Karaage is the fried chicken you’ve been missing

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Karaage basket at Pikunico. Photo by Nick Liao/KCRW

It’s true that we Angelenos love our juice bars and avocado toast. But don’t underestimate our city’s obsession with fried chicken. There’s a new bird in town worth knowing about. Smorgasburg GM Zach Brooks and Evan Kleiman recently checked out Pikunico by chef Kuniko Yagi at The Row DTLA.

Pikunico slaw with cabbage, kale, and sesame vinaigrette. Photo by Nick Liao/KCRW

Roast chicken and ginger rice bowl at Pikunico. Photo by Nick Liao/KCRW



Evan Kleiman