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Mr. Chow - Malibu
Mr. Chow - Malibu

Mr. Chow - Malibu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrchow.com/main.html
  • Email: malibu@mrchow.com
  • Phone: (310) 456-7600
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "It was a full restaurant on Saturday night in Malibu. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As good as the LA location without the photogs and outdoor circus"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Amazing Peking Duck and delicious Lobster in black pepper sauce! The best service! The best manager!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The service was excellent, I liked that everyone gave good suggestions and told what their favorites were, which helped us make our choices."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Incredible food, spectacular service, gorgeous restaurant!!! True to the original with a hip Malibu twist. HIGHLY recommended..."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We have been to the Mr. Chow in BH and I have to admit I hated it. The food was good but the staff and service were, at their best snotty and at their worst down right rude! We waited an hour and a half past our reservation and were treated like second class citizens. So when my wife said we're going to Mr. Chow Malibu I was prepared for the same treatment and was pleasantly surprised. It was quite, almost empty, the staff over all was nice (still a bit snotty but attentive) and the food was excellent. So if you just want a good meal at this hi end Chinese place and don't want to deal with crowds or attitudes then make your way out to Malibu."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "First Mr Chow experience, great customer service, food wasn't as good"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We went to Mr. Chow for the first time & really liked the ambiance; it was elegant, uncluttered and pleasing to all the senses. The staff was extraordinary: friendly, extremely attentive, prompt and efficient without being at all obtrusive. While everything we ate was of the highest quality, very fresh and pleasing to the eye, some of the dishes were excellent and others did not excite us at all. Mr. Chow's noodles were good, especially with the house made chili sauce, but nothing special.The same is true for the fried rice and the orange beef, while tasty, was so thinly shredded prior to being breaded and cooked that one really couldn't taste the beef at all. The Gambler's Duck, lobster shumai and prawn toast on the other hand were superb!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Always a nice welcome at the door and seated right away The service is efficient and friendly, the food comes up to one's expectation, very consistent and delicious Pricewise : the fixed menu ( $55) is a great deal Overall a lovely experience each time we go there corinne"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Although we had reservation (did it a week in advance) but we were sat next to the kitchen because that was the only table they had for 2. There were only one lady server for the entire guests who would take your orders for drink and food (but she had 2 helpers for a group of tables). So you can imagine the wait time for her to get to your orders for a busy Saturday night. Our orders took a long time to get to our table, and not all at the same time either. The food was less than ordinary, like a Chinese food in a mall "food court" but 20 times more expensive. They even forgot to bring our coffees together and the desert showed up when we were done with our coffees. Final advise, don't waste your time at Mr. Chow..!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Been wanting to try Mr. Chow's forever and had the opportunity during Restaurant Week. Great prix fix menu ($45/pp) which gave our table a sample of all of the signature dishes. The only one I didn't like was the shrimp bc you had to peel the shell (yuck), but it tasted delicious. Waiter were attentive and adorable. Very nice decor and atmosphere in Malibu."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Good dishes and professional service. For a restaurant seeking to be top caliber, they need to seriously improve their sound system (it is the worst of any restaurant I've ever been in). We like a lively restaurant but between the music and all the mirrored surfaces in the restaurant, the resulting noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation. We expect to go home a bit hoarse and with ours ears ringing from a concert - not a restaurant. That being said, for the quality of the food and overall experience it is WAY too expensive. We don't mind paying top dollar for a great restaurant (such as Asanebo), but paying over $120 per person for a party of four was excessive for good (not great) food and questionable atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "As a vegetarian (no meat, no fish), I struggle to find good Chinese food. But, this place was very good. I went for New Years, which had a pre-fix menu. The veggie appetizer options - Tofu Skin Roll and main course were very good. The ambience is modern and stylish. Since I went at night, I could not tell if you could see the beach from the restaurant, but it is only a block away from PCH. The service was awesome, attentive, yet, they will give you your space. The prefix menu did not include a vegetarian option, but they took care of that for me. I will certainly go back to try more veggie options on the menu. My husband loved the spice pork chilli dish, which was recommended by our head waiter."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "they have a pre fix where you pick options and it's a perfect way to enjoy their fantastic food. my only gripe is the $62.00 per person price which could include beef and lobster shouldn't be the same price if you're eating vegetarian"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Mr. Chow's is one of the best restaurants in Southern California. I'm so happy they have one in Malibu now. If you live paparazzi, by all means, go to the one in Beverly Hills. If you just want amazing delectable food, superb service and intimate dining, then go to Malibu!!! It's just plain fabulous!!! My favorite way to order is to just let them bring you whatever they think you'd like. Let them surprise you! Your taste buds will be happy! It's pricey, but worth every penny! If you order a la carte, and just a few dishes, you can keep the price down. I like dressing up, but they don't require it. It's a neighborhood restaurant, a special occasion, and anything else you care to lable it. Just go and enjoy!!!!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Mr. Chow is amongour favorite places. My wife absolutely loves Mr. Chow. I have been to all of them and the Malibu location is our favorite. I think that the staff is friendly, fun, and very attentive. The food is very good."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "and while the prices are expensive, the service was excellent. You're made to feel special and fussed over."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "For the quality of the food,the prices are way too high. No wonder the retauratn was virutally empty on a Friday night."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We did the Mr Chow special, 2 people pick 2 starters and 2 main courses, includes veggies and rice. Starters were OK (dumplings no dipping sauce, chicken satay) main courses were Fabulous, dungeness crab with egg served in the shell, and green prawns, generous hunks of prawns. Mixed veggies fine. Brown rice was perfect. Service was amazing and added to the experience, overall very enjoyable and memorable, I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Always the same consistent amazing service. I love this restaurant and I definitely recommend Mr Chow in Malibu. Mr Chow has a very refine and friendly atmosphere. The manager Chris and his wonderful staff will make your evening very special."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Eventually most restaurants wane down and while Mr Chow's Malibu place had a great start it seems it already lost the will to be great in food and service. Our dishes came out tepid and the fried rice was unusually bland. The duck for two was crispy but again a little too tepid to have been prepared just then. On a Saturday night at 9pm the place had only three tables served inside"
    Dined on 10/19/2013