Ocean Forest Cafe, a self-described "wild and artictic [sic]" -- and certainly eclectic -- restaurant, opened in Lakewood in 2007, but just last year, it rolled out a menu full of Sichuan specialties as well as Thai and Chinese-American dishes.
But when we recently passed by the strip mall where this colorful spot had sprung up, we made an unpleasant discovery: Ocean Forest Cafe had gone dark.
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A quick look at the restaurant's website gave us some hope -- it says the place is closed temporarily for roof repairs, but it doesn't indicate when it might be back up and running.