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mao's kitchen

1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
+1 310-581-8305
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
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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
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Mao's on each of our Cali trips (3x now) and it never disappoints!! Absolutely delicious Chinese food and a great atmosphere, plus it's great value! Definitely one of our favourite places to eat!

Thank PollyKemp
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I have been at Mao's sooooo many times and it has always been consistent. Best Chinese food at very affordable prices. Large portions. The only "bad" thing to me is that when it is full.....it gets very noisy and it's hard to speak and hear...More

Thank PaoloFert
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Let me start by saying my family loves PF Chang's. So that's kind of our benchmark if Chinese food is good or not. The portions here were large enough to share family style. We could have only ordered 3 entrees for the 5 of us....More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I wasn't very fond of chinese food until I found this place. Best dumplings I've ever had. Ginger chicken was perfectly seasoned: perfect balance between sweet and salty. Everything is homemade and fresh. The service was also very good. I will surely come back.

Thank Ilse G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This Chinese restaurant is quite different from most of the others in the Los Angeles area, which are usually Cantonese style. This one featured lettuce wraps and Singapore-style street noodles which they call curry rice stick. Every dish was very flavorful and the portions were...More

Thank RabbiWendy
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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