Koi Dessert Bar

4.6
298 reviews
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Dessert
Our Dining Room menu focuses in modern flavours paired with innovative desserts. Tantalise your palate with our 5 Course Dinner Menu or 4 Courses of Just Dessert Menu.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you very much for the excellent service and the incredible tasting menu. I am writing this note only to tell you that it is important to take care of the cleanliness in the bathrooms. There were papers on the floor, this gives very bad image for a restaurant in its category.

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OT
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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good. The food was very nice and I was blown away by the texture that came with the food. Truly an unforgettable experience.

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KD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

From the set menu $88/pp I and the other 3 people in our group only like the beef. The rest taste so weird. Except the dessert.

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SS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what an experience. We had the dinner tasting menu and it was amazing. Really interesting dishes such as the pumpkin rendang which has little bursting yogurt balls, the bread with sambal butter was yum, the veg option of enoki mushroom ‘pasta’ was so beautiful and flavourful and my favourite dish. Desserts were so great, interesting and creative flavours such as the binchotan (jasmine tea, charcoal and other all in one yum!). If I had one thing I would change is the fish dish- Bonito can be a bit tough or dry. There are other white firm fish which could work better. Cocktails and wines were delicious. Service was warm, friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend dining here, treat yourself to this special experience!

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best way to experience an awesome dessert journey as created by Reynold. Must try when you’re in Sydney.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Average food
Order special requirements for pregnant person well done came to wrong person twice
Had to ask for water refill a couple of times
Food was hot and miss
A bit of a let down
Was expecting more

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. All the girls were so helpful and friendly. Before serving us anything they explained how it would work and asked us if we had any allergies or other food related information that might be needed. We had the dessert menu with the wine pairing and every dessert on that menu was just AMAZING. Just thinking about my experience at KOI puts a smile on my face. Would definitely go back and hope to get that chance

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PR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expected great desserts but entre and mains exceeded expectations. Good cocktails and wine list. All served by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. If i was to point out of thing it would be that the drinks need to be stronger. Couldnt taste the alochol. However overall pleasant experience

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JL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious set menu can’t wait to come back next time

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on the recommendation of a friend, and it did not disappoint. I just wish we had room to consider buying some treats to take home!

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E
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful set menu at an affordable price. If I'm honest, I was surprised how wonderful the savoury dishes were, in my opinion even better than the sweet ones. The balance of flavours was spot on, well presented and service was great. Would definitely come back when winter menu is on.

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J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and definitely living up to the master chef dessert standard. The magic mushroom coming out second was the highlight and set the bar high. However after that the egg and berries were good. But not the same precision. Potentially move the magic mushroom towards the end. Otherwise great service despite my clumsy mother spilling her drink everywhere. The staff where understanding and quick to assist. Not too many people that day so the ambience was the best. Overall experience was fantastic and will surely recommend. Thanks

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B
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always wanted to try Koi Dessert Bar as I am a big fan of Reynold. The ambience of Koi is quite elegant and not too noisy and the 3 of us gals were able to chat whilst having our dessert tasting.
Very interesting and intriguing "Wonderland" Dessert Tasting Menu of 5 Dishes at Koi as follows:
Reminds us of Alice in Wonderland.
1. Rabbit Hole starts with a test tube like drink puree of lychee.
2. Magic Mushroom is my favourite. The ice cream reminds you of mushroom soup and the mushroom reminds us of tiramisu.
3. Tweedle reminds us of Easter with the egg and garden around it, very delicate.
4. Red Queen is another favourite with cute heart shapes and white meringue.
5. The End is delicious with salted caramel in chocolate coating.
Will be back again to try other desserts at the Cafe and the food.
Thanks for an excellent experience.

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LM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a wonderful experience however it was hard to hear and understand the waiters when they were telling us about the plates. I would recommend Koi to my friends and family as the desserts are very creative and well presented.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The desserts were amazing and enjoyed the experience but the matching drinks did not get served in a good timing with the dishes.
I do feel it’s expensive and it would be for a special occasion only

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AN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely fantastic. Each course screamed masterchef. I had the 8 course tasting meal and it was delicious.
Cocktail wise - Quantity was a bit lower than most other dining places.
Dining price and service was consistent with the fine dining atmosphere.

One thing I would stressed though - people who booked needs to have a signage that would direct them to a person who would greet them instead of queuing up behind people buying sweets.

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When in Sydney this is a fabulous food experience to enjoy.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night full of incredible desserts! Waiter was very attentive. I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday and one of the desserts came out with a candle. Thanks Koi!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard a lot about this place from Masterchef Australia. It did not disappoint! We chose the set menu for dinner. Everything was perfectly balanced and thoughtfully put together. The smoked oysters were party in our mouth, the fish was beautifully cooked, and the pork main was tender and fell apart. But the highlights were the desserts. Looked like artwork on the plates and delicious to the boot.

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food wise it's really a dining experience, it's tasting menu we had on the day was exquisite and for 88pp it's not too expensive, overall a great experience

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING ! Menu was incredible, attentive staff, generous cocktails! Can’t wait to return! Do yourself a favour and book soon to experience this incredible menu!

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service particularly for the price. Highly recommend!

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, food looks picturesque and there was literally no wait for the food.
The food was pricey, however it is an ideal place for a date or anniversary, where you can spurge a little.
I would highly recommend the place especially for people that have a sweet tooth and/or Instagram foodie addicts.
The duck breast was amazingly brilliant and I would go there again for it.

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v
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I overall loved the experience at KOI. However, there are a few things to be improved. The booking instruction a bit confusing. The portion of the food was really small. The main at least has be to decent if other courses were small. but the main was about 2/3 a main portion it was supposed to be. Next time i still want to try. However, when the food come to small, it is a bit frustrated when you are off enjoying the food. you still want to enjoy but there is no more to eat basically.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service level & very polite & professional staff. Very attentive to detail with constant followups by staff. No delays in between each dish. This was my second time visiting KOI on special occasions. Consistency of high standards was definitely noticeable compared to my first visit. My favourite dish was the 'grilled pumpkin with coconut rendang'. Simply amazing! I will definitely be coming back for many more visits! Thanks KOI & team!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were here for the special Valentine's dinner menu. The grilled pumpkin dish was delicious and so was the duck breast. The WA mud crab dish was lovely too. Both desserts were lovely especially the geranium whipped ganache. Although the food was a little slow to arrive at times (it's understandable considering it was a very busy night), the staff were apologetic and the service was always friendly and attentive. Great experience!

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my partner had our Valentines dinner in Chippendale, the food and desserts were amazing we had
a very interesting experience i might say. I would like to thank Raynold for being so genuine, next year i'll be waiting for my photo :p

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P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service, everything on the set menu was excellent, modern, and beautiful.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and great service. Ambiance is nice and soothing

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove down from Paterson. Just to eat here and it didn't let us down. We would make the trip again. Highly recommend Koi.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go to when you're in Melbourne. Would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my second time at koi desserts and have really enjoyed it both times. My only gripe was that there were no matches wines/drinks with each of the courses. When we asked for suggestions, we were given some but with very little explanation/knowledge behind the choices.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was beautiful. We did the 4 course dessert tasting and it was amazing. The presentation was just as beautiful as the flavours. Seemed to be a few new staff, but the only (if only) fault. Place was great, can’t wait to dine here again! Thanks for a fantastic evening.

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Second visit. First was for the dessert only menu - a great experience.

This was for a balanced meal. Verdict.

Its called Koi Dessert Bar for a reason. Great place for a special occasion visit to enjoy the fantastic desserts.

The mains are creative and show glimpses of brilliance, but portion control is an issue. hence the low value for money rating. Service is attentive, but it took two or three goes to get the message across, I'll wear the bulk of that one, but it it was more noticeable at this venue than others, even ones with higher ambient noise levels.

Will I be back? Not going out of my way, Sydney has plenty of other places to explore. Will keep an ear out in case there is some reason to move Koi onto page one of places to go, again.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food and wonderful service. Starters was very good and tasty

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Had the four course desert menu. Was a must for me as having watched Australian Masterchef back home in the UK. I wasn’t disappointed at all. Not only were the deserts lovely but also the cocktails too. Staff were lovely and friendly.

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PS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

To expencive for a very small serve. Other places serve bigger quantities for slightly more price.

End of the day, I was still hungry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been there last time for my birthday dinner party with husband and little baby (9m old).
I’ve booked table already but when i asked them for a high chair, they said there’s only one high chair but s.o else already booked. What a joke! It’s big, fancy and famous restaurant but only have one high chair. 😂😂😂 Then we decided to come back for dessert only, the waitress came and gave us the reserved high chair before. I don’t understand that they don’t want to upset the customer or they don’t really have money to buy another high chair.

Then after that, we’ve ordered the food. I thought that it’s been cooked for a while, not hot. The food is normal but good looking.

Only recommend for dessert. Very good taste and decoration is nice too but pricy.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came over to Sydney for new year's eve and this restaurant was on our list to do and it was exceptional could not fault it

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