Restaurants & Bars 4

Kokekokko

Eric Archer | Apr 10, 2004 05:25 PM

Sauntered into this tiny, loud, yakitori place in Little Tokyo after FRI. night's Laker game. Packed at 10:45PM with many red-faced, liquor soaked patrons gnawing happily at their chicken on a stick.

It was ten minutes before closing, and a waiter informed us they were out of many items. GF and I thought "what the hell", and we decided to take what we could get.

2 orders of: breasts, quail eggs, chicken hearts. Hearts were not on the menu, but waiter informed us they came in three varieties: "special"; "special, special"; and "special, special, special". Confused, GF and I consulted with each other quickly (and, mysteriously, not with the waiter himself----we love food, but are not particularly smart people). We finally decided that the "special'" may not be special enough, but perhaps the "special, special, special" might be---well---TOO special. We settled for the middle choice. They were delicious.

4 orders of tsukune (chix meatballs). One order of gyoza (frequently prepared with indifference in most restaurants, these little suckers were mighty fine).

Anyways, seeing as that this was really a somewhat cursory (although enjoyable) dining experience, I'm curious WRT impressions of other Hounds...

Kokekokko
203 South Central Avenue (just S of 2nd St)
Los Angeles
213.687.0690

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