Chef Shim’s first solo project, one Michelin-starred Kochi, debuted in late 2019. Kochi, which translates to “skewer” in Korean, combines the ease of street food with the depth of traditional Korean flavors. Kochi, which is located in Hell’s Kitchen, brings a youthful energy to their exploration of Korean cuisine and the New York restaurant scene.

Kochi serves a nine-course tasting menu, which can be supplemented with an abalone course, that pays tribute to Korean royal cuisine while being inspired by street food. Kochi serves a series of jewel-like dishes to diners using seasonal ingredients. From the delicate flavors of the hwe course to the riot of textures and techniques in the bibimbap, each course highlights a different aspect of Korean fine dining.