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Koi Chinese Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Escaped butternut ski slope and had dinner here. Very good wonton soup and spring rolls. The dinners were equally good and not your typical "10 minute" Chinese place. Sit down and relax. Everything on the menu looked good. Our food was good and flavorful.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

The koi is done up in a clean style. the chairs are upholstered in a subdued orange with brass tacks, they are tufted with the back wrapping around to form an almost arm support. The walls are warm toned, the trim is a varnished butternut blonde, and there is a grand center entry that is 2 stories tall and has a full length clerestory on either side and a fair amount of stone on the walls. the booths have a lited box kite type of separation that sets between each setting, and gives an airy light sense of privacy..
The waiters are dressed in black and unusually competent. they take things very seriously, and in turn the whole experience seems somehow elevated.
I would recommend peking duck just to see the pains that are taken by the waiter to make an elaborate presentation of carving the duck and serving with somewhat awkward utensils.
The food is always, with out exception extremely good.
its not necessarily gourmet Per se, but its just quite simply always amazingly fresh, hot, with proper textural definition, balanced with regard to flavor, and nicely portioned.

on a cold evening you can do yourself no greater service than to attend an evening out at the Koi. kids are just fine, blue collar couples and families are frequent, senior couples from the city often meet up there... its just really a great experience.

the bill will hit you easy, Peking duck is somewhere near $30 if I remember, and well worth it. If you take the trouble of tipping the austere chinese waiter above the rate of 20% consistently he almost seems to smile when he sees you.

I of course highly recommend the koi, without reservation, on at least a monthly basis.

additional note, the luncheon special is indeed special, its a treat I would go out of my way for and a cheap way to entertain= in a great setting- a houseful of out of town guests.

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Thank velcroman
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went there on a busy Christmas Eve without a reservation. The owner was very accommodating, though we still had a fair wait. Though we waited at the bar, no one took drink orders. Once seated, service was good, though the server had to recheck our orders a couple of times. Better to get it right, though. Hands down, best dish, prawns in Peking sauce. Second, Mooshu pork. Scallion pancakes were just OK. Will try this place again at a more leisurely time.

Thank fallowtreveler
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We've been here many times over 4 years and the food alas gets worse and worse. The chicken with broccoli had something seriously wrong: felt raw but seemed cooled. Otherwise tired heavy fare. However: wait staff is friendly and quick and the place is clean and bright. The ownership would do well to seriously upgrade the food before it's too late

Thank murrayhiller
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is such a classic Cantonese-style Chinese restaurant. All of the dishes that you would expect are on the menu, and they are all well-prepared. The service is excellent and the restaurant itself is large and clean and well-appointed. There are a lot of other restaurant choices in Great Barrington, but we find ourselves here more often than not.

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Thank ALFriedman
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