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Thinking of Koi; looking for your thoughts

idreamoffood May 3, 2010 07:54 PM

I am thinking of going to Koi with a party of 8 for a law school graduation dinner. Is there some place better to go or is this a good choice? I am looking for Asian (not just sushi though) and celebratory place. If you like koi, what do you like there?

40 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: idreamoffood May 3, 2010 08:29 PM

    take a look at some of the threads about Buddakan or Megu - i think both have menus & atmosphere that would suit your needs.

    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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      RIFK RE: idreamoffood May 5, 2010 05:12 AM

      Have you considered Japanese Brasserie (on Hudson)? You can get a table in the private tatami room which is great for small parties. Food is excellent (one of their specialties is a creamy, smokey tofu that is delicious; lots of small plates, great sushi).

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        chow_gal RE: RIFK May 5, 2010 06:00 AM

        it's called EN Brasserie, if you are looking it up. Very expensive / overpriced, but a big 'wow' factor in terms of decor.

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          silverlainy RE: chow_gal May 6, 2010 06:33 AM

          I think EN Japanese is better and cheaper than Koi but I haven't been to either recently...great cocktails at EN. I found Koi really disappointing actually, would much prefer Nobu, EN, or even Budakkan for upscale asian fusion although if you want more Japanese style then not Budakkan. The sampling I had at an event at Megu was pretty good but I've heard the portions are tiny. They all can handle large groups

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            idreamoffood RE: silverlainy May 6, 2010 11:02 AM

            Thanks! What about Chow Bar? The menu there looks interesting. Thanks for the EN rec as well. Are there other fusion places anyone would recommend besides budakkan or megu?

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