Saturday, November 1, 2008

Yaku Now Open | Latin Concepts | Arlington, VA

Yaku Now Open Latin Concepts Newest Venue now open Arlington, VA

Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld, best known in the Washington area for his Latin-inspired restaurant lounge endeavors, is pleased to announce that YAKU is open. The 4000 square-foot restaurant is located inside the Odyssey condominium building at 2001 North 15th Street where Clarendon Boulevard and Scott Street intersect.

YAKU, is a “Chifa” restaurant lounge brought to you by Fraga-Rosenfeld. Chifa is the fusion of Chinese and Peruvian cuisine developed by Chinese immigrants to Peru in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is also used to define a restaurant where this type of fare is served and is recognized as an ever-evolving style of cooking. The name YAKU means “water” in Quechua (Incan Language) and is intended to capture Asian-influenced Andean culinary styles unique to the region.

Menu highlights include a Dim Sum menu consisting of Chinese Peruvian fusion items like Novoandine Wontons filled with chicken and quinoa and Crispy Salmon and Rice Rolls. The main menu offers appetizers and entrees including Peruvian main dishes like Aji de Gallina alongside Chinese dishes like Noodles and Sweet and Sour Chicken.YAKU is serving dinner seven nights a week and offers two for one dim sum, Monday – Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. along with other bar specials for happy hour. Thursday – Saturday there will be a DJ spinning house music for the late night lounge dinner crowd.

YAKU (Latin Concepts)
Located on the corner of Clarendon Blvd. & Scott St.
Courthouse Metro (1 Block Away)
2001 N. 15th St.
Arlington,VA 22201
Tel: 703.248.0844 - For more information