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Korhogo 126 shuttered

famdoc Jun 6, 2008 06:26 PM

eater.com is reporting that French/West African restaurant Korhogo 126 in Red Hook has been seized for non-payment of taxes. What a loss. We've enjoyed Chef Abdul Traore's food and felt he was doing something new and exciting.

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    Geo8rge RE: famdoc Jun 8, 2008 08:56 PM

    I have seen a few places closing. Probably more the economy than a tax scam. Their fancy web site still works. http://www.bouillabaisse126.com/ Actually I wish I could get the name if the backround music on their web site.

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      famdoc RE: Geo8rge Jun 8, 2008 09:08 PM

      I got an email from them announcing garden dining and other specials the day after they were supposedly closed down. Makes you wonder.

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      atekosuri RE: famdoc Jun 10, 2008 08:04 AM

      Thank god, Korhogo 126 was truly awful. I'd been intrigued when it first opened in the neighbourhood, but after two of the worst meals that I'd ever eaten in a restaurant, including a dessert that one of my friends charitably labelled as "sand cake", I'm practically thrilled that something else may take its place sooner rather than later.

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        boccalupo RE: famdoc Jun 12, 2008 06:40 PM

        I passed by Korhogo tonight and they appear to be open again.

        1. deepyarn RE: famdoc Jun 13, 2008 11:40 AM

          The food I have had there has been pretty good. One time the apps were all too salty but the entrees were good. The second time I ate there everything we had was well executed. My problem with the place, and one that I would like to see fixed because it will keep me from eating there more frequently, is their wine selection. This is a casual neigborhood place and the wines start at $30+ with the next least expensive wine in the $50 range. When there are only 5-6 wines in both the red and the white columns and you quickly get into $50 wines, there is simply not enough variety for regular neighborhood dining.

          1. Peter RE: famdoc Jun 13, 2008 09:20 PM

            So weird. I drove by tonight and the lights were on, the door was open, the tables were set and I think I saw a few customers...

            is this place open or closed??!

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              squid kun RE: Peter Jun 14, 2008 02:28 AM

              I called tonight and got a live person who said they were open. Hope the poster who wished it would close can get over it.

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                BklnDiner RE: squid kun Jun 30, 2008 09:38 AM

                I was having dinner at Korhogo 126 when I was kicked out by the Health Department about 6 weeks ago. The food and service was wonderful, but I don't think I will be dining there again. It was obvious something was going wrong when the police showed up. Also, they made us pay for our meals anyway. Bad business.

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                  BklnDiner RE: BklnDiner Jun 30, 2008 10:30 AM

                  Here are the results of their last health inspection -
                  http://167.153.150.32/RI/web/detail.d...
                  or if the address doesn't work, just go to the DOH website and type in Korhogo 126. Too bad for them.

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                    famdoc RE: BklnDiner Jun 30, 2008 10:56 AM

                    Let's be fair here...the violations were minor and they have been reopened after addressing the problems. This is a very good restaurant that is serving a fusion of African and French cuisine, perhaps unique in New York. The chef has impressive credentials and is a very affable guy.

                    Here are the details of the violation and the resolution of the problem:

                    http://167.153.150.32/RI/web/detail.d...

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                    Geo8rge RE: BklnDiner Jun 30, 2008 06:31 PM

                    I don't think I will be dining there again

                    Health inspections (and crane inspection) in the city are an employement program and a scam. David Letterman had to make a certain donut place the butt of jokes before it was cleaned up. I personally would not pay that much attention to the inspections. If you are really concerned ask to see the kitchen.

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