I had friends in town this weekend and I had been waiting for the perfect time to try Clever Koi. The weather was great and we wanted to check out their lunch, whilst sitting on the patio. If you don’t know, Clever Koi opened up not too long ago and they are a modern take on Asian food. All I really knew, was that the pictures they posted on Instagram looked worthy of eating.
We enjoyed a table on the patio, which faces the street but it’s not too noisy and the atmosphere is quite enjoyable. After ordering an enabler (how can you not with a name like that), we decided on lunch. I was going to have the pork ramen and the other two would be trying the pork katsu banh mi and thai kale salad. The drink was unique and flavorful and the table next to us seemed to be enjoying their enablers as well (might I assume a popular drink). The food was hearty and the portions were large, enough that the three of us shared and were very full afterwards. My sinus’ went into shock from the pork katsu, it was a good burn though and my favorite dish out of the three.
The lunch menu is quite a bit limited, which is fine for lunch but I will be back to try some of their dinner items. The Massaman Udon is calling my name, as does any dish with the word Massaman in it. Also, I can’t resist dumplings and steamed buns, which they have available during the dinner hours. So, if you are looking for a place to enjoy some unique Asian food, with fun drinks and a great atmosphere, head on over to the Clever Koi and let me know what you think.