words by


 

MORE CITY BYTES




FEATURED


arcade-emp-proj.JPG YOH! Treasure Island
Arcade Empire was...




jhbpride01.JPG Pride Parade
Pride saw hundreds of...


rusty lady Tragedy Hasn't Stopped The Rusty Lady
After an incident among the...



Johannesburg City Bytes : City Bytes / Restaurants


The Joy of Koi

Eat, pay, love at Joburg's best Asian restaurant.

As an absolute sushi-lover, I've been on a quest to find the best in the city. Some 89 California rolls later I finally found my solace. Situated in the trendy food quarter at the Firs in Rosebank, Koi offers an authentic, refreshing take on Asian cuisine.



While it has that up-market, chic vibe, the dining experience is relaxed and welcoming, unlike the many over-priced restaurants in the Northern suburbs. We started our meal with (you guessed it!) sushi! Since there were a few of us, we ordered several types including nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls and fashion sandwiches - which were all delightful. For my main I ordered the wok-charred beef fillet, which came with mash potatoes and greens - well presented and absolutely delectable! My boyfriend's Koi chicken curry was equally delicious. After hanging myself up on the starters and main I had to pass on dessert, but the menu was varied and intriguing? yet another excuse to return!   



While the restaurant is a tad pricey, it's definitely worth the splurge. With attentive waiters and waitresses; a lively atmosphere; unique décor (both inside the restaurant and the outside area on the square); and yummy food; it makes for a great night out.



The Firs, corner Cradock and Bierman Avenues, Rosebank
011 447 2440


Want to review something in the city? Click here






JOHANNESBURG MAILER


It will make your week just a little bit better!


male female

FEATURED TO-DOS






JHB DAYFINDER

Fri Sat Sun
Mon Tue Wed
Thu click on a day




SEARCH VENUES