KOI

Eat Out - - JOHANNESBURG -

BEST FOR High-end Asian fare to im­press. FOOD Pop­u­lar starters in­clude bao, dim sum and sushi – the new-style sashimi is es­pe­cially good. Ja­panese chicken yak­i­tori with a sour­ish yuzu and fruity Ja­panese seven-spice works well too. Or try the de­pend­able tacos, beef slid­ers, crispy cala­mari and glazed beef ribs. The sal­ads are par­tic­u­larly good, es­pe­cially the sparkling green pa­paya. As a main course, the baby chicken is a crispy de­light. Other mains in­clude Thai curry, crispy duck, grilled prawns and spicy Korean-style lamb chops. The desserts are dev­as­tat­ingly good, es­pe­cially the white choco­late and green-tea mousse. DRINKS An ex­cel­lent wine list with lo­cal and French bub­bly, clas­sic and sig­na­ture cock­tails, and an in­trigu­ing tea list. SER­VICE The wait­ing staff are slick and well-trained, even re­gard­ing drinks. AM­BI­ENCE The space glows with warm, cop­pery tones. There is a very at­trac­tive out­door wooden area with bright cush­ions that’s per­fect for day­time dim-sum din­ing. (MLE)

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