You know that warm fuzz you get when your best mate moves a few streets closer, making lunch dates, Tinder advice and stealing clothes abundantly more convenient? That’s how we feel about KOI’s new location in Berawa. The scrumptious creations from the gastronomists behind KOI on Batu Bolong have found themselves a new haunt on Jl. Pantai Berawa and our jaws have already dislocated themselves. But don’t fret, the OG is staying put! Just now, there is even more options for an already options-heavy buffet experience in the ‘Gu.
So, here’s what you need to know about the newest edition. Like its older sibling, KOI Berawa is open three meals a day, 8am to 10pm, and licensed to serve you any type of beveroso you please. When it comes to seating configuration, there are two stories to choose from; the street level gives off an energetic, café vibe (you know the type) while the top level is a little more private. For those private catch ups. Wink. The food is fresh, primarily heathy, and probably what one would call Japanese-inspired-Asian-fusion. We say that because well, sushi, but also because, pimped healthy salads and GF vegan options.
Depending on your gait and the involuntary level of urgency in your step, KOI’s Berawa lokasi is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach, making it a swell stop off to pre or refuel for the surf. The décor is inoffensive and tropical, so if you feel at home among the palm trees then this is your place of worship. Oh, speaking of worship… let’s talk the buffet. As well as what is available a la carte, every day KOI has a range of fresh “showcased” items in a window at the counter, which you can pick and mix until your heart’s content and your belly is bent (out of shape). These buffet goodies range from cooked to fresh and from classic to quirky.
The prices are reasonable and the service is good. What more could a hungry human want – aside from a faster metabolism.
A wee Google search will tell you that koi fish have the longest life span of the carp variety, some living up to 200+ years. When in domestic spaces, they are able to recognise the person who feeds them and can be trained to swim up and eat from them like dogs. Call us baby koi then… eating happily from the palm of mama KOI’s well-established hand.