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Himitsu Chef Kevin Tien Will Open a Capitol Hill Restaurant With a Mobile Oyster Bar - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Sep 18,2018
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,

Source Washingtonian


WASHINGTON, DC. - Himitsu has racked up plenty of accolades since the tiny Petworth space debuted two years ago. Chef and co-owner Kevin Tien was a finalist for the James Beard “Rising Star Chef” award this year, while the restaurant landed in the fourth spot on Washingtonian‘s 100 Best restaurants ranking. Now, the 31-year-old is planning his second restaurant: Emilie’s.

The new place, as blog Barred in DC initially reported, will be located at the corner of 11th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, SE at the base of a new Capitol Hill condo building that will also house the revived Frager’s hardware store. Tien is partnering with Sam Shoja, owner of the local Jinya Ramen Bar franchises, for the venture, which is expected to open in the second half of 2019.

“With the food, we’re not going to put ourselves in a box,” says Tien, an alum of Pineapple and Pearls and Oyamel. “We’re going to do anything and everything we can as long as it’s really tasty.”

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