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News - December 7, 2018

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum closing after 39 years

by Elena Kadvany

Fans of Cho's unassuming potstickers and pork buns panicked in 2014, when the owners of the longtime Palo Alto Chinese restaurant announced plans to close after receiving a 60-day notice from their landlord.

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Posted by Ellen
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2018 at 8:04 am

Three generations of my family have been Cho's fans (I'm the matriarch) following him from city to city, and celebrating his success when the big-time commercial restaurants kicked him out of Mountain View. My son, now an Army Colonel and JAG,who has traveled the world in the line of duty, made a bee-line to Cho's with his fiancee when he made his first trip to his hometown in 10 years. Nothing had changed, except the address.

In addition to great pot-stickers, pork buns,and shanghai rolls, Cho's also has a unique personality, the ability to remember our faces (as you note in your article) and to count change the old-fashioned way (no checks or credit cards allowed). He also performs his civic duty. I was surprised to see him helping out
at the polls during his"leave" from the pot-stickers several elections ago.

Congratulations on a long career -- and I hope there will be a farewell celebration
sometime during Cho'slast days of creating dim sum for all of us.

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Posted by Jane G
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2018 at 10:28 am

I feel a bit ridiculous that I've never heard of this place. Wish I'd have tried it. Oh well, there's always another place coming along.
Dim sum after a big work out is heaven :)