Clever Koi - Phoenix
We are an Asian inspired kitchen and bar, that uses a crafty American approach. A seasonally and locally refined menu includes steamed buns, house made dumplings, and progressive noodle dishes, reflecting regions such as Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam, Japan, and Indo-China. This comfortable urban setting features a heavy emphasis on seasonal craft cocktails, house made shrubs, an eclectic wine list, a variety of local beers and sakes to round out the palate creating a unique dining experience in the Central Phoenix Corridor.
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Bean cakes and lemon pepper ramen were outstanding! The atmosphere is great too!
Great unique food and excellent service
Slow service and noisy. Food is good but not enough to make up for it.
Really fun bar with cool cocktail menu. Our initial server was great, but it’s a team service place and the other servers barely noticed we were there. The food was fresh and tasty... loved the black bean cakes. Cool vibes.
Love this place. Black bean cakes are amazing! Haven't had anything that I didn't like. Do not recommend the wings.
The service was slow and the entree was very salty. The bao buns were ok but not out of this world. To their credit when the waitress noticed I didn’t eat my meal due to how salty it was she offered to remove it from our tab.
Just the best place ever!
The food was very good, but portions are small and unsatisfying.
Took a long time for our food, kitchen was slow. Good food and some unique dishes. Would visit again.
The service was great, our server Decker was on point with recommendations and was always available. The food was great, especially the crab bun and catfish. It was a bit loud but a great looking restaurant with really great vibes.
This is some of the best food I've found in Phoenix. I rarely find anything of true quality in this city, although I often try. The many live plants added real class to the already nice ambiance. Will be going back for the pig-face dumplings especially and just about everything else I can afford. Also, have never been a big ramen guy, but tried there's on a whim and now I finally understand why people go for it. Prices are appropriate, but if I ordered everything I could I would be straining the kitchen and my budget. Interesting drinks too, although the swizzle didn't suit my tastes and doesn't reflect a normal swizzle recipe that well.
Service was horrible. They did not have our reservation ready. Messed up on my food order. Waiter was not attentive. I was very disappointed in the service.
Restaurant was super noisy on date we went; wait staff was attentive at beginning but then it was hard to get anyone's attention just for drink refills.
Been here twice for dinner. Everything is great! My only complaint is that it takes 15 mins (?) to get your drinks after ordering them. I Understand that the restaurant is always crowded, but perhaps they need an extra bartender! In any case, this restaurant is a neighborhood gem
Great place with great food! Not our first time and will definitely go there more!!!
everything was okay but the service was horrifying. We waited over 30 minutes for a simple cocktail and the food was delivered haphazardly and out of order, with starters being served last
The overall experience was fantastic! The food and service were exceptional.
Great place on the patio for noodles and rice dishes. The Tuna Chips with Guacamole/Wasabi was outstanding!
Clever Koi is one of our favorite restaurants at any price level. The atmosphere, the food, and the prices are all exceptional. We go there at least once a month and have never been disappointed.
First time at Clever Koi and it was a great experience. We started with the calamari fries. We were so please to see it was real calamari steak pieces cut like fries and not little rings as everyone does. They were so tender and juicy and the sauces were delicious. I had the pineapple duck. It was fabulous. My husband had a noodle dish and loved it. Then we actually had dessert. It was a delicious fritter which I do not know the name of. It had Chinese five spice in it and was so good we licked the dish. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a hidden gem. We will be back even though we had to drive 2 hours to get there!
Really tasty food. Cute place. Accommodated my group of friends with different checks. This is a fun spot.
One of my most favorite restaurant in Phoenix! My absolute favorites and are the crispy crab steamed buns and duck! Can’t wait to go back again!
Excellent and fun menu options including the drink menu and entrees. Service friendly and fast. Noise level a bit high but not prohibitive to conversation.
Gave us a great seat and the food was amazing. We had to drive the conversations and next steps with the waiter but that was the only negative.
Went to the Phoenix location. Had the brussel sprouts and the XO noodles and they were both delicious! The entire experience was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the entire Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The duck confit is incredible! The service is always great. It has a casual neighborhood aura that we really like.
Outstanding service, super cocktails (Loved the koismopolitan!) and delicious and unique ariations on Asian classics (Tuna poke chips, pork belly buns, scallion pancakes with hummus were all excellent!). Great outdoor patio area too.
Great food, service and enjoyed the music and beautiful weather on the patio! The Pad Thai was terrific with lemongrass chicken - love the jalapeno slices and fresh lime. Will definitely go again.
Excellent food, excellent service
A great downtown find, we really enjoyed every aspect .
Outstanding in every way. Rachel, our server was fantastic. We loved every bite. It was our second time eating there and we can’t wait to return again.
We are repeat Clever Koi patrons. It’s always great-knowledgeable staff, great cocktails, and awesome food.
One of our favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and consistent. We recommend this place very highly
As always, Clever Koi does not disappoint. The food was excellent and the wine was delicious!
What a great discovery this restaurant was for us! The food is just terrific but the service staff seem to be a little overwhelmed, or maybe it was the kitchen. They missed bringing our appetizer out but instead delivered it after the main course. The dumplings were so delicious, we were just happy to have the opportunity to try them.
I ordered a mixed drinks (as did my wife) and we didn’t find either one of them particularly tasty. They have a large drink menu, so maybe we just ordered the wrong things.
But the food / chef is the real star here. (The Dan Dan noodles were terrific.) We dined on the patio which,with heat lamps, was very comfortable. We will be back!
Phenomenal customer service, food, and ambiance! We celebrated my wife’s birthday here and were blown away about how excellent everything turned out. The Pork Ramen was delicious and our waiter was exceptional!
Two separate times incorrect food was delivered to our table.
The food service and ambiance were great! Pork belly was amazing!
We brought friends because we love it and they did too! Yummy! A bit too salty:( but still yummy and different and delicious 😃
Made a special trip for the pork belly steamed bun. It was fabulous.