Chinois on Main

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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

What 1851 People Are Saying
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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Thanks Bella.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful place to be. It feels very comfortable food, ambience and service.
The service staff is amazing I wish most of the city restaurant learn from Chinois service staff

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.... Me and my friends always have a great time. The service and food is excellent.

US
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Both steak and salmon were excellent at lunch! Also the stir fry veg is great.

F
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We are regulars at Chinois over the years but this time the service was very disappointing. We were being ignored and had to constantly wave to our server for service - - the food is always outstanding -

GC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely our go-to restaurant for special events and out of town guests. We have been coming to Chinois since it opened in 1983, and it has never disappointed; what restaurant can say that customers still return after 36 years to order the same legendary dishes that were offered when the establishment opened?! Chinois can say that!!!

DS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to Chinois at least 20 years. When you have a security question, I always pick "What is your favorite restaurant? " And I pick Chinois on Main!!


Just in for their Anniversary Dinner Special Was terrific and super well priced.
My only complaint is that it can be rather pricey, so maybe some prix fixe dinner might be a nice addition?

Love all staff especially jason and Bella!!!

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food..great staff (some have been there 30+ years) and very consistent food. I have been going there almost since they opened. I love this place!!!

TD
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Disappointing, and nowhere nearly as good as in the past. Surprisingly bland food for a Chinese restaurant. Tasteless crispy spinach.

d
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific.

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent always

k
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chinois is a Santa Monica legend. 36 years and counting. I’ve dined there many times and have enjoyed the food, service and ambience every time.

DL
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chinois for many reasons. The food is spectacular. The menu has so many treats, many of which are Chinois originals that people have loved for years, and always something new. The portions are generous, and everything is prepared and served to perfection. So we always marvel at the value. Service is friendly, attentive and personal. You feel like you are at a local gem, which is what Chinois is to west siders. And the energy is fun and buzzy, but not so loud you can’t hear yourself or your party speaking. Highest praises. Looking forward to next time.

b
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent.Good for any occasion and just for a great dinner. Highly recommend.

SB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best most consistent restaurants in LA

PM
Los Angeles
190 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Chinois is perfect .. and its people are perfect too. Special shout-out to Natalya, Mario, and everyone...

Thank you so much for a perfect time with you.

DD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a culinary delight! The varied dishes, flavors and presentations remain world class and Chinois is a restaurant not to be missed. The Chinois Chicken salad is perhaps the best salad we have ever had and the Catfish is a maritime delight. Sauces are all unique and always leave us asking "what is this wonderful flavor"? Always an adventure. Highly recommended.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming for years when we visit LA from Palo Alto. Never disappoints. Food is consistently outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant never grows old for us. We took our friend and her two sons (8 and 12) for dinner. There was something on the menu for everyone and we were able to share the generous portions we received. The service was excellent. My only small complaint is how close the tables are one to the other, but then the place was filled to capacity. Looking forward to our next visit.

LR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience - service and food excellent!

MG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, just as it was recommended to us! Fab place to mark the end of our west coast road trip.

GZ
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Outstanding as usual.

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gastronomique asiatique de bonne qualité.
Bonne ambiance et bien reçu. Belle sélection de vins.
À faire !!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Chinios; great food, ambiance, + family. Love this place🌸

CE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella, Jason and the entire wait /cooking staffs are simply the FINEST of restaurants

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally good food

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This foodie institution that inspired the Cal-French-Asian Fusion trend is still amazing after 36 years. Superb service and familiar dishes that are still inspired after all these years. In most cities, this would be the best restaurant in town. In La-La-Land I still consider it in my top 10 for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience! My favorite restaurant

JJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We were jammed into a table by the cooking area against a wall under the air conditioning which was most uncomfortable for that expensive of a restaurant. We won't return!!
Sorry

E
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was great. Had the chicken salad, duck rice, fried catfish and duck Bao. All was delicious. Good bottle of wine for$60.00. Wonderful waiter. Not a good deserts. Don’t order the banana crram pie.Very glutinous. Other then that wonderful meal and a very cold Martini.🍸

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great food & service!! We especially love Chase who’s worked there for several years & is always very friendly & attentive!!

LJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Chinois is always wonderful and this time was no different. The food is delicious and the service was perfect

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A California classic. If you haven’t been in awhile, go!

AM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing as always. The service is impeccable and the food so creative.

OT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, as always when we visit Chinois on Main.

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The seabass on tea leaf was delicious as always. The lamb was not very flavorful and not worth the price. We were there celebrating my daughter's birthday but the unattentive waiter didn't bother to put a candle on her dessert. Although, the lemon yuzu curd was devine. The restaurant was super loud and elbow to elbow. The grandma standing next to my table with her granddaughter in hand, had her rear next to my face, most of the evening. So overall, this experience was not as great as my past experiences with this restaurant.

O
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Did Wolfgang sell the business?
Not the same
We came for the catfish and that was just ok
Too bad

SB
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best and most consistent restaurants in LA

K
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still awesome after all those years. Peppered with specials and new items, the old classic like shanghai lobster and tempura sashimi in Uni sauce continue to dazzle as well.
In my book still the best restaurant in the Puck portfolio. Sit st the counter!

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