We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Koi

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1552 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3310
+1 253-272-0996
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 14:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 31: English reviews
Spanaway, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were dying to try this place but couldn't find the correct business hours. It was ok. It seemed a bit overpriced. We don't care to go back unless we're starving.

Thank MrsWake
Federal way
Level Contributor
128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The salmon and tuna were outstanding quality and many of the other menu items were creatively presented and just so tasty. I particularly liked the avocado tuna. Lovely atmosphere...not stuffy, friendly, and lively. Great restaurant if you like sushi or sashimi.

Thank L1drake
Level Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great service, good value. Sushi is good (not excellent as can be found in Seattle). But a nice spot for Tacoma if you can't make the trek up and fight the crowds.

Thank Mac B
Level Contributor
70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located amongst the UW-T campus, the restaurant serves fresh top of the line sushi. Happy hour is a tremendous bargain and has a great variety. Appetizers and rolls are delicious. Staff is responsive and location is clean. Parking is close and usually available.

Thank klynne0413
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Here on business and wanted something close to the hotel. I can't say enough about this restaurant from the moment I walked in and was cheerfully and quickly greeted to the terrific job the servers did as a team to the amazing food (sushi, tempura, etc.!). Also seems like a place the locals like to go. I am also amazed... More 

Thank Ambrose L
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The best fish in Tacoma!!! The owner Jackie definitely knows what he is doing and runs a great restaurant. One of the few places to carry o-toro (super fatty tuna), ju-toro (less fatty tuna), and fatty salmon belly on the regular. I also highly recommend wasabi tobiko with quail egg if you're feeling adventurous. I LOVE the spicy mussel soup.... More 

Thank Joe R
New Jersey
Level Contributor
139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I arrived to this restaurant at 4:45 and was able to take advantage of their happy hour prices: 3 rolls for $25. Plus 1/2 off beer. I thought the sushi quality and quantity was excellent. Plus they had 7 Seas beer on draft. I also found the staff to be extremely friendly and accommodating.

Thank jrman66
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon mostly for a drink, knowing nothing about the place. Was very pleasantly surprised by the size of the wine pour (:-) and the most excellent appetizer/happy hour snacks we had. The calamari was amazing...I'm been craving it ever since. The brussel sprouts and gyozas were also excellent. Looking forward to returning to Tacoma... More 

Thank Sonja K
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
187 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had a great meal at The Koi. The sushi is prepared and presented very well. I thoroughly enjoy every roll on their menu.

Thank TacomaTraveler2013
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2016

What a great place. I am in town for the holidays. We went early on new years eve. Even under new management we had superb service, and the food was remarkable. What we like to do is order many of the appetizers served over a period of time. Not necessary cheaper than having a full meal, but gives everyone as... More 

Thank 2holysneakers

Been to The Koi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1552 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-0996

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Koi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?