Chinois on Main

4.8
2009 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 2009 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
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4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ahoora
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great resturant. Great hostesses

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vipBita
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Asian Fusion in LA! We celebrated our 23rd anniversary with my husband there and it was just perfect. Can't wait for the indoor setting to open up to go back and enjoy MORE of their delicious and exotic menu.

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vipAedesigns
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants in America!! Always perfect. We will definitely return when the country truly reopens

JK
vipJohnK
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

One of our favorite LA-area restaurants, although the outdoor 'dining experience' which is basically roadside is less than ideal (notwithstanding I don't believe that they have a choice with CA restrictions). Certainly we will be back, once indoor dining is an option again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best dinners I can remember. As an old school hit Restraunt, this place has still got it!

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AndyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great choice. Love the food. Looking forward to getting back in doors.

DB
DeniseB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good but not great as should be expected from Chinois. Initial staff stood around while we sat for 10 -15 waiting to order a drink. Once we got a server it was great.

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GabeC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local neighborhood spot.
Great food and friendly staff.
A must go in ocean park.

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vip4barryg
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!
Ask for chase as your server - a great guy with great recommendations!

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, flavourful cuisine; amazing cocktails and great wine list; impeccable service!

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vipOverrated
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very good service. Food was good. The on the street dinning, and noise took away from the ambiance. I understand it’s the pandemic, but given the prices, the value is poor

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vipBOBE
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chinois, As always, has maintained its incredibly high standard for its culinary performance. the service outside literally on the street has been handled skillfully, and makes the ambience as good as one can hope. This is a must dine restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot on Main Street, Santa Monica, always has been.

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MajestyA
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Chinois during May 2021, so the dining was outdoors to accommodate for COVID safety protocols, but the food and service was fantastic. I ordered the sizzling catfish and duck fried rice.

HM
vipHirokoM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Very nice to break the habit of dining at home.

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vipCindy
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario and his team made the evening extra special for my mom's 89th birthday, and the food was amazing, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and great food. The schezuan pancakes lacked flavor- bland, no spice; but Everything else was incredible! They need some attention to ambiance, particularly being in their location: time to drop some $$ on surroundings and signage, but we were very happy with the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
32 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food!
Great service
Love it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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!

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TASD28
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

38 plus years still same bravo 👏

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLindaN
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a neighborhood gem. We moved to this area 20 years ago, we keep coming back to Chinois for the excellent food, service and friendships we have made. The food is consistently excellent, and, please try the desserts, just fabulous, especially the Pavlova! We ate here just before the pandemic closed everything down, Wolfgang was there on a Sunday, greeted each table, we were delighted! So, yes, we are seated outside, not inside with the beautiful decor, we are comfortable, well taken care of, and happy they are seating us all once again! Cheers!

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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
27 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
17 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
21 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
15 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
21 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.

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 2009 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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