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The menu at Koi SoHo features a range of inventive dishes, each skillfully prepared and showcasing Japanese flavors and forms accented by other cultural influences. The lunch and dinner menus start with Japanese classics such as miso soup and seaweed salad and then move into more adventurous offerings like a creamy calamari and frisée salad with spicy aji amarillo and cilantro dressing. Signature Koi appetizers include seafood dumplings stuffed with shrimp and sea bass and crispy rice topped with spicy tuna. The sushi menu covers nigiri and sashimi offerings to rolls like the sweet chili shrimp roll with shrimp sashimi on a roll stuffed with shrimp and avocado tempura. Entrées — which are labeled hot dishes — range from black cod lacquered with miso to roasted duck breast with ginger vinaigrette to a peppercorn-crusted filet mignon with shishito pepper potatoes and plum demi glace. Desserts are mostly American-inspired treats like apple bread pudding or New York cheesecake with passion fruit sorbet. If you happen to be dining at Koi for breakfast, you’ll also find a menu of American-style choices such as omelets and eggs Benedict. No matter what you order, you’ll enjoy tasting the creations of the talented chef Lucas.