May 5, 2012

Koi Sushi

If you didn't know it was there, you would probably miss it.  Right in the heart of Downtown Port Coquitlam is a hidden All You Can Eat sushi gem, located right on Shaughnessy.  Just a word of caution - they only offer all you can eat dining after 5 pm, which is a tad disappointing.  For a stellar $17.99, Koi's all you can eat menu is a great deal.

Juan and I arrived quite late (around 8pm) and they restaurant had only one other table.  Our server was extremely prompt and attentive.  I was immediately impressed with the selection on the All You Can Eat menu which had some of my favourites, that aren't always found on AYCE menus such as ebi nigiri and toro sashimi.

The food was very quick to arrive (now they may have been because of the time of day that we were there, and the lack of customers) and I was surprised how tasty everything looked.  I guess I have had some bad all you can eat sushi experiences in the past at some of the other places in the TriCities, like Shu Shi Ya (yuck), where it is all about quantity and not at all about quality.  

We tried a lot of the options that were available on the all you can eat menu, but here are some of the best. 

Make sure that you try the spicy agedashi tofu when you visit Koi - it is some of the best I've had at ANY Japanese restaurant in recent memory.

spicy agedashi tofu, koi sushi port coquitlam

The beef and chicken teriyaki were both excellent and came out sizzling instead of of just on a plate and half cold!

The most amazing maki roll on the menu without a doubt is the Kamikaze roll. Oh em gee is it good!  This roll has prawn tempura, spicy tuna, radish sprouts and asparagus.  My recommendation: order LOTS!

Spicy salmon, spicy tuna and avocado rolls were all awesome.

I cannot wait to go back to Koi Sushi (actually, I am going there tonight!). I highly recommend going. Check out their takeout menus here: 1 2 3 4.

Tip: There is free parking on the Shaughnessy street, as well as many of the side streets.

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