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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

619 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Creative Cuisine (10)
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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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Chinese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon-fri: 11:30am-2:30pm
Saturday 11:30am-3pm
Sunday: 11:30am-3pm

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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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:
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Private party contact
sandy chen: (877) 240-0775
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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 for catering details. 847/866-6969
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Cross street
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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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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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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
What 619 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTomcat2 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Phenomenal sushi! Moved here from
The city and this is my favorite place!!!

zoethecat8 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

I just can't recommend this restaurant anymore. Our waitress messed up our drink order (only two of us) and then we had to wait over an hour for our meals. Unbelievable. She wasn't even going to say anything except I looked MAD. She gave us some lame excuse about the kitchen focusing on delivery customers while people in the restaurant dining there didn't seem to matter. Even our busboy was concerned about our long wait. I wish I had given him the tip instead of the waitress. The waitress did end up giving us a 25% discount but she still didn't seem to care. As we left, I complained to the hostess but she didn't seem to care. Anyhow, we're done with Koi. There are MANY more Asian food options in Evanston and Chicago.

vipFoodie2enjoy (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

WE had planned a quick lunch but did not finish for 2 hours. That is an inordinate amount of time for a quick little lunch. The soup that was served steaming but only luke warm to the taste and there was only ONE wonton in a huge bowl of soup.

Valentines (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had been to a networking event at Koi before and thought the appetizers I had there were pretty good. My girlfriend and I decided to go for Valentine's and it was exceptional. The food was delicious and our waiter was great. He had excellent recommendations and was also just very pleasant all around. He recommended coming back on the weekend for their dim sum, which I think we will do soon!

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

Valentine’s day

vipTravelLover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Koi is one of the best Asian cuisine restaurants in Evanston. Service is great. Lots of good choices. Only disappointment is that they do no have egg rolls, only spring rolls which are not the same.

Casey (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious and love how the plates are broken out by the region in China. Service was quick and gave great suggestions. We will be back!

NidaY (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was very lovely and the restaurant had a nice ambience. It was still busy by the time I got to it at 7:30pm. I felt so bad because my friend had an accident wasn't able to get there until almost 8:05, but the waitress was still super patient with us. I ordered one of their specialty sushis (the Lotus Bomb I believe) and it was absolutely delicious. I then followed it up with their cheesecake and enjoyed that as well. Overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend it for a nice date.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

DDCA (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.