Yes, it sounds like a majijuana dispensary, and it probably wouldn't hurt to come here after a few puffs, but Kush, a new eatery from Silver Lake Ramen's Jitaek Lim, is a slick new kushiyaki spot in the old Cortez space in Echo Park. So, getting past the name, the nearly week old restaurant just steps from Dodger Stadium is offering a swell menu of chicken, beef and veggie skewers to go along with a tasteful collection of izakaya-style small plates.
The beef tongue topped with fines herbes and served on a salt rock slab, or the blue cheese-and-chicken breast skewers should indicate that this isn't your average yakitori spot. Also, the squid pasta made with slivered raw squid topped with uni is a nice light dish before moving onto the skewers. Throw in some nice sake and beer selections (hot sake served on tap), and you have a nice place to chomp on some meat on sticks before heading to the Dodger game. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
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