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Status Kuo Morphs into Little Fatty in Mar Vista

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The menu skews closer to Taiwanese classics, plus there’s a name for the bar section

Three cup chicken at Little Fatty in Mar Vista
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Status Kuo recently expanded with a larger dining room and a full bar, but now chef/owner David Kuo is bifurcating the space into two separate concepts. Status Kuo as we know it will change into Little Fatty (Kuo’s childhood nickname), with a lean toward Taiwanese classics like three cup chicken (pictured above), pork chop rice, kung pao chicken, and beef noodle soup. Some longtime menu items like the Sunday gravy (lu rou fan) and duck pizza remain, but for the most part, there will be a different menu from the ground up. There’s no official re-opening date, but it should be in the near future.

Accomplice, Mar Vista
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The bar is now called Accomplice, run by Aaron Siak, formerly of Proprietors, LLC in Philadelphia at The Franklin Bar, and The Walker Inn in Koreatown. The craft cocktail program boasts punch bowls and an affordable happy hour with $7 old fashioneds. It’s meant to serve even more as a neighborhood mainstay that Status Kuo was, tucked away in Mar Vista on the Westside. In addition, Accomplice with have some unique bar bites like corndogs and steak frites, though diners will be able to order “takeout” from Little Fatty next door. Accomplice officially opens tomorrow.


Kuo trained at Jean-Georges in New York City and Charlie Palmer in Costa Mesa before returning home to settle down in LA. With so many changes, it seems a little ironic to dub the restaurant Status Kuo, but this seemingly final switch up makes a lot of sense for the area. Quality Chinese food on the Westside is almost impossible to find (save for R.O.C. and Meizhou Dongpo), and places like Pine & Crane have proven that homestyle Taiwanese cuisine can develop a rabid local fanbase.

Hours run 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday and Monday, until midnight from Tuesday to Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on the weekends.

Little Fatty and Accomplice
3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Status Kuo

3809 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 574-7610 Visit Website