This Week In L.A. Restaurants: Izakaya And Sushi Den Kodō Opens, Ricardo Zarate Brings Nikkei To Silver Lake

October 15, 2022

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.

With a sushi bar, indoor and outdoor dining, a fire pit and Private dining room, Kodō , is led by executive chef and Hamasaku vet Yoya Takahashi, who collaborated with Kensho to launch temari sushi operation DSCO last year. At kodō, the menu ranges from binchotan-grilled robatayaki (a specialty of chef de cuisine Jaehee Lee, formerly of Cafe Stella and Lazy J’s) to maki, sashimi and omakase overseen by head sushi chef Alex Kohsuke Suzuki. The all-day Rykn Cafe, in the Rykn lobby, serves coffee, matcha, wine and sake, with a limited food program to follow. Kodō is open 5:30 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; Rykn Cafe is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

710 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 302-8010, kodō.la