Just Open: Kim restaurant

Scott Bolles
Korean modern: Chef Tae Kyu Lee and David Ralph at Kim Restaurant.
Korean modern: Chef Tae Kyu Lee and David Ralph at Kim Restaurant. Photo: James Brickwood

The restaurant careers of former chefs don't all die – some are being rebirthed at Llankelly Place, Potts Point.

The owners of Bourke Street Bakery missed the restaurant life so much, they opened Wilbur's Place on the strip.

Now, the owner of Kakawa Chocolates has swung open the doors of Kim restaurant. David Ralph toiled at Flying Fish and Quay before jettisoning it four years ago for life as a chocolatier.

He's now back in the game, with chef TaeKyu Lee [ex-Ms. G's, Quay]. With pear and  soy-braised short ribs on the menu, Ralph says there are modern touches, but the aim is for Kim's dishes to taste authentically Korean.