Koi

4.5
354 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Koi has been a consistent member of the arts and music scene in Calgary for over a decade, and continues to grow as an integral part of the city’s culture.

With exciting events, a great rotation of local visual artists, fresh in-house created cocktails and an elevated new Asian-fusion menu, this hip spot is breaking ground to bring you new experiences on the regular. A beacon to Calgary’s growing music scene, Koi remains one of downtown Calgary’s best restaurant bars to take in live sessions.

Enjoy a blended cuisine inspired by the best food out of China, Korea and Japan with a plethora of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and allergen friendly options. If you like a cocktail with your show, you will be blown away by the innovative creations from the bar. There is certainly a little something for everyone.

Immerse yourself in an intimate and passionate atmosphere flavoured for the Calgary arts scene.
What 354 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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UrvashiB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was closed and we were not informed.

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Tarzan
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The venue always has a very professional yet warm atmosphere. The staff are helpful and genuine. The food, drinks and entertainment is tops in the area. Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

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Deni
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful in all respects, including food,, service, music and ambience

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DonC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit, as we are friends with the band leader. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the experience a very good one.

We were concerned at the number of people allowed into the place. Everyone was checked for ID and vaccination, but we couldn't eat and drink with masks on.

I put on my mask when I was finished my meal. I didn't see anyone else do that. The staff were busy, and could not police that. People moved around without masking.

We will be back with friends for food when there is no band, which should reduce the number in attendance.

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DonF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and pleasant atmosphere. Asian bowls are excellent. While almost all the aspects of my visit were very good, the specific evening I visited was very cold outside and made the interior of the restaurant a bit cold. In those rare cases if a curtain could be put on the door that might help. UPDATE: I am informed that this issue was a one-time occurrence and is being addressed. Great news!

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SLow
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was really good - I had the coconut curry with chicken and the portion size was very generous. I was part of the group that participated in the Classical Guitar Night so I am biased but the live music was what made the meal memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Open Mic every Tuesday night showcases some of the best talent in Calgary.

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Tux42
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local venue that supports the arts. Fantastic food and friendly staff.

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Dineo
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great reception and hospitality from the staff, you feel welcomed. The food wasn’t my cup of tea but to each their own.

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vipjayro
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Food and ambiance was great. Service was horrendous. 1 server for the entire restaurant. Had to wait 20 min for a water and to order.

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SofiaM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

What's the point of making reservations if you get there and they just added an extra chair to your friends table instead giving you the table you reserved.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, delicious food, great attentive staff and nice live music.

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HannahM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Booked a reservation at Koi on a day of an event (we didn’t know there was an event going on). We were told we had to pay 15 dollars to watch the show and was not allowed to come in even though we had reservations. Once we were able to enter a few minutes after this misunderstanding (we didn’t need to pay for the event), we were told to go to our table when there were other people sitting on the table. We requested for them to sanitize the table and it seemed like the staff was not prepared for us at all. Besides that, the meal was amazing and the whole experience was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was awesome, lovely spot. However, once the live band came on our evening changed, the music was WAY too loud, to the point that we had to leave to continue our conversation. The band were amazing, so if you were there for music rather than conversation, then great!

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CaitB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Everything was incredible except that the following day we found our receipt and realized that our server charged us for a $55 bottle of Champagne when he served us a $13 bottle of Prosecco. I really hope this was an honest mistake.

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vipCHUEY
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely room, great service and very good food

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SansiraS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed the music but it was a bit loud and we had trouble talking during dinner. Unfortunately you ran out of all desert which really wasn’t great for a birthday celebration.

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Sansira
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The music and ambiance was amazing but I had higher expectations for the food. My beef was tough, the dish was simple, and the flavors seemed pretty ordinary.

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AngelB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we’ve come here the food is fantastic and the service is equally good. I love the support for local artists and quality without being pretentious. I’ve gone other places in Calgary for vegan cuisine and music and none measure up to Koi. Must try the gyoza and noodle bowls! If you want a quiet spot too you can always just call to see when the shows start and go earlier, it’s a great vibe even without a show.

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Alexander
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Live performance is outstanding. Very warm and romantic place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great meal

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LiaF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Food was tastey, however, I feel the price was too high for the quantity of food, especially the crispy noodle dish

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vegetarian food!! Drinks are not too bad.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent vibes :) Definitely recommend going to the open mics

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Open mic Tuesdays are the greatest!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy, welcoming atmosphere and wonderful service. Love the live music events.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to see out friend Bill Ladick perform with Kim .
Food and service were fantastic . We will be back

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SusanC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

Food was not good, service was good, patio was not good either, too close to the road

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aigeisa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went there for dinner and we had a very nice experience. The green papaya salad was outstanding!
The free comedy show was a fun surprise and we stayed to the end.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Tarzan
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very impressed by their Covid safety practises, these people clearly care about the health and comfort of their patrons.

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vipsusant
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy vegetarian choices.

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JenD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, loved the music! Very friendly and kind!

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aurora
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music performance
Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for live music.

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BenT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! I just found the food pretty expensive for what we got.

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Babz
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite place for live music in Calgary. Amazing food.

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EllyM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the ambiance at Koi! The live music was so wonderful! I was impressed with the COVID safety measures taken at Koi. I'm not a huge fan of Asian style food, but I was able to find something that I could enjoy. My vegetarian family members enjoyed their meals very much! Our server was outstanding, very friendly and professional, checking in with us often. I thought that the price was very reasonable for the quality of the food and experience. I would return to Koi in the future!

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Guest
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The bar tender didn’t know how to make the drinks on the menu. Staff seemed a bit frazzled

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EmjayC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!! Music was amazing, staff was friendly. 10/10

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Jake
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Too many people in the room,no social distance maintained as many do not wear mask!
No crowd control!

FAQs

Koi does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Koi is rated 4.5 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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