Chinois on Main

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Chinese
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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S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a foodie and fine dine regularly in Los Angeles and this is my favorite restaurant. Start with the Shannara chicken salad followed by the lobster spring rolls appetizer main course of the Shanghai curry chicken. Short ribs and Seabass with Duck fried rice for a very filling and satisfying meal. It is service with a smile and there’s low turnover as the servers have been there for many many years. I will go again and again

CE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food at Chinois--particularly the Chinese Chicken Salad and Duck spring rolls. And, I love, love, love the wonderful people who work there!!! I've become a regular!

HC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The single best restaurant in Los Angeles. The best in everything - food, service, ambience, drinks. Can’t find another restaurant that’s better.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is second to none and certainly at the Top of the list for LA hospitality.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois never disappoints. It’s a favorite for sure!

OT
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and everything was perfect. The service, the food, the staff...everything. I cannot say enough about this wonderful establishment.

S
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Referred by a chef friend to dine at Chinois. It was a gong show to say the least. We sat at the Kitchen counter. Interesting to watch the action.
My husband and I ordered two appetizers and a nice bottle of wine. food was adequate. not worth the cost. We waited over 1/2 hour for our dirty plates to be cleared. My husband also got squirted in the eye with hot lobster juice. Chef did not notice. By the time the waitress came to take our main course order we had finished the wine and did not want to stay. We politely asked for our bill. She was kind enough to bring us a dessert and I know she felt bad about the tardy service. but too late, we were not impressed and went down the road for dinner. Don't think we would go back.

TH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, we loved our meals and the service was fantastic

A
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Always is. Staff, food, and service never disappoint.

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to please. Everything on the menu is fantastic. Especially the famous Chinese chicken salad, calamari and Tock shrimp salad. But there’s so much more!

D
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here. Jason and Ella are amazing hosts. Can not wait for the next time

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening

f
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good ambiance. One of my favorite Wolfgang restaurants.

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Thanks Bella.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Wonderful place to be. It feels very comfortable food, ambience and service.
The service staff is amazing I wish most of the city restaurant learn from Chinois service staff

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.... Me and my friends always have a great time. The service and food is excellent.

LA
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both steak and salmon were excellent at lunch! Also the stir fry veg is great.

F
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We are regulars at Chinois over the years but this time the service was very disappointing. We were being ignored and had to constantly wave to our server for service - - the food is always outstanding -

GC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our go-to restaurant for special events and out of town guests. We have been coming to Chinois since it opened in 1983, and it has never disappointed; what restaurant can say that customers still return after 36 years to order the same legendary dishes that were offered when the establishment opened?! Chinois can say that!!!

DS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been coming to Chinois at least 20 years. When you have a security question, I always pick "What is your favorite restaurant? " And I pick Chinois on Main!!


Just in for their Anniversary Dinner Special Was terrific and super well priced.
My only complaint is that it can be rather pricey, so maybe some prix fixe dinner might be a nice addition?

Love all staff especially jason and Bella!!!

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food..great staff (some have been there 30+ years) and very consistent food. I have been going there almost since they opened. I love this place!!!

TD
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Disappointing, and nowhere nearly as good as in the past. Surprisingly bland food for a Chinese restaurant. Tasteless crispy spinach.

d
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific.

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent always

k
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois is a Santa Monica legend. 36 years and counting. I’ve dined there many times and have enjoyed the food, service and ambience every time.

DL
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chinois for many reasons. The food is spectacular. The menu has so many treats, many of which are Chinois originals that people have loved for years, and always something new. The portions are generous, and everything is prepared and served to perfection. So we always marvel at the value. Service is friendly, attentive and personal. You feel like you are at a local gem, which is what Chinois is to west siders. And the energy is fun and buzzy, but not so loud you can’t hear yourself or your party speaking. Highest praises. Looking forward to next time.

b
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent.Good for any occasion and just for a great dinner. Highly recommend.

SB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best most consistent restaurants in LA

PM
Los Angeles
191 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Chinois is perfect .. and its people are perfect too. Special shout-out to Natalya, Mario, and everyone...

Thank you so much for a perfect time with you.

DD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience - service and food excellent!

MG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Outstanding as usual.

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good food

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