EXCELLENT food, very hip and
EXCELLENT food, very hip and thematic space, love, love, love this place!!!!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese in LA? Almost.
The restauarant itself is beautifully decorated, dark and intimate. Service is spotty - the waiters are young and green. We had to ask twice for water, as an example. The food is very good, but not as fabulous as world-class Chinese restaurants like Hakkasan... especially for the high prices charged ($150 for 2 with tip). Also, the menu is a bit disappointing in that classic Chinese dishes - like egg rolls - are non-existent. In summary, I would say a good start with improvement needed.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely one of the restaurants !
Truly an outstanding restaurant!
Paul, our waiter, was one the best wait persons we've ever had
The food. The ambience .... The service truly 5! Star!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a little hesitant at first cause i think the food next door at riva bella is subpar. But it looks like they have a good chef in the kitchen. This will be my go to Chinese spot.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chillin at Chi Lin
the décor is intriguing and outstanding. great service and wonderful cuisine!!
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have lost most of the better Chinese restaurants in the Hollywood, WEHO and Beverly Hills area over the years and Chi Lin was an extremely welcome addition. I have eaten there 4 times since it opened and find everything exception about it. The food is on the highest caliber with the Peking Duck the best I've had since eating it in Hong Kong. It puts Wolfgang Pucks WP24 to shame. The same can be said of the manager and wait staff. They are all excellent.
Only one complaint. The tables themselves are beautiful, but the bases on which they sit make it extremely difficult to get close to the table itself and I find myself having to lean in during the entire meal. Change the bases.
FYI, Valet is $$. The buildings landlord is very greedy
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything from the bar service, creative cocktail menu and decor of this restaurant was impressive. That said, it was the food that topped the chart and we'll definitely be going back for more.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic in all respects!
We started with tasty hot and sour martinis and appetizers of shrimp toast and 5 spice shaved beef on crispy scallion pastry. Both were excellent but the big favorite between the two was the 5 spice shaved beef! Moving on from there, the hand pulled noodles with minced pork were exceptional, though nothing could top the amazing Peking Duck and the black pepper two basil filet mignon which was deliciously crispy on the outside while being melt-in-your-mouth tender. And the service was impeccable; there when needed but never annoying and very friendly in a "real" (not forced) way. Great experience and I highly recommend!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relax After Dental Boards
Chi Lin is awesome. Great good. Great service. Fantastic neighborhood. The best place in LA to celebrate a quiet evening. Top notch atmosphere. Love this place. Eat the two basil filet and the Peking shrimp. I have never had something Here i did not like.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's about time LA
Its about time LA got it's own gourmet Chinese restaurant. Chi Lin was worth the wait. Probably one of the most gorgeous restaurants in town. Good for groups - but also quieter banquets for a romantic evening. The food was delicious with high quality ingredients. Loved it.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
no more reviews. I had a fight
no more reviews. I had a fight with one restaurant, so countme out for future reviews
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal and ambiance were
The meal and ambiance were outstanding.
Looking forward to my next visit.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed coming here for my 5 year anniversary. The food was very good, I had the tangerine beef and my girlfriend had the beef short ribs. The prices were what I expected for a Hollywood restaurant. The vibe of the restaurant was very cool and I really like the way it was decorated. I would recommend this restaurant to others.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
ACatala Chi Lin Review
It was a great dining experience. It is definitely a place that ,not only, I would recommend but that I will be back again soon. The food was amazing and the staff was great. Great Service. The Pork Belly Lettuce cups, the Mongolian Lamb and the two basil filet mignon where excellent. Great recommendations from our waiter. The food is well priced. The décor was beautiful.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem
Never had better service anywhere and the food was terrific -- requested all vegetarian and that's what we were given. Delicious! This has to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in LA!!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful ambiance, great service and fantastic food/drinks....Definitely a new fave!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A spectacular evening
The food was outstanding, inventive and the service excellent
Wine list is a bit on the pricey side.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious! Service impeccable (Sarah) ! Beautiful interior! Amazing decor! Friendly and warm staff! Could not have asked for a better experience. Will definitely be back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful decor butmusic too loud
Great design, unique ambiance, excellent food. A bit too dark to really see the beautifully presented food.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The decor was great but I'd
The decor was great but I'd say the food was on the pricey side for what you get. I had been wanting to go primarily to see for myself what the buzz on the decor was all about and the design did not disappoint. Will I rush back for the food? Probably not but I'd go back for the overall experience, which was very good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, even though the table look very close to each other there is enough space for complete privacy
great service, knowledgeable waitress and great food, cooked just perfect, the bartender was great too not hesitant to improvise on a drink i requested based on how i feel, great guy
the price is very very reasonable i would say on the cheap end for what you get.
Will definitely go back.....not many place with atmosphere like Chi Lin
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not like your typical Chinese/Asain
Not like your typical Chinese/Asain restaurant. The menu is creative as is the food. The concept and execution work well together and it has become one of our neighborhood go to restaurants.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little pricey but BEAUTIFUL
A little pricey but BEAUTIFUL restaurant with very good food
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
but I made a note that it was my Birthday and they confirmed that when we checked in. Saw two tables next to us get little cakes and a whole to do but we got nothing. Guess you have to pay for them to acknowledge your birthday which I wasn't about to do for myself! Other than that, had a great time. Just felt a little left out lol
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM