Big Changes at Nomica--Chef Hiroo Departing to Launch His Project in LA


The famed chicken in brioche at Nomica (with miso butter, shiso chimichurri, and chicken essence poured over the top). Photo: ©

Have you ever had the chicken in brioche at ~NOMICA~? Well, you better order it in advance and hustle over there if you want to cross it off your list, because chef Hiroo Nagahara is departing the Castro restaurant in a couple weeks to focus on opening his own project in the Arts District in Los Angeles, Bao Hiroo (remember, he was the chef behind The Chairman truck).

The team at Nomica tells me they are extremely happy for him, but super sad he is leaving. The Nomica concept and his food will disappear after November 15th, yes, including the chicken in brioche. A new concept will be brought over by the team from Sushi Ran to 2223 Market. Details are still being discussed, I will keep you posted on what’s next. Best wishes, Hiroo! LA is lucky to have you. 2223 Market St. at Sanchez.