The chicken restaurants are continuing to flock to Downtown.The latest being banker-turned-chef Kuniko Yagi’s first standalone project, Pikunico which opened in the ROW DTLA complex today.
Pikunico serves up karaage (Japanese fried chicken) in sandwich, basket or rice bowl form. Blending American picnic aesthetics with Japanese design influences, Pikunico utilizes dine-in dishes in paper clamshells, and the room is full of light wood and greenery.
“After so many incredible experiences working in fine dining restaurants, I took a lot of time to really reflect on what I wanted to pursue next,” Yagi said in a prepared statement. “The journey led me to realize that my heart is ultimately with my customers, and being able to cook great food for as many different types of people as I can.”
Pikunico will seat 40 people and will be open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m