A Vibey New Izakaya Flickers to Life in the Arts District

The hottest block in town gets a stylish new spot for sushi, grilled meat, and drinks from a veteran chef and a restaurant group on the rise.

How Sushi Master Yoya Takahashi Makes His Kyoto-Style Omakase — Omakase

I tried to go into acting because I thought I could do it, but now I stand on this sushi stage and get to have fun with my customers. Yoya Takahashi is one of the most boisterous sushi chefs in America. His omakase includes influences from home region Kansai, where amadai is celebrated. Welcome to Hamasaki, Kansai is located in southwest japan. What I consider Kansai- style food is food from Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and actually there is a large variety... but here in America they are kind of ...

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L.A. is one upscale izakaya richer with Kodō, a minimalist Arts District bar-restaurant from the group behind Kensho in Hollywood.

The May Hit List: N/Soto, Causita, Kodō, and More

The Kensho Group will soon open an Arts District hotel called rkyn, after the serene inns (called ryokan) across Japan.

Inside the Arts District’s Stunning, Serene New Kodō

It’s hard to think of a cooler Los Angeles block than 7th and Santa Fe in the Arts District. The area, anchored by the Warner Music building as well as mainstays like Pizzanista and Bestia, has become a hotbed of recent culinary activity, just in the pandemic alone. There’s Detroit Vesey’s, a come-as-you-are space for drinkers, cyclists, the LGBTQ community, and everyone else. There’s Yangban Society, the colorful, cool Korean-American restaurant from two Northern California fine dining ...

Kodō - Arts District - Los Angeles - The Infatuation

Kodō, a Japanese izakaya in the Arts District lined with bare concrete and black steel, is undeniably cool. It’s run by the team behind transportive hilltop Hollywood spot Kensho. There are eye-catching design touches, like an indoor maple tree and billowing fabric above the patio. It also happens to be located in a converted, 1920s-era firehouse, which will eventually become a Ryokan-style boutique hotel. The only problem is that Kodō’s dramatically minimalist design is more memorable than ...

This week in L.A. restaurants: Izakaya and sushi den Kodō opens, Ricardo Zarate brings Nikkei to Silver Lake

A haute Kyoto-inspired izakaya from David Wynn, owner of Hollywood wine bar and restaurant Kensho, is now open in the Arts District in the boutique hotel Rykn from Wynn’s Kensho Group.