Danny Kou, Executive Chef and Proprietor

 Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Chef Danny Kou, after completing his years of apprenticeship, decided to move to the United States, and he began his excellent and progressive career on the West Coast. His passion for food leads him to creative culinary solutions, and his breadth of work gives him a rare holistic perspective of both front and back of house operations. With over 20 years in the industry, Chef Kou has led kitchens in several renowned Peruvian restaurants such as “Balcones del Peru” and “ El Rocoto” both in Los Angeles as well as in “Osaka” in Hollywood California. At his last post, he held the position of Executive Chef for four years at “La Mar” Cebicheria Peruana by Gaston Acurio in San Francisco, California.

Chef Kou was named “Gastronomy Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine” by Sierra Exportadora and presently holds the position of “Culinary Director of Peru” at the New York World Expo in addition to be a member of “Chefs Innovators” at Berkeley University, California. Also, for the past five consecutive years, Chef Kou was honored with a Special Senate Recognition by the United States Congress that appointed him “Culinary Director of the World Expo.”

In 2016, Danny Kou founded KOUSINE LLC and opened his first restaurant KOUSINE PERUVIAN KITCHEN, in Ft Lauderdale, FL. True to his expansion plan, now he is on the verge of opening his second restaurant in Boca Raton, FL. and in doing so, he is continuing to build KOUSINE PERUVIAN KITCHEN restaurant chain.

KOUSINE PERUVIAN KITCHEN, Ft Lauderdale, was awarded the 2019 “Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor for holding 5 Stars Rating three years consecutively since its opening year in 2017. Danny Kou is President and CEO of KOUSINE LLC and KOU SEN LLC.

Chef Kou earned his Culinary Degree by attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, San Francisco Campus.

What Clients Say

"The best Peruvian food in the city, their chaufas are very good, the ceviches and tiraditos incredibly good, the saltado simply Spectacular, you feel like eating in one of the best restaurants in Lima. Do not stop trying their desserts."

Cesar Gonzales

"Amazing food. We ordered for take out, well served, good presentation, clean containers. Highly recommended. The Causa, the tiraditos were great."

Linda C.

"Probably the best food I have eaten in a long time. The staff were great, the prices were great, and the view is great. I told our waitress if I could eat like this every day I would."

Riley Thien

"Top level , little gem , food from quality to looks , you won't be disappointed, will come again , big respect to chef."

Minde Ringys

"Excellent service and the food is delicious!!!!"

Julie Arroyo

"Food and service are great!"

Rocio Mayo

"Excellent Excellent Excellent!!! The staff were very friendly and attentive. And the food was amazing!!! Compliments to chef Danny!"

Julian Acevedo

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