Eater SD: Chiko Encinitas to Commence Tasting Menu Dinners and Brunch

Two months after landing in Encinitas, DC-transplant Chiko is prepping to debut its kitchen counter feature on Monday, January 28. The four counter seats, available for parties of two or four, are perched in full view of the open kitchen with reservations scheduled at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. nightly. At $50 per person, the interactive, multi-course dinners are the best way to experience the totality of co-chefs Danny Lee and Scott Drewno’s Chinese-Korean menu, which ranges from their bestselling “orange-ish chicken” to tri-tip skewers featuring Seaside Market’s famous Cardiff Crack.