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Koi

Japanese Restaurants  Lounges

2.7 106
 106 ratings

Address: 

Gouraud St., Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon

Telephone: 
+961-3-959573

The dream has finally become a reality, embodied in Koi's superb ability to serve you, both delicious Food and great night life.

Koi Pub Gemmayze opens its doors everyday, 7 days a week, at 11:00 a.m, where you can indulge in the most delicious Food varieties possible, prepared exclusively by our unique chef, all the way till 2:00 a.m.

By 9:00 p.m, our in-house DJ and various entertainment programs will keep you up and dancing till the break of dawn.

Whether it's food your heart desires, or a fun and exciting night, we gladly provide you with both. After all, we aim to please you!


N.B.: Delivery from 12pm to 12am.

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Mr Brayan P.

Mr Brayan P.   Apprentice Apprentice
 August 29, 2016
Worst place ever no life bad service no flavor
Issam M.

Issam M.   
 September 22, 2015
amazing sets, delicious pieces, yummmmmmmi ...
Ralph S.

Ralph S.   
 August 23, 2015
food tastes so good and fresh, great reception , staff so friendly, amazing atmospher ... will be one of my favorites resto ... recommended akidddd in all branches
Marilou C.

 August 19, 2015
u'll always get taste fresh food something you can't rarely find this days, a really friendly staff, i highly recommand ... thank you
Carlos M.

Carlos M.   
 August 17, 2015
amazzzzzinggggg crazy mango
Touti S.

Touti S.   
 August 15, 2015
the sushi is great the salmon soooo fresh if you are lost between the 10s and 10s of japanese resto, i can guarantee this one of the best. friendly staff and fast service. Recommendedddddddddd !!!
Labib H.

Labib H.   
 August 12, 2015
verrrryyy taste and delicious
Georges+ A.

Georges A.   Apprentice Apprentice
 July 31, 2015
I just went yesterday at Koï, Jounieh Branch, and it is awful! First of all, it is in a place called soire, no clues to even know it is a Koï branch. Second, I went with friends, we ordered open sushi, we ordered and after a little we got totally different set of what we chose!! We were too hungry to even complain! Anyways, I don't recommend you guys ever to go there!
Alfred A.

Alfred A.   
 May 31, 2015
Accepted taste, friendly staff, i love their decorations.
Nadine A.

Nadine A.   Savvy Savvy
 May 31, 2015
Sushi has no taste and doesn't look appealing.
Blondy+ B.

Blondy+ B.   Expert Expert
 April 18, 2015
Worst sushi ever.....
Tsar ..

Tsar ..   Expert Expert
 April 18, 2015
If you want to have an average cocktail drink and nice music it's the place to be. If you are looking to have good sushi DONT NOT EAT AT THIS PLACE it's NOT RECOMMENDED
Micha D.

Micha D.   
 April 18, 2015
Worst sushi i've ever tasted..really small portions and tasteless
Mariline H.

 March 6, 2015
Only stupid people dont love Koi ...
Andrea C.

Andrea C.   
 March 6, 2015
the worst sushi i have ever tasted
Rami S.

Rami S.   
 March 5, 2015
the most beautiful place in town, delicious food, great cocktail's drink, best music, great atmosphere, i like the offer, it's amazing and jalousie of service friendly staff, try it once and you'll be the loyal customer for this place, so friendly staff and manager ... strongly recommended ... love u koi
Mahmoud A.

 March 5, 2015
I got the offer of 48 pieces with 2 crab salad, we did not receive crab salad but instead we received frozen raw salmon which was extremely bad. Then we received the 48 pieces of sushi which was the worst sushi I have ever tasted in my life. I mixed it with a lot of sauces in order to change the taste but it was worhless. Don't come for sushi but u can come to have a drink maybe
Christelle N.

 February 26, 2015
Amazing decoration with background music and clean place. Fresh and tasty food. Friendly staff. Love it
Aline S.

Aline S.   
 February 21, 2015
the sushi in Japan began around the 8th century. the original type of sushi was first developed in Southeast Asia as a means of preserving fish in fermented rice. in the Muromachi period, people began to eat the rice as well as the fish. during the Edo Period, Vinegar rather than Lacto-Fermentation was used to sour the rice. in modern times, it is an early from of Fast Food strongly associated with Japanese culture. the reader behind the koi sushi bar, through an extensive three-month course at the California sushi academy in Los Angeles where he spent a semester shadowing its founder and select group of master chefs anf their trainees and experienced first hand what's involved in becoming a naturalist with a knife. the different types of organisms that compose sushi, their behavior, biology, evolutionary originsn ecological niches and nutritional properties. freshness it important and quality of nutrition size. revealing why the best sushi chefs in town. believe or not, google it before any discuss ... thank you ...!
Anthony B.

Anthony B.   Apprentice Apprentice
 February 20, 2015
Compared to other sushi places, it is the worst. Extra small sushi pieces, frozen rice, the salmon seems not tobbe fresh. U felt like eating plastics. In addition, we ordered soft drinks, they didn't have enough cans to serves us. We ordered a dessert, but no desserts were available. Then we were surprised by the prices on the bill because they are completly diiferent from the prices on the menu. Never going back there!
Rodriguo A.

 February 3, 2015
beautiful place, suitable for couples, big pieces, delicious and fresh, cant say more than amazing ...
Céline S.

Céline S.   Savvy Savvy
 January 12, 2015
The food is less than average compared to other sushi places out there. Although the ambiance is pretty good..
Elissa A.

Elissa A.   
 January 12, 2015
I ordered a boat on christmas of 121 pieces, it was surprisingly cheap specially because it came with a bottle of champange. The rice was undercooked, the soya was all over the cheap plastic bag it was put in along the the chopsticks. When we came to pick it up we arrived 15minutes late and waited an extra 20minutes for it to be done. I understand the Christmas rush, but has to be prepared, at least get an extra chef of this day. Never going back.
Youssef J.

 January 10, 2015
Great and wonderful food ... Amazing music and atmosphere... Definitely one of the best places I've been to in Beirut a must visit Resto !!
Nancy H.

Nancy H.   
 January 4, 2015
when we were advised to try koi sushi, we were confused. But when we try it, we can definitely assure the great taste and the proffesional service , thank you ...
Milo A.

Milo A.   
 January 3, 2015
yummmmiiiiiii
Marwan A.

Marwan A.   
 December 31, 2014
It is the worst place every for any kind of food. The owners are confused whether to open a pub or a sushi rest. Rude staff ... Lie deals... u buy the deal and additional stupid conditions is added so they avoid their commitments to the deal. The positive comments are created by the owners do not believe these people. The restaurant is literally zbeeeleeeeeeee..... Zbeeeeeeeellllleeeeeeeeeeee Zbelleeeeeeeeeeeee Zbeeeeeeelllleeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Yelena S.

Yelena S.   
 December 28, 2014
great sushi place fresh and tasty food soooo clean and friendly staff i love it ... !
Wassim M.

Wassim M.   
 December 27, 2014
Fresh and tasty salmon Welcoming so nice Friendly staff Creative and delicious food Strongly recommended ...
Aboudi I.

Aboudi I.   
 December 27, 2014
Nice music, bad smelling salmon sushi , maki was not fresh , I don't recommend
Mohamad D.

 December 27, 2014
Tasty fantastic place
Elie B.

Elie B.   Savvy Savvy
 December 27, 2014
I'm a bit scared to go there due to bad reviews and it's continuous campaigns on the marketing platforms such as makhsoom and others. Smoking and sushi doesn't fit together
Diala B.

Diala B.   
 December 27, 2014
My favorite place ever so so creative amazing ambiance great management tasty sushiiiii
Peter S.

Peter S.   
 December 25, 2014
Pretty and creative presentation Tasty food sooo yummmi Yes you can say that this is an excellent place Strongly recommended ... !
Etienne H.

 December 25, 2014
We appologize for our last review! Good luck people They are so nice and so generous And awaiting the opening of the new branches :)
Gerard N.

Gerard N.   Savvy Savvy
 December 24, 2014
Acceptable
Myriam S.

Myriam S.   
 December 23, 2014
Its the worst sushi I have ever tasted.
Nidal S.

Nidal S.   
 November 14, 2014
now that is what I call an excellent sushi place, there us no need to talk about the freshness food and quality, strongly recommend ...
Luna N.

Luna N.   
 November 14, 2014
This is my place :) I love it
Carol S.

Carol S.   Apprentice Apprentice
 November 14, 2014
unforgettable night i was amazed by this place fantastic atmosphere food so fresh and tasty special flavor of japanese and italian variety of drinks with delicious hot popcorn the band with dj music and crowd are amazing the owner was sooo generous friendly staff so nice welcoming elegant and ordinarily excellent truely impressed our senses satisfied simply awesome ...
Nisrine K.

Niss K.   
 October 27, 2014
Bad badd sooo bad its a yukkyyy sushi I hv ever eaten I dont like it at all .I dont recommend it .if u want to die go there
Christy Y.

Christy   
 October 23, 2014
Only good comments are allowed otherwise bad reviews=fake account. I went to koi last week. I have nothing to say but for god s sake stop serving sushi. Keep on drinks and music...Forget about food. Last thing stop feeling persecuted!!! I hardly beleive the last two comments are from real people who went there. But people who only care about their image.Pity!!!
Nizar H.

Nizar.h   
 October 23, 2014
I love it but I have a small comment you need more staff because you've got a lot of customers so you need to be faster thanks
Gorgix B.

Gorgix B.   
 October 21, 2014
Fresh and tasty, one of the best in town, all you can eat for a decent price, I don't believe the bad reviews, I think all are fake account, I highly recommend. ..
Halim M.

Halim M.   
 October 21, 2014
very friendly staff, delicious food, beautiful lounge and classy music, try it ... N.B.: special crazy mango sooooo yummmy
Bob B.

Bob   
 October 19, 2014
Dear Mr Hiba( i really beleive the one who wrote this review must be the owner or the manager), As a resident of gouraud street, i hardly found your place busy during the week but very close to the emptiest place in gemmayze. Open your eyes and admit that your sushi is disgusting. We all know that two years ago, oceanus was providing the place. But not anymore. Stop your blablabla and improve you behavior and your quality of sushi to satisfy your 1500 ppl per week.. lol.
Mhmd Ali I.

 October 19, 2014
Worst sushi place ever, bad crab salad, and horrible i tried it and would never do it again, i think the good review are from the staff and managment. I dont believe someone who ate sushi there would love it. Dont recomend any one unless they change the food quality.
Riyad K.

Riyad K.   
 October 19, 2014
Bought the offer through Makhsoom which already sold more than 1200 vouchers. Went there with family and it was really my worst sushi experience ever!! First time to comment, but I couldnt sleep before saying what I want to say
Andrew M.

Andrew M.   
 October 19, 2014
It's one of the most amazing sushi bar Amazing food and amazing place where you can go and have a nice sushi meal with your girlfriend!!
Salim M.

Salim M.   
 October 18, 2014
Koi sushi is the one of the most competitive sushi lounges in lebanon: delicious taste, wide great variety, friendly service, and very clean local with great prices, good luck, keep going:))
Hiba S.

Hiba S.   
 October 17, 2014
Surprised by reading the bad reviews! Koi employees are so friendly and sushi is really good! It's a nice atmosphere with some classy and cozy music
Hiba A.

Hiba A.   
 October 14, 2014
just be honest, 7 days in week fully booked, number of visitors about 1500 persons monthly, it's logic to have 5% don't like the place, hope the bad reviews not from jealous competitors !!! should try before any bla bla ;-)
Elias M.

Elias M.   Savvy Savvy
 October 14, 2014
I don't recommend it . ( and to be clear , all the positive reviews share the same english skills and the same exact logic ) EM Twitter : @em_313 Instagram : elias_mansour
Elias K.

Elias K.   
 October 12, 2014
Worst sushi in lebanon, srry not in lebanon but in MEA. 0 for the service 0 for the taste Max dirty table Max dirty platters Is it enough or should i say more And for the positive review sure they are all fake. Better to eat from nearest trash than to eat in koi W btw rehna makhssoom rabahouna jmileh fi ma ya3mol ma5ssoum min l awal 3 order natarna 45 min w ma jeboua mitil li 3am byoch7atna
Sophie R.

Sophie R.   
 October 10, 2014
Worst sushi Horrible quality Not clean Awful taste Enough said .... It is not even worth talking about. Don't even think of giving it a single chance
Zeina A.

Zeina A.   
 October 7, 2014
Worst sushi ever... bad music...bad tables...dirty..they even charge for automatic chopsticks !!!!
Amer S.

Amer S.   
 October 7, 2014
The worst sushi ever! Don't let me start. Worst seats!!! The crab tastes like shit. The makis are so unfresh.!!! And the waiter... So unprofessional... Took our so called soy sauce to put it on another table!!! Horrible experience!!!
Aline Z.

Aline Z.   Savvy Savvy
 October 6, 2014
Just be honest guys with 5 stars!!I will tell u that i was seriously worried about my health after eating in koi ! 1.the place is so dirty! 2.the waiter n the manager who r serving are so hairy so yucky! 3.1 hour to get the order n for the surprise the crab salad is a shit salad.the worst n the cheapest crab, the sushi pieces looks all like each other if u just ordered one kind n worst they are tasteless.i think the menu is for the protocol! Just to end:disgusting sushi experience, dirty staff, worst place. ..so please stop serving sushi coz this time i wasnt poisoned but next time someone will!pity!
Roy S.

Roy S.   
 October 6, 2014
Now let me tell all the beautiful people who likes sushi a story with koi sushi restaurant: NEVER COME ANYWHERE NEAR THIS PLACE OR U'LL HAVE CERMONELLA. It starts with the soy sauce.. Its definitely mixed with water bcz its color is soo bright ive never seen anth like it and it taste like water. Next stop the crab, usually its the most valueless, it cost the least in a sushi restaurant. Well in koi the "crab" taste like "crap" and it's in its worst condition. So basically when u order a crab salad u'll be eating a cheap CRAP salad. Thirdly, comes the crunchy makis. I asked the waiter for milk to eat with the Poppins they put instead of the crunch. Taste like old cereals that ur mom forget in a cabinet for 5 years. Now about the service.... Oh the service... What a real disappointment... NO PLATTERS ! xtra ginger costs 1$ and above all this chairs and tables are the most uncomfortable chairs ull ever sit on. And lets not forget the most unfresh sushi ull ever eat in ur entire life. Thanks to makhsoom.com i learned never to set foot in this restaurant ever again
Guitta B.

Lara   Apprentice Apprentice
 October 6, 2014
Bad bad bad place!!!not recommended at all. Please close it before it will get worst. It is weird how all positive reviews are from members who JUST CREATED AN ACCOUNT and have only ONE SINGLE review which is for KOI
Joanna D.

Joanna D.   
 October 6, 2014
Worst sushi ever AND WORST SERVICEE
Bash M.

Basel   
 September 27, 2014
Hahahaha can't stop laughing after reading NIZAR's comment, "u need more staff because you've got a lot of customers" Hahaha seriously!!! Man enno mannak mshalle2, tayeb Change ur name into THE OWNER. Lol
Elie M.

Elie M.   
 September 27, 2014
Honestly everyone have his or her opinion, but for me the best sushi place in lebanon, try it before any dissemination ... ;-)
Raffi K.

Raffi K.   
 September 24, 2014
Worst Sushi joint ever !
Sara R.

Sara R.   Apprentice Apprentice
 September 23, 2014
koi is the royal concourse of sushi and drinks, melted in amazing atmosphere of music, located in the heart of living Beirut, enjoying this place is privilege for "A" people ... are you on the "A" list ...!!!
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Tony   Savvy Savvy
 September 23, 2014
No! I don't believe any of the positive reviews, and I think they are all fake. How come each reviewer activates their account and either reviews koi only or goes on a massive review mania the same day then vanishes? The truth is this place is a pub with very very poor sushi and smoking all over. It is honestly disgusting and the food is horrible!!!
Salma A.

Salma A.   
 September 23, 2014
i have tried all sushi places in lebanon, koi remains rank number one, great music, amazing atmosphere, friendly staff and freshness food ... strongly recommended ...
Mireille D.

 September 16, 2014
im so suprised reading all these bad reviews. every time i go there is better than the other. koi employees are so friendly. the food are so tasty, the ingredients are fresh, the atmosphere is classy and cozy and if ur lucky u can enjoy some drinks with the big variety of programs they have! unique experience
Razan+ S.

Razan S.   
 September 15, 2014
Disgusting !!!
Joy H.

Joy H.   
 September 14, 2014
Omg! Now that other sushi places have opened jealousy is started to grow. This place has the best sushi in Lebanon due to its care with ingredients fresh and carefully made.
Khaldoun A.

 September 14, 2014
Raba7ona jmilet l makhsoom deal, 2el "wyn fi open sushi bi 18$"... Inno 7bb se3t lbadkon ta3mlo dealz ma btrab7o l3alam jmeel, msh 7asani ray7in ne7na. Automatic chopsticks 1$....extra ginger 2$...sashimi one portion... The worst open sushi ever... Ro7o t3alamo min sushi holic kif bikon l open sushi wmalla variety 3ndon
Mike A.

Mike A.   
 September 8, 2014
Best sushi in town , cosy atmosphere , recommend it ...
Nivine S.

 September 2, 2014
Its a.pub more than a sushi place! U should never miss tony keyrouz show, but regarding sushi I do not recommend it! And honestly regarding the 5 stars its obvious that it is fake, come on guys, u cannot say it's the best place for sushi unless u never ate elswhere!!! The 5 stars is an exageration! As for the bad comments, I say its a pub! Don't call it sushi lounge unless u go get a good chef!
Sandra C.

Leila   Savvy Savvy
 August 9, 2014
Omg worst sushi place ever. More of a bar and part time sushi. Sushi pieces were tiny with even tinier pieces of salmon..avocado..etc in between all that chunk of rice. Tasteless. not at all like the sushi pictures displayed in the menu or website. Overpriced too. Yet service staff was nice. One star only for that.
Tina S.

Tina S.   
 July 26, 2014
This place sucks. Tried it once.. Never again.. Disgusting food.
Romeo J. N.

 July 18, 2014
Beautiful place, great salmon, delicious, friendly staff, can't say more then amazing sushi ...
Nissrina R.

Nissrina R.   Apprentice Apprentice
 July 16, 2014
It's a wonderful place, the food is perfect, excellent tasty, attentive service and amazing staff, classy ambiance ...
Maria N.

Maria N.   
 June 24, 2014
Very taste, fast delivery, gd offer
Che B.

Che B.   
 May 30, 2014
Koi's employees are very friendly. The place is cozy and warmhearting in the afternoon. However, at night, when the music starts. All the craziness and fun begins. The best tasting sushi ever! and The music rocks!
Nathalie K.

 April 23, 2014
Really unproffessionnal. Bought scoopcity voucher only to discover later that they dont have delivery or take away anymore, and they changed to set menu and we have to pay 50$ for it.. The voucher was for for 34!! Unproffessional to the max. Wish i could put (0 stars)!
Anonymous User

Maher S.   
 April 16, 2014
if i want to go then i'll change my mind because of the bad manager behavor andhis ugly comments to the ppl...
Ryan R.

Ryan R.   Savvy Savvy
 April 16, 2014
REALLY? THIS IS HOW YOU REPLY TO YOUR CUSTOMERS?!?!?!?! Tfeh! You don't even deserve one star. Tfeh 3a heik manager. Disrespectful human being. Never came, never will.
Zaher W Zein A.

Zaher W Zein A.   Apprentice Apprentice
 April 15, 2014
Dear manager ...sorry to tell you this ...but this the worst action taken regarding the complaints that you are having from your guests.
Mostafa G.

Mostafa G.   Savvy Savvy
 April 15, 2014
If you want to know the level of professionalism the staff of this place has, just take a look and read the manager's reply. This is really unacceptable what so ever. People are free to express their own opinion. If they think the restaurant is bad you have to take that criticism and try to improve yourself, there is no need to force your own biased opinion on them. I'm sure these comments will have a negative effect on the place and the manager. A bad example shown by the top of the hierarchy ( the manager himself !!!)
Rick B.

Rick   Savvy Savvy
 April 12, 2014
I completly agreed with you Joe!! It shows how much they are only worried about writting good comments instead of taking good care of their customers...
Roger Z.

Roger Z.   
 April 10, 2014
Worst place on earth!!
Nora S.

Nora S.   Expert Expert
 April 6, 2014
I have never been there but I was checking the reviews and saw the management's reply. .. totally unpro!! This is ur answer for the critics!!!... scroll down.. no one has given a rate more than 1 star.. were the other customers paid for kamen to not give u a good rate. .. just try to improve instead of accuse
Michel A.

 April 6, 2014
thank you ...
Sally H.

Sally H.   
 March 19, 2014
What a shame!! Unpro !
Georges+ G.

 March 18, 2014
the worst sushi place ever
Robert A.

Robert A.   Apprentice Apprentice
 March 18, 2014
The most unprofessional, bad treatment, low quality, slow service sushi place. Though the deal said that a reservation is required only on weekends, we wanted to reserve and quote that we bought the coupon via scoopcity. After THREE weeks of call attempts with no answer (whether on the landline or the owner's mobile), we decided to just walk in. The place was out of rice on a monday night with an open sushi theme. The waiter told us it will take few minutes to get it. However, we waited more than AN HOUR AND A HALF and no single piece of suhsi was served - noting that we were the only 2 persons there. Meanwhile, the owner was simply sitting on the bar and chatting with friends. We had enough and asked the waiter to stop the order for the delay and asked for the check. Instead of apologizing for the inconvenience, the owner simply gave us the check, bragging that they cater for "half of Lebanon" (while they didnt know how to serve a table of 2), rabbah jmile for letting us in an empty restaurant without reservation (though we proved him how many attempts to call with no answer). What a Shame.

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