About Koi - Bryant Park

40 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Rich earth tones of orange, red and brown impart warmth to the cool and tranquil space. Thin tapestries of translucent rose fabric are embellished with flame motifs and suspended from the ceiling, creating a separate seating area perfect for a light bite near the large front windows.
Famous for its unique and mouth-watering interpretation of Japanese cuisine. Upscale Japanese fare is given a jolt of new life through an innovative use of ingredients, resulting in refreshing and exciting flavor combinations. Crispy Rice with Spice Tuna, an addictive version of the classic spicy tuna roll, featuring warm grilled rice topped with a thick layer of cool, savory tuna. Baked Crab Roll, for which succulent fresh crabmeat is wrapped in a thin rice crepe paper dotted with sesame seeds and baked to perfection. Hamachi Fusion with Soy-Citrus and Truffle Essence all artfully plated by Koi’s skilled culinary team.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - midnight, Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 921-3330

Website:
http://www.koirestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Street and public lot parking available.

Public Transit:
B,V,D,F to 42nd Street; 4,5,6 to 42nd/Grand Central Station.

Private Party Facilities:
Price fix menus for parties of eight or more. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Koi - Bryant Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (125)
good for groups (88)
special occasion (85)
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hot spot (79)
great for lunch (52)
romantic (50)
neighborhood gem (39)
vibrant bar scene (29)
late-night find (22)
scenic view (10)
notable wine list (10)
kid-friendly (4)
great for outdoor dining (3)
great for brunch (2)
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food5
ambience4
service5

We took our three boys as a special trea ...

Dined 3 days ago

We took our three boys as a special treat and they really enjoyed the food. Our waitress was so accommodating and lovely. The fact that they were so helpful with my husbands gluten free diet was such a bonus. Tons of gluten free options. Will definitely go back soon.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

High db level and energy

Dined 6 days ago

Very frenetic, highly-charged atmosphere at lunchtime; things quieted down after 2. Good sushi, excellent service.

Tags: hot spot
food1
ambience2
service1
value2

Service was not polite and the food was mediocre.

vip
Dined on April 26, 2016

Service was not polite and the food was mediocre at best. The sushi wasn't that good and there were a ton of servers but they were all standing around chatting. We had to waive at them to get their attention for anything. The manager was really nice, but seemed to have left right after we were seated. I have been told it's great for business lunches, so maybe I'll try it again for that, but not dinner.

food2
ambience2
service4

It has been a while since I ate at Koi, ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

It has been a while since I ate at Koi, but I had remembered it being excellent. Those days have passed. The sushi used to be extraordinary, and now it's just extra ordinary. Our waiter was wonderful, but the snootiness of the host staff was just not necessary, especially when a restaurant is past its expiration date. When half the restaurant is empty and Open Table is offering an extra 100 points to reserve at your place, you should probably give your customers the table they prefer, especially when it is the same size as the table where you insist they sit for reasons unknown.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Girls Night Out

Dined on April 21, 2016

They gave us the worst table in the room when there were several empty booths...definite turn off ...but the service and food made up for it. I will definitely go back but maybe I will put my reservation under Beyonce to get a good table

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Wonderful food, but painfully loud

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

This beautiful restaurant offers unusual and exciting taste treats found nowhere else. Each dish seems more exquisite than the last. But the noise - just awful!

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent service, excellent food. Hard ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Excellent service, excellent food. Hard to hear/communicate with the sushi chef due to noise level.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food, fun ambiance and amazing ser ...

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

Great food, fun ambiance and amazing service. Shared crispy rice with tuna tartare, black cod, and calamari salad with a friend. Banana spring rolls for dessert were worth the calories! Can't wait to go back.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Meh!

Dined on April 19, 2016

Good enough a place if it's convenient for you and food is good enough. But service can be quite slow, seating area is crowded, a bit noises when full, decor could be refreshed for a business lunch spot, etc. I wouldn't come here as a place with friends... Just not that kind of spot and price point is quite geared toward corporates with expedient turnaround of tables.

food5
ambience3
service3
value2

Yummy food -- nice varied menu with inte ...

vip
Dined on April 18, 2016

Yummy food -- nice varied menu with interesting choices Server was efficient Cost is quite pricey - we had no liquor and for 2 people with tip was $120

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent in every way

Dined on April 15, 2016

Took my husband here prior to a concert at The Garden. It was his birthday celebration and well worth it!! Excellent on every level. Hostess staff, wait staff, food, drinks.....all amazing! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Excellent food and service

Dined on April 12, 2016

This is my boyfriend's favorite restaurant so naturally we came here for his birthday. Loved the food and the service was great. Only thing is, the restaurant wasn't full and the food came really fast so it felt a bit rushed. This usually is a good thing but we were trying to savor the moment. As always though, great service and great ambience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

We had a wonderful meal at Koi

vip
Dined on April 11, 2016

We loved our lunch at Koi. Everything was just delicious and came out looking a picture of something delicious. We loved everything we had and we tasted appetizers and food that wasn't sushi and rolls (and they looked so good too). My remark was I could eat my way through the entire menu. Everything was just wonderful. The service was excellent as well. They were attentive but not overbearing. All in all, I can't wait to go back and enjoy Koi again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Absolutely perfect in every way: food wa ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Absolutely perfect in every way: food was amazing and service was excellent.

food1
ambience3
service4

Very good service, nice view of the brya ...

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

Very good service, nice view of the bryant park, terrible food - the famous crispy rice is hardened rice that gets stuck to the teeth (couples if you order this make sure you have toothpicks and floss with you, otherwise do not attempt kissing!!!), calamari salad is totally soggy, double tuna roll is the only barely acceptable item, the others you'll have to pay me to eat again. WAY overpriced.

food5
ambience5
service5

Truly enjoyed it. The clientele, service ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Truly enjoyed it. The clientele, service, the hostesses, the attentive manager, The atmosphere, location, price point and of course the food. Will return.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Place

Dined on April 2, 2016

Went here looking for non-red-meat alternatives, and the menu did not disappoint. Standout was one of the specials, cod laquered in a miso sauce on a bed of spinach, one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Staff was notably attentive and polite. We got there a little on the late side, so noise level was dying down. Room is beautiful.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of our favorite restaurants. We go w ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. We go whenever we can when in New York (or LA!).

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

AMAZING!

Dined on March 31, 2016

Eating out with a Gluten allergy can be tricky but this place went out of there way to ensure a gluten free dining experience without any hesitation. Delicious food & awesome service beginning to end!! Would definitely return & recommend!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service3

Simply overpriced with very average sush ...

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Simply overpriced with very average sushi that you could get for half the price at most sushi places in the city. We literally struggled to find the eel in one of the rolls featuring eel. If you go you are going for the atmosphere.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food!@

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

Great food!@

food4
ambience4
service4

Sushi is good but not the best in town ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Sushi is good but not the best in town A bit overpriced for the Quality and quantity you get

food2
ambience3
service3
value1

Tasteless and lacking "value for money"

Dined on March 25, 2016

Our biggest restaurant disappointment during our last visit to New York. The share food concept is lovely but at Koi the food was way too tasteless. Almost all dishes we had (for example the Koi Crispy Rice, the Lobster Tacos and the Sweet Chili Shrimp Roll) lacked the "punch" and taste experience one wants in this kind of place. Some chili, some lime, just anything would have lifted and boosted the flavors. Our only highlights were the Kobe Wagyu Carpaccio with shitake and the desserts. Service was friendly and the place has a pretty cool interior, but for this kind of money (and with the reviews we had read beforehand) we expected much more. And one detail regarding value for money - 9 dollars for a double espresso? That's just plain robbery, no matter how good the coffee is...

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Food are amazing here.

Dined on March 24, 2016

Food are amazing here.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

GREAT FOOD CHOICES

vip
Dined on March 23, 2016

This restaurant is a GREAT FIND! The food was delicious, the service impeccable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Cool vibe & inventive sushi

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

Must have shared plates - The Koi Crispy Rice - fried sushi rice topped with spicy tuna; and the Seared Tuna with jalapeño and garlic crisps. The first being decadent and the second light, tender and bursting with flavor. We had the sushi special to share also, which were 5 pieces -- I don't remember what they were, but they didn't last on the table long enough! We also got an order of the lobster tacos and one of the sushi tacos - both great and very different - lobster ones were lighter, with mango and yuzu. The vibe was cool -- low lighting, beautifully done dining room, lively conversations and crowd made for a very enjoyable evening. Definitely will be back.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place for sushi in the heart of NYC!

Dined on March 21, 2016

Great place to go. We loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Always enjoyable!

vip
Dined on March 21, 2016

Wish I could dine at KOI more often. Food and Service is ALWAYS good.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

amazing food

Dined on March 17, 2016

the food was amazing , we enjoyed our dinner so much. A pitty that you cannot eat more different things at once to experience all the wonderful taste

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Un-f'in'believable

Dined on March 15, 2016

This is a great restaurant in a great location. The food is awesome. Even if you don't like sushi, there is something on the menu for you. Everything was a home run

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Such a good experience

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

We had a nice table in the lounge area overlooking Briant park. Food was delicious, sushi very fresh and innovative. We will come back or try the one in soho

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another divine meal!!

Dined on March 12, 2016

We've been to Koi-Bryant Park many times and we're never disappointed! The restaurant is lovely; warm and inviting with a lot of atmosphere. The service is fabulous and the food is absolutely divine! Everything we had was superb! We especially love the crispy rice with spicy tuna! YUM!!! Thanks and we'll be back, for sure!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Beyond amazing!

Dined on March 9, 2016

The food was fantastic and the service was stellar! I would highly recommend this place to everyone - those who love sushi as well as those looking to try something new.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Still great after 10 years!

Dined on March 8, 2016

KOI still delivers delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere by far it exceeding the other Asian Fusion restaurants. Do yourself a favor and use OpenTable and reserve a table at KOI. Make sure to try the Crispy Rice, Spicy Seared Albacore, and Creamy Rock Shrimp to start!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent!!

Dined on March 5, 2016

Food was amazing!! A great find right across from Bryant Park.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Bryant Park Gem

Dined on March 5, 2016

This was my third trip to KOI Bryant Park and it continues to exceed expectations. Fresh, top quality sushi and sashimi with exceptional saki

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Definitely Coming Back

Dined on March 3, 2016

I went here with for a client lunch and must say that the service and food was amazing. All the food is great to share. I definitely will be coming back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great sushi

Dined on March 2, 2016

One of the best rainbow rolls I've ever had! In fact we ordered a second one...

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

As usual

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

the food was very fresh and very good as usual but the noise level at night was much higher than at lunchtime. Still, great for a business dinner.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Easy and good

vip
Dined on March 1, 2016

great atmosphere waiters/service to be desired great food very reasonable

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view

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