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Clever Koi - Phoenix

4.8
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251 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
We are offering take out, curbside and delivery services through our online ordering platform, UberEats and Postmates. We are here to feed you and your family during this trying time. Support local!

Reservations Welcome! We take all size parties Monday - Thursday, and Sunday. Friday and Saturday we take reservations for parties of 6 or more. Please give us a call for all availability, we are excited to have you experience Clever Koi!

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 251 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Asian Fusion!

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Johanna
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good experience at Clever Koi. Great food! Good service! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the valley for cocktails, I used to come weekly with friends prior to covid but excited to be back. Can’t wait to try Across the Pond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing really that special about the food, hard to hear due to noise.

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justinb
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food. Bao buns were great and pork ramen was some of the best I’ve had

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MatthewM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, service, and food all great. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anne was lovely!

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VernonS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Modern, minimalist, casual feel. Good food without a lot of fuss. Fairly priced menu. Would be a good occasional spot if I lived in the neighborhood.

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Jackson
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a very fun, busy neighborhood restaurant so can be a little noisy. Food and service was great. I really enjoyed the crispy lemon chicken ramen and the pad Thai got a good review, too. Our wine was the perfect complement to our dinners. The bar/ wine list is quite extensive. Thanks for a great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first clever koi experience...and I must say illl definitely be back soon! My date and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and our server Ian was great. The food was amazing I started with a spicy Korean bun and the flavors were astounding. Also the mai tai I ordered not only looked great from a presentation standpoint but definitely was amazing on the rum ratio to satisfy my alcohol palette haha. My mai man entree was the chicken Katsu sandwich and that was absolutely fire. 10 out of 10 will definitely be back!

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YaletownTodd
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner or lunch. Went here on a date and had a great time. Fun vibe, delicious food and incredible cocktails. Definitely a must.

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HaileyW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I just moved to Arizona and landed upon this restaurant. This restaurant is so amazing for not only the food but the people as well!

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COfoodfan
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent, Nick and his team provide great food, in a fantastic atmosphere, Clever Koi is a must stop in PHX. Thanks for being open during this challenging time, stay safe everyone!

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PisH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and décor. Tried the shaking beef and the flavors didn't mix well for me. Our appetizers were amazing though. We had 3 different servers during our visit. I'm in the industry and just thought that was a little weird. Other than that, I love your restaurant and will be back.

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StephanieT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clever koi is our absolute favorite spot! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally live this place every time we go. Best atmosphere and service. Food is amazing as always.

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vipJeffK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are excellent. I had no concerns with Covid as everyone was following the established procedures. Look forward to coming back.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the server was really helpful. The cocktails are great!

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ArielP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Everything on the menu is amazing!

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JamesM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always! So happy they have reopened for dining. We felt “safe” and they are taking appropriate precautions to ensure cleanliness and safety of their guests!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so were the food and cocktails. I will definitely request the patio next time and check out their sister restaurant Across the Pond!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

patio dining and indoor seating available. Perfectly Adhering to guidelines for safe dining . Very clean . Friendly and attentive service . Unique cocktail list and they know mixology well ! Happy hour every day ! Fresh ingredients . My favorite is the steamed buns : try the awesome khimchi cauliflower or pork belly buns . Lovely patio, upbeat chill music ( always at the ideal dining volume . Plenty of free parking too !

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Brian
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Clever Koi has put special attention toward perfecting every item on their menu. You’ll quickly find this restaurant at the top of your “go to” list of great places for dinner and lunch, and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ramen I’ve had in the Western Hemisphere!! I’ve been to many spots here in the valley, but Clever Koi may very well be my last. I do not want to go anywhere else. The staff treated me as if I was a VIP. I felt that my specific requests were just as important to them, as they were to me. The drinks had the perfect amount of alcohol to where you can enjoy the true flavor of the drink but still tell it isn’t virgin.

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vipNAMS
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. The gloves on the servers need to go. Just spreading germs, they do not change them per patron & germs adhere to gloves. Much better off with bare hands washing & using sanitizer. Will not return until this is corrected.

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MenithS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary

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sofun
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 20 year anniversary and the staff was amazing and wonderful! The food was fabulous as well! Their cocktails are unlike anything I’ve had before all incredibly Delicious!! Incredible food ambiance and staff!!

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vipMoxie1
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

One of my absolute favorite restaurants let me down BIG TIME in food! New chef, new suppliers, new menu? The Pork Ramen noodles weren't cooked enough. The Duck Curry was "duck" in name only. The duck flew the coop, obviously. The soft shelled crab was ruined by a glob of mayo. The Ribs here sent back because they were so tough. This was my first time having lunch. Dinner is always fabulous. All was saved by a good waiter so I'll try again.

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vipTomG
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The calamari fries are the best in town. The pineapple duck is delicious.

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CherDeLew
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was excellent with suggestions, professionalisms, and just all around pleasant to have at your table!
Anika and her cocktails🍹...
She’s an amazing mixologist, and sure to tip any taste bud your looking for in spirits!

I highly recommend for an intimate or large gathering... Enjoy!

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GabbyM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! The atmosphere was cozy with modern decor. Loved the open kitchen so I was able to watch the cooks. The food was very flavorful and had unique twists to the recipes. I really enjoyed the black bean pancakes.

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vipJoanne
Tucson
61 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and dinner was outstanding. My husband an I have dined here several times. We’ve driven 2 1/2 hours and it’s worth it! I took my family here before taking them to the airport to celebrate a milestone birthday. My husband ordered the calamari fries and ribs for appetizer to share. The calamari fries are beyond delicious!! The ribs had wonderful Korean style flavor and had a ginger mayo aioli that went so well with them. The duck with pineapple was outstanding and my soft shell crab, pork belly and chicken buns were delicious.
The fried rice with chicken and the chicken chow mein were great according to my family. They even went out of the way to cook special food for my neice who has serious health issues with digestion. Angela was our waitress was very attentive and personable.
The manager even remembered me from my first visit when he came to our table and asked how our vacation to Europe was!
He remembered from 7 months ago! Most people meet you and move on.
Only issue I had with the night was they sat us right by the front door and it was freezing!
We will definitely take the 2 1/2 hour drive again!! Heading to Phoenix definitely has a destination restaurant for us.

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vipDanielL
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time...good food and service....fun vibe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo good 😋 try the duck curry

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JimV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great - Ramen broth was a bit on the plain side tonight so a bit disappointing- everything else fantastic

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vipPamVC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bean cakes are a must get! Food tends to be a bit spicy and we love that. Happy servers, delicious flavors.

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Bordenaz
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and the food is definitely good.

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Gina
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person who took care of our table went out of the way to make our experience really great! Food was great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always yummy. Our server was excellent (wish I remembered her name). We had a large party and nothing came out slow. Great experience

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djtang12
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The bus boy provided us the best service tonight, so we tipped him separately. I had the vibe from the very beginning that our waitress wasn't going to give us good service and it annoyed me most the night. I was soo close to leaving no tip and just giving cash to the busser who helped us with most everything tonight. I was disappointed most cause we come here often and it was easily our worst experience yet. Also.. Bring back the brussel sprouts and Chinese sausage appetizer, that was the best.

FAQs

Clever Koi - Phoenix does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates, Toast and Uber Eats. Clever Koi - Phoenix also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 222-3474.

Clever Koi - Phoenix is rated 4.8 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Clever Koi - Phoenix does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1562/clever-koi.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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