One of the first times Yamashiro's Chef Brock Kleweno played around with Japanese influences tacos was at last year's Blogger Prom. They had also been very popular at the Thursday farmer's markets at Yamashiro, so it's only natural that their next move is a brick and mortar restaurant. That brick and mortar place is apparently a large space in the back of Hollywood and Highland center (towards Orange Dr, but there's no car-accessible entrance on Orange), in what used to be a club/lounge called H Wood.
There are definitely the expected Japanese influences in their tacos, salsas, and even guacamole.
The wasabi adds a cooling kick to the rich guacamole and you won't be able to stop eating.
On to the tacos. The menu is currently somewhat limited, with 5-6 taco options. I tried 3 that night, including a seasonal vegetarian one ($4). During my visit, it was a taco of sweet corn.
I really enjoyed the Spiced Hoisin Duck Confit ($5)
Possibly my favorite is the Miso Sake Black Cod ($6)
They don't have a full liquor license, but Komida has done some creative things with the beer and wine license, like this Jamaica Agua Fresca con Bubbles, or the Lychee Sangria.
The seating at Komida is mostly outdoors, and there's a semi-private dining area for large parties in the back that seems to be a zen-like oasis among the Hollywood bustle.
|Ordering counter at Komida|
1738 N Orange Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90028