The second brick-and-mortar location on Main Street in Venice for popular Pico-Robertson eatery and food truck Komodo is only about a few weeks from opening, according to co-founder Eric Tjahyadi. Put forth by partners Mike Cho, Thomas Choi, and chef Erwin Tjahyadi, and designed by MASS Architecture (Mercado 3rd Street, Lukshon), the space is divided into a pick-up area and larger dining space, with a cool ceiling installation that uses hundreds of taco trays to create a fluid wave pattern. The pick-up section features a floating counter with a mosaic ceiling of the restaurant's signature lizard logo.
The inside allows seating for up to 70 using custom furniture in a diagonal layout that reinforces the ceiling flow. Additionally, a larger menu plus beer and wine will be offered at this location. To introduce locals to the concept, Komodo is throwing an open house next Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a truck serving an open taco bar and an inside look at the still-developing interior.
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