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Mountain View's Gochi to reopen

Uploaded: May 2, 2016

Popular Mountain View restaurant Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, which closed in the summer of 2015 due to an impending redevelopment at the site, will be making its return this month.

Gochi is set to reopen in mid-May in a new space at 1943 El Camino Real in Mountain View, owner/manager Junko Motouji said Monday.

Gochi first opened at 1036 Castro St. in August 2013, just before a developer proposed a new new mixed-use, four-story project for the site at the corner of Castro and El Camino Real. Motouji and her husband eventually received relocation assistance after they complained that they had spent their life savings on remodeling the interior of the restaurant, not knowing of the owner's development plans.

The menu at the new location will be exactly the same as it was on Castro Street, Motouji said. In 2014, the menu included dishes from unagi meshi (rice cooked in a clay pot with vegetables and onions, plus seaweed and barbecued eel) to Asian-fusion pizza topped with spicy code roe, snow crab, mushrooms and bacon.

There is also still a location in Cupertino, which opened in 2005; view that location’s lunch and dinner menu’s here.

Yaki udon with kurobuta pork, served at Gochi's first Mountain View location in 2014. Photo by Michelle Le/Palo Alto Weekly.

No official opening date has been set yet and the space is actually still under construction, but they’re aiming for the middle of the month, Motouji said, and are eager to be open.

"With all that happening last year, we're just in a hurry to open up," she said. "We’re excited."

When there's a set opening date, it will be posted on Gochi's website, Motouji said.

Get excited for Gochi's return by reading this review from 2014: A winning blend.