I hate trendy LA spots.
Mr. Chow? Never. Starwatching? Please.
One exception to the rule~ Koi.
The food has been consistence since it's opening and has some amazing dishes not to be duplicated anywhere.
The restaurant is beautifully done, with an outdoor patio, comfortable seating, and several dining rooms to choose from. The zen-like atmosphere can be a scene on weekend nights, but great for entertaining out of town guests.
Favorite Dish: AMAZING DISHES:
~Crispy rice topped with Spicy Tuna...literally melts in your mouth
~Spicy Seared Albacore with Crispy Onions
~Pan Seared Chicken Breast...I'm not sure what they do to this chicken, but it is absolutely amazing. Served with mashed potatoes.
~Kobe Filet Mignon Toban-Yaki...you'll never look at Filet again the same.
~Creamy Rock Shrimp...another must have for the first-timers...
This is a hot spot!Beautiful people every where, there are 4 dining areas.A hip (smoky)outdoor bamboo thatched patio in front- always packed an indoor dining area and two enclosed patios (think greenhouse style).
I suggest any patio dining-sit where you can people watch- it's fun!
Favorite Dish: Whew!So many..
The lobster salad w/ truffle oil.Yum!
The creamy rock shrimp tempura, oysters w/ assorted sauces,the server suggested-quite right- the special crab roll-amazing. I was disappointed with the tuna tartar- very bland.
Definitely overall a great experience!!!
Phenomenal sake list!served in fun bamboo towers and cups.