Kinn - Ktown

ever since I’ve had chef ki’s excellent food from naemo v1, I’ve been stalking him like a sleazy used car salesman to naemo v2, his popup at yellow house cafe and n/soto.

with his pedigree, blanca (2 stars), jungsik (2 stars), atomix (2 stars), and matsuhisa, i knew i wanted to try his very first restaurant. we’re lucky he decided to open in la.

thanks to @NYCtoLA we were able to try out kinn on their second night of f&f and it was fantastic. huge :fire: :fire: :fire:

everything looked so good we fired the menu and had ooe. everything was good to great, mostly great. highlights were the unmook, k-corn dog, song-ee mushrooms, hen of the wood with sea urchin, turnip with gaejang dressing :heart:, hwe of the day, beef tongue, octopus with gochujang aioli, chicken tteok-galbi, and of course the mackerel.

apologies for the crappy pics it was really dark and I was busy stuffing my face. superior pics and review from @NYCtoLA forthcoming…


gim rice

unmook, clams, fish cake, yubu, sea turban

slurped every last drop

expertly plated by @NYCtoLA

oysters with octopus, cucumber and smoked trout roe

k-corn dog with prosciutto, dungeness crab and homemade ketchup
so good we ordered two

song-ee mushroom with lime

hen of the wood with sea urchin and asian pear

beef tartare with sunchoke and allium

turnip, dongchimi and gaejang dressing
the sleeper hit of the night. the gaejang dressing is :heart: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :heart:

hwe of the day - black cod, halibut, buri, toro

beef tendon with bell pepper and horseradish soy sauce

beef tongue with white kimchi and ssamjang jus

norwegian mackerel with fermented cucumber and perilla oil
half eaten mackerel because I was too busy eating to take a pic

octopus with gochujang aioli and herbs

chicken tteok-galbi with pickled celery and egg yolk

truffle bibimbap with kimchi and winter truffles


3905 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020


So much buzz about this opening. All well deserved! Thanks for the initial intel.

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What was the seating situation like?

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Portions look small, but that corn dog looks extremely interesting.

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stunning and the plate ware is beautiful


i like small portions

the restaurant is long and narrow with a 8-10 seat chef’s counter on one side and about 20 more seats of two and four tops on the other side.

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Thank you, for the post and the info!

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reservations for december go live on monday


Looks like half of December is already up:

I made one for early next month last night.

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November is open too

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how is the parking situation! Is there valet? or is there a parking lot?

There is a parking lot with a valet behind the restaurant. FYI for everybody familiar - this Kinn is right next to the old Here’s Looking At You location.


five course $59pp tasting menu starting dec 1. hope that doesn’t mean I’m leaving kato-hangry.