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Cafe Koi

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1011 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J2, Canada
+1 403-206-1564
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe koi is an interesting, quaint place that seems to be community-driven. While my gf and I were there, a hip hop show was going on and it was quite entertaining and a nice edition to dinner and drinks. The menu has a lot of healthy options including many vegetarian options. We had the lotus bowl and the miss shanghai... More 

Thank Leanna B
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a pre-theatre meal and were not disappointed. The menu is varied, Asian-Influenced but international in scope. Reasonably priced, very good staff.

Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I would have never even found or considered going to Cafe Koi if I hadn't been researching restaurants with vegan options for a friend. So glad that we gave it a try and now I want to bring friends and family here to try it as well! Good cocktails (Kimono was our #1), friendly service and an awesome menu -... More 

Thank PDove
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We celebrated a friend's birthday and we had an amazing server! She knew there was a birthday celebration so she gave a slice of cake for our friend... Complete with a candle! The food was delicious too!

Thank ackasaurus
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We came here for dinner and live music on a Saturday night. You need to book at this time, which we did. Sadly the music was dreadful but we'd eaten by then so we didn't hang around. But the food was great. We shared veggie gyoza dumplings with citrus soy dip, and yam (actually sweet potato) fries with miso sesame... More 

Thank Helen K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Booked a table at cafe koi for a Saturday night and stayed for the improv comedy/hip hop show. The show was great! Very fun and entertaining. The food was pretty good, Not the best. 3 out of 4 of us ordered dishes with salmon in them, and a few minutes after ordering were told they don't have any salmon... the... More 

Thank Jess S
Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here numerous times. The food is really good. The service is friendly. The live music makes it a fun atmosphere.

Thank TravelBug8486
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349 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food here was enjoyable with options for those that need gluten free or vegetarian. Unexpected treat!

Thank Chr15t1n3
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

People make places special. To me, the Thursday open-mike jazz night will remain one of the best solo evenings. On a business trip I decide to sacrifice food for music and head down to this downtown small restaurant. The place is packed, warm, welcoming to any stranger, filled with the delicate sound of home-made (excellent) jazz. People share emotions and... More 

Thank Bidibibu
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This restaurant is dangerous for me, as it's down the road from my home, a block from my office, and is available for delivery. No matter what, when I'm craving Koi, I can get it. The restaurant is a quaint, simple location just off 1 Street SW, with only street parking available on the block adjacent. The menu is extensive,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$14
Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighbourhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: +1 403-206-1564
Koi is a blend of passionate people pooling their skills to provide urban Calgary with a forward-thinking environment, serving delicious and nutritious food, creating unique communities, and supporting local art, music, and culture.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?