Shiki is the 80-seat Japanese replacement for Enoteca Drago in Beverly Hills and will open to the public on April 6 at 6 p.m. An invite-only launch precedes on April 5. Shiki, which translates to "four seasons" in Japanese, isn't the typical Japanese restaurant as found through Los Angeles. Rather, chef Shige Fujimoto, formerly of lauded sushi establishments Matsuhisa and Asanebo (which has two Michelin stars), will execute a style of Japanese cuisine known as washoku. It is a form of simple, traditional Japanese cooking rooted in seasonality using high quality ingredients. Totally appropriate for SoCal and naturally product will be sourced locally and from Japan. Shiki's website offers up a little bit of food porn, but expect plates like Japanese yam noodles with uni, grilled sea bass with miso, plus sushi and sashimi.
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