Chang'an Restaurant

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48 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese

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About

We are the one and only modern Chinese cuisine and gastropub in Los Angeles. We have a team of highly experienced chefs recuited from prestigious Chinese restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangzhou. Chang'an specializes in Chinese BBQ grills (skewers), steaks and Seafood Dishes. We have carefully selected delicious dishes from different areas in China, and have prepared worldwide selections of beers, wines, spirits. We also have premium sakes and cocktails drinks.
Chang'an has the only roof top patio in San Gabriel Valley that over looks at the Monterey Park Hills. It offers a romantic / candle light dinner setting in a modern, industrial style space. The patio is perfect for a summer night date with dim string lights and ambiance music.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of operation
HAPPY HOUR OFFERED EVERYDAY! (MONDAY HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY LONG)
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm Last Call
Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm-10:30pm Last Call; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:30 Last Call
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Phone number
(626) 872-0906
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We host many in-house catering events including
- Birthday parties
- Baby Showers
- Patio Rental with Party Trays for lower prices
- Engagement Party
- Small Wedding (up to 150 people indoor & outdoor)
We have flower services, balloon services, table clothes services and photography services.
Call the event manager Minda Zhang to plan your next event together!
(626) 818 - 9553 / (626) 872-0906
hr@chang-an.org
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking: free 2 level or underground parking available; ground parking also available.
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Special events & promotions
- monthly wine tasting & speed dating
- Asian Restaurant Week 2016 (May 23rd - May 30t)
- DineLA restaurant week 2016 (July 18 th - July 31st)
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, will visit again

SK
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and attentive! They came by to refill our water without asking and were helpful with our questions about the menu.

They have a great Happy Hour menu! The garlic chicken wings and the steamed scallops were delicious!

Nice atmosphere for family dinner, girls night out, date or special occasions.

Free parking available in the underground parking structure. From the elevator, take it to the third floor, where the restaurant is located.

IL
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very slow and inexperienced wait staff. The best items on the menu in my view are the scallops, the chicken soup and the lobster. It is not worth the drive from West LA to San Gabriel.

PA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy food! And great services

L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!! Never a bad meal here,Great servers!!!

KT
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DineLA #2, July 2018 Summer Edition, Lunch Menu $20.

Afterwards, we got down to ordering (highly recommend getting everything we got):

Appetizers: 1) Wei-jiao Tofu (Deep-fried silken tofu cubes). Simplicity at its finest. The small cubes were plentiful, crispy, hot and fresh. Sprinkled with seasoned salt and served with garlic dipping sauce, a delicious appetizer to start with! 2) Garlic Chicken Wings (6pcs): Garnished with chopped garlic, orange and green bell peppers, this too, was also a tasty appetizer! The chicken wings were fried nicely and the meat was tender and juicy. We did find two wings that looked kind of red when we got near the bones, but luckily, the remaining four pieces were cooked thoroughly.

Main Courses: 1) Tenderloin Cubes: A hearty and huge portion! The tenderloin cubes were super soft, which my Mom and I really liked. This dish was a little sweet for my Mom's taste, but perfect for me. Served with sautéed mushrooms, broccoli and an edible bird's nest, not only was presentation on this dish adorable, but tasty as well! 2) Braised Pork Belly: Just like the tenderloin cubes, the braised pork belly was also delicious and super soft too! Best of all, the braised pork belly chunks were huge and cooked with ginger, so that you won't experience that greasy feel aftertaste. The bok choy served along with this dish helped balance out the meat ratio.

Grill (Skewers): 1) Short Rib: The short rib meats were hearty and seasoned nicely. 2) Filet Mignon: Soft, tender and a bit saltier than the short rib meats.

White or Brown Rice (You only get one bowl per person).
Mom got the white rice and I got the brown rice. Both were cooked nicely and generous portions.

Service: On point! The servers here are nice, polite & well-trained. They're very attentive & our drinks were never empty.

Overall, DineLA #2 was a fantastic compromise! This little tiger cub got to continue her DineLA adventures, while the food and pricing pleased her frugal Tiger Mama, lol!

G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent; well-prepared, very good presentation; it came out a bit quickly but we never felt rushed. The service was top notch by any standard; the wait staff was friendly but not intrusive; they were helpful but not demanding. The birthday gathering for 13 people went very smoothly and we were very satisfied.

t
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The lobster and scallop are very fresh and delicious. The waitress is nice and overall experience is good. Will bring friend there next time.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is not a review.
We reserved on OpenTable, drove (out of the way) to get to the restaurant for our 10:15 pm reservation only to find that the place was closed. It was completely dark, no one inside. As if it had not been open at all that night.
Either the restaurant or OpenTable made a big mistake in listing available times.

l
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy Hours daily starts at lunch time. The steam big scallops are the best.

t
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was difficult to talk because of noisy talk of Chinese people

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chang'an is one of favorite spots for my weekly family/friends gathering. Great food, excellent service, and upscale ambience.

j
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was not bad but seems like they were short handed on that night.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. The challenge was the vague menu. I enjoyed it, but my party was a little apprehensive to order.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very busy restaurant. Service is good. But when we consult the amount of food, whether it is good for two ppl. the server didn’t really give an useful idea. Since it turns out we ordered way more than what we should. Also they short for giving one dish and didn’t help to cancel on the check. But the food tastes is pretty good except too greasy but maybe that’s normal for eating outside. We ordered two beef dishes, one beef tongue and a steak. Both are good!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Main dishes were served 5 minutes before the appetizers started arriving. Rice to go with the main dishes was not served until almost 15 minutes later along with the final appetizers, and I had to request for them to bring it. The water is undrinkable - had a horrible taste to it, like it had some kind of cleaner in it. Dishes were “pretty”, but the shredded chicken was drowning in chili oil and garlic - (less is more!). Took advantage of the Dine LA lunch for 3 people and added several items. $110 bill for lunch with a mandatory 12% “service charge” (read: tip!) - could have had delicious and satisfying lobster meal at Newport Seafood for this price. (With untainted drinking water!) Left hungry, thirsty, and with a super garlic mouth.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extremely healthy, fresh and delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive.
We will definitely go back

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from Tracy was excellent. Quality of the food was great and the presentation was lovely. I would recommend that people take the time to grab a bite here.

CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good lunch. The happy hour price is great. They had a pretty fancy layout of the food. Liked it.

P
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu was confusing and we were advised to order the prix fix even though we didn't want some of the courses. We didn't. One of our dishes wasn't ordered by server and never came. We had enough food without it. The food was all tasty and the room is very attractive but it was like the restaurant didn't quite know how to be what it wanted to be.

F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was bad and they automatically charge you 15% service charge on the bill.

l
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Chinese food without all the MSG and grease. Always excellent service as well. Highly highly recommended!

j
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Different variety of food. We ordered the cold noodles which it was excellent and the steamed scallops was very tasty.

LA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food took too long, later noticed one was 86 the other was undercooked when brought to the table, when asking to bring the check the 86ed food was still charged, did not give happy hour price when the wait staff told us she would.

b
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Although the dishes (including desserts) are presented very well, the favors are ordinary and bland. The only worthwhile dish is braised beef short rib. The service is attentive, but I do not go to a restaurant for service. Overall, it is not worth the money.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food. modern chinese food. we came here at Dine LA. The dinner menu is very good. a lot of very tasty food for a group of 4. we can pick 8 appetizers. 4 barbecue. 4 main course

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is well crafted. Love the new year dessert.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Skip the foie gras... not worth it at $32 for 2 oz.

RC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Christmas Day. Service was attentive. Food was quite refined. They also custom made a fish filet dish for us because my mom prefers no bones in fishes.

Quite impressed with this restaurant.

We had Wangue beef, Foie Gras, skewers, and many other fusion dishes.

j
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food especially scallops

F
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre at best

l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ambiance, excellent food, expansive and diverse list of menu items, fine service.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique ambiance hidden in the 3rd of where San Gabriel Hilton on Valley Blvd. Fiance was skeptical about eating here when we walked in, but once he tried the food he fell in love.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Didn't like the food at all

RC
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good variety and tasty.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Chinese food served in a very modern twist! Skewers are really good, especially the lamb! The black cod is to die for! Service inconsistent as it is with any Chinese restaurant, no matter how inexpensive or expensive the menu may be. This is not your typical Chinese restaurant and it seems to cater more to the "high-end" crowd but the food is wonderful. I have been back several times already and plan to try every single item on the menu !!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My friend and I went for the dine LA courses. It was totally worth the money and the food was super delicious! Will definitely come here again!

P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Totally Fun place. Show was awesome! Service was pretty slow and unresponsive. We had to ask 2-3 times for our beers, among other minor service flubs. Food was tasty and pretty good for the style

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met BFF for dine LA special lunch menu. We had cold chicken and fried tofu with dipping sauce as appetizer, stewed pork, and fish as main courses. We also had chicken soup- everything was excellent. Loved the fried tofu- crispy outside and tender inside not greasy at all. For $18.00 it's a steal for three courses. In fact portion size was generous so we packed most entree to go. We also rec'd very attentive service. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chang'an restaurant is fabulous. It has a good atmosphere and the happy hour is one of the best in town. First, my only problem with Chang'an is the fact that the price is little bit high, which makes it more difficult to have a decision.
The food was a bit pretentious, like "Short Ribs" and "eggplants", but good. The serves is excellent. People are polite. The food came quickly. i felt comfortable with people's smile.
However,Food is awesome, it is worthy.

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