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!
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
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
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.
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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!
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.
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
i was amazed by this place
food so fresh and tasty
special flavor of japanese
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
our senses satisfied
simply awesome ...
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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 ;-)
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
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!!!
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!
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
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
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
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 ...!!!
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!!!
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
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$...sashimi one portion... The worst open sushi ever... Ro7o t3alamo min sushi holic kif bikon l open sushi wmalla variety 3ndon
Its a.pub more than a sushi place! U should never miss tony keyrouz show, but regarding sushi I do not recommend it! And honestly regarding the 5 stars its obvious that it is fake, come on guys, u cannot say it's the best place for sushi unless u never ate elswhere!!! The 5 stars is an exageration! As for the bad comments, I say its a pub! Don't call it sushi lounge unless u go get a good chef!
Omg worst sushi place ever. More of a bar and part time sushi. Sushi pieces were tiny with even tinier pieces of salmon..avocado..etc in between all that chunk of rice. Tasteless. not at all like the sushi pictures displayed in the menu or website. Overpriced too. Yet service staff was nice. One star only for that.
Koi's employees are very friendly. The place is cozy and warmhearting in the afternoon. However, at night, when the music starts. All the craziness and fun begins.
The best tasting sushi ever!
and The music rocks!
Really unproffessionnal. Bought scoopcity voucher only to discover later that they dont have delivery or take away anymore, and they changed to set menu and we have to pay 50$ for it.. The voucher was for for 34!!
Unproffessional to the max. Wish i could put (0 stars)!
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...
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 !!!)
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
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.