Fresh cuisine for everyone
Pikunico is a neighborhood-friendly fast casual Japanese fried chicken concept. We focus on Californian ingredients with a touch of authentic Japanese flair to create a menu that invokes the carefree feeling of going on a picnic. Our menu includes baskets of fried kara-age chicken, fried chicken sandwiches, salads, restorative chicken soup and a curated selection of local craft beer, wine, coffee and tea. Our philosophy is to support sustainability, locality, and minimal waste, all the while serving as one’s local favorite go-to spot.
Chef Kuniko hails from a fine dining background, including Michelin-starred renowned restaurant, Sona, where she was Executive Chef until its closing in 2010. She has also pioneered popular Los Angeles eateries like Comme Ca and Hinoki & the Bird in Century City. She is also recognized as a TV favorite during her time on Bravo’s Top Chef, as well as countless mentions in top publications including Food & Wine, ELLE magazine, Esquire, Bon Appetit, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly. Pikunico will be her first project that represents her sentiments of both her past and present. When not at the stove, Kuniko spends her time surfing, knitting and walking her German Shepherd in Venice Beach.