Swanky Komodo Dallas Debuts in Deep Ellum

Miami’s Komodo restaurant group opens its first Dallas concept, featuring Pan Asian dishes, a full sushi bar, and fancy décor, according to a DMagazine article. They say, 

“A wildly successful Miami restaurant group will open its first concept in Dallas called Komodo, an Asian-inspired restaurant that will add a dramatic, fancy flair to Deep Ellum.

Komodo Dallas will serve Pan Asian dishes that range from salmon tacos, Chilean seabass skewers, plant-based kung pao chicken, and a full sushi bar. The restaurant is a concept owned by Groot Hospitality, a collective that runs restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels, and other venues primarily in Miami Beach.

Hailed as the “King of Miami,” Groot Hospitality founder David Grutman’s portfolio includes the celebrity hotspot LIV Nightclub, Japanese steakhouse GEKKō (of which artist Bad Bunny is a partner), and The Goodtime Hotel, which he co-founded with artist and music producer Pharrell Williams.”

Miami’s Komodo restaurant was established by David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality in 2015, who has multiple hospitality establishments in Miami, according to a Dallas Observer article which reports, 

“Komodo Miami was opened in 2015 by Groot Hospitality, the Miami-based hospitality venture founded by David Grutman. He has a stake in several Miami restaurants and clubs and was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the 50 most important people in electronic dance music.”

Grutman confirmed that Komodo Dallas will have some menu items from Miami location, like Peking duck, but will also offer exclusive dishes like Szechuan Texas quail. They may also adopt Miami’s cocktail menu.