We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

mao's kitchen

1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
+1 310-581-8305
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (6 reviews)
Open Now
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (174)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool place, love the high ceilings. This is definitely an old building given the architecture. Once we arrived we were immediately greeted by a nice busser who then seated us. Quickly brought us water and fried wonton pieces with a yummy sweet an...More

Thank Kristi Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mao's Kitchen is informal and welcoming, and you can bring your own beverages, if preferred! We ordered soup and lettuce cups, and a few other appetizers.. and were too full for main courses! Generous servings, fresh and flavourful.

Thank miriamjfine
Stay in the know!Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Los Angeles.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was highly recommended by relative resident. Tucked away and a gem in the heart of Venice Beach (2-3 minutes walk from beach). Loved the food. Wide variety of Chinese food. Friendly, easy service, no fuss, high quality. Just go and find out for yourself ......More

Thank DrPeterA1
Reviewed 22 January 2018

outstanding Chinese food that is cheap, fast, and atmosphere funky. Great people watching at a window seat.

Thank Jodyne
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Mao's is a local favorite for classic American style Chinese food. I pretty much always order the orange chicken and the amount of meat they serve is crazy. There's almost always leftovers! I have recommended Mao's to friends and they've all enjoyed it, too.

Thank cookcamera
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting from east coast. Mao’s came highly recommended from friends in LA. Orange-Ginger shrimp was the best that I ever had.

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Arriving from Santa Barbara in Venice on Saturday, we strolled first around the beachwalk. All the restaurants there were very busy and crowded. We went back at Pacific and discovered the Mao‘s. The food there is great, asian-chinese, fresh and from high quality. The service...More

Thank Marcel M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Conveniently located near Venice Beach. Mao's Kitchen offers a wide variety of dishes with very authentic flavors and seasonings. Very casual. Look for their daily lunch specials on the menu. We have been to Mao's Kitchen several times and have never been disappointed. Enjoy!

Thank JAH_Chicago_Paris
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Mao's Kitchen has been a go-to place for us for many years so it's even more disappointing to have such a poor experience. Despite the place being far from crowded, the service was, frankly, bad. The staff initially ignored our requests to order. When we...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have never been in this restaurant before, but usually i am in venice at least couple of times every month! Last time i was in venice for business and the person who i was with , asked me if i wanted to try something...More

Thank biagiottiasia
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
Nearby HotelsSee all 357 hotels in Los Angeles
Hotel Erwin
1,403 reviews
.11 km away
Venice Beach Suites & Hotel
528 reviews
.21 km away
Cadillac Hotel
710 reviews
.94 km away
Venice On The Beach Hotel
562 reviews
.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tocaya Organica
131 reviews
.18 km away
Menotti's Coffee Stop
67 reviews
.08 km away
259 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
263 reviews
.50 km away
Venice Skatepark
104 reviews
.18 km away
Venice Beach
8,736 reviews
.25 km away
Venice Beach Boardwalk
2,628 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from mao's kitchen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-581-8305
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing