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Fire Closes Magic Wok - Filipino Restaurant in Artesia

elmomonster Sep 12, 2006 09:17 PM

Just a heads-up that last week, a fire erupted at the Hong Kong Express Chinese fast food about 5 doors down from Magic Wok.

The blaze which gutted the store and adjacent suite, has compromised the integrity of the entire structure.

Magic Wok is therefore closed indefinitely.

For those who have tried this place and those who've wanted to, let's hope they can rebuild and restart.

As some of you might know, this restaurant is one of my all time favorites. I listed it as one of Top 5 restaurants, and singled it out as one which is "underrated by Chowhounds".

Here is my last photo review on it:
http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

  1. elmomonster Sep 12, 2006 09:25 PM

    In case anyone's curious. Here's the news story about it.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4537919

    I found out about it when a few friends and I drove there from Irvine to have dinner last Friday night and we saw the sad, sad sight and a chain link fence around the whole building.

    http://elmomonster.blogspot.com

    1. c
      Chubbypanda Sep 13, 2006 08:54 AM

      Darn it! I was planning to go on Friday. I read your review a few days ago and was all set to take a Philipino friend of mine out to dinner there.

      This sucks. I hope they manage to find a new location/rebuild. Do restaurant insurance policies cover closure when the fire damage occured in an adjacent suite? It might fall under the Act of God clause, but I really doubt it.

      - CP

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