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KOA

KOA is located at 12 West 21st Street in the heart of the Flatiron District, between 5th and 6th avenues. KOA is a modern Chinese restaurant and bar with strong Japanese influences created by Keiko Ono Aoki in conjunction with Japan’s Iron Chef, Yuji Wakiya. At the heart of the concept is
SORBA: a unique style of noodle dish that is healthier, more flavorful and visually stunning.
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145 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
(145 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 145 reviews
5 stars
(53)
4 stars
(53)
3 stars
(25)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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  • fit for foodies(59)
  • good for groups(43)
  • romantic(35)
  • special occasion(31)
  • great for lunch(28)
  • neighborhood gem(25)
KOA Reviews List
Review 1 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/10/2016
 2005
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Review 2 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Chinese-Japanese Fusian Gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is a wonderful Asian Fusian restaurant with excellent sake (try the three sake flight tasting). We had an assortment of small plates from their "small plates" menu, which was a nice way to tasting multiple dishes. The service was attentive, almost too much, where every wait-person checked to ensure we were pleased."
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2015
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Review 4 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Delicious food, but be careful where you sit

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"If you like very delicious Asian cuisine and steaming bowls of fresh ramen, this is for you. The food is out of this world and the menu has an excellent selection. Portions are hearty and great for sharing. The yuzu crispy shrimp will make you swoon. This was our second time here and unfortunately, we were seated at a very large community table by the bar. While our community table was empty, the bar was busy. We were seated right under the speakers for the sound system. We asked the waiter if there was any way the music could be turned down-- we literally could not each each other over the table. Waiter was sweet, but nothing he could do. We would go back for the food, but I would not sit in that area again. Restaurants are about the food, not how loud the music is (and by the way, we are musicians and producers)."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
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Review 7 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 8 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 9 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
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Review 10 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
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Review 11 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/06/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 12 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2008
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Review 13 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Imaginative Food in gorgeous space

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The space is gorgeous, staff is friendly and take pleasure in pleasing. Very yummy cocktails and beers. The noodle dishes we've tried have all been consistently delicious, and we're happy that more vegetable choices were added over the last 18 months. The only criticism is the inconsistency of the Lobster (over hot peppers) dish. It had been greatly improved, with the right amount of lobster meat, very fresh, in the shell (easily extractable), even as recently as a couple of weeks ago. Then this week, it wasn't the same; possibly used frozen lobster tails; meat was not as firm nor tasty, and they were out of the fabulous shumai and pear liqueur. It's a tough business and we want them to succeed, but pricy places must be consistent or the customer wanders off to the next new place. Nonetheless, we have faith and will return."
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 15 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 16 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
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Review 17 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
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Review 19 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/15/2015
 2002
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Review 20 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ordered a couple of appetizers with the main course. Took about 25 minutes for any food to arrive. We later noticed one of the appetizers were wrong and waited to see the waitress again and pointed out the error. She said it's similar so she brought that out instead (dumplings vs shumai) because our choice wasn't available. A little surprised that a restaurant would send unordered food to a table without asking first or being upfront with the swap! We said no thanks. Waitress came back 5 minutes later that shumai was available again if we still wanted it. No thanks to that too"
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2001
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2001
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 22 for KOA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just "ok" and pricey for what you get."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
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Review 23 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 24 for KOA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

too much ramen.......

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Had coupon for 7-course dinner.....3 of the courses were each a different ramen...who needs so much soup & noodles? I floated out the door. 2 of the courses WERE excellent. Service excellent....but Not worth $75+tax."
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
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Review 25 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/19/2015
 2006
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Review 26 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 27 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food and the service was outstanding.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 28 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 29 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/12/2015
 2003
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Review 30 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/21/2015
 2012
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Review 32 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2012
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Review 34 for KOA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food portion was way too small, not worth it!

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I went to KOA few times in the past 4 months, food was good, staffs were friendly. But last week I went back and I noticed it was pricier and the portion went smaller. Not worth to pay$38 for 7 pieces of lobster mixed with vegetables. The soy ramen soup was warm, not even hot. Not going back again."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2009
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Review 35 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/20/2015
 2010
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Review 36 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 37 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/17/2015
 2013
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Review 38 for KOA
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Awful chinese food

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This restaurant is an insult to Chinese food. Cold dishes, overly spicy and not tasty at all. I do not understand how come that it has such a high rating."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2011
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Review 39 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Ramen Snob Made HAPPY

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So excited I discovered this place. I'm super picky about ramen, and Chinese and Japanese food in general, having been raised with totally amazing Asian foods in the SF Bay Area, experiencing food in Asia, and our family cooking. KOA rocked my world!! Everything was perfect for the Saturday brunch I experienced. I loved the flavors, well developed and poppin' in the ramen and subtle for the simple bok toy and omakase. LOVED the bun, too. I look forward to coming back a lot. This is the best ramen I've had in the city so far, and I have been on the hunt for four years. I am happy this place takes Open Table reservations, too, because I am never waiting in line before 5pm just to get an overpriced bowl of ramen ever again elsewhere."
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2008
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"While the atmosphere of the place was very nice, the food was only decent and was nothing special. They have a special "sorba" noodle that was created just for the restaurant, but it simply reminded me of chewy egg ramen noodles. That being said, the texture of the noodle was pleasant and the broth of the one we chose (karaage sorba) was interesting as it had a soy milk base. The most disappointing part were the desserts that were boring and unexceptional."
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
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Review 42 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Ramen Sorba-Incredible

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"Highly recommend the Soymilk Dan Dan Sorba! Perfectly spicy and super filling. The pork buns and cocktails are great as well. Worth trying!"
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The service was great and the food was very tasty. We went here for noodle brunch for my birthday, which I very much enjoyed. Thanks, KOA!"
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2002
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Review 45 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/20/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for KOA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2002
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Review 47 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 48 for KOA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for KOA
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

STAY AWAY Spicy DanDan Sorba!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"DO NOT order the Spicy Dan Dan Sorba, it's tasteless.. not spicy, and no taste at all even after adding salt!!! It's basically noodle in red oil with water. Very disappointed!!
If you happened to be there, then order the Soymilk Dan Dan Sorba, this soup base is fine."
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2008
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Review 50 for KOA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 12/25/2014
 2010
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