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Roy Choi’s Nine-Year-Old A-Frame Restaurant to Close This Weekend

The Westside standby isn’t renewing its lease

An a-frame style restaurant lets in light from a far window, with a bar up close.
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Nine-year-old Westside staple A-Frame is closing, ending a nearly decade-long run of serving beer can chicken and casual all-over-the-map fare like carne asada poutine fries, Korean chicken wings, and street corn with gochujang. The restaurant has for years hung loosely on a Hawaiian theme, even while broadly expanding its menu several times under chef Roy Choi.

Ownership tells Eater that the final day of service will be Sunday night. Dave and Patti Reiss, owners of Reiss Co. (Alibi Room, Yours Truly, Vito’s Pizza, and others) also sent along the below:

We couldn’t be more proud of the Family we employed, the Beer Can Chickens we roasted, The Tricks we poured, and the memories we made with our friends and neighbors. We’re still around this week if you’d like to swing by and say hello. On behalf of the REISSCO family and Roy – thank you for all the magic and we’ll see you around.

The Reiss family has sold the space to a new group, but declined to name them.

The loss of A-Frame means one fewer Los Angeles restaurant for star chef (and rising television phenomenon) Roy Choi, who still serves food at the Alibi Room, at Kogi Taqueria, and on his many roving food trucks. Choi also has his casino restaurant Best Friend out in Las Vegas, TV shows like Broken Bread and the Chef Show, and he is currently working on a new model for Watts-based Locol. The final day of service for A-Frame is Sunday night.

A-Frame. 12565 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.