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mao's kitchen

1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
+1 310-581-8305
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in here by chance and the food was really delicious! The portions seem a bit large so I would come back here, but maybe share a main with someone else. However the food is well cooked and tasty, thank you :)

Thank MarcAroma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant makes the most wonderful ginger and chrysanthemum tea which was only the beginning of a truly great dinner. So wonderful that we came twice during our 4 night stay in Venice Beach. The dumplings were really good and they offered buckwheat noodles as...More

Thank DebraL28
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 27 May 2017

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 23 May 2017 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 31 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
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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