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Date
Tue, 1/23
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7:00 PM
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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

4.2
611 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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Koi is located in the right in the heart of charming Evanston’s restaurant row. Koi brings the bold flavors of the eight different regions of authentic Chinese Cuisine and fresh sushi to every dining experience. The new menu brings owner Sandy Chens’ love for traditional Chinese cooking to the forefront, while still offering the menu favorites that our regular customers have come to love.

Recently redesigned, Koi offers a modern, relaxing atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends, dinner for two or private parties. Koi’s express kitchen caters carryout and delivery to a wide range of North Shore residences.

With an incredible menu and exciting drinks, the warm and welcoming atmosphere, complimented by the knowledgeable staff, Koi is one of Evanston's premier dining destinations. Come and see us to enjoy the weekly specials at the bar after work. Be creative, live long, be happy and follow your own path. Let the party begin.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Mon-fri: 11:30am-2:30pm
Saturday 11:30am-3pm
Sunday: 11:30am-3pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm- 9:30pm
Friday: 4:30pm- 10:30pm
Saturday: 3pm-10:30pm
Sunday: 3pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 866-6969
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What 611 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

It was really relaxing and they took care of everything for our private event

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DDCA (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time and dinner. The waiter was awesome; very knowledgeable on the menu and ingredients. We has 2 people with very specific food allergies and was VERY easy to accommodate the needs without compromising the choice of menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasant experience. John, our server, even remembered our fondness for Lychee Martini's. The DragonFire sushi is the best, warm and wonderful sauce and presentation. My advice...go there!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Made a reservation for 4. Met friends at the theater. They had no trouble at the last minute to change to 6. Very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their food and the assortment of different Asian cuisines made ordering a pleasure: one had Japanese, 2 had Chinese and 2 had a variety. Will go back.

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Matt (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, well timed.

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JuJuBee (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

My husband, kids and I went for my birthday, which I noted on the reservation. It all started well, with balloons at our table, which was a nice touch. Service then proceeded very slowly, which is tough with young kids. When we finally got to order dessert, we waited at least 15 minutes for it to arrive, at which point they’d decorated my daughter’s plate rather than mine and brought me the entirely wrong dessert. The waiter then blamed the person who brought out our desserts saying she’s new, but he clearly never ordered mine. After five more minutes when the kids were done with their desserts, my husband was told mine would be another 10 minutes, so he canceled the order and requested the bill immediately. It took another 5-10 minutes to get the bill, at which point the waiter made a point to say he’d taken something off. Turns out the only thing not on the bill was the dessert I never got. He then had the nerve, as I was leaving, to hand me a certificate for $25 off our next visit. I returned it. There will not be another visit. More than 2 hours after we walked in, we finally left. My husband noted our experience to the staff at the front, a conversation a manager walked into and then said nothing. There are plenty of options for dining in Evanston and the North Shore. Don’t bother with Koi.

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Visiting (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Frequent guest. Tonight with the cold weather we were seated by the window. But there was a lot of cold air leaking through to the dining area. We needed to move to another table.

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Arda (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

While the food was good enough, the service was horrendous. After receiving our drinks, we received our sushi order. Then there was a gap of -- no joke-- an hour before the rest of the meal was served. We asked our waitress repeatedly who kept reassuring us it was "just coming up." Baloney. I was embarrassed that I recommended this spot for dinner to our group. What a shame. And no effort on the restaurants part to acknowledge the issues. Won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious authentic Asian food. Very testy and beautifully presented. Large portions.

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vipLisbeth (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Kudos to the staff for keeping service flowing through the evening because it was otherwise chaotic. Food was OK. Drinks were OK. Giving them a pass because it was so crowded.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Mon-fri: 11:30am-2:30pm
Saturday 11:30am-3pm
Sunday: 11:30am-3pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm- 9:30pm
Friday: 4:30pm- 10:30pm
Saturday: 3pm-10:30pm
Sunday: 3pm-9:30pm
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Cross street
Sherman
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(847) 866-6969
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Entertainment
Established in 2004. Koi brings life to the menu with specialty entrees like the savory Black Mushroom Duck and sweet and spicy Shanghai Red Snapper. Even the sushi novice can indulge in the sweet flavors Dragon Fire Maki and the artfully crafted Signature Sushi roll.
Exquisite dishes are complimented by a fabulous drink list. The full bar offers patrons everything from a funky Disco Martini to a rich wine list that includes 51 different varieties from top vineyards from around the world.
draped in a surrounding of high-design and modern architecture, patrons can enjoy
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Catering
Koi is locate in the heart of Evanston's charming downtown. The moden and chic dining room exemplify both class and saphistication, with relaxed feel. Koi offer bold, traditional flavors from the 8 distinct regions of China, as well as fresh contemoprary, sushi plates. Come join us in downtown Evanston where the North Shore meets the city. contact events@koievanston.com for catering details. 847/866-6969
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Parking details
Street parking or pay lot available.
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Public transit
Purple line to Davis.
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Executive chef
Humberto Sanchez
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Private party facilities
With an incredible menu and exciting drinks, the warm and welcoming atmosphere, complimented by the knowledgeable staff, makes Koi one of Evanston"s premier private party destinations. Koi provides a posh dining experience that will impress the most sophisticated palates. Koi can accommodate groups of 12 - 250 guests privately and semi privately. Please call us for a custom proposal or view our event menus here: http://www.koievanston.com/download/Menu-PrivateCatering-20160208.pdf
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Private party contact
sandy chen: (877) 240-0775
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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