Is Koi worth going to?
I hear its pretty expensive, is the food and ambiance worth it?
go for the celebs, not for the food. if you want that style of designer rolls/cooking, id recommend katsuya anyday (the valley one, not brentwood).
koi is underrated and gets a lot of undeserved flak.
yes it is a total scene -- but they also turn out a lot of good dishes, you just have to know what to order.
so i'll tell you: the three-layer tuna "taco" type thing, the seared albacore w/onions, the miso cod, the rock shrimp tempura, the tuna on crispy rice and ESPECIALLY large quantities of the warm crab rolls. they are absolute heaven.
Thank you so much!!! I had seen the baked crab roll on the online menu, so now I will definitely get it.