Toko V | Highland Park Village | Dallas
Last week I was able to photograph Toko V, the newest restaurant that took over the top portion of the Village Marquee in Highland Park Village headed by Twomey Concepts. Renovations were finished just last month for the opening of Toko V & Village Kitchen, the two spaces that will fill the upstairs and downstairs of the space, respectively. Chef Andre Natera stayed on after the closure of Village Marquee, and overhauled the menu for both.
In the upstairs portion of the restaurant, where Toko V is housed, is a sleek, modern setting with Asian cuisine and cocktails. Toko V will offer salads, small and big plates and bowls : consisting of pickled vegetables, tempura green beans, miso salmon barbecued ribs, strip steak and ramen as well. The sushi bar will plate up a number of different signature items, including snapper ceviche, smoked himachi, and a slew of sushi rolls alongside traditional sashimi.
The Village Kitchen on the contrary, will focus on more familiar dishes such as roasted chicken, ribs and a Pecan Lodge-smoked brisket, and flatbread. Chef Natera will head up both spaces, but he’s brought in sushi chef Daniel Chau to take charge of Toko V’s sushi menu. Chef Chau was most recently head sushi chef at Steel Restaurant & Lounge.
Toko V | 33 Highland Park Village | Dallas, Texas 75205 | 214-522-6035 | http://www.toko-v.com