Koja Sushi

★★★☆☆

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Hours
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. 11am - 10:30pm;Sat. 5pm - 2am;Sun. 5pm - 10pm
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I would think that a place that has a BEST SUSHI of JAX banner showing in front of their restaurant would live up to the expectation....little to know it was from 2006 and its 2009!!!! As soon as I walked into the restaurant I wiffed a foul odor maybe coming from the across river but as I continued walking across the restaurant I noticed that it might be coming from their carpets. So I decided to sit outside on the patio and it took over 10 mins for a waiter to come over. By now we knew what we wanted to order...I ordered the practical Dyno roll and a couple of pieces of Tuna, my friend ordered the beef box...and to our surprise our food comes finished faster than our refills do. THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL THING ABOUT MY WAITER WAS HIS ON-N-OFF USE OF HIS iPHONE WHILE APPROACHING THE TABLE. As I took a bite of the Dyno roll I noticed the inside was not cooked and the heavy use shrimp and spicy was used to cover up the uncooked fish which really made the roll hard to enjoy, hot on the outside and uncooked on the inside. The tuna sashimi was even worse as it took more than five bites to chew because of all the fat that was on it. It was one of the worst sushi rolls and nigiri pieces I ever had!!!!!! As my friend recieved her box she noticed the beef to look a lil sloppy and the overuse of onions. The vegetables were steamed but the menu clearly states it is suppose to be sauteed which really not no big deal but the extend of the horrible dining experience had took toll. For a person that is not very picky or impatient I could not notice that everything in that restaurant was falling apart. The bathrooms were smelly. The inside of the restaurant was dark and the smell was of old mildew. The food was something I would use for trash compost. The service was as awful to where there was no excuse because on a Friday night....where most restaurants are packed we were one of 6 tables in attendance. FROM MY EXPERIENCE...DON'T EAT AT KOJA'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I would think that a place that has a BEST SUSHI of JAX banner showing in front of their restaurant would live up to the expectation....little to know it was from 2006 and its 2009!!!! As soon as I walked into the restaurant I wiffed a foul odor maybe coming from the across river but as I continued walking across the restaurant I noticed that it might be coming from their carpets. So I decided to sit outside on the patio and it took over 10 mins for a waiter to come over. By now we knew what we wanted to order...I ordered the practical Dyno roll and a couple of pieces of Tuna, my friend ordered the beef box...and to our surprise our food comes finished faster than our refills do. THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL THING ABOUT MY WAITER WAS HIS ON-N-OFF USE OF HIS iPHONE WHILE APPROACHING THE TABLE. As I took a bite of the Dyno roll I noticed the inside was not cooked and the heavy use shrimp and spicy was used to cover up the uncooked fish which really made the roll hard to enjoy, hot on the outside and uncooked on the inside. The tuna sashimi was even worse as it took more than five bites to chew because of all the fat that was on it. It was one of the worst sushi rolls and nigiri pieces I ever had!!!!!! As my friend recieved her box she noticed the beef to look a lil sloppy and the overuse of onions. The vegetables were steamed but the menu clearly states it is suppose to be sauteed which really not no big deal but the extend of the horrible dining experience had took toll. For a person that is not very picky or impatient I could not notice that everything in that restaurant was falling apart. The bathrooms were smelly. The inside of the restaurant was dark and the smell was of old mildew. The food was something I would use for trash compost. The service was as awful to where there was no excuse because on a Friday night....where most restaurants are packed we were one of 6 tables in attendance. FROM MY EXPERIENCE...DON'T EAT AT KOJA'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: THE WORST SUSHI & DINING EXPERIENCE!!!!

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As a Bay Arean, this is just a sad place to be...
The food: Panda Experss is better...
The place : Sad...just sad...
The service: well~ it did make me felt like, I am back in Oakland ChinaTown...
The price: WTF!

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★★★★★

As a Bay Arean, this is just a sad place to be...
The food: Panda Experss is better...
The place : Sad...just sad...
The service: well~ it did make me felt like, I am back in Oakland ChinaTown...
The price: WTF!

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I looked for a sushi restaurant around downtown Jax, and found several mixed reviews about this place. A few were good reviews, so I decided to check it out. The place was moderately busy for a Friday night, though there were several empty tables. The hostess seemed nice; however, I soon found the rest of the service to be poor. The service inside really wasn't good. My waitress looked impatient and never smiled. I started to wonder if she was forced to work there. My order took an average time to arrive, I should guess between 20-30 minutes, so I won't complain about that. I was really disappointed at the quality of the sushi after reading all these "good" reviews. First of all, the avocado had black spots. I can understand if they didn't have the greatest looking avocado, but placing several slices of bad avocado in one of their specialty rolls is just plain bad. Where is the respect to the customer who paid for this premium roll? Sushi is supposed to look pretty and taste fresh. How about the fish? While I couldn't tell if the regular (red) tuna was fresh inside the spicy tuna roll, the white tuna was terrible in the white tuna nigiris. After I finished and paid for my meal I went to the bar to get a drink so that I could sit outside to enjoy the view of the night scenery overlooking the waterway. Sounds good? Well, not until you try to get a drink. I rate the bar attendant 1 star as well. The restaurant is inside a mall called Jacksonville Landing that probably used to be a great location to hang out, but like many other malls in the US, it also got affected by the sagging economy. There are many closed/empty stores inside and the atmosphere is depressing. Certainly this shouldn't be an excuse for bad food and service, and I can't help it but rate this place only 1 star for not making the effort to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the area. I tried this place and won't go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I looked for a sushi restaurant around downtown Jax, and found several mixed reviews about this place. A few were good reviews, so I decided to check it out. The place was moderately busy for a Friday night, though there were several empty tables. The hostess seemed nice; however, I soon found the rest of the service to be poor. The service inside really wasn't good. My waitress looked impatient and never smiled. I started to wonder if she was forced to work there. My order took an average time to arrive, I should guess between 20-30 minutes, so I won't complain about that. I was really disappointed at the quality of the sushi after reading all these "good" reviews. First of all, the avocado had black spots. I can understand if they didn't have the greatest looking avocado, but placing several slices of bad avocado in one of their specialty rolls is just plain bad. Where is the respect to the customer who paid for this premium roll? Sushi is supposed to look pretty and taste fresh. How about the fish? While I couldn't tell if the regular (red) tuna was fresh inside the spicy tuna roll, the white tuna was terrible in the white tuna nigiris. After I finished and paid for my meal I went to the bar to get a drink so that I could sit outside to enjoy the view of the night scenery overlooking the waterway. Sounds good? Well, not until you try to get a drink. I rate the bar attendant 1 star as well. The restaurant is inside a mall called Jacksonville Landing that probably used to be a great location to hang out, but like many other malls in the US, it also got affected by the sagging economy. There are many closed/empty stores inside and the atmosphere is depressing. Certainly this shouldn't be an excuse for bad food and service, and I can't help it but rate this place only 1 star for not making the effort to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the area. I tried this place and won't go back.

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We went thinking it would be great, according to the reviews. We got there and the sushi was decent, but our entrees were terrible. Neither of us could eat it. My beef was lacking flavor. My boyfriend got the steak and it was thin and it seemed like they pounded it too much to make it too tender...yes, beef can be too tender. The consistency was bad. I would not go threre again.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went thinking it would be great, according to the reviews. We got there and the sushi was decent, but our entrees were terrible. Neither of us could eat it. My beef was lacking flavor. My boyfriend got the steak and it was thin and it seemed like they pounded it too much to make it too tender...yes, beef can be too tender. The consistency was bad. I would not go threre again.

Pros: Good drinks

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What a place to eat. Start of with the Edamame then dive into the sushi. Be careful though of what you drink, the bartender pours a stiff drink. The friends and I had a wonderful time with great food, drinks and view. You have to see it for yourself

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★★★★★

What a place to eat. Start of with the Edamame then dive into the sushi. Be careful though of what you drink, the bartender pours a stiff drink. The friends and I had a wonderful time with great food, drinks and view. You have to see it for yourself

Pros: Great View, Great bar, Fair pricing

Cons: Bad Parking, No hostess

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Best sushi in Jacksonville. Fresh, big selection, and a great view on the second story of The Landing.

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★★★★★

Best sushi in Jacksonville. Fresh, big selection, and a great view on the second story of The Landing.

Pros: fresh sushi, big selection, great view

 

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