Even if you can't stand the ascetic setup and speedy pacing of courses, you have to admit that this is a serious and often successful place But dont go thinking that Sokolov buys into the hype: So it does seem a shame that gastronomes who don't click fast enough to get a reservation will never eat at Ko. Yet this isn't a restaurant for people with long attention spans and a limited appetite for novelty even when the individual ingredients are superb and superbly prepared. If you like small plates and odd ingredients, try walking in to your local dim sum palace. The seats have backs. There are tables and servers. And you don't need adolescent reflexes with a mouse. Ouch!
Tiny Spaces, Big Ideas [WSJ]
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