Monday, March 25, 2013

Komodo Coming to Venice/Santa Monica

Komodo, purveyors of fast casual "modern California Asian fusion cuisine," will be expanding to Venice come late summer 2013. The location, taking the place of a former Baja Fresh at 245 Main Street on the corner of Main Street and Rose Avenue near the Venice/Santa Monica border, is the popular eatery's second brick and mortar. This follows the nouveau food truck's opening of their first restaurant in Beverly Hills' Kosher Corridor in 2011.

Certainly a welcomed addition to a Main Street area dearth of quality quick dining options, the new Komodo will boast indoor and outdoor seating for 70+, an expanded menu, an open kitchen setup and beer and wine offerings. Although still months away, I can already imagine myself dining al fresco, chowing down on a Komodo 2.0 steak rice bowl with an ice cold beer. Now you imagine me doing that too. Maybe even join me.

The Komodo folks are teaming with AIA-winning architectural firm, MASS Architecture (Intelligentisia, Lemonade, Lukshon), for the design.

Can't wait for the dog days of summer? For now, Komodo has provided this sultry chopping and tossing food porn vid:

Behind the Scenes at Komodo from Komodo on Vimeo.

245 Main Street, Venice
(late summer)


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