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Chego
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Chego

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Asian/Pacific, Fusion
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727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 380-8680
http://www.eatchego.com/
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I really wanted to like this place but the food just wasn't quite on point. It's a small takeout place and doesn't really have a place for you to sit and eat peacefully. The ooey ... Read more
gooey fries had a good crispy texture. I liked the fried fry itself a lot. I didn't like the sour cream sauce it had...overkill. Which is also why I didn't like the sour cream chicken bowl either because there was just too much sour cream in it. The beefy t was good but was extremely spicy I think they accidentally poured too much sauce in it because it was too spicy and salty. That is saying a lot since I love spicy. Anyways, I think this is a great location and all the tourists coming to Chinatown might find this place unique.

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Orange County, CA

Chego is Roy Choi’s establishment in a little strip mall in Chinatown. He’s the guy that started the elevated food truck craze with Kogi BBQ. Chego is actually in the same strip mall where you’d find Howlin’ Ray’s. We had been in line for a while waiting for Howlin’ Ray’s so my friends decided to go grab some food from Chego to make the wait more bearable. They ordered the Chubby Pork Belly bowl and the Ooey Gooey Fries to share. One bite of the pork belly bowl made me an instant fan. Tender and generous pieces of pork belly, fried egg, fried shallots, green onions, sticky rice, pickled radishes, and an addictive sauce made this bowl an explosion of flavors and textures. If there were ever a perfect food, it’s food that invokes all these different tastes and textures. It was really good. I would definitely get this again. I’d even go and try their chicken bowl too. It’s hard to compete with the pork belly though. I’ll have to think about this some more. The fries were okay. I’ve never been a fan of loaded fries but if you are, this might be up there with some of the best I’ve tried. Definitely check out Chego, if you’re in the area and especially if you’re waiting for fried chicken from Howlin’ Ray’s.

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Local from Alhambra, California

Chego is a great restaurant for a relaxed meal. It is spear headed by Roy Choi of Kogi and locol fame. It is located in the chinatown plaza with the likes of baohaus, howling rays, endorphine and scoops ice cream. The atmosphere is very casual and the food is on point. The portions are large and tasty. You'll definitely be full with one bowl.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Hands down one of my favorite places to eat in Los Angeles. So in love with them I had the food catered for my birthday party this year and everyone went wild. Love the hen house, pork belly, tofu and ooey gooey fries (I always ask for sauce on the side since they can pile it on pretty thick). Tres leches cake was mind blowingly good, I need to find he recipe for this! Also tried the burger for the first time which was bomb. Was also stoked to pick up a signed copy of Roy's book which is full of recipes I can't wait to dig into. Highly recommend

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Another one of my favorite places in SoCal is Chego by Roy Choi of the Kogi Truck fame. Think this is one of my favorites from him with a clever mix of SoCal and Korean BiBimBap infusions. Definitely worth a look-see such as the pork belly bowl to the ooey gooey fries. Prices range for about $9-$13 depending on what you get and parking is plentiful in the private lot. Don't forget to validate.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I've been wanting to try this place for the longest time, ever since I've heard about Roy Choi's Kogi trucks. Finally had the chance to and I was not disappointed. I came here during lunch time on a weekday. Didn't really have to wait.

I opted for the pork belly bowl. It had a good amount of pork belly and it was very flavorful. There were a mixture of different vegetables that complemented it very well. Never really had something that tasted this way, so it was definitely new to me. I highly recommend.

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Local from West Covina

This is in chinatown. I came here to try their gooey fries, the fries are pretty good. But it is a little too salty for me.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Chego is always a fun place to go to. They have some of the most delectable Rice bowls I have ever had. Chubby Pork belly is always what I get there. The meat melts in your mouth, the spices are savory and the way everything comes together is just something you don't get anywhere else. When you do go, you MUST get Ooey Gooey Fries. THEY ARE TO DIE FOR, I'm not even joking. These fries will make your day, seriously.

The experience itself is fine, it is a small shop after all, but they play some great music and undergound hip hop.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I really wanted to like this place but the food just wasn't quite on point. It's a small takeout place and doesn't really have a place for you to sit and eat peacefully. The ooey gooey fries had a good crispy texture. I liked the fried fry itself a lot. I didn't like the sour cream sauce it had...overkill. Which is also why I didn't like the sour cream chicken bowl either because there was just too much sour cream in it. The beefy t was good but was extremely spicy I think they accidentally poured too much sauce in it because it was too spicy and salty. That is saying a lot since I love spicy. Anyways, I think this is a great location and all the tourists coming to Chinatown might find this place unique.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Came down to Chinatown to see what is all the hype about.

Location: Tucked inside a strip mall.

I wanted to try three different places in this strip mall, Chego, Ramen Champ, and Pok Pok Phat Thai all in one trip. Foodie overload.

Space is small. A small area for the cashier and some seating inside.
But there are tons of seating tables outside shared with the strip mall.

Parking: Street meter or paid parking lots.

Downside: When I went yesterday, they were out of fries. I was looking forward to getting some of their oh ooey fries. Maybe next time.

Torn between trying beefy t and their limited specials.
I asked several people in line for recommendations.

After speaking with the cashier ( Jackie per the receipt), we settled on The TBD Special : a spicy puerco sandwich; Papi Chulo freestyle Squish and Destroy Sandwich, w/ chili pineapple pork, garlic paste, herbs, sour cream and herbs on grilled La Brea Bakery ciabatta -

The thick slice of cooked pork with the pineapple slice coated with herbs and sour cream on that ciabatta bread.
I am not sure how to explain the flavor as I took each bite. It was a bit sour and a bit little bit of heat. I prefer my bacon to be cooked well and more kbbq style.
But it was very rich and flavorful.

And, since I was trying several different places, I saved half to eat the next day and it was just as good the next day.

Overall, i would recommend checking out the hype. I wished they didn't run out of fries. I will try to come back but since I accomplished my goal of trying all three places, I probably won't. Thanks Roy making such great fusion food for fugal people.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I came here not long after Roy started this location to try it out. I remember getting the pork belly bowl. It didn't look that big but once you finished it, you would say, that was just right. At least I did say that. I could have had a second one but I refrained.

Today, I return once again to try the Beefy T bowl but what caught my eye was Tiny's Prime Rib rice plate. Is the name referring to a person or the prime rib. I did think it was a small couple of pieces placed on top of two scoops of rice. This is where vegetables were stir-fried and placed in the middle as to divide the two mounds.

The food here is definitely tasty, loads of flavor. With containers that are safe for the environment, that's also thinking it through. This visit, I now notice that there are combinations on the wall available to order. Three to choose from includes ooey gooey fries in each. I could kick myself for not ordering one of these but that would mean I can come back to try something else. Outdoor seating now available where I don't think there were that many before so things are progressing. You get an hour validation or roam around for a meter but read the signs. During the day, high traffic you will get towed. If you're here after dark, you may not have to feed a meter since they open until 11pm but closed on Mondays.

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New York City, New York State, USA

They’re ooey. They’re gooey. They’re beer-battered and then covered with sour cream sambal, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, cotija, chillies, cilantro and pickled garlic. They are the 'Oeey Gooey Fries' at Chego. *Drool.*

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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The chef that founded Kogi Truck created this restaurant. Really interesting menu with great flavors in their dishes. Love the fries and the beef bowl (forgot the names). Order at the register and grab a number; find your own seat. It gets packed and parking is difficult with a small lot.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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The ooey gooey fries and sour cream hen house are to die for! Chego also owns the infamous kogi truck - no wonder their Korean fusion food is so delicious! Chego is hidden in a corner lot in overland and is open seating! Definitely swing by if you are in the area.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Chinatown hole in the wall/ hotspot with a lot of flavor! Make sure you get the Fries! omg there are so good. We had the Beefy T also very tasty!

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Local from Los Angeles, California

oily but good, lots of pork belly. founder of the food truck king named roy choi started his brick and mortar shop inside chinatown and closed his shop in culver city. its got a little kick in their food because they use siracha in their ingredients

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Local from Los Angeles

One of the first places I checked out when living in LA! I really liked the chubby pork belly meal out of all the choices. The service for this place was excellent when I had came, they were really helpful whenever I had a question about their food and what was good. The portions are also pretty generous and filling!

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New York City, New York State, USA

While spicy desserts such as chile-flavored chocolate have been around for a while, Mexican fusion restaurant Chego takes the trend to a fiery new level. To make its Devil’s Tres Leches, the restaurant soaks rich devil’s food cake in cinnamon-infused, cayenne pepper–flavored evaporated milk and adds tapioca pudding and spicy peanut brittle.

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Local from Glendora, California

Brussel sprouts w/ honeycomb and yogurt. Ahhhhh

You won't run out of interesting things to try at Chego. The entire menu is centered around weird crafty innovation ... every item on the menu is truly original. The food is definitely unlike anything I've ever had (super weird) but so far I've loved everything that I've tried here! The chicken adobo bowl is really good, and so is the pork belly bowl.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Experimental Korean fusion something... What this means is that the Gooey Fries with siracha-sour cream sauce are unreal almost like your favorite carne asada nachos but better. I got the sour cream hen house, maybe not the most enticing name but still delicious with so many bold, rich flavors of garlic, siracha, sour cream and basil. It's so tasty and so unmatched by any other meal I've had in Los Angeles or anywhere for that matter.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I was really impressed at the quality of food at this place. It's a bit food truck expensive, but you get something unique here. 2 entrees and 1 appetizer plate went for $27. On a Friday Night, there was a 10 minute wait outside the door, but this place is tiny anyway so a line out the door would be standard. Seating is a bit challenging, since even the bar-height standing table that runs the length of this spot gets full. Nonetheless, I'm sure you can wedge yourself somewhere here, albeit a short wait.

-=-Ooey Gooey Fries-=- Do not pass go, do not ask questions...GET THIS PLATE! A layer of cheese resides in every bite, and even when you think you have more fries than cheese, there's another gold mine layer of cheese hidden in there somewhere. There's no meat on this dish, but you get the same satisfied taste buds that a plate of Carne Asada Fries would make you feel.

-=-Chubby Pork Belly Rice Bowl-=- While I loudly tooted the Fries here, the other dishes that I tried get the basic par treatment, but they really were all tasty and flavorful. The fried egg on top rocked this dish. There was plenty of pork belly to mix around in the rice and the seasoning on this entire plate was in delicious abundance.

-=-Tiny's Prime Rib Rice Plate-=- The amount of riblets you get on this plate is a bit lacking compared to the pork belly. The dish as a whole was tasty, but not special enough to differentiate from your local teriyaki beef joint.

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