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

Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual

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Kato, Los Angeles, CA

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: Chef/owner Jonathan Yao (Coi, Alma) is behind Kato on Santa Monica Boulevard in West LA, offering a refined selection of Japanese/Taiwanese dishes. Look for a 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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