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mao's kitchen

1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
+1 310-581-8305
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dumplings” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing meal and experience. Asian food is my absolute favorite and this was without a doubt the best meal I've ever had. Enjoyed a few spring rolls, the general taos chicken, sweet and sour chicken, and dumplings. Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank LorettaBoy
Reviewed 12 March 2018

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 8 March 2018

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
Reviewed 12 February 2018

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
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  • Food
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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
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