Thursday, February 11, 2016

Restaurant notes: Khyber turning Japanese; chef for Starr's pub

The Old City landmark will become an izakaya, and the Rittenhouse pub lands an English chef.

Restaurant notes: Khyber turning Japanese; chef for Starr's pub


  • The Khyber will be coming back at the end of September as an izakaya (as in, a Japanese bar). No music. Chef will be Todd Dae Kulper, who won great notices at the opening of Ro-Zu at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets. Here's a draft menu.
  • Stephen Starr has hired Englishman Robert Aikens as exec chef of his unnamed pub at 18th and Sansom Streets.
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