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11925 Santa Monica Blvd. (Brockton Ave.) Send to Phone
Alma alum Jonathan Yao offers elegant Japanese/Taiwanese tasting menu.

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Kato Restaurant Review

: Chef/owner Jonathan Yao (Coi, Alma) has opened Kato on Santa Monica Boulevard in West LA, offering a refined selection of Japanese/Taiwanese dishes. Look for a five-course tasting menu with the likes of smoked hamachi with charred scallion and cucumber; beef tartare with garum, black garlic, kombu and yolk jam; and buttermilk pudding topped with guava ice.
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