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"I can't imagine why he came to an Asian fusion restaurant to order classic Italian pasta..."
Niku 's Maître'd and Jessica Jones[src]

Niku is a luxurious Asian restaurant located in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City. It was used by Kilgrave for his elegant dinners with his thrall Hope Shlottman.


First Encounter with Kilgrave

In the first few weeks of opening, the Niku restaurant encountered an alarming customer. Kilgrave entered the restaurant one night with a partner, Jessica Jones. He requested to sit in a more secluded area at the back of the restaurant, that, to the avail of his powers, forced the current customers in those seats to leave. He ordered a meal of pasta from the previous establishment's menu, a recipe that Niku had to search for at the back of the kitchen. Kilgrave and his companion left that night, with the waiting staff shocked as to why they weren't able to act under their own control.[1]

Kilgrave's Trade

Due to a culmination of a series of events, Kilgrave met Jessica Jones at Niku to make the trade of Hope Shlottman for Kilgrave's father, Albert Thompson. Upon entering the restaurant, Jessica realised Kilgrave had also kidnapped several others and placed them atop the bar, with nooses around their necks, ready to be hanged at the Kilgrave's order. Chaos soon ensued when Kilgrave ordered Malcolm Ducasse, Jackson, Robyn and Donald to step off the bar, giving Kilgrave the opportunity to escape with his father.

Hope chose this moment to drive a shard of glass into her throat, finally giving Jessica Jones license to kill Kilgrave, as Hope passed away in that restaurant.[2]


  • Niku is Japanese for "meat".



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