buns were very tasty and good. The East Valley Location is very spacious compare to the Central Phoenix Location. Highly recommend the East Valley.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love this place, visited 2 or 3 times when we’ve been in AZ. Hope is remains as good as it is.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was incredible, we never had to ask for anything.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

First time coming here and was very pleased. Our cocktails were fantastic. I had the gimlet and she had the Bees Knees. We started with the chicken dumplings which were outstanding though a bit pricey at $10. We both loved the pork ramen, which was not only delicious, but very good sized portions.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was amazing! Their specialty cocktails were very tasty as well! Had some really interesting dishes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always wonderful. We dine here everytime we get a chance

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was quite surprised regarding my experience there. Not because I didn't expect greatness but rather how this restaurant isn't packed all hours of day and night! Amazing look/feel, creative dishes, great flavor, wonderful service... I couldn't have asked for much more! I will definitely be back soon!

Thank you, Clever Koi

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

great food, menu not overly expansive which is a good think when you are indecisive, our sever was extremely helpful in making suggestions and they were spot on. drinks and dessert were also yummy.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The soft shell crab bao was excellent and a must-have. The spicy seafood ramen outstanding and will certainly come back for other items on the menu. Enjoyed the food and ambiance of Clever Koi

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A unique dining experience. Service was great, wait staff was very knowledgeable. Kind of loud. Good was totally different and fun.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our very favorite restaurant which we drive 40 minutes to get to. Service. Management. Food. And cocktails are wonderful

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was excellent. The chef was amazing and brought over everyone's dishes! Our server was very attentive and made sure everyone's glasses were always full! We had an awesome time and the food was exceptional!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2017

A terrific evening. Great food and service
Our favorite to share with friends and before theater

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great service we will be back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had seen this was rated in the top we went to the Gilbert location on this night. The flavors were good I had the Korean beef good but dry on this particular night. service was great, the restaurant is very pleasing to the eye. I think I will try the PHX local next.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

While we found the restaurant somewhat noisy, the food was outstanding, although I thought the dessert selection not terribly good. The pork belly steamed bun I had for an appetizer was so good, I ordered a second when the server asked what I thought of it. The kimchi fried rice was extremely good - so good my entire party thought I had mad the best choice. Very worthwhile dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was okay but nothing to rave about or reason to return. Prices are high for noodle and rice dishes.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Sunday afternoon dinner shared with extended family! All first timers, our Waitress was very good with suggestions, took the time to explain the menu and answer all of our questions. Food was amazing! Enjoyed the cocktails too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very, very creative menu that does need a lot of help interpreting! A lot of thought clearly went into the creation of each dish. As such, there is not a lot of wiggle room in terms of menu adjustments. While there were a few things that could use improvement, it's very clear that overall, the staff is trying very hard. For us, it is not a place we will seek out to return, but it's worth a try.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Spicy Tuna Chip appetizer, wine and Salmon Noodle Salad were excellent. The "Donut Holes" for dessert were burnt. Lighting was pleasant and interesting. But, the indoor sound level was loud considering there were only a few tables full on this hot, summer, Tuesday night. Would definitely dine here again. Though, would choose the patio in cooler weather.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Service is outstanding! Food is good. Somewhat of a minimal menu. Wine list is truly not the focus. You get only a handful to choose from; one cab, one merlot, etc. They focus on specialty cocktails so, if that's your thing, you may like it. Patio was nice. Again, the service was impeccable.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always a good time at the Clever Koi in Gilbert. Service was very good, food is delicious and the cocktails are a hidden gem.

Pork Belly steamed buns are outstanding as is the Pork Ramen. Sriracha Wings are my favorite and their homemade sriracha sauces are a must to buy and bring home!

Noise level can be quite loud but that's my only gripe.

Happy Hour is a great time to experience the Clever Koi for the first time.

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