THEKOI Japanese Cuisine

1552 Commerce St #100, Tacoma
(253) 272-0996

Recent Reviews

Gabriela C.

1st time dining in, 2nd time eating their food! We had a great server, he was very sweet and knowledgeable about the menu...excellent dine in experience! The ambience is great for date night...not loud but chill jams in the background. Everything we ordered was delish! We wanted to tip more based on our experience! I'm FAN of The Koi!!

Rachel S.

Craving for some Sushi after a mini Road trip and found this place on Yelp! I must say this is one of the freshest sushi I've had. The place has a nice ambiance and the staff are very nice and now top 3 on my list! Can't wait to go back again. #thekoitacoma #thekoirestaurant #thekoi #sushi #bentobox #salmonbox #sashimi #nigiri #salmon #tuna #tempura #freshest #musttry #recommended

Teresa Kobes

We're glad we found this gem! 100% satisfied when we left! I'd highly recommend. In the time we ate our sushi like 10 delivery people picked up orders. A good sign this restaurant a must.

Brenda P.

My husband had the udon and i had the ramen both pretty salty . However the sushi was top notch . The tower taste really good, but kinda hard to eat with chopsticks. Everything in the sushi was soft and yummy . The service was really good . We reserve our spot through yelp reservations. It wasn't busy on a Thursday at 5pm . Plenty tables available. The atmosphere was nice and modern. Overall good experience.

Kiterie A.

Wow! I was not expecting it to be so good. I didn't care for their poke bowl, but loved everything else we tried. I think the bowl just had a bit too much going on for me. Cute place, nice staff, great food. Had it at lunch.

Teresa Rogerson

ALWAYS a great dining experience. The food is all delicious and beautifully plated. We could not wait to dine in once lockdown restrictions allowed and we were not disappointed. The menu was still extensive, the service was properly professional and impeccable, attentive and friendly. The Koi is one of our favorite places to dine out and meet friends.


My husband and I love coming here. The staff is friendly and fun, and the food is phenomenal. Can’t wait to dine in again after COVID-19 is over with.

Shae Flanigan

If you dine in they're lovely, but if you try to order for pick up (especially during covid) forget it. Tried to order a chirashi bowl (my usual and something I've gotten here many times) I always sub out tako, tamago and ebi and request more of the other fish instead. I was JUST told that they won't do any substitutions without a surcharge. Really? It's a shame, but it's not worth it.


Saturday evening Uber Eats order Dumplings Bao and California roll. Tasty Good Portions Just the right amount of food! Highly recommend

Jacqui Pearson

Really good food!! The service was a little slow, but only because there was only one waiter and he was also bar tending. Also, with the Phase 2 precautions in place, he was having to do more work and all while wearing a mask. Good social distancing in place. All in all, it was excellent.

Rick Emi G.

Holy heck!! A restaurant that is actually open for full service in Tacoma on Tuesday, June 16, 2020!! And a nice bonus - a great selection of well prepared Japanese dishes and good service. Our party of four got two of the dinner bentos that came with grilled salmon, miso soup, salad, 4 nigiri, tuna roll, and an enormous assortment of tempura; one of the special salmon combo bentos-with every possible combination of salmon sashimi, sushi, and even poke; and a regular sushi dinner. Everything was on point and absolutely delicious!!We will be back. Good job guys!!

Zan Bertolino

We loved the atmosphere, the food was to die for, and the service was excellent!! We can’t wait to come back!!

Lauren Bertolino

Great food really nice atmosphere, very nice staff

Michael S.

Honestly was expecting more when I ate there today. I started with the Seafood Sunomono. Presentation was really nice but the flavor did not live up. Had the spicy pork and was not bad at all, but left a numb feeling on my tongue which leads me to believe that they add MSG for flavoring. Wanted to see what their chicken katsu was like so I ordered that as well. The Katsu was not very good at all as the actual chicken was too thick it sliced. The katsu sauce, I actually thought was the salad dressing. Had a little bit of katsu sauce flavor but far too runny and 'vinegary'. Based on location and interior, I was expecting more.

Amanda Davis

The best sushi I’ve ever had. We travel all the way from Bremerton just to eat here at least once a month. Worth the drive!!

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