Take-Out Tip of the Day: Acclaimed Restaurant Kato Adapts Its Tasting Menu to Eat at Home

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Exciting news in the takeout world!

Acclaimed restaurant Kato—it took the top slot on the Los Angeles Times’ most recent “101 Best Restaurants” list—is offering takeout on Tock starting today. Chef Jon Yao has translated his Taiwanese-American tasting menu for home with subtler flavors and an emphasis on comfort food. The offerings will change every couple weeks, but the opening menu seeks to create a sort of large, Chinese family-style meal with lots of dishes to sample from—even if you’re ordering for one. “It’s what I was craving,” Yao says.


For $60 per person, you get eight distinct items, including smashed cucumber, celery and lovage salad; American wagyu short rib, three-cup style; steamed fish with ginger and scallion; and buttermilk pudding with kaya, pineapple, coffee brown butter oats. Meals for this week quickly sold out after they went online yesterday, but you can join the waitlist. And, new reservations will be released this Sunday, May 17 at 10 a.m.

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