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Ranked #591 of 3,588 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Korean
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Koy is an eclectic restaurant and bar, aimed at creating a unique experience for locals and tourists alike- a true blend of old-world Korean cuisine paired with fresh, international flavors. With influences that hail from half a world away, our duty is to find the perfect combination of flavors an ingredients to achieve the perfect dish. Koy provides a playful and exciting atmosphere, offering delicious food, specialty crafted cocktails, and excellent service in the middle of Boston's busiest neighborhood.
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This place has great apps and fried food - we had the bang bang cauliflower (amazing) and tried all the dumplings. I wish they had some healthier options on the menu but for a cheat meal it’s not a bad spot!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a group of 5 looking for somewhere to eat before a show at the Garden - we couldn't decide between 26 North and this, so I picked Koy because it was different from the norm. We were not disappointed! Our server Kai was wonderful; personable, helpful, and attentive. The strawberry sangria is a must, as well as the lobster Rangoon dumplings, carnitas dumplings, and Master Chang's chicken. Skip the tuna tartare; it's more avocado than tuna. We shared a bunch of plates and they were all clean at the end! We were also pleasantly surprised by the bill - it felt like we ordered one of everything, and the total wasn't as astronomical as we expected! A great place for a small group or a romantic dinner.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Michelle C
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Climber52660688383, Manager at Koy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I will be sure to mention to Kai all of your compliments, I know it will make him very happy. We are so happy you had such a nice time and left very happy. Please come in again soon.

Sincerely,

Catarina

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is an interesting restaurant. The cuisine is Korean fusion, and the vibe is modern, hip. The food for the most part was quite good; we were impressed with the bibimbap (amazing) and galbi (short ribs). The not-so-impressive dishes were the sushi dishes. The drink menu, while initially amazing, were pretty average. I think the restaurant will cater to a younger crowd who are out for a dine-and-drink fun time; for an older crowd, it might be a bit redundant and too hip to be impressive.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were so excited on Saturday evening at 12:15am (okay, technically Sunday morning) to find a place with healthy, vegetarian-friendly, low-carb foods available to meet both our dietary needs. The sign on the window said the kitchen was open until 2AM - perfect for us - and the avocado salad and seasoned cauliflower looked perfect for our needs. We couldn't wait to get inside and enjoy the food! We walked in, and were sorely disappointed to be immediately told that the kitchen was closed, but that we could get a drink at the bar ... or go have a pizza or burger and fries around the corner somewhere - not a good alternative, and not what the sign on the window was advertising.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank smmb66
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Catarina C, General Manager at Koy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Our kitchen is open nightly until Midnight and our liquor license is until 2am. We used to be open later, hence the sign on the wall, but we are in the process of changing that sign. I'm sorry if that led to any confusion.

I do hope that the person who gave you alternative suggestions for food was not in truth unfriendly or unhelpful. I know that it is very hard to find places that are still serving food at that time and they probably suggested the closest options as they assumed you wanted something in walking distance. If my staff was indeed unfriendly I will address this with them because my staff is usually very friendly and helpful and should always be.

We would love to have you in during regular business hours to try our food as it is truly delicious. Hope to see you soon!



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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

After we arrived in town we popped around the corner to Koy. We do not have Korean food at home so we seek it out while traveling. We have had wings and bowls before so thought we'd check it out. The waitress was very helpful with all of our questions. For appetizers we got dumplings and fried calamari and kimchi. The tofu and meat dumplings were bland but the kimchi and calamari was good. For entrees we chose bulgogi, Master Chang's chicken, Drunken Noodles and a burger for the picky one. Reports are that the bulgogi was very good as was the burger. My son ordered Master Chang's chicken and was going to order it "angry" and the waitress talk to him into "mildly angry." He said he wished he would have gotten it "angry" because the spice level was not high enough. I ordered the Drunken Noodles which was in a chili broth. The dish wasn't what I expected but mostly because of user error. I thought it would be a chili- flavored broth and it was more of a broth made of chilis. It was supposed to be a seafood dish but there wasn't much seafood. It was full of a variety of veggies though. The service was good and the waitress was friendly. There was no one else really there later on a Sunday evening but we did see that they had dollar dumplings on Mondays and thought we might stop in if we had time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Heather L
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Catarina C, General Manager at Koy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Hi Heather!

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Koy! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your experience. We can definitely make the chicken Angry for your son the next time you are here. He must be a very adventurous eater to love such spicy food. You as well!

We hope to see you in again soon. Hopefully for $1 dumplings!

Sincerely,

Catarina

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