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Chinois on Main

€€€€Asian, International,
2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
+1 310-392-9025
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (17 reviews)
“szechuan beef” (8 reviews)
“spring rolls” (8 reviews)
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Asian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going to this restaurant for almost thirty years, though much less frequently now we live out of state, and it is as good or better than when I first visited. The Shanghai lobster is a must and while all the salads are good...More

1  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short but honest review. Walked in and it (the restaurant) smelt of fried food - do not wear good clothes here, they will smell after 10 mins. The food is lovely, the white wine warm. Service terrible, by servers who have no idea how to...More

Thank JoffyT
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for more than twenty five years. Except great food and the dinn of the place. Great lobster spring roll. Superb sea bass And pavlova dessert. Wanted five but maybe next time!

Thank lewis k
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner at this restaurant. The food was delicious French/Asian fusion . The wine was beautiful . Service was excellent with recommendations on what to eat and size of servings perfect . Meal & wine was expensive but worth the cost . Would definitely...More

1  Thank trickytrac
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Located on Main Street, in between many other shops, Chinois is almost unnoticeable but once you try its food, you’ll forget everything behind the doors and when you leave, the experience feels you and don’t notice the street. Here you’ll find great Asian food with...More

Thank Eficoa
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Chinois is my favorite westside eatery because of the extraordinary service, fabulous food and old-school, celebrity style and ambience. They are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a phenomenal $35 prix fix menu (mon-thurs). The service is consistently impeccable, the food is remarkably delicious and unique...More

Thank WillinLa
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A rather small restaurant that does look a bit dated and perhaps not very promising on entry. However, it delivers where it matters. We found very good service, excellent Asia-inspired food, a well selected wine list and were very satisfied. Only one visit so far...More

Thank Med H
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We drove over an hour and 30 minutes after work on my birthday because my husband had experienced this delightful restaurant. We did not want to leave, the food was Exceptional and the service was professional, warm, and caring. We had the soft shell crab...More

Thank Cassandra A
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing food venue. They have traditional table seating as well as at the bar and also seating that looks over the kitchen. Staff are interactive and pleasant and the food is wonderful. Anytime you’re in the Santa Monica area I highly suggest...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I have been going to Chinois since 2001. Very good food. The service has always been a standard. Good. Food is consistent and the ambiance is good.

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21 July 2017|
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Response from SUSAN3057 | Reviewed this property |
You can ask them to prepare something for you if you call ahead !
9 March 2017|
Response from SUSAN3057 | Reviewed this property |
Not online, but they can answer your questions. I loved this place, great place for great food !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-9025
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