Nabi wasn't supposed to serve sushi when it opened, but Kang gave his customers what they wanted.
Nabi is not a see-and-be-seen hotspot. It is not a high-end Japanese restaurant. It is not a cafe in Chinatown populated by fellow ramen aficionados. It's simply a warm and cozy neighborhood restaurant serving small plates of beautifully constructed modern Asian cuisine with correspondingly small prices, wholly unassuming yet full of exciting possibilities. Even more remarkable is the fact that Nabi nearly didn't happen at all. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS