Roy Choi is the chef behind The Line Hotel’s culinary trilogy made up of Commissary, Pot Café, and Pot. Known within culinary and foodie circles as ‘the king of food trucks’, Choi stepped onto the scene slinging Korean tacos on the streets of LA. The Korean fusion food truck, named Kogi blew up, catapulting Choi from obscurity to notoriety. Today, Choi runs several Los Angeles-area restaurants, is a food activist, and is also the inspiration behind the hit film, Chef by Jon Favreau.
This rooftop gourmet greenhouse, located in the hip LA neighborhood of K-Town, has fast become known for it’s experimentation and unique take on vegetables. For lunch or dinner, build your own meal from a selection of seasonal produce, select proteins, as well as classic sides like shrimp cocktail and tuna melt. For breakfast, try the smoked salmon platter or the spam and scrambled eggs; but don’t leave without sampling the incredible congee porridge (it’s life-changing).
Scan the menu (here).
The ‘ Regulars ‘
Line Hotel guests, and a multicultural mélange of grown-up cool kids who know their broccolini from their bok choy.
$9 for congee porridge, $12 for eggplant based entrée, $12 for a tuna melt.
The food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is reminiscent of the East Coast’s Meatpacking District.
— Tracey Chè King
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This post was originally published Nov 8, 2014.
Updated July 21, 2016.