Sung Shim Food Group
Born and raised in the Korean province of Jeollanam-do, Sung grew up cooking in his family’s kitchen for large gatherings and parties. Sung has worked in acclaimed kitchens including Le Bernardin, Aureole, Gordon Ramsay, Per Se and Neta in Greenwich Village. In October 2019, Sung opened his first solo project Kochi, offering a nine-course tasting menu of Korean skewered dishes which received one Michelin star.
KOCHI -Korean for ‘skewer’- offers a nine-course tasting menu of skewered dishes inspired by traditional Korean cuisine that’s built around seasonality and balance.We are proud to present this menu as an homage to traditional Korean flavors elevated by the hand of gastronomic technique. Incorporating the freshest local ingredients daily, this is our exquisite interpretation of Korean cuisine.We hope our effort & creativity provokes your senses and satiates your appetite.
Mari (roll in Korean), Sung offers a tasting menu of street-food inspired Korean hand rolls, complemented by an extensive wine list and a selection of Korean spirits like soju and makgeolli. The bright, intimate space features engaging counter-style seating around an open kitchen