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Chego Out of Overland Location, Looking For New Westside Spot

(Photo of the hen house bowl at Chego via HermitSmoores on Flickr)
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After some elusive Tweets and Instagram-ed photos of lacquered Peking duck, Roy Choi confirmed that Culver City restaurant Chego was officially moving down to Chinatown’s Far East Plaza. But questions still remained about the fate of this Palms area location. Choi first temporarily shut down the restaurant on 3300 Overland Ave. a few months back, and then parked a food truck outside to continue to serve his loyal Westside customers. Since then, things have been in limbo.

But today Alice, the Kogi team's PR gal, wrote a post on the Kogi blog explaining that the original location of Chego, which has been open since 2010, is closed for good due to some landlord issues.

All hope is not lost, though. As Choi works on prepping for the opening of the Chinatown location, he'll continue to scope out places on the Westside for loyal fans to find chubby pork belly or hen house bowls.

For now, they're extending an invite to all of their followers to come by for a proper send-off on March 30. SaysAlice:

We want each and every one of you who’s patronized Chego since 2010 to come out with your boomboxes and lawn chairs, your coolers and your friends so that we can show you how much we love and appreciate you guys who have stuck by us through rain and shine, pothole-gutted parking spaces and the occasionally questionable music selection.

Rice bowls forever, indeed.