Fifty One Kitchen

3.8
16 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
At Fifty One Kitchen, the passion for traditional Chinese, made-from-scratch cooking juxtaposed with reputable Chinese culinary expertise is clearly evident in its innovative wok-style and hand-prepped dishes including carefully-crafted handmade sauces, live seafood, and dim sum favorites. Using fresh farm-to-table ingredients, no MSG, no artificial flavoring, and low sodium, Fifty One Kitchen allows you to indulge in purposeful, quintessential Chinese comfort food at the heart of Los Angeles.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 559-5966
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Irving St & Cardiff St
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Parking details
Parking lot behind BOA
Additional
Beer, Private Room, Wine

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What 16 People Are Saying
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3.7
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3.9
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was fine but we couldn’t chew most of our duck entree.

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BJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both thecfood and the service was great. I loved the Kung Pao.

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AT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fifty One was nice. The staff was very friendly and I enjoyed their service.

The food, however, was so/so. The meats we ordered walnut chicken and the one of the bbq pork dishes were pretty tasty. The steamed dumplings were good but very small and the bao we had were dry but had a good taste. Pineapple curry fried rice was also very very dry but tasted good. We thought maybe it was that it just wasn’t fresh it might have been sitting there for a good while (they brought it out SUPER fast).

Overall it was good but I don’t think I’d be clamoring to go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was swimming in oil.... So greasy

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was overly salty. Took away from any flavor. Noticed there were just a few people there. That should have been a big red flag

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f
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There was hardly anything for me to order that sounded appealing. Ordered the cumin ribs which was inedible.
Went next door to Yalla and got a take home yummy dinner!!!!

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food with generous servings. Some very interesting flavor combinations. They need to work out some kinks with the table service (like providing plates and serving spoons when serving family style) but they were nice and attentive.

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MG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the food immensely. Service was good however We felt the waiter didn’t want to be there and rarely checked on us. It is worth going to and we will be going back.

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M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful #avoidliketheplague

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was very poor, seemed like it was everyone’s first serving job. Food was just ok. Restaurant was empty on a Friday night.

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B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I feel bad writing this review as the restaurant just opened and they spent a considerable amount of money. I would like for them to succeed, but to do so, the quality of the food has to increase significantly. I had lunch there and was shocked at how bland everything was. We had shrimp and walnuts (really bland shrimp), orange chicken (tasteless fried chicken with an awful sauce on the side, fried rice (tasteless). The only decent thing was the Chinese broccoli. I hope the owners look at this review and make a lot of changes. I would go back if they do.

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d
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I hate to give a negative review but this restaurant did not meet expectations. On a Saturday night in Culver City, there was no one there. The service was underwhelming considering the place was empty. More surprising was the food - there was nothing that stood out for me as great. Worse, I didn’t even want seconds of anything. Not good. Sadly, I won’t return.

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g
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty great service and very fast 👍🏻

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is definitely a keeper. The food and the service were outstanding.

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Our search for good Chinese food on the westside continues, sadly. Terrible food. I got the orange chicken and it was basically fried chicken on a bed of iceberg lettuce with a bad sauce served on the side. They also served soy sauce with the egg rolls WTF. Don’t go there.

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