Kaya jam fiends are getting Christmas gifts early this year. Kaya Street Kitchen, the debut effort from partners Barry Tu and Yuli Miller, is targeting a December 21 opening date.The fast-casual airy space, previously Currywurst, will feature a customizable protein-in-vessel Southeast Asian menu, much like ShopHouse, but the flavors are parsed down to only three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The menu is currently being finalized, but Miller promised authentic chicken satay, plentiful butter in the kaya jam, house-made roti for the beef rendang "taco", and spicy sambal tofu rice bowls. Despite having to tailor the big and bold SE Asian flavor profiles for the LA palate, Tu and Miller vows the taste will be traditional.
Design firm Retail Element sought to maximize seating at the diminutive 1,200 square foot space, and Kaya Street somehow ended up with 30 seats. There are rear parking slots for those who feels parallel parking on Fairfax requires Xanax. Online ordering of kaya jam on everything and anything is coming soon as well.
Kaya Street Kitchen109 N FairfaxLos Angeles, 9003611:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.