KOI LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Noted Japanese Eatery Offers 10 Varieties Of Its Most Popular Dish
Los Angeles – Koi Los Angeles, the leader in contemporary Japanese cuisine and noted celebrity hotspot is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary!
To celebrate, Executive Chef Robb Lucas created the limited-edition Koi Crispy Rice Flight, featuring 10 versions of the restaurant’s most popular dish, Crispy Rice.
Beginning March 23, guests can choose two varieties from the chef’s selection, which will rotate throughout the month and include Spicy Tuna, Crunchy Spicy Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Diced Avocado, Spicy Scallop, Grilled Eggplant, Creamy Salmon, Rich Lobster, Shrimp Salad and Baked Crab. The dish will be presented in pairs of both selected flavors for $16.
Additionally, the restaurant is offering three new dishes through April to celebrate the milestone, including Koi Shrimp Tostadas with Jalapeno Cream, $16; the Red Rose Roll, Spicy Tuna and Cucumber wrapped with Soy Paper and drizzled with a Balsamic Vinaigrette, $20; and Pan Seared Branzini, served with Habanero Cream Sauce & Mashed Potatoes, $22.
Koi Los Angeles is the flagship restaurant of Koi Group and has been a staple in the LA dining scene since opening its doors in 2002. CEO Nick Haque’s vision of creating a specific dining experience that focused on the atmosphere as much as the cuisine became an instant phenomenon. In a time where most high-end eateries focused on food and clientele alone, the restaurant’s unique look and ambiance, coupled with signature dishes that garnered a cult following, started a movement that changed the dynamic of the entire industry.
“We set out to create a restaurant meant to stimulate all of the senses, resulting in a high-quality, exciting experience,” says Haque. “We’ve made an effort to entertain all of our guests in an atmosphere that transports them to a place unlike anywhere they’ve been while still putting their comfort first. As a result, 10 years later, we’ve formed a family amongst our clientele – we have customers who still dine with us several times a week for the atmosphere and, of course, our consistent signature dishes and innovative menu additions.”
He’s transformed the success of Koi Los Angeles into a worldwide brand through strategic expansions into New York (2005), Bangkok (2006) and Las Vegas (2007). In 2012, Haque plans to open an outpost in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and a second New York location. He continues to eye future projects in Miami and Washington, D.C.
Koi Los Angeles (730 N. La Cienega Blvd.; call 310-659-9449 for reservations) is open daily for dinner. Please visit www.koirestaurant.com for and additional information.