Chinois on Main

4.6
1795 reviews
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Chinese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

I would have rated this a 5 star however the service was so poor I just couldn't. The food, which is why we go is just outstanding! Every single dish we ordered was outstanding!!! However, the service was just poor for the level of this kind of restaurant. I get much better service as diners, and I'm not kidding. Our server, was not interested whatsoever and frankly she seemed not to really care much about her job and certainly about us. When you spend over $400, one expects a certain level of professionalism. My water never was even refilled. I had to make eye contact with the bartender to get a refill ... he couldn't even get her attention so someone from my table got up and the bartender poured the water. Frankly, the manager & owners of Chinois should be embarrassed and ashamed. What was an amazing meal and celebration of a friend's birthday was overall a bittersweet experience. Because of that I can't recommend Chinois to a friend

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the finest restaurant for a special occasion in LA. Everything is perfect waiter Tom, reception by Jason, food, drinks, wine absolutely perfect!!

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n
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Not how I remembered this once glamourous and festive restaurant. More empty than full, though the waiters were delightful.

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C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing. Thanks

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ML
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I always enjoyed dining at this restaurant. This time, the waitress was kind of cold and snobby.
It was bit noisy so we couldn't really enjoying talking to each other. However, we still like the food and most of time service is good, and Jason does best to accommodate my needs, so i will keep going. Thanks.

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n
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always delicious at Chinois!

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f
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

My husband and I go to Chinois every year for his Birthday. It's getting a little old and tired. Not us. Chinois. We always enjoy ourselves but they need to step up their game.

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GC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chinois is one of our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles; we have been dining there since Wolfgang Puck opened the place in the eighties. We still order the signature dishes that still adorn the menu, and the have never disappointed. Lunchtime on July 3 was very quiet, and we were entertaining some friends from out of the country. Another great time at a landmark LA venue!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just amazing!! Food was fantastic and the service was impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always has been the best food in Lost Angeles

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service and an excellent meal for a belated Father’s Day celebration. Thanks Chinois!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exquisite. The service was impeccable. Same great vibes as years gone past. A favorite in our family for celebrations!

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our anniversary for the first time, even though I’ve lived in LA since it opened. Always wanted to experience Wolfgang’s early fusion restaurant and was not disappointed. Food was great-big portions, lots of great flavors. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. It was pricey but worth it!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The chinese chicken salad was wonderful- understandably a classic. The Chilean sea bass was outstanding, light and so flavorful. EXCELLENT! Staff were attentive and efficient. We'll be back!

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L
Los Angeles
218 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My recommendation is tepid at best. I haven't been to this place at this location in probably 20 years, and it seemed exactly the same - decor, menu, everything... Very strange. Food was still good, if not as unique and interesting as I remember. Catfish still a show stopper and tasty, but not incredible. Szechuan beef very good. Nothing bad, but not much spectacular either. Decor is very dated, and everything looks very worn out. And prices seemed very high compared to similar experiences, and with the food not quite as amazing as I remember, doesn't really seem worth it. Not sure what to make of it all really.

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a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can’t beat perfect.

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NE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Simply the best. John the waiter was excellent
food was prepared perfectly.

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a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s the best food and service and hospitality on the side. Hands down.

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S
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I started a birthday club and it all began at this restaurant in 1997. So glad we are back and the food and service was awesome !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

The food was offensive in quality. Scary poor quality in execution. Taste was average at best. Presentation was good. Service was fantastic. No where close to justifying the prices.

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NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten wonderful food @ Chinois for years, excellent with every visit, whether a special occasion or a quick dinner at the back counter top. The long term staff is as excellent as the food. Kudos to all.

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was very quiet as we were the first guests! On a Saturday night, it gets loud. The SEA BASS is an excellent dish, every time! And, the duck fried rice is amazing.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Acceptable but not special. Over-sauced and overseasoned, but otherwise the preparation and cooking was competent. The service was alert and good. Wine list needs work. Too many of the selections are either second rate producers or off years.

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PW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
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 13 May 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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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 May 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 12 May 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
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 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 11 May 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
46 reviews
Dined on 10 May 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 8 May 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 8 May 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 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jason’s a keeper !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty food, great service. Only issue rather loud.

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OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 1 May 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 1 May 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 30 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 19 April 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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