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“Quite disappointing”
Review of Koi

Koi
Ranked #71 of 701 Restaurants in Pretoria
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Koi Restaurants, the leader in contempory Asian Cuisine. At Koi we strive to bring you the latest in Asian trends mixed with our own touch of Western style in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quite disappointing”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

I love Koi. For a very long time after I moved to Pretoria I'd take the train to go have a meal at Koi. When I discovered that there's one in Lynwood I was excited.
My excitement was short-lived because:
*The waiting staff is lazy (no better word to describe it). How do you have to look for a waiter at an establishment like this?
*The waiting staff isn't well trained.
* the food is below Koi standard. My Tuna steak tasted good but didn't look appetising to me. Firstly just because something is seared it doesn't mean it must be grey. It must still look caramelised. Basic Food 101.

I will go back as this will save me a trip to Rosebank and not because it's amazing.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mahlatsi M
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Stellenbosch
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Asian Cuisine”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

What a delightful eating experience! The food was excellent with oustanding service! For the wine connoisseur there is a superb wine list! We will definitely go back to Koi!

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Susann W
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Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent! ”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Probably the best asian restaurant in Pta! We have visited Koi a few times and they never disappoint. The ginger soy dipping sause is out of this world!!!

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Thank HelmoC
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great :eatout"”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Last week we decided to treat our Swiss colleague to dinner at a good restaurant in a lovely setting, we chose Koi at Lynnbridge in Pretoria. It was really good, The atmosphere was super the servings well presented and not too big, the staff were great, always there but not in your face. I would certainly recommend it.
466 Copper

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank 466Copper
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Enjoyed a good dinner last night, the dim suns are always a winner. As a vegetarian I found the available choices on the menu lacking.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Martin017
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