07/06/2013 02:25 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2013

Jonathan Gold | L.A. Restaurant Review: Chego The Sequel Opens With Familiar Pan-Asian Flavors -

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If you were obsessed with the Kimchi Spam Bowl, and dismayed when the original Chego, the one in Palms, closed a few months ago, then you were probably all over the news that the new Chego 2.0, Roy Choi's rice bowl joint, has been transplanted into a faded walking mall, behind Ocean Seafood in downtown's Chinatown. Chego is all blasting reggae, sticky picnic tables in the courtyard, and frothing seas of Sriracha sauce that leave few dishes, including desserts, unscathed. A Chego banner, big as any Communist-era wall banner, is draped down the side of the building.