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mao's kitchen

1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
+1 310-581-8305
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mao's Kitchen in Venice is a delight for those who enjoy tasty no-frills Chinese food. In the style of many good Chinese restaurants the staff are assertive and helpful, happily providing feedback on the quantity and quality of the menu items. We were advised to...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't planning on visiting Mao's Kitchen, we were just looking for somewhere to eat in Venice when we stumbled upon it. It ended up being one of the most copious and delicious Chinese meals we've ever had! Tea was almost on tap, the homemade...More

Thank TheMcQuittyFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Chinese food, served quickly. A funky rustic setting not unlike a traditional Chinese restaurant. A great place for a quick meal and reasonably priced dishes as well. Food is fresh and tasty and not your typical sugar loaded "Chinese" takeaway. Highly recommend a visit...More

Thank Magnus C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to say. Delicious authentic Chinese food for a very good price. Service, for Americans, can be a bit bare bone, but i still think that is part of the experience.

Thank Ales S
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, sketchy ambience, outrageous 20% gratuity imposed. I am happy to tip but don't impose a charge that you don't show on your menu. Very sad because food is tasty and helpings generous.

Thank betteradvisor
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Pros: great location; open very late; food is ok; hostess was very friendly. Cons: appears unclean; waitress told us she was sick; it's BYOB. Food was just ok. Dan Dan noodles were best option with pork. Not sure I would visit during the day.

Thank RoseN627
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

While vacationing, we met a local friend here at his suggestion. The food was very good, with very large portions. If eating in, it's best eaten family style so that you can try more of the options. Service was lacking, although we were partly to...More

Thank HappyFamily43082
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Read some reviews on take out taking forever. And others saying worth the wait....no, I don't think so. Whoever expedites orders there should seek a career change. We figured we wanted to eat light before an early bedtime staying at a hotel 2 blocks away....More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Never had such a bad food. Never mind the place itself that doesn't bring much appetite, but when you are hungry and you want to eat quickly, then you compromise. This was really a bad choice. Tasteless food and the whole place was like a...More

Thank YaninaNYC
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Looking for a quick feed for a starving but food savy 15 year old that would also cover his coeliac father and chanced upon Mao's. Owner was very friendly and on top of gluten free options on her menu, 3 only but a reasonable choice....More

Thank GrahamWi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
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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