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    Kitchen 24 is Closing After Eleven Years in West Hollywood – Here’s Why

    A source has confirmed that Kitchen 24 is closing at the end of October, right after Halloween. The restaurant, at 8575 Santa Monica Boulevard, known for its casual American comfort food, patio dining, and their popular drag brunch, has been in the city of West Hollywood at the Ramada Plaza for eleven years (they celebrated their 10-year anniversary with their first drag brunch last year).

    According to our source, there were a number of factors that lead to the closing of the restaurant, none of which had anything to do with rent disputes over a lease, or the minimum wage increase that seems to be the culprit for several business closures in West Hollywood of late.

    The main reason they are exiting WeHo is due to lack of customers, which is the same reason Wrapstar restaurant closed at few doors down, also at the Ramada Plaza, after only being open for four months. Kitchen 24 was not getting enough traffic to sustain the business and their rent lease is up at the end of October, so they are moving on to try something new.

    The source told WEHO TIMES that they are approaching the closure in WeHo as a restructuring of their business, rather than them going out of businesses. For over a year the partners have been working on revamping the space at the former Kitchen 24-Hour location in Hollywood, at 1608 N Cahuenga Blvd, which opened in 2008 and closed back in September, 2021.

    One of the concepts they are currently considering for the new space is to call it Tribute and use the space and their dishes to pay homage to Hollywood history. Photos show a completely different concept from Kitchen 24 with a bar moved to the front and center.

    According to the source, the partners at Kitchen 24 hope their business succeeds in Hollywood and that they are able to do what they did before, which was generate enough business to hopefully return to the City of West Hollywood and open another restaurant, hopefully back at the Ramada Plaza, a space that they love.

    Until then, their last hurrah will be West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, which is on course to make a comeback after being on hiatus for 3 years. No word yet on how they plan to celebrate their final day in West Hollywood.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    David
    David
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    5 months ago

    I feel bad for the employees who have lost their jobs and the owner who’s lost their long time business, but this place was truly awful. Gave it so many shots because I live a block away, but I always left extremely unimpressed. Hoping something much better moves in!

    Rebecca DIckerson
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    5 months ago

    I visited K24 every time I visited CA and absolutely loved it! The food was always prepared “picture perfect” and tasted great! The different servers were busy but attentive and courteous. I can’t give you a favorite dish as I enjoyed them all!! The creativity of the restaurant, decor, etc. was very special. So sad to see it close and wish best to owners, workers, partners for a successful New Beginning!

    Liz
    Liz
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    5 months ago

    Inflation is making it impractical to go out to eat regularly. It’s sad. I loved going to this place but the dollars just can’t keep up to support local business.

    Kiki Kooks
    Kiki Kooks
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    7 months ago

    West Hollywood will become a smart city with migrants housed in empty hotel/ motels get out before it’s too late….

    Long time West Hollywood resident
    Long time West Hollywood resident
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    7 months ago

    All those tourists staying at the Ramada and you couldn’t capture that foot traffic? Good riddance.

    hifi5000
    hifi5000
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    7 months ago

    Liked this Kitchen24 location and had no problems with it.I did have a rushed server who wasn’t up to snuff,but that was just one time.It looks like I will have to go to IHOP from now on.

    Josh Kurpies
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    7 months ago

    Sad to see this place go and makes me wonder if a place like Kitchen 24 can’t remain open, what restaurants can? This was my type of restaurant – good service, good food, outdoors, casual and comfortable. My only frustration with Kitchen 24 was their seemingly unpredictable days/hours post COVID, which they are likely just as frustrated with as well, It’s hard to stay open later when you don’t have enough customers, but it’s hard to get customers to make plans for a restaurant with unpredictable hours – totally get it. I’m hopeful that between now and October 31st, maybe… Read more »

    Reid Cendejas
    Reid Cendejas
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    7 months ago

    Again… West Hollywood trolls, DISGUSTING. kitchen24 was a staple and the negative feedback from all of the people deciding do engage is horrible. As the former person that kept it all going for you for 12 years bad form, but also to those that support… THANK YOU. I know the impact it made on my life and experience in West Hollywood and though I decided to move on a week ago, kitchen24 holds a special place. I ask you trolls to do something because West Hollywood is barren… stop casting judgement and make a damn difference. We never lost guests…… Read more »

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    Reply to  Reid Cendejas
    7 months ago

    Don’t troll the trolls Reid.

    Sam
    Sam
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    Reply to  Reid Cendejas
    7 months ago

    Thank You, Reid. You are the best!

    harry
    harry
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    Reply to  Reid Cendejas
    4 months ago

    People describing their experiences are not trolling you. Maybe it’s time to look in the mirror. We used to eat at Kitchen 24 a couple of times a month for years, but this last couple of years the prices just went up so much we couldn’t any more. With tax and tip a salad without a drink was $50 for two people. And I undeserved the staffing problems, but paying that $50 for a salad was no guarantee of most minimal service. The high prices and the spotty service were the reasons people stopped coming. I’m writing this not to… Read more »

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    7 months ago

    Wow, a restaurant is closing because they don’t have customers. How odd……. Kitchen 24 ran its course as a lot of restaurants do. If they were as good now as they were in the beginning the lack of foot traffic due to some closings in the area would not matter. Hopefully the owners get renergized in a new spot and a new operator refreshes this space, but please do a deep clean.

    Gem
    Gem
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    Reply to  Kevin
    7 months ago

    Look around the neighborhood by Kitchen24. Everything is vacant!!! Don’t talk about things you know nothing about!

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    Reply to  Gem
    7 months ago

    Did you read my post? I referenced the closings, but my point was if it was as good as it used to be, it would have been a destination spot like before. Jeez, chill out.

    Matthew Flanagan
    Matthew Flanagan
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    7 months ago

    It couldn’t be that their staff was a bunch a cunts?

    Curtis
    Curtis
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    Reply to  Matthew Flanagan
    7 months ago

    They have always friendly when I go there

    Phoenix
    Phoenix
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    Reply to  Matthew Flanagan
    5 months ago

    ha ha ha … and entittled millenials.

    Adam
    Adam
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    7 months ago

    Without high traffic tenants in the former Starbucks and 24 Hour Fitness locations, all of the businesses in that area are seeing the impact. Hopefully once John Reed Fitness opens this winter, businesses will see an uptick and new businesses can launch in the empty retail spots.

    Kevin
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    Reply to  Adam
    7 months ago

    There are thousands of people living within walking distance. And it was even a destination spot in the beginning, my friends in the valley used do drive over to go to it. I just think it ran its course, owners even reference wanting a restart. Wish them all the best.

    CryMeARiver
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    7 months ago

    Not getting enough customers because… their service was horrible. It became a running joke between me in my friends in that every time I was forced to eat there because of some social obligation they somehow always messed up the order like the time I ordered a cheeseburger and they forgot the cheese. They laughed me. So no big shocker here.

    John Ryan
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    Reply to  CryMeARiver
    7 months ago

    I agree! Been there twice in the last few months and the service was awful both times. Food was good, but both times the server (different each time) was indifferent at best and borderline rude. Haven’t been back since and won’t go back. BTW, I was a server and bartender for many years and I get it; I can read a space instantly and I know the difference between a really busy server and a really lazy server. Both servers were lazy and acted as if they were doing us a favor by waiting on us.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    7 months ago

    Not getting enough customers because… prices are up, crime is up, sales tax highest around…people coming here less.

    Phoenix
    Phoenix
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    Reply to  Enough!
    5 months ago

    Crime?!

    They are closing because crime is up??? How is that relevant?

    … what about taxes??? Taxes are fairly stable overtime, even if take went up 0.25%, how is that going to break your bank? 

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