Roy Choi

Chef
Roy Choi

Los Angeles

About Roy Choi

Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California, Roy Choi is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and later worked at the internationally acclaimed Le Bernardin. He resides in Los Angeles where he is the co-owner, co-founder, and chef of Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Commissary, and LocoL.

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (A-Frame)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Author
    L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Heirloom pickles
$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Asian, New American, Diner, Culver West
"I had never dipped a pickle before this, and I realized how much I had been missing out. I kept going around the dish and trying to figure out what I like best: fennel or carrot? Who cares?! They’re all so good! This space is also very cool with a casual neighborhood feel."
Octopi L.A.
$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Asian, New American, Diner, Culver West
"Chashu-style grilled baby octopus is something I've wanted to make but never put it on the menu. This red glazed octopus with simple greens is well-charred, tender, and very flavorful."
Cracklin' Beer Can Chicken
$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Asian, New American, Diner, Culver West
"Served with kimchi, a century egg, salsa roja and salsa verde, this dish from Roy Choi is insane. It's listed under the menu section, 'Getting Your Hands Dirty.' Deep and satisfying, the beer-can chicken is something you end up dreaming about it the next day."
Knuckle Sandwich
$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Modern, Asian, New American, Diner, Culver West
"This is made up of a bowl of forgotten parts (oxtail, tendons, knuckles and more) that demonstrates the true chef's ability to make intimidating ingredients approachable and delicious."