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Kokekokko

Map & Directions 203 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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213-687-0690
  • Asian, Japanese
  • Mon-Thu 6pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club
  • Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Street Parking

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LA Weekly's Description

The ritual at Little Tokyo's Kokekokko is grilled chicken till you die: loosely packed chicken meatballs, faintly scented with herbs; grilled skin, threaded onto the skewer in accordion pleats; marinated slivers of thigh, separated from each other by slices of onion. Grilled hearts, served with a smear of hot Chinese mustard, are a little tough, but intensely chicken-flavored. Wisps of breast stretched around okra and Japanese chile provide just a smidgen of residual sliminess that works to intensify the texture of the meat. Dinner for two, food only, $30-$50.

 
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  • Travel Channel on 08/26/12

    Yakitori grilled over traditional white charcoal (flown in from Japan) -- chicken livers, heart, thigh, skin and, if you go early, ask about the off-the-menu stuff like the sublime “chicken butt.”

  • krystal on 02/25/12

    5 skewer minimum. Check to make sure your favorites aren't sold out!

  • JSpace on 08/15/11

    Order a large Sobboro rice and you can get the ramen!

  • Luu H. on 11/26/13

    Neck. That's all you need to know.

  • Keane R. on 04/17/12

    As featured on The Layover w/ Anthony Bourdain! chicken livers, heart, thigh, skin & “chicken butt.”

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