Restaurateur Vicky Bayley announces that Koi, a unique, new pop-up restaurant located inside of Twist (628 St. Charles Avenue) will start serving Chef Mike Fennelly’s Asian inspired cuisine on Wednesday, August 8 at 5:30pm and will dish up the casual fare every Wednesday night thereafter.

The Award-winning, nationally recognized chef has crafted a special Asian influenced menu of casual, contemporary cuisine including hand-made sushi rolls, Korean BBQ, Vietnamese Po-Boys, noodle bowls and salads. Additionally, Koi will showcase a variety of unique sake cocktails including Saki Thyme Lemonade, Sake Ginger Mint Julep and Sake Blossom (a flight of all three will be offered for just $1.) Modern and stylish with a distinct Oriental sense, the lounge is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm til midnight.

“We wanted to create a space with a modern, laid-back vibe, delicious casual food and creative, unpretentious cocktails” explains Fennelly. While there are many cool bars and lounges in New Orleans, none offer the characteristic Asian flair that we’re bringing to Koi. It’s a uniquely flavorful and exotic experience,” he added.

KOI MENU

SUSHI:
Sweet Crab California Roll with Avocado, Tobiko and Spicy Crab Sauce 12

Spicy Tuna Urumaki with Cucumber, Chili Aioli and Toasted Sesame Seeds 10

Creole Roll with Blackened Redfish, Crawfish Creole Cream Cheese 12

KOREAN BBQ
Served with Boston Lettuce, House Made KIm Chee, Miso Mayo and Black Vinegar Sauce with Gulf Jumbo Shrimp 12; Steak 12

BAHN MAI
Vietnamese Po-Boys Dressed with House Made Paté, Pickled Veggies, Cilantro Japanese Mayo and Red Chilies with Teriyaki Chicken 10; Okinawa BBQ Pulled Pork 10

NOODLES
Japanese Hay And Straw Tagliatelle (Spinach & Egg Noodles) Served with Thai Red Curry Coconut Sauce, Basil, Veggies and Crispy Shallots
Gulf Shrimp 13; Local Organic Chicken 12; Beef 13; Veggie 11

SUM TOM SALAD
Cucumber, Mirliton, Carrots, Spring Onions, Tomatoes, Peanuts and Mint with Clear Dressing with Gulf Jumbo Shrimp 13; Local Organic Roasted Chicken 12; Jumbo Lump Crab 13; Vegetarian 7 

TODAYS CRAZY SOUP

 
DESSERTS:
Cookie Box 5
Chocolate Truffle, Sesame Peanut Butter Cookie, Yuzu Lemon Bar and Cookie of Good Fortune
 
Koi Brulee 4
Louisiana Jazzmen Rice, Coconut Ginger Custard with a Chocolate Truffle
 
Additionally, Twist offers its Twisted Happy Hour Tuesday – Friday 4:30-7:30pm with $5 Grey Goose, Crown Royal, House Wine; 2 for 1 well drinks and $3 domestic beer. If those times don’t suit your needs, “Create you own Happy Hour!” Enjoy the same Twisted Happy Hour for a two hour period any Tuesday – Saturday 4:30-11:30pm when you book a group of 10 or more. Call, 504.523.7600 to book a Twisted Happy Hour.