Restaurant Review: Koi, The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Fusion is the name of the game
ByOlivia SpadavecchiaThursday , 24 April 2014
Hot 100 restaurants, Asian
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Fusion is the name of the game at Koi, which has formulated a contemporary Japanese menu with a distinctive Californian twist. The funky 700-square-metre venue is kitted out with trendy ‘fire and water’ décor, and has a dedicated sushi bar, cocktail lounge and terraces, which are popular during the cooler months. Try the lobster tacos with mango salsa and yuzu guacamole or the Koi crispy rice topped with spicy tuna and yellowtail tartare. Whether you’re there for pre-dinner drinks, a quick casual bite to eat or to sample from the sushi counter, look out for Syrian singer Assala Nasri and golfer Rory McIlroy.

On the menu

Starter: Salmon carpaccio with black truffles and a citrus sauce Dhs94

Main: Peppercorn filet mignon with shisito mashed potatoes Dhs187 

Dessert: Koi sundae: vanilla and chocolate ice cream with a warm brownie and fresh banana Dhs44 

INFO: The Collection, within the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, 02 678 3334, reservations@koirestaurant.ae, www.koirestaurant.ae