Komodo Cafe (Closed): Asian Fusion Restaurant in Los Angeles

Unfortunately, this restaurant closed in 2018.

As one of the most popular food trucks in LA history, Komodo graduated to a brick and mortar store about a year back. This gave them space where they could continue to perfect their ridiculously good tacos and expand their already rabid fan base. I got a chance to check it out a few weeks ago, here is the full review.

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  • Cost: ~$10
  • Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM
  • Location: 8809 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
  • Parking: Paid Street Parking

There is a decent amount of street parking around for a dollar an hour. If you don’t go during the lunch rush, then there is a good chance you can find a spot.

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The restaurant itself is a small one-room cafe with a few tables and barstools around the outside. They have menus you can look at, then you order from the counter and wait for your food. The sheer amount of options for tacos is overwhelming, but everything I have had is excellent, and they have a four taco sampler so you can try different types.

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They usually have specials each month as well such as the phoritto I had in December, which was fantastic, here is what I ordered.

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MP3 – Top sirloin with a sunny side up egg, tater tots, garlic aioli, and cilantro. Strong Asian style taco with delicious meat and a great garlic flavor. The egg was a great addition to the taco, and the salsa they have to go along with it rounds it out.

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Phoritto – Inspired by the Vietnamese soup of the same name (pho), this burrito is exploding with flavor. Loaded with brisket, jalapeno, onions, basil, rice noodles, siracha, and bean sprouts, it really does taste like a burrito version of the soup. Unfortunately, this is not always available, so it might not be when you go.

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They also have a selection of fruit-based drinks. I like the mango one myself, but they have strawberry as well. All in all, this place is just as good as the food truck. I can’t wait to come back and keep trying all of the different tacos they have. Let me know what your favorite is in the comments.

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