Buzzy New Rooftop Spot Transports to Peru: KAIYŌ Rooftop

KAIYO Rooftop view facing north

Published March 4, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column and weekly restaurant reviews:

On a crisp, clear, wind-less February night, we bypassed the line to get in with a reservation at brand-new KAIYŌ Rooftop atop the Hyatt Place Hotel. It was clear immediately from the line down the sidewalk to the bustling, Latin music-tinged party on the rooftop that this is already one of the hottest newcomers in town. Review here:

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KAIYO Rooftop’s beet-cured salmon tiradito
KAIYO Rooftop
KAIYO Rooftop’s bluefin tuna rice toasts
KAIYO Rooftop cocktails