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Kyoto Vice: DTLA’s Kodo is Both ‘Invitingly Serene’ and ‘Intentionally Boisterous’
On a Friday night at Kodo, the new restaurant in the ryokan-style Kensho Rykn hotel downtown, every seat on the minimalist patio is booked. Overhead, traditionally dyed, earth-colored Japanese textiles sway. “The ones in the front are actually made from fermented persimmons called kakishibu,” explains Kensho Group owner David Wynn, pointing to the delicate hanging cloth.
Everything about the space—from the calming gray booths to the stark black walls—is invitingly serene. But don’t be fooled by the restaurant’s visual tranquility. The energy of Kod, which translates to “heartbeat” in English, is intentionally boisterous.
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