Kokekokko | Downtown | Asian, Japanese | Restaurant
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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Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club

Parking: Street

Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary

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