DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Roy Choi, who started the Los Angeles food truck craze with his Kogi Korean BBQ Truck, is reopening Chego! his first sit-down restaurant, at its new Chinatown location Saturday May 4.

The eatery is in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza, at 727 N. Broadway.

The relocated restaurant closed its doors at its previous location in Culver City late last year for “renovations” as Choi continued to serve the restaurant’s Asian fusion meals out of the Chego Truck.

The opening was announced by Choi on Twitter.

“We don’t think anyone’s been as excited about Chego in Chinatown as us. And well, maybe you,” Choi wrote on Twitter.

According to George Yu, executive director of the Chinatown Business Improvement District, the Far East Plaza was originally opened in 1976 as the Food Center, and was the first ethnic food court in the U.S. Yu said the food court introduced things like dumplings, pot stickers, Chinese BBQ and Pho to local eaters. 

 

©Los Angeles Downtown News.

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