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You can say that Koi was responsible for bringing back  the Milk Tea craze in Singapore. There was a time when you could see long snaking queues all around Koi outlets in Singapore. Then Gong Cha came in offering the same thing at half the price and things changed quite a bit.

A few things they did differently were their very organised queue systems, the ability to pick your sugar levels and well being a big name in Taiwan.

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Opening Hours:
10.00am – 10pm (Varies)
List of Outlets:
Koi Cafe Marine Parade
Blk 83 Marine Parade Central #01-562
Tel: +65 6440 4869

Koi Cafe Ang Mo Kio
Blk 704 Ang Mo Kio Central #01-2545
Tel: +65 6459 1518

Koi Cafe Bishan
513 Bishan street 13 #01-503
Tel: +6258 1729

Koi Cafe Illuma
201 Victoria Street #01-15 Iluma At Bugis
Tel: +6884 6817

Koi Cafe People’s Park
1 Park Road #01-16 People’s Park Complex
Tel: +65 6536 8330

Koi Cafe Toa Payoh
190A Toa Payoh Central #01-562
Tel: +65 6256 1169

Koi Cafe Clementi
LK 442 CLEMENTI AVE 3 #01-101 SINGAPORE 120442
Tel: +6773 1476

Koi Cafe Tampines
BLK 510 TAMPINES CENTRAL 1, #01-250 SINGAPORE 520510
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When bubble tea was revived a few years back, I did not think it would last long but it seemed like this wave of bubble tea would be here to stay. I had discussed this with some friends that were doing business. Their thoughts were this wave was more controlled and the quality was maintained. The previous wave failed because after a while, you would find a bubble tea shop every few steps and each shop were trying to sell cheaper than the shops besides and they sacrificed quality to go for price war.

This time round, the bubble tea was more expensive and although there were also an increase in number of shops selling bubble tea but these shops were mainly franchise and they maintained a certain standard and the competition was no longer with price but rather with quality.

If the tea shops maintain their standard, these shops would be here to stay. KOI bubble tea was one of the rewards that I gave to my children for good behavior.
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60%
wangkh Reviewed by wangkh on December 16, 2012
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"Not cheap"

When bubble tea was revived a few years back, I did not think it would last long but it seemed like this wave of bubble tea would be here to stay. I had discussed this with some friends that were doing business. Their thoughts were this wave was more controlled and the quality was maintained. The previous wave failed because after a while, you would find a bubble tea shop every few steps and each shop were trying to sell cheaper than the shops besides and they sacrificed quality to go for price war.

This time round, the bubble tea was more expensive and although there were also an increase in number of shops selling bubble tea but these shops were mainly franchise and they maintained a certain standard and the competition was no longer with price but rather with quality.

If the tea shops maintain their standard, these shops would be here to stay. KOI bubble tea was one of the rewards that I gave to my children for good behavior.

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Like all good bubble drink stores, there will be some good drinks as well as some not-so-good ones. And everyone's opinions differ.

For me, I love Koi's Honey Green Tea because no sugar is added (I'm health conscious) and the natural taste of raw honey and green tea complements each other. It has just the right amount of natural sweetness as well.

I dislike queuing though but service is fast and the wait is not too long.
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70%
sweetroses1985 Reviewed by sweetroses1985 on December 11, 2012
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"Some nice drinks"

Like all good bubble drink stores, there will be some good drinks as well as some not-so-good ones. And everyone's opinions differ.

For me, I love Koi's Honey Green Tea because no sugar is added (I'm health conscious) and the natural taste of raw honey and green tea complements each other. It has just the right amount of natural sweetness as well.

I dislike queuing though but service is fast and the wait is not too long.

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When it comes to ice cream milk tea...i think of KOI! Although there are a few bubble tea shops that offer the same item but KOI ice cream milk tea (with 50% sugar) is more satisfying!

Me and my friends find it challenging to search for KOI outlets as most of their shops are located in a not-so-exposed area (except the outlets in Bugis+ and Chinatown). We just need to look for a long queue and you’ll find KOI!
One thing that I’m not satisfied with their service is the inconsistency in the amount of pearls they put.
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80%
alkene Reviewed by alkene on December 05, 2012

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"Ice Cream Milk Tea craving!"

When it comes to ice cream milk tea...i think of KOI! Although there are a few bubble tea shops that offer the same item but KOI ice cream milk tea (with 50% sugar) is more satisfying!

Me and my friends find it challenging to search for KOI outlets as most of their shops are located in a not-so-exposed area (except the outlets in Bugis+ and Chinatown). We just need to look for a long queue and you’ll find KOI!
One thing that I’m not satisfied with their service is the inconsistency in the amount of pearls they put.

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The best bubbletea i have ever tasted is not from KOI Cafe. Although the milk tea brewed by KOI Cafe is refreshing and tastes better than the formers which set the trend of the bubbleteas in Singapore, it is beyond any doubt that there are better ones out there.

I like my milk tea plain, with fifty-percent sugar level. Once in awhile I may forget to request for no pearls and hence have to make do. Take note, I leave the pearls out for a personal reason - I once heard that a cup of pearls is equivalent to X bowls of rice and that is an immeasurable amount of carbohydrates! Their pearls are indubitably palatable and i would love to chew on them everytime I buy a cup of KOI milk tea, and Ii urge you to try it!

A big detriment KOI Cafe has is that pudding is not available. Trust me, you have to try a cup of milk tea with pudding and this combination can be found at other entrenched establishments.
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60%
MirabelleLim Reviewed by MirabelleLim on November 22, 2012
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"Not the best but still good"

The best bubbletea i have ever tasted is not from KOI Cafe. Although the milk tea brewed by KOI Cafe is refreshing and tastes better than the formers which set the trend of the bubbleteas in Singapore, it is beyond any doubt that there are better ones out there.

I like my milk tea plain, with fifty-percent sugar level. Once in awhile I may forget to request for no pearls and hence have to make do. Take note, I leave the pearls out for a personal reason - I once heard that a cup of pearls is equivalent to X bowls of rice and that is an immeasurable amount of carbohydrates! Their pearls are indubitably palatable and i would love to chew on them everytime I buy a cup of KOI milk tea, and Ii urge you to try it!

A big detriment KOI Cafe has is that pudding is not available. Trust me, you have to try a cup of milk tea with pudding and this combination can be found at other entrenched establishments.

Last updated: November 22, 2012

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Whenever I walk pass Koi, I would always be tempted to buy a cup of beverage from them. My favorite so far would be Passion Fruit Green Tea and Milk Tea. I feel that their milk tea has a unique and specific taste to it that you will recognize it's from Koi and no other bubble tea shop.

There are many competitions around Singapore now. Gongcha and Koi seems to be the most "famous" amongst society now and I feel that they are competing fairly as I seem to notice the crowds are almost similar. They each have their unique drink, style and taste.

But whenever you are walking along the street or after a tired day of shopping, you will not resist the temptation of the sweet and fruitful flavored beverages Koi has to offer. What are you waiting for?
Cheers.
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60%
ahnahdoreen Reviewed by ahnahdoreen on September 23, 2012
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"Refreshing"

Whenever I walk pass Koi, I would always be tempted to buy a cup of beverage from them. My favorite so far would be Passion Fruit Green Tea and Milk Tea. I feel that their milk tea has a unique and specific taste to it that you will recognize it's from Koi and no other bubble tea shop.

There are many competitions around Singapore now. Gongcha and Koi seems to be the most "famous" amongst society now and I feel that they are competing fairly as I seem to notice the crowds are almost similar. They each have their unique drink, style and taste.

But whenever you are walking along the street or after a tired day of shopping, you will not resist the temptation of the sweet and fruitful flavored beverages Koi has to offer. What are you waiting for?
Cheers.

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I used to find queueing for a cup of KOI worth it as it was tasty and the flavours were refreshing. My old favourites were the Ice Cream Chocolate Milk Tea, Passion Fruit Aloe Vera Green Tea and Honey Green Tea. However, over time, I find that the quality of the drinks have dipped and the teas are no longer as fragrant as before. The quality of the drinks are not worth paying the price for it and I can get better tasting bubble tea at competing bubble tea shops. The more I drink KOI, the more I do not feel like purchasing it again.

KOI would have to come up with innovative flavours for their drinks and/or up the quality of their drinks to get my vote for them again. However, it is undisputed that KOI's standard of drinks is better than the usual drinks that you can get at cheaper bubble tea stores. If you're new to bubble tea and want to give it a try, you could give KOI a try.
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40%
snackfest Reviewed by snackfest on September 23, 2012
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"Standard has dropped "

I used to find queueing for a cup of KOI worth it as it was tasty and the flavours were refreshing. My old favourites were the Ice Cream Chocolate Milk Tea, Passion Fruit Aloe Vera Green Tea and Honey Green Tea. However, over time, I find that the quality of the drinks have dipped and the teas are no longer as fragrant as before. The quality of the drinks are not worth paying the price for it and I can get better tasting bubble tea at competing bubble tea shops. The more I drink KOI, the more I do not feel like purchasing it again.

KOI would have to come up with innovative flavours for their drinks and/or up the quality of their drinks to get my vote for them again. However, it is undisputed that KOI's standard of drinks is better than the usual drinks that you can get at cheaper bubble tea stores. If you're new to bubble tea and want to give it a try, you could give KOI a try.

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I simply had to sample KOI Cafe's insanely-popular milk tea after seeing the long and winding queue at their Bugis outlet. Anticipating the thought of trying authentic Taiwanese milk tea with pearls, I ordered their Caramel Macchiato and chose my preferred level of sweetness, which was a feature I appreciate.

After a few sips of my Caramel Macchiato Milk Tea, I was stumped. I looked back and I was dumbfounded as to why there was such a long queue for this! My beverage was clearly diluted, with almost no flavour at all. The distinctive taste that accompanies Caramel Macchiato beverages was missing and I quite certainly felt that I was drinking a plain milk tea which can be bough from any two-bit neighbourhood bubble-tea shop.

Definitely not going to waste my time queuing up again...
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50%
Iswariya Reviewed by Iswariya on September 19, 2012
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"Don't know what all the hype is about..."

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I simply had to sample KOI Cafe's insanely-popular milk tea after seeing the long and winding queue at their Bugis outlet. Anticipating the thought of trying authentic Taiwanese milk tea with pearls, I ordered their Caramel Macchiato and chose my preferred level of sweetness, which was a feature I appreciate.

After a few sips of my Caramel Macchiato Milk Tea, I was stumped. I looked back and I was dumbfounded as to why there was such a long queue for this! My beverage was clearly diluted, with almost no flavour at all. The distinctive taste that accompanies Caramel Macchiato beverages was missing and I quite certainly felt that I was drinking a plain milk tea which can be bough from any two-bit neighbourhood bubble-tea shop.

Definitely not going to waste my time queuing up again...

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Koi really excels at doing what they do best; making milk tea. I've tried many different bubble tea shops in Singapore and have come to a conclusion that Koi's milk tea is really exceptional and hits the consistency that i expect every single time.

My personal favourite would be the "Green Milk Tea" with pearls. I love this flavour because it's milk and green tea, both combined together is amazingly refreshing and not to mention i love pearls. I basically love anything that's chewy and Koi's pearls are chewy with a capital C.

I used to frequent Gong Cha often when i was working at vivo city and yes their earl grey milk tea is nice, but there's just something missing. Gong cha's specialty, the Gong Cha milk teas with the creamy froth on top? Looks good but when you try it, it gets sickening, too fast. Plus their prices are much pricier than Koi and slower service/standards.

I compare Gong Cha to Koi because i believe they are the top 2 bubble-tea selling franchises that are up to the "good" bubble tea standards. But it wouldn't be a tie, because i would choose Koi. :) Always consistent, always fresh, always fast service (even though you've to wait quite awhile due to their overwhelming amount of customers), and their forever chewy and lovely black pearls. Their milk teas are also very fresh and i love that. It's unexplainable until you try it yourself!! Must try for any bubble-tea lovers.
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90%
Ticklemytastebuds Reviewed by Ticklemytastebuds on September 19, 2012
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"Best milk tea."

Koi really excels at doing what they do best; making milk tea. I've tried many different bubble tea shops in Singapore and have come to a conclusion that Koi's milk tea is really exceptional and hits the consistency that i expect every single time.

My personal favourite would be the "Green Milk Tea" with pearls. I love this flavour because it's milk and green tea, both combined together is amazingly refreshing and not to mention i love pearls. I basically love anything that's chewy and Koi's pearls are chewy with a capital C.

I used to frequent Gong Cha often when i was working at vivo city and yes their earl grey milk tea is nice, but there's just something missing. Gong cha's specialty, the Gong Cha milk teas with the creamy froth on top? Looks good but when you try it, it gets sickening, too fast. Plus their prices are much pricier than Koi and slower service/standards.

I compare Gong Cha to Koi because i believe they are the top 2 bubble-tea selling franchises that are up to the "good" bubble tea standards. But it wouldn't be a tie, because i would choose Koi. :) Always consistent, always fresh, always fast service (even though you've to wait quite awhile due to their overwhelming amount of customers), and their forever chewy and lovely black pearls. Their milk teas are also very fresh and i love that. It's unexplainable until you try it yourself!! Must try for any bubble-tea lovers.

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Green milk tea/Ice cream milk tea
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The only thing that attracts me to Koi is their milk tea because the milk tea is the only one drink that separates Koi from fellow bubble tea stalls.The normal milk bubble tea from other stalls like "Sweet-talk" is light brown in colour and like the normal "teh-peng" that you drink in coffee shops. The one that you buy from Koi is totally white in colour and they use fresh milk for the milk tea instead of the standard condensed milk. This greatly makes their milk tea stand out.

However,I find the amount of pearls(bubbles) they offer are too overwhelming,Every time I ask for less pearls,I would still find it so tedious to finish them in the end.Their less is still a lot.It has been so annoying that I have changed to drinking grass jelly milk tea instead.Compared to "Gong Cha" and other bubble tea shops,I would still put Koi first because their milk tea has greatly stolen my heart. In Singapore's sweltering hot weather, a cup of Ice Cream Milk Tea would cool us down immediately.It feels like eating vanilla ice cream and drinking milk tea at the same time,extra oomph to our taste buds!

Sadly,other than their winning milk teas,I dare say that they have nothing else that is worth remembering.
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60%
JSnow Reviewed by JSnow on September 15, 2012
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"Be sure to ask for less pearls!"

The only thing that attracts me to Koi is their milk tea because the milk tea is the only one drink that separates Koi from fellow bubble tea stalls.The normal milk bubble tea from other stalls like "Sweet-talk" is light brown in colour and like the normal "teh-peng" that you drink in coffee shops. The one that you buy from Koi is totally white in colour and they use fresh milk for the milk tea instead of the standard condensed milk. This greatly makes their milk tea stand out.

However,I find the amount of pearls(bubbles) they offer are too overwhelming,Every time I ask for less pearls,I would still find it so tedious to finish them in the end.Their less is still a lot.It has been so annoying that I have changed to drinking grass jelly milk tea instead.Compared to "Gong Cha" and other bubble tea shops,I would still put Koi first because their milk tea has greatly stolen my heart. In Singapore's sweltering hot weather, a cup of Ice Cream Milk Tea would cool us down immediately.It feels like eating vanilla ice cream and drinking milk tea at the same time,extra oomph to our taste buds!

Sadly,other than their winning milk teas,I dare say that they have nothing else that is worth remembering.

Last updated: September 15, 2012

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My favourite drink was cacao barry and I used to patronize Koi quite often.. Until they took Cacao barry off their menu :(
WHY DID THEY DO THAT??? :(

Other than the pearls (which are harmful for you anyway) AND THE CACAO BARRY, there is nothing special about Koi and I don't get the hype about it! Everytime I think of Koi I think of the long queues and I'm just like -sian-

I think they shouldn't open too many outlets because the high supply which was supposed to counter the high demand seems to have backfired.

In all, I think Koi is just a passing fad and will die out soon.. Just like sweet talk. Nothing special about it (except cacao barry). Maybe I'll consider giving it better ratings if Cacao Barry was brought back
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70%
veronicangg Reviewed by veronicangg on September 14, 2012
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"where is my cacao barry :("

My favourite drink was cacao barry and I used to patronize Koi quite often.. Until they took Cacao barry off their menu :(
WHY DID THEY DO THAT??? :(

Other than the pearls (which are harmful for you anyway) AND THE CACAO BARRY, there is nothing special about Koi and I don't get the hype about it! Everytime I think of Koi I think of the long queues and I'm just like -sian-

I think they shouldn't open too many outlets because the high supply which was supposed to counter the high demand seems to have backfired.

In all, I think Koi is just a passing fad and will die out soon.. Just like sweet talk. Nothing special about it (except cacao barry). Maybe I'll consider giving it better ratings if Cacao Barry was brought back

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I'm a fan of all drinks that have foam or bubbles floating around the brim, fruit juices, sugar cane, beer included. So whenever I order Green Tea Machiatto, I'd ask them to add more of the milk foamy stuff.

What sucks about it is that I love pearls too but they won't allow me to add it into my green tea machiatto :( I think it should be allowed.

That makes me buy two different drinks every time I patronize KOI.
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90%
dylanly Reviewed by dylanly on June 20, 2014
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"Green Tea Machiatto - Best Drink Ever"

I'm a fan of all drinks that have foam or bubbles floating around the brim, fruit juices, sugar cane, beer included. So whenever I order Green Tea Machiatto, I'd ask them to add more of the milk foamy stuff.

What sucks about it is that I love pearls too but they won't allow me to add it into my green tea machiatto :( I think it should be allowed.

That makes me buy two different drinks every time I patronize KOI.

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If I remember correctly, Koi was the first bubble tea cafe to open in Singapore and it was such a huge hit among the masses that there would be long, snaking lines for it. It's the same for every single outlet and you'd have to queue for quite long before you can finally get a taste of their bubble tea.

However, after other companies opened up, such as Gongcha and Artease, I feel that Koi is losing out. Sure it was the big thing but now, it's just another typical bubble tea shop and there's nothing special to it. Koi is also much sweeter than other bubble teas and they give you a huge dollop of pearls that you can get sick of very easily.

I wish Koi would come up with new flavours and update their cafe menu to keep things more interesting.
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80%
Adila Shahrin Reviewed by Google Plus Image Adila Shahrin on February 27, 2014
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"Still As Good As Ever"

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If I remember correctly, Koi was the first bubble tea cafe to open in Singapore and it was such a huge hit among the masses that there would be long, snaking lines for it. It's the same for every single outlet and you'd have to queue for quite long before you can finally get a taste of their bubble tea.

However, after other companies opened up, such as Gongcha and Artease, I feel that Koi is losing out. Sure it was the big thing but now, it's just another typical bubble tea shop and there's nothing special to it. Koi is also much sweeter than other bubble teas and they give you a huge dollop of pearls that you can get sick of very easily.

I wish Koi would come up with new flavours and update their cafe menu to keep things more interesting.

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Koi was once one of the most popular places to grab a milk tea or bubble tea. I remember the times when I had to queue for insane amounts of time. However, the price just does not justify the bubble tea experience any more.

With other similar concept stores popping up (Gong Cha is one of them) with much lower prices but teas that taste just as awesome, KOI has lost its former glory. However, I still go there for a bit, especially to get my favourite drinks which include iced ovaltine. The drinks are also a little on the sweet side, which makes me wonder if my money is going to the sugar instead of the tea.
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50%
Johnathan Yeo Reviewed by Johnathan Yeo on December 02, 2013

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"Losing out to other bubble tea stores"

Koi was once one of the most popular places to grab a milk tea or bubble tea. I remember the times when I had to queue for insane amounts of time. However, the price just does not justify the bubble tea experience any more.

With other similar concept stores popping up (Gong Cha is one of them) with much lower prices but teas that taste just as awesome, KOI has lost its former glory. However, I still go there for a bit, especially to get my favourite drinks which include iced ovaltine. The drinks are also a little on the sweet side, which makes me wonder if my money is going to the sugar instead of the tea.

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This is a huge favourite for most of my friends but quite honestly, I don’t get why. I’ve tried a number of drinks from them, each time with an open mind hoping to be impressed, but that usually never happens. The classic pearl milk tea, which i think is crucial for any bubble tea chain to get right, makes me sick. Something about the number of pearls they put in, together with the extremely sickly sweet taste makes my head and stomach ache. The ice cream milk tea isn’t as bad, but it’s not that great either.

Every drink in koi just ends up being far too sweet even when i ask for 25% sugar, which makes no sense to me. I think it lacks in comparison to its rival bubble tea chain gong cha. The prices for koi are also hardly forgiving. The drinks usually cost up to $4 which isn’t exactly affordable for bubble tea. However, if you’re looking to try it, I still think you should because it’s a hit or miss. It just happened to be a miss for me.
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40%
Aditi Rane Reviewed by Aditi Rane on November 30, 2013
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"Overrated and not that great"

This is a huge favourite for most of my friends but quite honestly, I don’t get why. I’ve tried a number of drinks from them, each time with an open mind hoping to be impressed, but that usually never happens. The classic pearl milk tea, which i think is crucial for any bubble tea chain to get right, makes me sick. Something about the number of pearls they put in, together with the extremely sickly sweet taste makes my head and stomach ache. The ice cream milk tea isn’t as bad, but it’s not that great either.

Every drink in koi just ends up being far too sweet even when i ask for 25% sugar, which makes no sense to me. I think it lacks in comparison to its rival bubble tea chain gong cha. The prices for koi are also hardly forgiving. The drinks usually cost up to $4 which isn’t exactly affordable for bubble tea. However, if you’re looking to try it, I still think you should because it’s a hit or miss. It just happened to be a miss for me.

Last updated: December 01, 2013

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Koi is an alternative to Gong Cha and another very good bubble tea store. Koi has various different flavours such as the classic milk tea to one of my favourite flavours the passion fruit green tea. At Koi, there are two different sizes to choose from. If you have a large stomach to fill, the larger size is more than enough to satisfy it. The prices at Koi are quite high compared to other bubble tea outlets. As such I frequent Koi less.

Koi’s milk tea with 50 percent sugar, is quite good. The pearls are quite chewy and in my opinion, doesn’t add on or enhance the flavour of the beverage. I rather be slurping up the drink than slurping up balls of pearls. The passion fruit green tea is more expensive in Koi than in Gong Cha, but not any more better. Overall, It is worthwhile visiting Koi for its milk tea.
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80%
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"Nice milk tea"

Koi is an alternative to Gong Cha and another very good bubble tea store. Koi has various different flavours such as the classic milk tea to one of my favourite flavours the passion fruit green tea. At Koi, there are two different sizes to choose from. If you have a large stomach to fill, the larger size is more than enough to satisfy it. The prices at Koi are quite high compared to other bubble tea outlets. As such I frequent Koi less.

Koi’s milk tea with 50 percent sugar, is quite good. The pearls are quite chewy and in my opinion, doesn’t add on or enhance the flavour of the beverage. I rather be slurping up the drink than slurping up balls of pearls. The passion fruit green tea is more expensive in Koi than in Gong Cha, but not any more better. Overall, It is worthwhile visiting Koi for its milk tea.

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I love milk tea and Koi is my favourite bubble tea shop, hands down.

I always order fresh milk tea with aloe vera, 0% sugar. People might think I'm crazy but I really like my teas with 0% sugar so that there will be more milk and tea taste. The fresh milk tea has a strong milk taste, so if you like milk, fresh milk tea is the way to go!
I think Koi's hazelnut milk tea is nice as well, if you drink it fast enough. I love the hazelnut milk tea, it makes the milk tea more flavourful and aromatic. With 0% sugar, it is already sweet and flavourful enough. However, if you drink it too slowly, the melting ice will soon dilute it and it will taste not as nice anymore, quite disgusting.

What I like about koi is the amount of topping they give. I always order my milk tea with aloe vera. Koi's aloe vera is huge and juicy and they always give a lot of aloe vera, that makes my drink so worth it! Aloe vera has health benefits too! I used to like the pearls of koi, but as time passed, I felt that their pearls became smaller and harder, which made it not as nice anymore. Nevermind though, pearls are bad for us. I will promote aloe vera to koi fans who want a healthier alternative.

Koi is my favourite drink of all times. Love it so much.
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80%
MelanisTje Reviewed by MelanisTje on November 10, 2013
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"Favorite Drink Ever"

I love milk tea and Koi is my favourite bubble tea shop, hands down.

I always order fresh milk tea with aloe vera, 0% sugar. People might think I'm crazy but I really like my teas with 0% sugar so that there will be more milk and tea taste. The fresh milk tea has a strong milk taste, so if you like milk, fresh milk tea is the way to go!
I think Koi's hazelnut milk tea is nice as well, if you drink it fast enough. I love the hazelnut milk tea, it makes the milk tea more flavourful and aromatic. With 0% sugar, it is already sweet and flavourful enough. However, if you drink it too slowly, the melting ice will soon dilute it and it will taste not as nice anymore, quite disgusting.

What I like about koi is the amount of topping they give. I always order my milk tea with aloe vera. Koi's aloe vera is huge and juicy and they always give a lot of aloe vera, that makes my drink so worth it! Aloe vera has health benefits too! I used to like the pearls of koi, but as time passed, I felt that their pearls became smaller and harder, which made it not as nice anymore. Nevermind though, pearls are bad for us. I will promote aloe vera to koi fans who want a healthier alternative.

Koi is my favourite drink of all times. Love it so much.

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Tampines
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KOI is my best weapon against the hot blistering sun whilst walking home from school.

INTRODUCING,My favourite drink: Black Tea Macchiato. This drink will be the ultimate craving for most creamy lovers. When you take a sip of this drink, the blend bitter yet a bit sweet taste of the black tea comes in, and the best part is the creamy milk. Most people like to poke the opening of the cup of KOI to drink their tea. However, I like to request for a straw and stir the drink excessively, so that my milk ( the koi milk mind you) will be nicely blended with the bitter-come-blend-come-sweet taste of the tea.

The result of this mixture is an OH SO delicious unicorn's milk. Simply said, it gives a wild addictive sensation throughout my body with a 'One sip is not enough' coming after. Anyone who hasn't tried this drink should really realise they're missing out in the world of tea and milk.
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80%
Clarissa Cheang Reviewed by Clarissa Cheang on March 21, 2013
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"Addicting."

KOI is my best weapon against the hot blistering sun whilst walking home from school.

INTRODUCING,My favourite drink: Black Tea Macchiato. This drink will be the ultimate craving for most creamy lovers. When you take a sip of this drink, the blend bitter yet a bit sweet taste of the black tea comes in, and the best part is the creamy milk. Most people like to poke the opening of the cup of KOI to drink their tea. However, I like to request for a straw and stir the drink excessively, so that my milk ( the koi milk mind you) will be nicely blended with the bitter-come-blend-come-sweet taste of the tea.

The result of this mixture is an OH SO delicious unicorn's milk. Simply said, it gives a wild addictive sensation throughout my body with a 'One sip is not enough' coming after. Anyone who hasn't tried this drink should really realise they're missing out in the world of tea and milk.

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I had my first taste of KOI about 5 years ago, at their tiny (and unknown) outlet at Parkway Parade. Gone are the days of enjoying KOI without a queue (albeit the fact that they are much more shorter now as compared to the climax of the hype), but the taste of KOI remains relatively true to its roots. After going around Singapore for its bubble tea offerings, KOI’s milk tea is still my number one choice for its milk tea is fragrant and enjoyable even with 25% sugar. Yes, I will queue for KOI milk tea anytime of the day now.
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90%
poppy Reviewed by poppy on January 29, 2013
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"Best milk tea in Singapore"

I had my first taste of KOI about 5 years ago, at their tiny (and unknown) outlet at Parkway Parade. Gone are the days of enjoying KOI without a queue (albeit the fact that they are much more shorter now as compared to the climax of the hype), but the taste of KOI remains relatively true to its roots. After going around Singapore for its bubble tea offerings, KOI’s milk tea is still my number one choice for its milk tea is fragrant and enjoyable even with 25% sugar. Yes, I will queue for KOI milk tea anytime of the day now.

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If you are ever looking for a good drink to quench your thirst, this is the definite place to go to. KOI definitely has one of the best milk teas in Singapore. The milk is mildly creamy and tastes really great. My personal favorite is the Green Milk Tea with pearls, which always leaves me wanting more.

While their prices may be a little steep as compared to other bubble tea shops, the milk tea is definitely worth a try. Also, getting the large cup will be more value for money and you can slowly savour the tea! That to me is truly pure bliss.
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70%
shansxy Reviewed by shansxy on December 03, 2012
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"Pretty satisfying!"

If you are ever looking for a good drink to quench your thirst, this is the definite place to go to. KOI definitely has one of the best milk teas in Singapore. The milk is mildly creamy and tastes really great. My personal favorite is the Green Milk Tea with pearls, which always leaves me wanting more.

While their prices may be a little steep as compared to other bubble tea shops, the milk tea is definitely worth a try. Also, getting the large cup will be more value for money and you can slowly savour the tea! That to me is truly pure bliss.

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I have tried Koi many times and I really enjoy their classic milk tea as it has a very unique taste and it is very refreshing to drink on a hot and sunny day, especially in Singapore where it is hot and sultry almost every day! Their pearls are also extremely chewy, which is something unique to Koi as not many bubble tea shops have the same chewy consistency as Koi. What I don't like about Koi shops are that they often have long queues and it is extremely hot queuing for! However I do feel that the milk tea is worth the wait and I think that Koi has good quality milk tea, compared to alot of other bubble tea shops like GongCha.
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80%
kiiimpeck Reviewed by kiiimpeck on November 17, 2012
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"Unique milk tea"

I have tried Koi many times and I really enjoy their classic milk tea as it has a very unique taste and it is very refreshing to drink on a hot and sunny day, especially in Singapore where it is hot and sultry almost every day! Their pearls are also extremely chewy, which is something unique to Koi as not many bubble tea shops have the same chewy consistency as Koi. What I don't like about Koi shops are that they often have long queues and it is extremely hot queuing for! However I do feel that the milk tea is worth the wait and I think that Koi has good quality milk tea, compared to alot of other bubble tea shops like GongCha.

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3
Best Part:
Milk Tea
Branch Location:
Clementi
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