Momofuku’s new Toronto concept finally has a name
Since Daishō and Shōtō closed earlier this year, the top floor of Momofuku’s University Avenue complex has been undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation. Other than naming executive chef Paula Navarrete to helm the project, the brand was fairly tight-lipped about what would eventually fill the space.
Now, we know a little bit more: It’s going to be called Kōjin, and there’s going to be lots of heat when it opens later this month. A Momofuku representative tells us the restaurant, designed by Design Agency, will be “a celebration of the hearth.” The menu will combine influences from Navarrete’s childhood spent around many a grill in Colombia with her passion for local ingredients, with Ontario meats and produce cooked over an open flame.