The Gonsea, that place on the way out of town at 2335 4th Street, has been closed by the County for health violations.
The Times-Standard’s account is HERE.
Personally, I wont miss the place. We only ate there half a dozen times, were never impressed. They were expensive and uninspired. I usually avoid restaurants that try to be both Chinese and Japanese at once. The Gonsea had a sign in front offering “Japanese sushi”. Is there any other kind??? German sushi??? Polish sushi??
I also hated the name. “Gonsea”, it turns out IS a legit Chinese name meaning celebration or holiday. But its a dumb name for a restaurant. Invokes no food images or suggestions of deliciousness. l say they might as well stay closed, although I hate to see folks losing their jobs.
May I suggest as alternatives the always -reliable Hunan in Henderson Center, the Szechuan Village in Arcata or the good old China Buffet just down the street from the Gonsea in Eureka. We’ve used the CB for parties. Check out their catering menu! And if you have any other recommendations for Chinese, send them our way. We’d love to hear them.
You know it re-opened yesterday, right?
No, I didn’t. The County can declare it safe at anytime. You planning to eat there again?
Nope. I haven’t been there in ages. The food sucks!
You are correct.