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Two Former Uchi Chefs Head to Bravery Chef Hall for Their Second Raw Fish Project This Year

They’re also opening a restaurant devoted to temaki

Chefs Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham have been road-testing their dishes at a series of secret pop-ups
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It’s undeniable, Houston’s food hall scene is extra hot lately. Bravery Chef Hall has announced that a forthcoming eatery from two former Uchi chefs called Kokoro will join the food hall project.

Chef-proprietors Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham will open a counter focused on sushi, nigiri, sashimi, plus hand rolls (temaki) and yakitori skewered meats and veggies thrown in, which means that the duo will be extra busy over the next year considering that they’re also working on a separate restaurant dedicated to just hand rolls and omakase called Handies Douzo, Eater reported back in November. According to Lee, Kokoro will debut first in Bravery Chef Hall at the end of February or early March, while the duo are still scouting locations in the Heights or Downtown for Handies Douzo.

When Kokoro debuts within a month’s time it will join a long list of exciting Bravery eateries including diner-inspired counter called Atlas; MasterChef winner Christine Ha’s The Blind Goat; Chef Ben McPherson’s BOH Pasta; a Japanese-Peruvian fusion eatery called Nuna Nikkei Bar from Chef David Guerrero of Andes Café; Cherry Block Craft Butcher and Kitchen from Felix Florez; and three bars including one that selects its rotating bar managers in a Shark Tank-style competition; a dedicated wine bar; plus another bar called Secret Garden from Prohibition barman Jonathan Gallardo.

Stay tuned for Kokoro’s exact opening date.

Bravery Chef Hall

409 Travis Street, , TX 77002 (713) 909-0691 Visit Website

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