Posted by Pat, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:37 am
Hmm? I hope business is okay for the MP Su Hong and it's not too long before it reopens. I hadn't realized that the Palo Alto Su Hong was not under the same ownership. That explains some of the differences.
I used to like Chef Chu's in Los Altos, but it's food has slipped in quality and too often it is over-run by badly behaved kids. Family friendly should not mean that anything goes.
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:11 am
This sounds more like the chinese restaurant that occupied the building Left Bank now occupies. Can't remember the name, but they suddenly "closed for remodeling," only to never reopen. Turned out they had litany of health code violations and they couldn't afford to fix them so they went out of business. I knew a contractor that did work on the building afterwards and he told me the kitchen conditions were disgusting. Made me regret eating there.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community, on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm
MV - I recall that place - we used to go there when we were kids & it did close suddenly. I had the same thought when I heard Su Hong closed for remodeling - health code violations. To Go seems to still be doing a brisk business. I also heard that their General's Chicken had improved recently.
Pat - I agree re Chef Chu's. But their hotpot basil beef is still marvelous. My neighbor beats the kid issue by going there for lunch instead of dinner - certainly not possible for everyone. Did you see Chef Chu's featured recently on Check Please! Bay Area?
Posted by Renee Batti, news editor of The Almanac, on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm Renee Batti is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
The county health department posts restaurants' health-code violations online, and Su Hong received a rating of 'good' in a May inspection. There is no evidence that the restaurant was shut down for health-code violations.
Posted by Aquamarine, a resident of another community, on Jun 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm
You consider that harmful? Interesting. Pretty interesting coming from a commenter who was inflaming on a thread about kids on restricted licenses.
If a local business can't plan to be more considerate to their customers, then speculation will happen. It's nice that it was clarified here, but speculation will continue since they closed so suddenly and many won't read this article.
Posted by Aquamarine, a resident of another community, on Jun 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm
Yes, parents who allow their kids to violate the restrictions are the ones you felt entitled to ask if they approved of rape and murder. I call that harmful.
Su Hong will be closed for at least two months, according to an employee. Maybe the "closed for remodeling" is real, maybe not. Only time will tell. Either way, there will be speculation from customers since the owner's lack of notification took them by surprise. That's potentially harmful.
I know a family who were coming from various parts of the Bay Area to have dinner there last night and had to make other plans. I work with one of them and she wondered if remodeling was the real reason. We get catered food from there regularly and found it odd nothing was mentioned ahead of time. Strange.
Posted by Aquamarine, a resident of another community, on Jun 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm
Yes. Potatoe vs potato. Mr. Carpenter is demonstrating some immaturity here because he disagrees. Ah, that slippery slope in parenting from breaking driving laws to rape, drug dealing and murder. It's like wondering if a restaurant's owner is telling the truth about its temporary closure or if something else is going on to us harming the business. I just wish I had that much power. Perhaps Peter does.
Posted by Donald, a resident of another community, on Jun 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm
If they put out a sign saying when they were closing, their business would probably decline. Would you want to eat at a restaurant on their last night of businees? I have heard people decline to go to a restaraunt in that situation because they might be trying to clean out all their old food and not using fresh ingredients.
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm Menlo Voter is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
It's been 8 months since they "closed for remodeling." Unless they are planning some major change that requires some serious engineering and planning variances they could have had the plans drawn up, submitted, approved and built in that period of time. They're not remodeling. They're out of business.