Why Komodo?

The Komodo Dragons in Indonesia are the largest lizard species in the world. They are rare endangered species that are highly lethal. However, they have a weak sense of hearing and sight, so they go about the world tasting their surroundings using their powerful sense of taste. Our business started with the Komodo truck, one of the largest trucks roaming around in LA; hailed by Roaming Hunger as one of the top trucks in California.

We believe in being adventurous with our flavors; if it takes combining unique and unlikely ingredients together to achieve the ideal composition- we will. Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s classical French training, combined with his passion for Mexican food and his Southeast Asian heritage- help create a unique perspective of cooking parallel to Los Angeles’ melting pot of culinary heritages.

Komodo stands for Dangerously Good Food- get your taste buds ready for a flavor adventure. Book us today for your upcoming catering, private events, weddings and parties.

Latest Blog Posts

5 Most Instagrammed Dishes at Komodo

LA is home to amazing and talented food paparazzi and we’re lucky to be one of LA’s most instagrammed food spots. Here are our top 5

Happy Hour at Komodo Venice

$2 off Beers & Specialty Menu. Try our brand new selection of snackable and shareable dishes created by Chef Erwin Tjahyadi; inspired by

The Making of the Phởrrito

On a cold winter day of 2014, Chef Erwin Tjahyadi had enough of his nagging partners who constantly asked him for a soup special for Komodo.

What is Tempeh?

Tempeh, a vegan’s best friend, the little bundle of soy bean goodness, the tofu skeptic’s alternative to a trip down soy bean lane;