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Chinois on Main

2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
+1 310-392-9025
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (20 reviews)
“duck” (23 reviews)
“crispy spinach” (11 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Chinois with two friends who also enjoyed the place in its heyday, we were sorely disappointed. With only two tables of three occupied during the entire lunch service, we thought that it was a bit odd, but we looked forward...More

Thank elainetravels
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Still my favourite restaurant in Santa Monica - have been coming for years and while there are more choices than ever, feel comfortable here and it has a better quality than most of those around the Promenade area which are slightly more casual and bistro.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The concierge in our hotel suggested going here. The food was lovely but the menu a little small. Tried the catfish and it was delicious!!

Thank Sophjasp
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for lunch during dineLA restaurant week. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. The entire staff was very friendly and professional and the service was great! Will definitely be back soon!

Thank Lisa Z
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I visited this dining " institution " for the first time yesterday for lunch It was my first visit , my wife having been before but not for some time The reception and service were ultra friendly and efficient , the staff never blinked an...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Truly one of the most delicious meals ever...one dish more flavorful than the next..warm sweet curried oysters, seared Maine scallops, Sea Bass with miso glaze, vegetable fried rice. Had never been here before - hard to believe it's been in existence for decades! I loved...More

1  Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This restaurant has been around for many years and has maintained outstanding food and service. Always try to get here when in LA if I am near Santa Monica. The Chicken salad is the best. Also try the ribs and the duck. Excellent wine list...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were a group of six and shared. The whole catfish and the lobster with crispy spinach were standouts. The hubby and I tend to be "lobster snobs," because we're New Englanders. We also enjoyed the salmon. The ribs were good but not amazing like...More

Thank JoanneRI
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Hadn't been to Chinois on Main in several years. Went for lunch with 4 friends. Sadly, the restaurant is very dated. No lights on in the restaurant which led to gloomy vibe. Only 3 other tables from 12:30 - 2pm. Very nice staff, albeit a...More

Thank Travel4bourne
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Every bite is as delicious as the first. Both times I've been there have been incredible food experiences. Will be back the first chance I get.

Thank poobah77
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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