Koi

4.4
340 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.

Support Koi during COVID-19

What 340 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipCHUEY
Vancouver
5 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
1 review
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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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
1 review
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
1 review
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!

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JanaP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanks to invitation by John Reid it was our first visit at KOI. It is a lovely small restaurant. Friendly staff and food exceptional, We'll be back.

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RyanH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great work as always! Wow I love the Spring rolls :)

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Ellesaire
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience for a small party. So friendly and accommodating. I requested a virgin drink and she iced my apple cider as a courtesy. So happy with all the meals.

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LouiseW
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, music and very friendly staff. Great sanitization practices so i felt very safe.

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Billard
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy going to Koi. The menu has many options and the staff are always attentive of your needs. Would recommend for a couples dinner.

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DeniseC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The salmon curry was very flavourful. I asked if they could make my curry spicy and that is exactly what they did. The salmon was done to perfection. The vibe is casual and friendly. I would definitely go back.

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elsieg
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Gem of a restaurant with ultra tasty menu items, a definite go-to for a great lunch and excellent service.

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VernJ
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lunch with a cousin I haven’t seen for quite a while. Her first time at Koi and she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Came to listen to the Jazz band. Overall the place is great. Have been here before.
I found the sauce accompanying the gyoza and the salad dressing that came with the Koi salad to be way too salty! Didn’t enjoy the food because of that. My drink and latte were great. I would come again but not order food. The first time I came I remember not enjoying the food either. Maybe my taste buds.

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ArnieL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted to hear live music so picked Koi for an evening out. First time there and what a wonderful place! The band "Jazz Works" was excellent and the food superb. Very friendly and perfect service added to the quality evening. Would highly recommend this fine restaurant for an evening out with friends or just a romantic night with your someone special.

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vipLindsay
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The coconut curry with tofu is a favourite of mine. Great spot for lunch but greatness takes time so give yourself the extra time to dine. :)

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KentJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They took a reservation for our group through Opentable.ca for the 17th at noon.

We all show up, and they're closed.

Very poor administration and organization. Our group was left scrambling and we wasted taxis and ubers.

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KimW
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation on OpenTable for Family Day lunch. Confirmed our reservation the day prior via OpenTable's email reminder. Arrived for our reservation and the place was CLOSED.

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TomY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went to see/hear classical guitar music. Music was very good, service was very good and food was very good. All in all a nice evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

I had made a reservation through Open Table and needed to cancel; I then remade the same reservation as my clients time opened back up. I received confirmation from Open Table that my reservation was secured via email and app but upon arriving at Koi they did not have any record of my reservation and could not seat us. We were eventually seated in the corner of the Sushi counter but was not what we were expecting since a reservation had been secured or so I thought.

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KimW
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Great food.

FAQs

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

Koi is rated 4.4 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Koi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.koicalgary.com/shop.

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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