Chef Ricardo Zarate’s colorful next project is here. It’s called Pikoh, and it carries all-day expectations with a decidedly non-Peruvian menu.
The face of Pikoh is undoubtedly Zarate, the man from Rosaline and Las Vegas’s Once. He carries an extensive background in bygone Peruvian restaurants around the city from Picca to Mo Chica, but with Pikoh the plan is to collaborate with longtime chef de cuisine James Jung on something rather new.
First, expect nearly around-the-clock service, from counter ordering for breakfast and lunch starting at 7 a.m. weekdays, to sit-down table service that runs until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu weaves across those hours with a mix of rethought American classics (think breakfast bowls with activated charcoal or a smoked salmon tartine with yuzu cream cheese) to lighter lunches like grilled tuna salads or hummus and steamed mussels. For dinner there’s a full bar run by lead bartender Jamie Clark and surprises like an all-vegan beet-based bao, or a throwback filet mignon atop wasabi mashed potatoes. Throw in a daily happy hour, and it feels like Pikoh really can do it all.
As for the space, expect the usual skylights, dark wood trim, and greenery throughout. There’s room to lounge up front, a wide bar with a couple of televisions, and some choice tables on a patio near the front door.
Pikoh opens to the world on February 4, keeping hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Friday) during the week, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Pikoh. 11940 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.