DTLA Weekly – Niku X Flame & Flavor at the Wilshire Grand

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Niku X is located following a short escalator ride to the second floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, aka Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles’ tallest building.

The Inside of Niku X’ 9,000 square-foot space is adorned with tile mosaics, lavish interior designs and state of the art Robatayaki grills located in the center of each table. It’s on these scorching hot grills, servers take on the flame separated by patricians that hide each dinner party within the rows of Niku X’ comfy booths.

The restaurant also provides a full bar, private rooms with matching earth toned dining hall taking up the remainder of its extravagant space.

Notably, first timers excited for the chance to indulge in the world’s most savory Wagyu cuts and seafood selects may anticipate a lively and engaging ambiance, however Niku X presents a calm educational, culinary journey that takes on a more serious note with hushed conversations and focused gazes for what each table has in store.

Knowledgeable servers explain the origins of each cut, and with the most delicate twist of the wrist, escort such cuts to Robatayaki grill which seem to invite the flames to dance. This ritual demands just enough time to sear the cuts before they are taken away from the flame, and laid alongside small plates filled with the artisanal produce and farm-to-table ingredients rich with the flavors of Japan and the sauces they will soon be topped with. The aromatic newly dressed cuts are then handed over to the diner for individual consumption.

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