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 also graciously hosted an event to bring local businesses, agencies, and residents together on August 8th with a fundraiser to benefit Evanston youth and young adults as they 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,

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    Were you unable to 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 bill will be donated 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 donation page, calling our office, (847) 864-5627, or mailing a check to 1114 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201.


Koi has been a staple of Evanston since 2004 and for the last 15 years the restaurant has worked to better the community, building the reputation of Evanston’s Restaurant Row and strengthening bonds between Evanston businesses, nonprofits, and citizens.

While there was a need for Asian Fare fine dining on the North Shore at the time, Koi Owner Sandy Chen cites Evanston’s sense of community as the reason the restaurant chose to make Evanston it’s home. In 2012, Koi launched its monthly charity program, “Table 23”, which is a partnership between Koi and Evanston not-for-profits. According to Sandy, “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!”

Through this program, Koi has assisted in raising thousands of dollars that have helped agencies throughout Evanston support programs, grow, and gain more exposure, making it possible for partner organizations to continue organically existing in Evanston’s thriving community.

 “Table23”  is the best table in the house and one that can be reserved ahead of time for charitable-seeking guests. Guests sitting at Table 23 will receive 10% off (not valid on holidays) on their total check and Koi donates 20% of the total check to the charity of the month.

Koi was named Best Asian Restaurant on the North Shore three years in a row. There is limited availability as there is only one table. Koi typically can seat it twice on weekdays 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 make a reservation and be sure to mention Table23.