I had noticed the past couple times I drove by that Chef Lau's i Oakland looked to be closed. I finally walked by the front today, and saw a sign that claimed "Closed for remodeling Mar. 1". There didn't appear to be any construction going on, and there was a few month's worth of graffiti covering the facade.
I'm sad to see it go, while fairly simple, it did Cantonese classics quite well, and served probably the best house soup I remember being served, with a lightly porky broth, with nice vegetal notes, and actual greens included.