Mr. Chow - Malibu
Mr. Chow - Malibu

Mr. Chow - Malibu

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrchow.com/main.html
  • Phone: 3104567600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Sunday to Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Jia Chi Zhao
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Patio Buyout or Entire restaurant Buyout. Please call the restaurant for more details.
  • Entertainment: Pasta Chef demonstrates traditional Chinese hand-made noodle making nightly.

    Beijing Duck carved at the table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Malibu Country Mart
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot available in the Country Mart.
A word from Mr. Chow - Malibu
Most recently awarded the 5 Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for its excellence, service, and cuisine this is the newest outpost of the legendary restaurateur MR CHOW located in the Malibu Country Mart. Our Executive Chefs are one of most respected chefs in Chinese cuisine. MR CHOW is a combination of old authentic Beijing, Original Recipes, and the signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, MR CHOW Noodles and Ma Mignon all were created by our passionate and skillful chefs. Also on the Menu is one of the best prepared Beijing Ducks in the world. The famous nightly handmade noodle show is presented in every location since the opening of London in 1968. Enjoy sipping on our Fresh Specialty Cocktails while enjoying the view from our beach-side outdoor patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Mr. Chow - Malibu reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)special occasion (26)great for outdoor dining (21)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (7)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Been there - done that!
    MamaMia2u
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nobu was fully booked so we settled on the new Mr. Chow's in Malibu. Very quiet evening --- very few diners. Pretty room. Good food. But the service was not up to Chow par. SO much prefer the Beverly Hills location. This one does not have the same charm at all. Service good in the beginning of the evening and then they disappeared. We had to ask for dirty dishes to be cleared away throughout the meal. Everyone was nice enough but a disappointment indeed on so many levels.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time experience
    Holljaco
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Ate at the Malibu restaurant. Greetings were outstanding. Food was delicious. Very high priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Coliss4dar
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The staff are attentive and strive to make your experience with them perfect. We let them choose our meal for us. The food was exquisite. Mr. Chow Malibu was the perfect choice to have a family celebratory dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, mediocre food
    LuvGreatFood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our party of 4 was seated 1 hour after our reservation time. We had to request our waiter several times. The food was fine but nothing special. We ordered all the house specials and not one impressed us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place, Food and Service
    Food
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    They even placed a candle onto my desert as my birth day desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Chinese Food
    Great2dine42
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The dishes are very tasty and the service is excellent. A bit loud on Saturday night. Overall really nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GeorgewithanoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We are life-long satisfied diners of Mr. Chow Beverly Hills, but the Malibu location was a huge disappointment. We arrived an hour before the kitchen closed, but the waiters were both inattentive and impatient. One of us actually had his plate taken from under him while in the middle of eating the last dumpling. The waiter forgot to bring the Mr. Chow noodles (the signature dish), and when we asked about them, he argued with us and insisted that he had brought them. He remarked that he could do nothing now because the kitchen was closed, but then he came back with a dish of noodles. They tasted odd, as though they had been reheated, but at that point, we just felt so unwelcome in the restaurant that we didn't say anything.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Every time we eat here the food is great the service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • omnivore
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was very good with good variety. Service was excellent. The price was high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service, expensive
    DinesOut
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We did enjoy the food but the restaurant is very noisy and it seems a bit pricey for Chinese food. We made a reservation but were not seated for another 30 minutes or so, so it's a bit of a conundrum why they bother with reservations. Either that, or this "front desk" staff do not know what they are doing. The manager was very kind, checked in with us, made sure we were enjoying once we were seated. The service was impeccable! Definitely worth another try! P.S. The glazed shrimp is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love mr chow's!
    FOODKING
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    the food is always SO good...the wait/service staff are amongst the tops in the business...and the atmosphere is always fun but also the place is laid out so that you can have your own privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Malibus Hong Kong
    TorontoTimVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great spot for delicious chinese food. Amazing how accessible compared to Beverly Hills. Malibus best kept secret.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's up with the Captain?
    foodyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The ambiance was off, this is Malibu - the "Captain" needs to loosen up, he was learking but not helpful. His crew was more competent but were not allowed to wait on us. The food was so so not as good as the Beverly Hills location. Malibu locals can see throuh the fine dining act.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the hefty price tag
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great location nestled in the back of the Malibu Country Mart, but not worth the overpriced food and lackluster ambiance. Save your money!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • show stopping
    keeperVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Mr. Chow's Malibu does everything right! Great experience! Great food! Perfect martini! Too bad it's in a shopping strip, but, they do wonders with their space! Totally enjoyed ourselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Disappointment
    SS91320
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was bland, service was mediocre. We had a $380 dinner for party of 4 with only one drink each and felt dupped. What a bunch of hype. I've eaten at many nice restaurants and never walked out feeling like this.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful staff
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food is always delicious Brian always takes care of me love seeing him there makes me feel like I'm at chows on 57th street NYC. Staff is great and always welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chow Chow Chow
    4period
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Fun time at Mr. Chow at Cross Creek. Sat in outdoor patio and service was excellent. Great spot to impress a date or spouse. Don't miss the glazed prawns with walnuts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food wasnt good at all
    RockingLA2VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Staff where professional Service was very good But food was not good.
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  • Sweet and Spicy
    DiningDelights
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I loved this restaurant. The decor has such simple elegance, and the food is delicious. I recommend adding a dab of the chili sauce to the walnut prawns for a sweet and spicy flavor sensation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • probably best Chinese cuisine ever!
    skeeter
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Everything we tried was fantastic. Best chicken I've ever had at a chinese restaurant. Black pepper lobster was amazing. Loved Mr chows noodles. Had a cocktail called white sand with sake, lime and agave. Amazing had three of them. Service was outstanding. Roger was there for us from when we arrived all the way through and gave great recommendations every step of our meal. Hip hip hurray!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love love!!!
    GreenemanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Can never go wrong with mr chows noodles - glazed walnut shrimp - shrimp with egg whites & Beijing chicken - baby Bok Choy & shrimp fried rice - trust the best of the best on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Mr. Chow - Malibu reviews archive.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I frequent Mr. Chow often and every time it's absolutely amazing. Yes, it's pricy but the experience itself is absolutely worth it. I say experience because they do things differently that most restaurants. A team of people all with different responsibilities work closely together to service your table. It's highly efficient and results in spectacular service. I'm a lactose intolerant vegetarian and there are tons of options for me! Everything is share style, however you could order for yourself. I would highly suggest this restaurant! Tip: go during the week when the restaurant is not busy. Also, eat outside! It never gets too cold out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love Mr.Chow!
    tulipe10
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    one of my favorite place for dining in Malibu, never disappointing The service is outstanding, and the food always delicious
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  • Culinary Delight
    KayByTheSea
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Don't let the seemingly formal ambiance fool you - Mr. Chow's is very friendly and now offers a bar menu (and a tv - yeah). While the food is definitely expensive, the taste of every item is amazing and servings are ample. Take your time to order and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turner
    Turner
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I had out of town guests. VIP's in my book. We were very well attended to, and the entire place looked amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mr. Chows Malibu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Tucked away in the back of cross creek, Mr. Chows is always a dreamy dining experience. Nowhere in Malibu, not Nobu, definitely not Nikita will you find such a fun, charming and exceptionally trained staff. The food is simply perfect, the silver champagne cart exquisite... The staff is clearly pleased to present to you their amazing cuisine. All white right down to the white orchids on the table, lit and glowing from underneath, to the HUGE bouquet of fragrant Casablanca Lillie's the ambiance is one of a clean white cloud. Intimate fine dinning that is somehow yet not stuffy or intimidating. "Gamblers Peking duck", scallops on the half shell, lobster vermicelli... You just can't go wrong. Go to Mr. Chows it is simply wonderful wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring a group for your first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    After reading YELP reviews, my expectations for Mr.Chow's Malibu outpost were low at best. Notwithstanding, the comment about getting food just as good for half the cost in the San Gabriel Valley. Apples and oranges. Go to Panda Express if your dining experience is based on cost alone. We arrived around 6PM on Friday and no one was there until 7PM, so my impression of the noise level may be flawed. The service was excellent. The ambiance was bright inside, romantic outside. I loved that they had 8 champagnes at various price points available by the glass. Of the 8 family-style dishes we tried, 2 were duds, 2 were average and 4 were fabulous. I was glad to have gone with 4 people so that we could sample much of the menu. Overall: A+
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
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  • Food is excellent
    RicardoVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    It was a full restaurant on Saturday night in Malibu. The food was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter vs mater D (?)
    Jupiter
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was good but too expensive for the extremely small portions served. We had to wait approximately 15-20mn to be seated, even with a reservation via open table. After being seated, had to wait another 10-15mn to get a menu (?) I kept asking anyone working who passed the table, each one would say wait for the Mater D who sat us. When he finally came back to the table, he had the menus with him, but appeared very annoyed I ask others for a menu (?) very weird experience! There were no waiters per table, just the mater D??? However, lot's of Bus boys & other's working, but they didn't have authority to wait tables, get a menu or take an order? I'll Never go back there!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • At least as fantastic as the others
    Chowfan
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I am a frequent Mr Chow diner in London, New York and Beverly Hills and this was the very first time I visited Mr Chow in Malibu. I can truly say that Mr Chow in Malibu is at least as good as its older colleague restaurants in every respect. As a matter of fact I would rate this restaurant as the leader of the pack when it comes to the service and possibly the food as well. The only odd thing we noticed was that the number of dinner guests this evening was unexpectedly low, but it could possibly be explained by the fact that it was the night of the Oscars in downtown LA, and it meant that the service level for the few guests in the restaurant most likely peaked this evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have heard so many different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have heard so many different reviews on this restaurant but I can't wait to go back. From the moment we walked in the service was amazing and the food delicious . Loved it
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as I remember!
    MontrealFoddies
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    As good as the LA location without the photogs and outdoor circus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED!!!!
    Mari
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    TWO THUMBS UP ALL THE WAY! I received such great personalized service!!! We celebrated a dear friends bday, she was definitely made feel super special thanks to the whole staff there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Amazing Peking Duck and delicious Lobster in black pepper sauce! The best service! The best manager!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not up to the hype
    bikingotterVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We've been wanting to try this since we have yet to find great Chinese food in the South Bay. The food portions were small for family style but the price was expensive. There was nothing exciting about the taste. The drinks were watered down (I had 3, didn't even notice). I think that if you want to see and be seen, then this is the place. If you're looking for great Chinese, try elsewhere. Service, however was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wasted Money, Wasted Night
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked a reservation for Valentine's Day for 9pm. The place was not busy at all and now I know why. My wife and I were very disappointed in the food and particularly the service. They sat us down right away but it took asking 3 times to get a menu. It was a price fixed menu for the night, which was fine, but for the quality of food and service, it was WAY over priced. We had expected perfection and found this place to be lacking in so much, we will likely not return, which is why i couldn't make any type of recommendation for anyone else. And then we had to ask for refills of our drinks multiple times before they came as well as for the ultimate check. Just unbelievable. And they weren't even busy!
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  • Amazing experience
    TasteAndClass
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The dining experience at Mr. Chow was simply incredible. The waiter was amazing, the food was decadent, the ambience was visually pleasing and the overall experience was great. My only gripe is I wish the drinks were stronger. I had about five old fashions before i started feeling a buzz. Now dining at a place like this you have to expect the bill to be rather pricey so this is not a "let's just go out on a Friday" place this is an occasion restaurant. Valentine's Day 2/14/14 at Mr. Chow was amazing, the prix fixe menu had impeccable choices and the desert was okay.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service..."so so" food
    Kelpie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoy fine dining frequently...and we often eat in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and Malibu. We thought we'd try Mr. Chow for Valentine's Day. The service was great...super-friendly and attentive. The lobster meat, however, was loaded with pieces of shell, the "duck" was very gamey", the vegetables were so undercooked that we couldn't effectively chew and swallow them. My apologies for the overly-graphic review...but I wanted to accurately convey our experience. Plus, we were surprised to be offered only a limited menu for Valentine's day...we don't like being restricted to only certain food choices...so we felt as if we were forced into an assembly line.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    It was Monday night, not crowded so noise level was moderate (I assume it could get quite loud inside). We succumbed to the prix fixe at $62 per person. Food was very interesting, excellent quality, but I didn't love everything. The Crab with egg white was too bland for me and Mr. Chow's noodles were just ok. Loved the prawns with walnuts and the gambei dish. If I went again, I would order appetizers and maybe one main dish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.