Chinois on Main

4.8
2052 Reviews
$50 and over
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***

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2052 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ate outside under heated lamps, our server Tom was wonderful. One of the best places to have a relaxed, 5-star meals in LA.

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vipJohn805
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois still has the only truly successful fusion cuisine in the culinary world. All the food was matchless. The service was, as always, impeccable. I only wish that the soft shelled crab entrée was in season. It is a treat that tops all the rest. But that's not a loss; it just means we should go again. And again.

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JodyK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so much fun to have a restaurant that was excellent in the 80’s and has still maintained exactly the same level of quality and experience. Just a really good, fun restaurant to have the same amazing food and ambience.

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vipTnzmn
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Shinhwa for 35 years and I have to say they have maintained their amazing food an service consistently. My favorite restaurant in LA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A total umami experience. One of the best lobster dishes I’ve ever eaten in my life and I am 60 years old. You have to order the Shanghai curry lobster. Along with a side dish of noodles.

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vipOreo
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server is fantastic

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DerekA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and the catfish was delicious, as usual!

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vipLindaN
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day after Christmas with our blended family visiting decided to make life easier and have an amazing dinner together. We were spoiled, first, got to shake hands with Wolfgang Puck, cheers to that, alone, bravo!! This restaurant has been open since 1983!!! That is why we keep coming back, the memories are here, Chinese-Los Angeles fusion, great food, Bella, and everybody working here are just amazing! We shared, fried calamari, lobster rolls, Chinese chicken salad, small dumplings, Szechuan beef, seas bass special , noodles and Pavlova for dessert! Everything was fabulous and had another memory made in our favorite local restaurant, thank you all!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chinois still had it after all these years!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven’t been here in decades but it was as delicious as I remember. More casual than I remember,but service was great.

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davidsantamonica
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a classic, but still one of the best meals out in town. We had a special broiled and seared sea bass that was exceptional. Plenty for two, with 2-4 sides. And my gosh the lobster spring rolls were delicious. Service was exceptional... So great to have truly experienced (and caring) staff.

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vipTomJ
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a wonderful evening. The staff attentive without being intrusive. Food was special. Our go anytime place.

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KenR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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BethH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fabulous go to for every occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. The iris waitress was wonderful too loved our food

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vipHoffy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing !! Bella is tremendous anchoring a team of fantastic servers and chefs.

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vipChrisB
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great - as usual. There are only tables outside on the sidewalk with no option to sit inside. Heaters were on so it was not cold but it is pretty basic despite efforts to create privacy. Food prices are up from before but helpings are still healthy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite food and service!

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vipRaja5555
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!!! Fabulous food!!! Consistently good!!!

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vipmegeno
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This is our favorite restaurant but last night was a poor dining experience. They were understaffed. Normally the food is brought out in stages. But everything came out at once after a long wait. When we finished our dirty dishes remained for much too long.

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vipSavvydiner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Server gave good advice about don’t over order entrees as food and is intended to be eaten family style. I love that Chinois has stood the test of time and is still a winner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful food. Can’t wait until we can eat inside again.

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Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The setting and food were nice but not spectacular as expected. Servers seem a bit tired. Given the prices and reputation we expected more.

JD
vipJDofDC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Chinese food. Excellent service. This great restaurant is just as delicious and innovative as it was 20+ years ago.

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SeaTea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Miss the buzz, smells and watching the chefs during INDOOR dining

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vipMSyummy
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful

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GiGiH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was phenomenal! Outdoor seating is not optimal but realize it is the only option at this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfectly delicious!!!

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vipMB01
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food at this restaurant is always fantastic. However we were disappointed to see that they were not serving inside. All seating is literally on the street with a K rail barrier between you and the traffic. They do their best to make it look nice by putting up barriers so you can’t really see the street but you can still sense that you’re on asphalt with cars driving nearby.Although the food was just as good as it has always been I wasn’t crazy about the ambience. I think we will wait until they are serving inside again before we come back. This is the only reason it did not get a perfect score.

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vipbernie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional birthday dinner as usual

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carlw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything met or exceeded my expectations. As usual! Dining was outside due to the pandemic however, it had a little or no effect on my dining experience. Truly everything was exceptional!

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BARBARAJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chase, our server was excellent. The entire staff is always caring and know everyone by their name. The drinks are the best in town, try the Mai Tai. We come here once a week.

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vipkevint
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always.Every dish is amazing ! Never changes. Bella, Krassi and the whole team are warm and welcoming. Always a wonderful experience.

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vipJAM2
Los Angeles
404 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I haven’t been Chinois in a while. Used to be my favorite restaurant. We had the shrimp and calamari salad, the catfish and spicy green beans. Everything was delicious. We were trying to watch our carbs and we were fairly successful. We also had a delicious meringue dessert with fruit. We had excellent service. It was the right amount of friendly served efficiently. I didn’t really like sitting outside. I was a little frightened every time a bus went by. They are going to open indoor dining soon which will really help.

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vippcsk8
Chicago
295 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

This is the first poor review I have given for one of my favorite restaurants. I ordered rare salmon and 45 minutes later received burnt overdone flaky salmon with cold vegetables. My husband’s duck was excellent. Graciously they did comp the salmon. I did not want to wait another 45 minutes for a replacement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant but I didn’t realize they didn’t have indoor dining yet.

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Robert
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a near perfect evening. We were not aware that it was outdoor dining only.
Turned out to add an extra level of ambiance we had not expected. The block of Main Street has been blocked off for pedestrians only and for the restaurants and bars to extend their outdoor footprint. Street musicians and people watching added an energy & vibe that was very European. Weather was perfect (check the forecast before you go).

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RobertR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Celebrate birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everyone was friendly and attentive but, due to the restrictions on them because of Covid19, we ended up dinning on the street. I personally dislike that!
The portions were good but I noticed The martinis are half the size they used to be.
Like at Spago, dining inside is a totally different experience than dining on the street and I will not make that mistake again.
The way chinois was explained was patio dining not street dining.

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vipnealG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to dine at Chinois again! The food was just a fabulous as I remember and the service is top of the line. We were so excited to be greeted by Bella! Fantastic evening outdoors! Highest recommendation.

FAQs

Chinois on Main does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chinois on Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 392-9025.

Chinois on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 2052 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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