Koi LA

Koi LA

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This past weekend, I had the chance to visit Koi Los Angeles for dinner.

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Koi offers contemporary Japanese cuisine that will excite your taste buds in a modern, yet Zen-inspired setting. The décor is elegant, yet sophisticated; the ambience is perfect for a date night, or a night out with the girls!

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Our host gave us a rundown on Koi’s signature and must-try dishes. They’re well-known for their crispy rice so this was first on our list. We had them with kobe beef and spicy tuna on top, it was delicious!

Roasted Shishito Peppers

Roasted Shishito Peppers

The roasted shishito peppers had a nice, spicy kick to it (spicy food lovers, I suggest you get this!) It was served in sweet soy sauce, which was a good balance to the spicy flavor.

Oysters

Oysters

 

Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin

Omakase Roll

Omakase Roll

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Lobster Tacos

Lobster Tacos

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The lobster tacos was bite-sized and fun to eat! The taco shell was made with wonton wrapper, which gives it a good crunch. The lobster was topped with mango salsa, and a refreshing yuzu guacamole on the side.

Creamy Shrimp Tempura

Creamy Shrimp Tempura

The Creamy Shrimp Tempura was creamy on the outside and meaty on the inside, topped with crispy grilled onions.

Toro Sushi

Toro Sushi

The Toro Sushi is my favorite. It was fresh, delicious, and most of all, fatty. It's $20 for two, but it was definitely worth every penny.

Salmon Carpaccio

Salmon Carpaccio

The Salmon Carpaccio was beautifully plated with black truffles and ponzu.

Overall, my dining experience at Koi was amazing. Everything I ordered was delicious, and most of all, service was great! Our server was really helpful, and food came in a timely manner. I look forward to coming back. :)

Tips:

  • Top 3 must-try dishes are: Crispy rice, Toro sushi and Omakase roll
  • Make reservations, especially ahead of time for the weekends. They get really busy!
  • If you can, reserve a seat at their patio—it’s gorgeous! (for my fellow foodies, go get that perfect lighting outside)

For more info and reservations, visit http://www.koirestaurant.com/

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