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KoKo...Is it a No No? - St. Louis

grillergorilla Oct 28, 2008 04:57 AM

What happened to KOKO? I absolutely loved that place. Great duck gumbo and the zydeco fries were the bomb. Where did the owner and chef go?

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    tonifi Mar 31, 2009 04:09 PM

    I fondly remember Cafe Ivanhoe from that same location...some spots just seem to carry bad juju. There is a space at Grand and Shenandoah that is the same, nothing seems to thrive there. Just in my time it has been an ice cream place, kebab house, pizza place...nothing lasts very long. It is a shame about KoKo. It was gone before we had a chance to try it.

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      inbiz Mar 29, 2009 08:55 AM

      I'm from KC and I even got there. I liked it lots and so did my friends from the Lou. It was different. What took it's place was terrible.

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        Doug Oct 30, 2008 07:22 AM

        The current issue of St. Louis Magazine ("35 Best Restaurants") has an R.I.P. section, which has some comments about KoKo

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          CheesemongersWife Oct 29, 2008 10:22 AM

          A new spot opened in it's place....an Asian fusion place I believe.

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          1. re: CheesemongersWife
            lemons Mar 29, 2009 12:33 PM

            I believe that one's gone down as well. Liquor license problems, as I recall.

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            michaelstl Oct 28, 2008 06:50 AM

            I believe KoKo closed 2-3 months ago. I'm not sure where the chef and owner went.

            I'm assuming you're referring to the KoKo in St. Louis.

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            1. re: michaelstl
              grillergorilla Oct 28, 2008 08:34 AM

              Yes, the KOKO in St. Louis. Sorry. That's a shame. It was a fine little place to eat.

            2. alan Oct 28, 2008 05:39 AM

              And KoKo willl be found ... where???

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