Same sushi. Same staff. Same general manager.
Not much changed for TwoKoi Japanese Restaurant during its six-month closure.
Except for the name.
Just call it TheKoi Japanese Restaurant now. That’s a reflection of the restaurant’s shift from two owners to one.
The restaurant’s previous co-owners were Jerry Hyman and the restaurant’s chef, Jackie Koh. Jeannie Han, the longtime manager, is now the sole owner of the 7-year-old restaurant. The downtown Tacoma restaurant closed in November ahead of a road construction project, and reopened June 12 after the project wound down.
After a first-bite visit shortly after reopening, I can see that Han’s version of TheKoi retained what I appreciated about the restaurant on the edge of Commerce Street, including: