Koi New York

(212) 921-3330 | View Website

40 W 40th St, New York, NY | Directions   10018

40.752894 -73.983446

Open Hours

BREAKFAST Daily: 7:00am-11:00am LUNCH Mon-Fri: 12:00pm-2:30pm DINNER: Mon-Wed: 5:30pm-11:00pm Thu-Sat: 5:30pm-12:00am Sunday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 
Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese  more

More Cuisine: Asian

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Breakfast, Business Dining, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Hotel Restaurants, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown South Central, Midtown

less
 
 
Koi New York
Koi New York
Koi New York
Koi New York

From The Owners of Koi New York

KOI, one of LA's most popular restaurants, is making a splash in the heart of Manhattan. Located in the Bryant Park Hotel, KOI offers diners…

Reviews for Koi New York

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Hit or miss – I went here Valentines Day weekend. We were with a few couples so we ordered a lot of dishes and went family style. Some things were great (crispy rice, rock shrimp). Others, not so much (Special Steak entree with three different cuts).

The decor is nice, but the bar is tiny.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Tasty Food! – I went to Koi for Valentine's Day and the food was great! We got sitted within 15 minutes. The service was friendly and fast. I had a lobster w/cream sauce appetizer which was very taste and the black cod entree was a must have! The abience is relaxed and trendy. Overall, I was completely satisfied with my experience and will be returning for the black cod!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

PERFECTION – Best food I ever had. The black cod and short ribs were to die for. The rock shrimp that everyone raves about lived up to every expectation and the sushi was super fresh and tasty.

The portion size was perfect as I hate leaving a restaurant feeling ill from the oversized abundance most places tend to fill you up with.

The staff were friendly and our waiter was great. We even met the Chef and he was wonderful not to mention easy on the eyes!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Sushi Ever – Absolutely fantastic sushi! I came here for dinner with an old friend who frequents this establishment a few times a week. He did all the ordering and my god, it was spot on. The crispy rice with spicy tuna was fantastic. The drinks here were fabulous as well. Very packed place, which is a good sign. Atmosphere was a great vibe. If you want great sushi in midtown, check this place out.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Does not live up to all the hype – I have dined at many of the fine Japanese restaurants in NYC and just tried Koi for the first time last night and was not impressed.

Service

Seated promptly & service was great

Food

Extremely small portions (not worth the money)

Albacore with cruncy red onions was about 3 thinly slices pieces of fish with a mound of fried onlions on top. Was certainly not worth $14 and really didn't have any great taste to it.

Server recommended the Crispy Rice as an appetizer which he said was a favorite. It was 5 rectangles of deeply fried white rice with spicy tuna plopped on top. It was very oily and when you bit into it, there really wasn't any crunch. The pieces of fried rice kind of stuck to your teeth and inside of your mouth. It was definitely not worth it for $16 and did not start off the meal right.

The sushi rolls were tasty but nothing to die for and the black cod was delicious.

Wine

About 15 bottles to choose from with the starting price around $42 which is a little over priced

Ambiance

Large room nicely decorated with loud music. Our table was upstairs in the back. The only problem with the seating is that one person gets a nice view of the door leading to the kitchen and the other gets a view of the room.

Comparison

Compared to other restaurants such as Sushi Samba, Nobu, Matsuri, Haru & Momoya etc I would rank Koi last and do not think I will return there again or recommend it to others.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i like koi – I travel quite often to NYC from LA and although i have been to the Koi in LA, i think i favor the koi in the city much more. The food is consitent from LA which is great, because i know i won't be surprised with something unexpected and weird...LOL!!!! I love their miso black cod, sea bass, shishito peppers, tiger prawns, tuna tartare. i'm not a big sashimi person, but i do love sea food...koi seems to know exactly how to satisfy my picky tummy. :) As much as i love the dinner menu, their lunch menu is just as great. It gets a bit noisy there, but that just shows you how much people love the place and frequent there. I mean would you dine at a restaurant that didn't have a line or didn't have any customers? I wouldn't...I can't end this review without talking about the decor, the bar, and the service. ALL excellent!!!! For those fo you who love fine dining and can afford it, should add Koi to the list of restaurants to visit. If you are lucky, you will fun into a few celebrities here and there. The last time i was there, i saw Cynthia Nixon dining there with her friends enjoying a nice lunch for 4. :)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

NOBU IS NO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! – I have been traveling around like a mad woman trying to find the best sushi- and you know what? Koi takes the cake. I swear, all of these other NEW TRENDY up and coming places just fall behind Koi. I love that netting thing that they have over the celing. I have no idea why people bash this place..... its really really quite fabulous. Like everyone says, you must try the crispy rice and the miso bronzed black cod....

And to be honest.. It really beats any other sushi place

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Amazing Food but Very Small Portions – Koi lived up to our high expectations. The service was amongst the best in the city. The food was outstanding and the decor was great. However the portions were borderline between small and tiny.

If you order one thing when you go to Koi get the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna. My wife and I agreed this was the best appetizer we have ever had. We nearly ordered another one after our main course (we were still very hungry). The sushi is good but ridicuosly priced for the portions. Entrees, tiger prawns were delicous as was the steamed Chilean Sea Bass. However for the price they charge the piece of fish should be bigger, actually it should be a lot bigger. We loved our meal but were so hungry even after each having an app and entree we felt a little jipped.

I would still highly recommend Koi it but be prepared to spend a lot for good food but to either be hungry or poor when its all done.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Valentine's Date – My husband and I went last night, we had reservations, no wait to sit down.

The food was really good. I had the miso glazed black cod and a California roll and we split the chocolate almond fondu for dessert. I also enjoyed the saki. Service was very good. I have no complaints. They even gave us heart shaped cookies to take home. I thought the decor was breath taking, candles and orchids all over. I highly recommend it.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A celebrity favorite from L.A. lands in the Bryant Park Hotel, delivering stylized Asian cuisine along with a glamorous crowd. – The Scene
A giant white fishnet lines the walls and ceiling, tethering in fashionable socialites to this dark, sexy pond. Comfy beige banquettes, bamboo plants and mod chandeliers accentuate a stylish spot so favored by the voguerati that you can forget about booking a table during Fashion Week.

The Food
The more exciting, fusiony items shine over the standard sushi. Dishes like carpaccio-thin hamachi, smartly marinated in salty soy, sharp wasabi, citrusy yuzu and an earthy hint of truffle oil, reminds diners that this is more than an afterparty. And the celeb clientele can't upstage bites of crispy, chewy rice blocks topped with smooth, chili-marinated tuna. Plates arrive in quick succession, but take time to savor the sugary skin of the miso cod, the crispiness of rock shrimp tempura, or the Peruvian yellow pepper puree bolstering the smoky hanger steak.

View more Reviews for Koi New York

Write a Review for

Koi New York

83% 100 64 63 Votes

Best of Citysearch

Won for:
Hotel Dining (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Koi New York to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Koi New York on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Koi New York review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Koi New York page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Koi New York on Citysearch