Kinndred Spirit…LA Restaurant Review

If you are craving a unique dining experience then Kinn, serving modern Korean cuisine, is where you should be dining.

Kinn officially opened in December on a busy thoroughfare in Los Angeles’ hip and groovy Koreatown.

I was frustrated after a one hour bumper to bumper drive on a Saturday night.

I was in need of a drink and a positive dining experience after two restaurant losers and a disgusting lunch the same day at the recently ballyhooed Golden Bull in Santa Monica…how could that place be in business since 1949?!

Kinn is small and intimate and we happily sat at the bar to witness the creativity firsthand.

The restaurant religiously checks vaccination cards and we had no neighbors at the bar.

We were warmly welcomed and quickly got down to business.

Kinn offers a fixed price 6-course $70 menu.

We ordered a lovely bottle of Vermentino that was crisp and delicious and well priced at $68.

The first course, a Truffle Taco, with truffle pate, avocado, pickled radish and romaine was attractively presented and very flavorful.

The Branzino Mulhwe was meaty and full of flavor accented by a delicious whipped sweet potato.

The supplemental Crispy Octopus was amazing and a must have selection. The crispy octopus is braised and seared and served with a fabulous gochujang aioli ($20).

I must admit the third offering of Norwegian  Mackerel, although well prepared, was a bit strong for me, but the accompanying mushrooms were delectable.

My Wagyu Tri Tip was beautifully prepared with a gorgeous crust and luscious sauce. The carrot was a tasty touch.

The chef substituted a grilled Branzino in place of the beef dish for my pescatarian husband who loved it.

#5 was the Spinach Ssambop which was sensational and once the spinach was uncovered a pork and rice treat awaited.

I loved the Pig Ice Cream presentation…a great finisher and perfect palate cleanser based on a popular Korean snack.

Chef Ki Kim has worked at very impressive NYC restaurants, among them Atomix, Jungsik and Blanca.

The reasonably priced menu is delicious, the entire experience charming and innovative.

Seek out the warmth and individuality at Kinn.

By the way, the set menu changes seasonally.

Kinn 5960 6th Street Koreatown Los Angeles, California. Open Tuesday-Saturday 5:30-10pm. Reservations on Resy. Street parking.

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