KOI, located at 624 Davis Street, has long served as a community partner to local Evanston agencies, especially in the areas of workforce development and youth development. Each month they sponsor and support causes as part of their Table23 campaign. Youth Job Center will be the beneficiary for the month of August. KOI will also be graciously hosting an event to bring local businesses, agencies, and residents together on August 8th with a fundraiser to benefit Evanston youth and young adults as launch careers. More information on how you can participate is below. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Katy Murphy by e-mail at kmurphy@youthjobcenter.org or by calling (847) 864-5627,


    • Join us for a reception on Thursday, August 8th, at KOI, 624 Davis Street, from 6-9pm . Tickets are $50 presale until July 18th and $75 for regular tickets. Tickets include an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres.

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    • Can't attend? You can also participate by dining at KOI during the month of August through Table23. Guests can call ahead and make reservations (up to 4 people) and request Table23. 23% of your check will be designated to Youth Job Center. Call (847) 866-6969 to reserve and mention Table23.


    • You can also donate directly to Youth Job Center by visiting our website, www.youthjobcenter.org, calling our office, (847) 864-5627, or mailing a check to 1114 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201.


Koi joined Evanston in 2004, and community is originally what brought them here!  There was initially a need for a fine dining Asian Fare restaurant on the North Shore, and Evanston was the best fit for their concept.  For the past decade, building the Evanston community has been their biggest goal.  They have worked tirelessly to help build the reputation of Evanston’s Restaurant Rowe, as well as strengthen the community bond!  Koi has been working with not-for-profits as long as we have been in existence, but wanted to do more for our wonderful town! Koi was named Best Asian Restaurant in North Shore three years in a row and 2017.

In 2012, owner Sandy Chen launched the monthly charity program and “Table23”, which is a true monthly partnership with Evanston none for profit organizations. Through this program, Koi have assisted in raising thousands of dollars to help non-profits get exposure, grow, and attain funds necessary to keep each organization organically existing in the Evanston community.   

 “Table23” - the best table in the house and one that can be reserved ahead of time for charitable-seeking guests. Guests will receive 10% off ( not valid on holidays) on their total check to support the cause and koi will donate 20% of the total check to the charity of the month. There is limited availability as there is only one table. They typically can seat it twice during the week and three times on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests must indicate that they are requesting table23 during their initial phone call to Koi to book the reservation.

The small details make the big difference, to succeed, we have to believe in something with such a passion it become a reality. Call (847) 866-6969 to reserve and mention Table23.