Chinois on Main

4.7
2036 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 2036 people are saying
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IanB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating is outdoors but heaters were working and plentiful. Food was outstanding as usual. Service was impeccable. Still an exceptional dining experience.

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TASD28
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good as usual

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vipcowgirl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They are doing okay under the current circumstances.

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vipshopper
Los Angeles
192 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There was only outdoor seating on the evening we dined there. It was a bit cold but there were ample heaters between tables.

Our server was very attentive and took good care of us. The bidders were equally attentive. Over all the service was great.

The food here is wonderful. It never disappoints to dine at a Puck restaurant. It had been sometime since I had a Chinois salad and it was as good as I remembered. I will say that the prices are more expensive than most places, but it is worth the splurge.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is great. Have to get the chicken salad and short ribs. Deserts are also fantastic.

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krottner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous soft shell crab. My husband had the chicken, we shared their famous salad and vegetable fried rice. Outstanding meal for our 22nd anniversary. Waiter was attentive and so were the busboys.

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MSyummy
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service wonderful. And the outdoor dining is well spaced and charming

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vipWineLover
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chinois on Main is only serving outside. A portion of the street is blocked off, and there is no Valet. I missed dining inside, hence the low score on ambiance. However, they have done what they could to muffle sound from the street. There were heaters, and the servers were responsive.

The food was excellent, and creative. We had Asian curried lobster and potstickers - both delicious. We had a good chocolate cake and raspberry sorbet for desert. The wine was a 2017 Walter Hanzell Chardonnay. Normally I do not order 4 year old whites at restaurants, but this one was in excellent shape.

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vipPhillyRich
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My Wife and I chose Chinois on Main as the place to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We had a 6:45 pm reservation and were promptly seated in an outdoor dining area which was pretty well blocked off from the noise of Main Street. Our server was not the friendliest but she seemed busy and sometimes it’s hard to tell if someone is smiling behind the mask I guess. We ordered some noodles with vegetables, Lamb chops and the braised short rib special. The lamb was my favorite. Perfectly cooked and well presented. The noodles were good. The short ribs were a little heavy so I ended up bringing half of it home. I had two glasses of wine, a Chardonnay followed by a Cabernet Sauvignon, and was surprised there weren’t more choices by the glass. For dessert, some Granny apple spring rolls and a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. The chef wrote “Happy Anniversary” in chocolate on the plate. The bill was over $200.

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vipTomJ
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great evening with wonderful food. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. Our FAVORITE restaurant.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal in the Los Angeles area PERIOD. Never disappoints.

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hungry
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Really enjoyed the meal.

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scjp
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Underwhelming. Sea Bass is different now and was overcooked. The duck fried rice which is normally superb is different too, and not as good. All in all, disappointing. Only thing that was okay was the service.

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vipBillyV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been around forever, but Wolfgang, Barbara and Bella know how to run an endearing restaurant. Same menu and same quality, forever....and...a treat to eat outside. Thanks Bella.....Bill and Joan Vogel

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vipbarneymollie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Classic fine dinning from Puck. Great food for the past 35+ years. Haven't lost a step. Love this place.

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PatM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great! We were celebrating an anniversary, and the server surprised us with a delicious dessert. Overall a wonderful dining experience!

MM
vipMichaelM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Classic and consistent. My first two wine choices from the wine list were not available. A first world problem for sure.

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vipPoppaMike
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Attentive service.

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vipClarkS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, people amazing every time. One of my favorites

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Humbertohii
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. The portions are large, fresh, and served hot. We had a wonderful time!

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vincenyc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and Bella is just a lovely lady and the staff is first rate.

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vipJasmine
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We always love the food at Chinois. Unfortunately for them the inside is closed to guests. However, Bella is there with her beautiful personality. They are making the most out of dining al fresco. Brava!

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spookydave
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail
Lobster curry over the top
Service attentive

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vipcsofan
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great great great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We don't like sitting in street gutters in outdoor dining. It's gross. Build a floor?

SG
vipSusanaGF
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for 13 people

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JulieS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Chinois on Main!
Bella and her staff were provided excellent service and the
food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. The lobster and catfish were out of this world. Excellent service. Will definitely go back soon!

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vipMSyummy
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. The outdoor space is charming
It is one of our favorite places for dinner. And it never disappoints

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Lizz
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

food quality has gone down.. love the staff, the atmosphere created..

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vipDrRevenue
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois is a 30+ year favorite. My wife , Liz, and I must have eaten at Chinois nearly 100 times. Everything from Sunday night dinner to Halloweek costume parties. Bella, the great host-owner-generall manager is the ultimate professional. I've given parties in the private room with gret success.

Chinois is the ultimate in consistency. The entire staff is totally professional. This particular night we were able to say hello to many staff I had not seen inquire a while.

The Bella designed street scene set up is sort of exciting and works well for guests. It is a bit hard on staff going long distances with food. There is even a delivery robot that runs up and down the sidewalk.

Exciting, good food, well presented, with as much charm and sophistication as any Restauant in Los Angeles. A must for foodie visitors and regulars like me. My guest had never been to Chinois. She will be back, I'm sure.'

Congratulations to Bella and her great team. Thank you.

JS
vipJaclynS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Ricci
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I've eaten at Chinois on Main for many years and it was one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The food was always special. Last night's meal was disappointing. The lobster in the spring rolls was overcooked and boring. The lamb appetizer was ok but it was never clear what I was eating. There was no focus in the dish and frisee piled in the center with no dressing only added to the confusion. The Schezwan beef was the best dish but the presentation and gooey sauce on the beef were unappealing. The lemon custard dessert and chocolate fondant cake were the highlight of the meal. I don't think Wolfgang has eaten here for awhile.

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NxCx
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service from Chase and great recommendations for the solo plant-based group member.

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vipAndyW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Everything: food, services, serving. I really recommend this place!

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vipPianist
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too much of fusion

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always dinner at Chinois is a wonderful experience. the food is truly exceptional and the tastes are unique. This is a not a local takeout Chinese. we were seated outdoors and the noise level was minimal, save for a calm to musician playing on the sidewalk. very cool. the Duck pancakes and fresh crab were sensational. A must to dine here at least once every two months or more

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois is consistently amazing! Delicious food, creative flavour combinations, great cocktails and wine list, impeccable service!

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 4.7 stars by 2036 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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