Chinois on Main

4.8
1945 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***
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janie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food! Great service! Lots of heat lamps in the outdoor dining area.
They will probably need a tent as the weather gets cooler. Loved the duck filled pancake appetizer. Highly recommended

JH
vipJaneH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about the best food and service in town. Forget the trendy spots - this is luxury. The cuisine is still innovative and spot-on after so many years, the waiters and Bella are incredibly attentive. It's a bargain compared to the disappointing "high-end" restaurants that so many people talk about these days. A total classic.

PB
vipPoppaBear17
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food at Chinois on Main was fantastic! Some of the best food in Los Angeles, and if you enjoy Asian cuisine, then I would recommend Chinois on Main. Not one bad dish on the menu.

KC
KimberlyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here on Halloween evening to celebrate a friend's birthday. The outdoor dining was warm and welcoming with Halloween decorations strategically placed around our table. I cannot say enough about the impeccable service provided by Mario. The short rib dish I ordered was delicious. This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Chinois is now my favorite!

SB
vipSteveB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois is consistently one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. They have done a fantastic job setting up their outdoor dining to accommodate those who feel comfortable.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, so inviting, so friendly. Have you ever gone to a restaurant for the first time. And midway through the meal you told yourself, I’m coming back here. That’s Chinois!

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Dawn
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Haven’t been to Chinois in 10 years, but we were craving their lobster and their catfish signature dishes! Tables were outside because of Covid, so a lot of street noises. But, food was as good as we remembered! Worth the trip from the OC

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vipAedesigns
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST food in the city. What a great evening, even in the midst of the pandemic. Superb food, service and a sidewalk sensation

E
vipElaine
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite having to set up outside on the street, Chinois managed to excel in every aspect—cuisine, service, and even ambience. We go often, and will continue to do so.

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DrLou
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! John and the rest of the staff. Including Bella are first rate! A favorite of mine!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from the appetizers to dessert: pork belly dumplings, salmon ( surprisingly very good) and pavlova!

KK
vipKimberlyK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful even on the sidewalk!

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vipbarbarak
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella makes the restaurant. Love her dedication and friendliness. As always, food and service was the best!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people and food

CS
vipClarkS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! Amazing Dine LA. Love this restaurant.

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vipdiscerning
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Found hair in dish. Bella could have cared less🥰. Yes

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Surprisingly good meal , and the dineLA value was incredible! Enjoyed a meal with birthday girl.

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muimui4food
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We had a party of 3 for Dine LA week. The person who called me to confirm the reservation was very friendly. When we arrived a little early the hostess seated us away from other tables which is what we wanted during this covid season. Unfortunately the ambience was noisy and lacking because we had to dine outdoors on the street. The delicious food made up for the lack of atmosphere. Appetizers were crispy egg rolls- very crunchy and perfectly fried. Their signature Chinese chicken salad was also scrumptious as was the fried rice.. Next came the entree, the whole fried catfish with ponzu sauce and braised boneless short rib. We were all thoroughly full but we had to order the duck as well. The skin was crispy and meat less flavorful than Beijing duck from a Chinese restaurant. Still no complaints overall. The desserts were also on point. We will definitely return.

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vipkountkalory
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois on Main has hit it out of the park for dinela. By far the best dinela dining experience so far. Service, food and value excellent. You only have a few days left in dinela to enjoy this special dining experience

TS
TanyaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic!!! And the food was a great quantity for dine la and super 😋 tasty. Love this place!

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Tonya
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most incredible cuisine I’ve ever experienced. This by far was an amazing experience

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debbieg
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

If you have any Covid issues, AVOID this restaurant.

While the food was fantastic, they displayed a horrible level of established Covid Dining Policies. Tables weren't sanitized, mix mash of which servers who wore gloves and who did not not, kitchen was way too small for the amount of staff and masks were not really worn.

Service mediocre, but food was fantastic and great value... let's hope I don't get Covid.

CM
vipConnieM
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The fried catfish was excellent. The best I ever had. Shrimp appetizer very good.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad experience never coming back been customer for 35 years

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vipbutter62
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. They have created a nice outdoor dining experience.

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vipAedesigns
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

On July 20, 2020, food was fabulous our waiter amazing, but we had to dine on the sidewalk....so no ambience. Can't wait to come back in September and hope they are open indoors.
Chinois is expecting their plants and exterior decor this Tuesday, July 21. Unfortunately we are flying home on July 20.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants for years! Love the staff & food is always consistently excellent!!

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vippauletteg
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chinois on Main has been my favorite restarant for 37 years. It's always consistent and the best food in the world.

Bella and Jason are the best!!

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Lisa
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Chinois on Main is always exceptional and the service superb. It has been a favorite of our family for many, many years. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant gem.
Say hello to Bella and Lisa.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food. We’ve been going there since they opened. Bella is always so welcoming and Tom is the best waiter. Highest quality cuisine and impeccable service. The oysters are not to be missed.

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Bobbie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit. Food is wonderful and the service is exceptional.

TD
TonyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notice to all restauranteurs!! How to be great in Los Angeles for 35 years.Chinois is such an amazing restaurant and after all these years in the same location in Santa Monica it continues to surpass expectations. From the spring roll appetizer to the whole catfish we had the most wonderful meal and evening. we cant wait to go back. One of the best restaurants ever. Be consistent, have a lot of staff, and cook amazing food. Wolfgang you have a way about you.

LS
vipLeeS38
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since I live in Florida, I haven't had any great Chinese Food since leaving NYC. That is until now. Chinois reminded me of a great Chinese Restaurant in Soho 35 years ago called Oh Ho So. Chinois had the same vibe and feel to it. Great Chinese food in and eclectic atmosphere. We ordered the specials which were amazing. Lobster filled Egg Rolls and Filet Mignon tips over Bibb lettuce and a brown sauce. They both were fantastic starters. The mains didn't disappoint either which was sauteed vegetables and Salmon.
When I received the check, I realized that I wasn't in Florida anymore.
However, it was a memorable meal and I will be back the next time I am visiting my son in Los Angeles.
Lastly, the service was excellent as well and we were greeted warmly by the maitre d.

LH
LynnH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was stupendous. The wait staff were outstanding, with one exception: the busboy's assistant who packed our leftovers.

CS
vipClarkS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! One of my favorite restaurants!!! Great people service and food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and excellent meal with great service

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vipsmartnsavvy
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was better than anywhere in LA! They were so friendly and attentive. First rate. The food is unique and always perfect. The ambience is old early CA to me. Been here years ago and never disappointed since. and the noise level even when full on Friday night was not bad and we could hear easily. Just love this place. An LA favorite.

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vipdavidt
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

been there several times. always very good. this time not so much. food barely ok. just meh. service ok, not exemplary. disappointing.

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viproostergirl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a predictably good experience at Chinois.

FAQs

Chinois on Main does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. 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 1945 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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