Status Kuo: Mar Vista Gets a New Restaurant Soon

I just got a sneak peek behind the scenes at Status Kuo, the newest restaurant coming to Mar Vista. It’s not open yet, but when it is, I predict delicious food and good times. Stay tuned for opening day updates, but think: October/November.

Status Kuo logoDavid Kuo, the man behind the place, is bringing a new level of neighborly-ness to Downtown Mar Vista by sometimes cooking sample meals for nearby business owners until he’s officially opened.

status kuo pastaToday he brought some homemade pasta made with semolina flour and¬†gochujang paste. The sauce is a Taiwanese Bolognese, made with roast pork (think char siu and falling apart like butter), ground pork, bacon, shitake mushrooms and topped with cilantro & lime zest. Just terrific! Hearty, full of flavor, unexpected combinations, but nothing my meat-and-potato-loving friends wouldn’t also go for.

The menu for Status Kuo with be filled with rotisserie, grilled meats & vegetables, and house-made bread, along with these homemade pastas. Plus the architecture is by the same firm who did Superba Snack Bar in Venice, so it’s going to look cool, too.

I can’t wait.

Located at 3809 Grand View Blvd, just south of Venice Blvd.


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