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“Oustanding sushi at an outstanding price”
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Koya
Ranked #16 of 109 Restaurants in Highland Park
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Wonderful food, creative selection / combos for sushi and sashimi, includes great miso soup, and mochi for dessert. Service is attentive without being a pest, and its rather cozy.

Thank KeLarson
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We love Koya. It started as a very small restaurant with about enough seating for 20 people. It's since been discovered and they've expanded in to the adjacent staff but it is still an intimate restaurant. The sushi selections are fantastic - we love the Hawaiian, Philadelphia and spicy rolls but there are a lot of creative ones from which to choose. There are also options for non-sushi items such as teriyaki, sukiyaki, bento box and the like. Prices are higher than when it was new but the quality is really top rate.

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Thank dlscps
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Koya is a Japanese restaurant located at the very north end of Highland Park, Illinois, in a small shopping center, at 508 E. Old Elm Road, the busy street bordering Lake Forest. Just to the east is the Town of Fort Sheridan.
Koya is a mountain about a 2 1/2 hour train ride from Tokyo.
Enough georgraphy.
Koya opened in a storefront some six years ago and from the beginning has always provided tasty, generous, well designed portions presented gracefully. A small ice cream dessert topped with a parasol is gratis.
When Koya opened, we didn't give it much of a chance because not too far away was another, larger competitor. But, Koya has not only survived but our hostess informed us the other evening as we were eating our
sashimi special and rainbow dragon sushi roll -accompanied by hot saki- that they had acquired the adjoining property and were doubling in size. Construction is slated for October.
These folks have earned their success.

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Thank ajgold84
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Everyone is always extremely nice at Koya. We go there with and without our children and we always have a great meal! Their fish is always fresh! It is a small dining room but there is something very comfortable about dining there. I highly recommend eating there. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank melinda2121
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

We eat here once a week. The sushi is delicious. The place is family run, and small, and you don't feel like you are lost in a larger sushi chain restaurant. The prices are very reasonable.

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Thank brink9
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