It is hard to imagine that any of the seafood here is not fresh. Throughout this expansive, tastefully appointed dining room, you will find tanks of ... More
It is hard to imagine that any of the seafood here is not fresh. Throughout this expansive, tastefully appointed dining room, you will find tanks of fish, crustaceans, and even two species of clams all waiting to be cooked. Clay pot cooking is the specialty here, and you can order it up with beef, chicken, or pork as well with one of the seafood selections on display. It is all meticulously prepared and expertly seasoned to make a delicious meal. The service is quick and friendly for the local crowds who keep this place filled. Please see the website or call for further information.
Koi seems to have been in ongoing renovations over the past year. The ambience is still of a large, well lit place around a koi fish pond. Good dumplings, almost as good as in Hong Kong. Servers sometimes are a bit rude, but management is tops and fixes the situation.
I've been to this restaurant several times in the past few years. Every time, I had to wait. In the past, the wait is around 30-45 min, but most of the time, it's more than an hour. However, this morning, I arrived early but still had to wait for over 2 hours. The Food is great if you don't mind the wait and the terrible service. For me personally, I'd rather spend my money else where from now on.
Having been to over 20 dim sum restaurants in the Bay Area, I believe Koi Palace has the best dim sum. The offerings are unique and the dishes are well prepared. Many dim sum places have the same dishses, but what sets Koi Palace apart is that the dim sum is served hot (not lukewarm) and the ingredients used are fresh. The only complaint is that the wait is usually more than an hour long, especially if you have a large party (over 6). My advice is go early like around 10am to minimize wait.
This is one of the most authentic chinese dim sum places I have been to. You will find a good variety of food that you cannot find at any other corner dim sum place in the bay area. One problem is that you have to go there right when they open because, rain or shine, day or night, the place is crowded! If you go around noon-time for lunch dim sum, expect to wait at least an hour. Koi Palace is located near the Serramonte shopping center, so you can always go shopping and come back. However, this may be a downfall, as it can get difficult to find parking. Definitely a must see experience!
This is one of the most authentic Hong Kong dim-sum and fine Chinese dining seafood restaurant. The seafood is absolutely fresh and deliciously prepared. The dim-sum selection they have is very impressive and special.
However the service is unacceptable. For example, the restaurant is overbooked, even if you made a reservation days ahead, you still ended up waiting for at least 40mins - 1h for a table, especially on weekends, you can wait up till 2 hours. No kidding. For dim-sum lunch on the weekend, the typical wait is about 2-3 hours. And the maitre'd, waitresses, waiters all tend to ignore you whenever you ask a question or need something. They get annoyed and give you bad attitude when you check the status of your reservation/seat. Evening bringing a pair a chopsticks over can take 15 mins.
Lastly, beware that their waiters always tend to persuade you into ordering the most expensive (but not tasty/unpopular) dishes so they can get a fat tip. So if you're not an expert to Chinese cuisine, it's a good idea to bring a friend who is.
Encounter well appointed Oakland hotel accommodations featuring stunning views of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Merritt, Berkeley Marina, and
the Golden Gate Bridge at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Centrally situated in downtown, this Oakland hotel allows guests ...
Experience the new $18 million renovation at the Holiday Inn Civic Center and enjoy wonderful city views and unparalleled customer
service. The Holiday Inn Civic Center Hotel is a AAA 3 Diamond full service hotel located in the SOMA, ...
Constructed as a temporary attraction for the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exhibition, this Grecian monument continues to enchant and enhance
the city. The original plaster, which made up the monument's exterior, has been gradually replaced with funds raised by ...