Chinois on Main

4.8
1991 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 1991 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, the service was terrible, although they did try and make up for the bad service with a free dessert. We were unfortunately sitting next to a very loud group of people and not the restaurant’s fault; Food was excellent

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vipEricS
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every single thing on the menu was amazing. Service was super and we felt really cared for. Outdoor setup is great. All in, this was a tremendous experience. My kids, usually looking for chicken fingers, devoured all of the food, which is a great sign!

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vipWestcoastj
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food!
Great service
Love it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and accommodations were all on point 100%. The pandemic has not affected the quality of service or deliciousness of the food! Worth every dollar!

TA
vipTASD28
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

38 plus years still same bravo 👏

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Energetic, fun and pretty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are both excellent. Chinese chicken salad and short ribs are the best.

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vipDayleK
London
26 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chinois is an old family favorite. The food is still excellent as is the service. We would have preferred the dining room, but the sidewalk was fine. We will be back, because it never disappoints.

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vipMichaelM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Classic restaurant and have kept some of the long standing dishes. Still outdoors for now but was a nice evening. Hope to be back indoors soon to enhance the experience.

JJ
JohnJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been dining there for over 30 years. Has always been and still is fabulous even in its modified version.

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vipAnnetf
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food and service was great, drinks overpriced i did not get my points with open table

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vipTheRealEscrila
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best Chinese on the west side

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MelissaR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Really enjoyed the lobster appetizer, chicken salad, sea bass, as well as the desserts. Restaurant had a very good wine list! Had a Sancerre that was very nice with the spicy food, as well as a Pinot Noir from a Sonoma Coast boutique winery. There was Pandemic seating on the street, which was kind of loud, but food and wine was worth the nuisance.

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vipStephaniela
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles area. Chinois chicken salad, a classic and always hits the spot. Duck fried rice with Shanghai lobster. All my go to dishes and I'll keep coming back!

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vipFoodlover1
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best in Santa Monica, CA!!!

JJ
JohnJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining at Chinois for over 30 years. It’s always been fantastic. That’s why we continue to return.

JS
vipJaclynS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. We can’t wait to go back and try more dishes. Egg Noodles with vegetables, mushrooms, crispy spinach, egg rolls, Szechuan Beef, and warm chocolate fondant all delicious!

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MSyummy
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always worth our appreciation and applause.

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foodfun
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. We love the lobster and the stir fried mushrooms. A great taste treat!

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktail selections! Wonderful flavour combinations; great service!

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TerryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The soup was suppose to be catfish, shrimp and scallops. Turned out it was 85% calamari which I don't like unless it is fried. I had already had the calamari salad as an appetizer which was excellent. The soup didn't have much flavor. I would never order again.

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MSyummy
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, unique food. And the outside space was charming and well-distanced
It could not have been a better, more delicious, more delightful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always love Chinos on Main, but we ate outside. After getting over that, it was the typical excellent dining experience we’ve come to love. Waitstaff was superb and attentive. Cuisine is unparalleled and the attention to detail makes every subtle flavor so yummy. Cant wait to get back in the dining room.

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their outdoor set up is well-spaced. The ambiance is "ok". The service and food are excellent as always and the noise level is waaay down because it is all outside. We loved that ! It gets a little breezy in the late afternoon, but it dies down at sunset.

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RobertW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Been there many times.It is always excellent.

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vipBBeth
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here for years and it just keeps getting better. Even with Covid, the kitchen is on its game and the staff makes serving outside look effortless. Bella, the manager, is so gracious and welcoming. The tables and chairs are cleaned between guests, the guests are spaced and the staff all wear masks and shields. It is so refreshing to have an excellent meal outside in our city.

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vipyummy1
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not crazy about sitting in the street on chilly night, which is why ambiance is less than perfect. The foot is exceptional and we loved the adventure away from home. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Used to consider this place one of my favorites. Had not been there for a while. Quality of the food was definitely poor. We were 4 people. Spent $600. Definitely not worth it. Hopefully chinois will go back to what it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food are exceptional here!!!

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vipkevint
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly delicious as always! Ahi tuna tempura, shanghai lobster the best! Bella and staff are wonderful!

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Since we have Covid outdoor seating, the tables are on the sidewalk and in the street. However the service was excellent

The food as always sensational and Bella who has run the restaurant for Wolfgang Puck for 20 years, has a fine tuned fabulous staff and kitchen
especially appreciated now after a year of basic lockdown

Love it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just fabulous

NC
vipNyCa
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So what if you're basically dining out on the street at the moment...it's the same great food and attentive service, but the staff have a lot further to travel, so tip generously, folks!

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vipSFAM
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The food was wonderful. The service was terrible. We waited for forever for our order to be taken. It took 30 minutes to get our check. For such an expensive restaurant there should be tablecloths on the table.

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vipSusanS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing the service is impeccable and the desserts delicious and one of the best restaurants in all of Los Angeles for many many many years!

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vipDavidS
Baja California
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great place for a nice dinner and celebration of birthday

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FranceR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hello as we walked in we felt welcomed. The food was exquisite and with this challenging time of eating outside they made a great dining atmosphere. Thank you

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CindyG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Once our server came over (Joel) he was exceptional. It was a very windy evening and they did their best to accommodate us with a table close to the buildings. The food was great. They even brought us a delicious dessert on the house for my husband's birthday. I will definitely go back as there are many more items on the menu I would like to try.

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vipsalf
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining was lovely

FAQs

Chinois on Main does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 1991 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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