Following word Peter Chen sold his much-admired Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant comes news of who will be replacing his Japanese, Korean and Thai concept in Chinatown.
Jung Hoon Kim will debut Kushiyaki Inyo in the same space, featuring Japanese, Chinese, Thai and, according to Chen, a larger emphasis on Korean dishes. Kim has already promised "creative dishes" and Korean barbecue. Located at the corner of Spring Mountain and Jones, kushiyaki translates as grilled meat or vegetables on a skewer.
No firm timetable for the handover has been announced, but Kim is currently hard at work on meeting a June debut for his other venture, Very Berry Cafe, located in the same Flamingo Decatur Plaza as Yonaka Modern Japanese and the under construction Shang Artisan Noodle.
The 1,200-square-foot project will serve coffee, desserts, "snow ice" and gelato, offering organic, gluten-free, lactose-free and "non Gmo" menu options, plus panini, salads, waffles and pizza.
Peter Chen explained to Eater Vegas he is moving back to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to run his parent's Chinese restaurant so they can retire.