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Koi Restaurant

Koi is one of those trendy 'A' eateries where the cuisine and the scene coexist in a surprisingly healthy balance.

Being the favoured Japanese restaurant of many Hollywood stars, Koi offers great people-watching opportunities in a stylish setting, but also delivers some high quality sushi and contemporary Japanese cooking. Broken into several distinct spaces, both indoors and out, this is a smart, sexy venue, flatteringly illuminated by candles and fireplaces, accented with bamboo and some sheer, burnt orange curtains.

Reflecting the restaurant’s modern sensibilities are dishes such as tuna tartare with avocado on crispy won tons, and seared toro sashimi with garlic soy. Hot dishes include Chilean sea bass with ginger and shiitake mushrooms, miso-glazed black cod, and Kobe beef (paired with seared foie gras as a starter or grilled toban-yaki-style as an entrée).