Chinois on Main

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Wolfgang Puck's second restaurant opened in 1983. A unique blend of Chinese and French fusion explodes with flavors unheard of before. Imitated but yet never captured to this day this fusion of flavors keeps you craving and coming back for more. The food is served family style, creating a fun sharing experience that brings people together. The trend setting open kitchen where you can sit and eat while you watch the dance of the chefs working in unison. ***If you are interested in reserving our dining counter please make a request while making a reservation since seating is very limited***

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Sun 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM
Tue 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM

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DD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a culinary delight! The varied dishes, flavors and presentations remain world class and Chinois is a restaurant not to be missed. The Chinois Chicken salad is perhaps the best salad we have ever had and the Catfish is a maritime delight. Sauces are all unique and always leave us asking "what is this wonderful flavor"? Always an adventure. Highly recommended.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming for years when we visit LA from Palo Alto. Never disappoints. Food is consistently outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant never grows old for us. We took our friend and her two sons (8 and 12) for dinner. There was something on the menu for everyone and we were able to share the generous portions we received. The service was excellent. My only small complaint is how close the tables are one to the other, but then the place was filled to capacity. Looking forward to our next visit.

LR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience - service and food excellent!

MG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, just as it was recommended to us! Fab place to mark the end of our west coast road trip.

GZ
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Outstanding as usual.

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gastronomique asiatique de bonne qualité.
Bonne ambiance et bien reçu. Belle sélection de vins.
À faire !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Chinios; great food, ambiance, + family. Love this place🌸

CE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella, Jason and the entire wait /cooking staffs are simply the FINEST of restaurants

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally good food

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This foodie institution that inspired the Cal-French-Asian Fusion trend is still amazing after 36 years. Superb service and familiar dishes that are still inspired after all these years. In most cities, this would be the best restaurant in town. In La-La-Land I still consider it in my top 10 for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience! My favorite restaurant

JJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We were jammed into a table by the cooking area against a wall under the air conditioning which was most uncomfortable for that expensive of a restaurant. We won't return!!
Sorry

E
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was great. Had the chicken salad, duck rice, fried catfish and duck Bao. All was delicious. Good bottle of wine for$60.00. Wonderful waiter. Not a good deserts. Don’t order the banana crram pie.Very glutinous. Other then that wonderful meal and a very cold Martini.🍸

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great food & service!! We especially love Chase who’s worked there for several years & is always very friendly & attentive!!

LJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Chinois is always wonderful and this time was no different. The food is delicious and the service was perfect

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A California classic. If you haven’t been in awhile, go!

AM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing as always. The service is impeccable and the food so creative.

OT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, as always when we visit Chinois on Main.

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The seabass on tea leaf was delicious as always. The lamb was not very flavorful and not worth the price. We were there celebrating my daughter's birthday but the unattentive waiter didn't bother to put a candle on her dessert. Although, the lemon yuzu curd was devine. The restaurant was super loud and elbow to elbow. The grandma standing next to my table with her granddaughter in hand, had her rear next to my face, most of the evening. So overall, this experience was not as great as my past experiences with this restaurant.

O
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Did Wolfgang sell the business?
Not the same
We came for the catfish and that was just ok
Too bad

SB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best and most consistent restaurants in LA

K
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still awesome after all those years. Peppered with specials and new items, the old classic like shanghai lobster and tempura sashimi in Uni sauce continue to dazzle as well.
In my book still the best restaurant in the Puck portfolio. Sit st the counter!

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Main problem was fish. The sea bass was advertised as Mediterranean, sea bass. like Branzino. . It wasn’t. , it tasted like a thin Chilean Sea Bass. Far different and not what we wanted.

V
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the whole catfish, crispy spinach and the Chinois Chicken Salad. One of our favorite places to eat.

N
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful and delicious and our waiter, John was terrific! Can’t wait to go back!

CW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an excellent meal!

SB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After all these years, still one of the best restaurants in LA from food, ambiance and service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in every regard!

w
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fun evening. Mario the bar tender was amazing. His drinks sublime. Our server was also wonderful.we over ordere but every dish was a taste treat.

J
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints

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VM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good, but the salads have declined in quality. No chicken in the Chinese Chicken salad.
Pricing is ridiculous...many of the starters are over $30.00. Dinner for two without alcohol is roughly $200-250, and not worth it with the portion sizes given. The place is very noisy, so it is an eat and run kind of place, rather than a dining evening.

j
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food with wonderful flavors and presentation. The heirloom tomatoes were a combination of wonderful flavors and delicious sauces. The salmon was cooked to perfection.

J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been back in 20 years. It was outstanding, I will be going back real soon. Food is the same:GREAT. The service was GREAT! A tiny gem I forgot about!

MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is, without a doubt, one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. Chinois has been one of our very favorite restaurants since it opened and it remains so. The food is out of this world delicious and we can always count on a complete culinary delight here.

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been back to Shimla in 20 years and I have to say I was quite surprised and I think it may come become a regular it was wonderful the Ambiance was great nothing's changed since the 80s which is kind of cool kind of vintage feel food was outstanding service was terrific 100% recommended!

PM
Los Angeles
188 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly believe that if you want a perfect meal, in a perfect site, with a perfect menu, perfectly rendered by the cooking team, and perfectly served by the most charming, sweet, affable people on Earth, then you should go to Chinois.

f
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my Mom for a special occasion here for lunch. We had a wonderful dining experience since the staff made us feel like VIPS :) The Manager Natalia runs a World Class Lunch that is appreciated by many. The food will transcend you from this dining experience to a very special place where memories are made.

JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

I would have rated this a 5 star however the service was so poor I just couldn't. The food, which is why we go is just outstanding! Every single dish we ordered was outstanding!!! However, the service was just poor for the level of this kind of restaurant. I get much better service as diners, and I'm not kidding. Our server, was not interested whatsoever and frankly she seemed not to really care much about her job and certainly about us. When you spend over $400, one expects a certain level of professionalism. My water never was even refilled. I had to make eye contact with the bartender to get a refill ... he couldn't even get her attention so someone from my table got up and the bartender poured the water. Frankly, the manager & owners of Chinois should be embarrassed and ashamed. What was an amazing meal and celebration of a friend's birthday was overall a bittersweet experience. Because of that I can't recommend Chinois to a friend

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