My friend convinced us to check out this restaurant on advice of his friend, claiming it's a "good quality" all you can eat sushi place (which is an oxymoron). Despite my protests, I lost the argument and was persuaded to go.
First Impression: I walk in and notice the cheesy wannabe Japanese motif. I can tell they try to make it look as Japanese as possible (in their minds), but in a way that is different from any real Japanese restaurants.
The Food: We order a lot of food because we were hungry. The food comes with worrying speed and the first thing I notice is the avocado in the California Rolls is brown, indicative of heavy natural oxidation (exposure to air). I estimate the level of oxidation to be equal to 24 hours+ in the fridge - absolutely revolting.
The Service: We alert the server to the problem and ask to send the food back. Without even flinching, as if it has happened many times before, the server takes the food back. I glance at the two "sushi chefs" behind the bar and ask if they can make some fresh rolls, to which the server replies, "I think they're all the same," meaning they do not actually make fresh sushi during the day. Disgusting. We cancel all orders, send the food back, and request the bill.
The whole time, a snarky Chinese staff member kept walking past our table, staring us down, as if we were insulting his gourmet establishment. I look around and sadly watch other patrons in the middle of their meals. Most of them appear to be tourists from out of town, probably from one of the nearby hotels. I hope they don't go back to their home countries with the sour taste of "Koi Sushi" in their mouths. Not when there are so many other fantastic, authentic Japanese sushi places in this city.
I bet most of their customers reluctantly shove down their disgusting fake sushi to avoid being charged for "wasting food," pay their $25 each, leave, and count their blessings never to return. Pretty good racket they have going.
Places like these should be shut down before the Olympics.