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Pikunico


Kuniko Yagi’s crispy take on Japanese fried chicken

Top Chef alum Kuniko Yagi is best known in LA for opening the still-beloved Century City hotspot Hinoki and The Bird; her decidedly more casual karaage restaurant at ROW DTLA downtown is the latest entry in LA’s ongoing fried chicken wars. Her boneless poultry bites are delicious, but don’t miss the excellent pickled vegetables and slaws.