Chinois on Main
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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
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
Love this place.... Me and my friends always have a great time. The service and food is excellent.
Both steak and salmon were excellent at lunch! Also the stir fry veg is great.
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 -
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!!!
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!!!
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!!!
Disappointing, and nowhere nearly as good as in the past. Surprisingly bland food for a Chinese restaurant. Tasteless crispy spinach.
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.
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.
Always consistent.Good for any occasion and just for a great dinner. Highly recommend.
One of the best most consistent restaurants in LA
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.
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.
Been coming for years when we visit LA from Palo Alto. Never disappoints. Food is consistently outstanding.
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.
Always a good experience - service and food excellent!
Super food, just as it was recommended to us! Fab place to mark the end of our west coast road trip.
Excellent service. Outstanding as usual.
Gastronomique asiatique de bonne qualité.
Bonne ambiance et bien reçu. Belle sélection de vins.
À faire !!
We had an amazing experience at Chinios; great food, ambiance, + family. Love this place🌸
Bella, Jason and the entire wait /cooking staffs are simply the FINEST of restaurants
Exceptionally good food
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.
Great overall experience! My favorite restaurant
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!!
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.🍸
Always great food & service!! We especially love Chase who’s worked there for several years & is always very friendly & attentive!!
Our experience at Chinois is always wonderful and this time was no different. The food is delicious and the service was perfect
A California classic. If you haven’t been in awhile, go!
So amazing as always. The service is impeccable and the food so creative.
Food and service were great, as always when we visit Chinois on Main.
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.
Did Wolfgang sell the business?
Not the same
We came for the catfish and that was just ok
Still one of the best and most consistent restaurants in LA
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!