Chinois on Main

4.7
1771 reviews
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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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Sun 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM
Tue 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM

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PW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, what was new is now classic modern Chinese food with a twist.
Creative and fun. Service was very very good. Staff was informative and absolutely pleasant without being intrusive.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Chinois on Main for over 20 years and the food and service is still excellent!

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chinois is an island of perfection on a sea of not quites. Hospitality is unbeatable
And the food is scrumptious.

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B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

People say the place has aged, but the food is still well prepared.

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MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine & atmosphere. Not your ordinary Chinese restaurant.

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o
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here for may years. never fails to disappoint! This time, we had the sea bass wrapped in won ton for the first time. Outstanding! Also ordered prime filet stir fry. Amazing! The space is tight, and it is a bit noisy. But, if your looking for Wolfgang classic Asian fare, you can't do better than this.

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AB
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! You feel so welcomed by all, and the food is spectacular!

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LC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Chinois was approximately 30 years ago. Chinois has been a favorite since then. They have been consistently outstanding in every way.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Although several dishes we good, others were greasy and seemed to be cooked without passion. Restaurant a shadow of what it was

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C
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason’s a keeper !

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, great service. Only issue rather loud.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and value. I never have to worry that dinner will be special!

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was surprised they do not serve bread. Not very French...
Great food, awesome presentation.
My only critic: too cold, air conditioning blasting when it is cold outside

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Haven't been for years, but now live across the street & will going in for drinks & apps!

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SP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was kind of slow and the food wasn’t as good as the time I went before also the acoustics aren’t very good in there and it was hard to talk

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Elegantly retro decor. Tasteful design. Definitely worth making a reservation as the dining space filled up quickly. Food served in family servings. Portions were satisfying. BBQ ribs appetizer, roasted sea bass, grilled salmon with gold and black noodles, pad Thai noodles, duck fried rice all delicious! Grilled chicken was ok. 4 out 5 for the service which was excellent except for the need for staff to uncomfortably reach across patrons at our table in order to reach dishes; forcing patrons to lean out of the way. We had a higher expectation. Some of the reaching that was due to table position and limited space in between tables. Overall, we all thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

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K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Food was delicious and service impeccable. I’m still dreaming about the sizzling catfish and fried rice...
The desserts were also outstanding- top notch. We will be back here for sure.

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K
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place still appears on many “Best of LA” lists after 30+ years so we figured we ought to give it a try. Food was fine, but portions are meant for at least 2 (which they don’t tell you, and which does somewhat explain the stratospheric prices for some items). Service very old-school and attentive - one server has been there since they opened, which is lovely. Dining room somewhere between dates and retro. Not sure it’s worth the $, must be able to do better for the price in LA.

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d
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still excellent after all these years. Delicious food, meticulously prepared. Wonderful lobster, duck, crab, chicken salad, rice, spinach.... Beautiful room. Delightful staff. Life is a lovely dream in this restaurant.

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MP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun. food sharing and friendly staff. The food is terrific

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NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at the counter. It was fun to watch all the action.

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d
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chinese chicken salad - a house staple did not disappoint and was delicious. The lobster in a curry sauce over rice and flash fried spinach was superb and the haricot verts a perfect accompaniment . As always, the service was impeccable. Great dinner!

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y
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Waitress exceptional. Food was not as we remembered it. But, all and all it was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday Busy Saturday night. Seated for our 8:15 at about 8:40 but we got a relatively quiet table. Ordered mostly specials which were great. Restaurant was far quieter after 9:15. Great evening overall

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved every dish and our waiter was very helpful
Great service

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MH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. Everything, and I mean everything, from the warm welcome we received by the sweet lady at the front, to the professionalism of the staff, and the most delicious lamb chops my date and I had ever had in our lives. We both cannot wait to come back. Thank you Wolfgang Puck and the incredible staff and chefs at Chinois!

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Chinois on Main several times with my brother and friends. My favorite item are the Barbecued Ribs and the green beans with garlic and black bean sauce.yea The staff is what makes one place better than another, and Jason, the MD and Chase, one of the waiters, have both been there over 13 years and they make everyone feel welcomed and well taken care of.

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m
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobster at Chinois is proof that God loves us. The bartender also serves the best classic cocktails I've ever found.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. The food and service is always great.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a great time at Chinois! WAITER WAS EXCELLENT AND FUN! Bartender excellent as well!!!!

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j
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I live in London and I have bene eating for more than 30 years at Chinois on main. It use to be a great place, maybe the fist fusion restaurant in the worls. Recently I notices some weakness. My last meal in mArchwas a disaster. Food was really not good. The spare ribbs I used to lover were burnt, the duck was terribly oily ,.The desset looked like a school canteen dish. To add to the injusry the service was simply terrible. We had to. Ask for water, for a napkin, for the desset menu three times. Even th emanager, sitting at a tsble seemed to be sleeping.
Having eaten may be a 100 times at various Puck’s restaurants I emailed numerous timesthe company to complain. No reply. Hey do not care.
Major waste of time and money. It is sad but this place seems to be gone.

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EC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this stalwart Puck restaurant.
Food is reliably great; service the same... noise level really tough. No matter, the noise the food is fun and delicious .

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SB
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still remains one of the best and consistent restaurants in LA.

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JS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Chinois on the main for several years and as someone who likes great food and a pleasing environment I was once again delighted with the delicious meal and friendly Santa Monica charm. I only wish that we had Chinois on the Main in Montreal or Ottawa!

Kudos to all!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Chase was fantastic. Great food recommendations. Mai Tias best in LA. Food is terrific all the time.

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C
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding !!

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CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for my birthday. Great service and food. Love this restaurant!

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is what LA restaurants should strive to be. Excellent food and portions. Restaurants like this are so few and far between in LA nowadays. I hope they stay open for many more decades.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was perfect. I would like to point out that the toilets are not at the level of such a restaurant. Only fit one person in a restaurant for 70 people? too little

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent. Wonderful lovely staff with delicious tastes to match!

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