Koi Los Angeles has a really special zen-like and romantic atmosphere with separate dining spaces. The space is really broken up into 4 dining rooms plus a lounge and bar area. When you walk in you’ll see the sleek dark bar in front of you. The bar is great if you don’t have a reservation. You can eat at the bar and generally not have to wait too long. There’s also a lounge area just adjacent to the bar where you can also dine without a reservation. It’s a great place to eat if you just want sushi and no main hot dishes (the tables are small so they might not fit more elaborate meals). If you want to eat in one of the main dining rooms, you’ll probably need a reservation. The first dining room near the entrance feels lounge-like, dark, and intimate. It’s a great area if you like to people watch because you’ll see everyone as they enter. Next to the first dining room, there’s a cool open zen patio area. It’s very covered, but they do have heaters out there that work really well. I once ate out there in November and was toasty warm! The third dining area feels more modern and bright. I’ve always thought it would be a great place to eat if you were going to eat lunch at Koi because it feels just a little more casual than the rest of the restaurant. There’s also a really sleek private dining room that seats up to 50 and has an intimate lounge feel. Whatever the occasion, Koi has a dining room with an atmosphere that’s right for it!