Went there with my wife and a friend, who surprised us with a 25% off coupon! We are local, and were eager to compare Koi's new "all you can eat" to the experience we had a Sake's in town.
The regular menu looked nice, but the "all you can eat" menu could have doubled as a parking ticket it was so small. The lack of options were about as pleasing as a parking ticket, too. They only needed one side of the small laminated flyer to list them, there were some appetizers, "small rolls", and "specialty rolls". No sushi, no sashimi, no teriyaki, no noodles, no age dashi tofu, no sunamono salad... There was an almost comical lack of choice -- you can eat all you can, but it's mostly rice. And cream cheese -- seriously, nearly EVERY "special roll" involved some combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese. Maybe a name change to reflect this emphasis? Koi smoked salmon and cream cheese cuisine?? Both Japanese and Sushi are words that do not accurately reflect the offerings here!
We ordered a bit from each category. The miso was OK, and included large round cheerio-esque floaties that the waitress could not identify, but tasted alright. The dumplings looked like they were fresh from M&M's. The panko scallops were obviously not panko, and were the scallop equivalent of frozen no-name chicken nuggets. The other rolls were packed with rice on the inside and outside, but for the most part were edible. Very few of the rolls offered had raw fish, and those that did included other padding (including more rice) to bring the cost down. One roll of note: the Chicken Teriyaki roll was inedible. Just plain nauseating. Packed with rice and only the bare minimum of required chicken, it was smothered in a sauce that I don't think I can fully describe. They called it Teriyaki, but it tasted like concentrated hoisin boiled down and then burned badly. We did not eat this roll, and it remained a conversation piece throughout the meal.
Now for the best part. Keep in mind, we have been polite guests to this point, keeping our shock and disappointment to ourselves. We go to pay the bill (they do not accept debit, by the way) and present the coupon for 25% off "all food" . We we told that that did not include the "all you can eat" menu. We reviewed the coupon with the server, (there is no fine print anywhere on the coupon), and were told that the "all you can eat" is a "good deal", so the coupon was no good. This was the cherry on top of the giant slice of rice-filled store-bought deep-fried disappointment cake that was our dining experience.
Frankly, this menu is not a good deal, and if it were offered to me for free, I would decline. You could not pay me to return to this place again! Thankfully, there is an ACTUAL sushi restaurant in town. This "Japanese Sushi" restaurant is for people that don't like, and don't want Japanese cuisine.
I am actually quite worried I will be sick. The owner of this establishment should be ashamed.
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