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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 12 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
Reviewed 7 July 2017 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 26 June 2017

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
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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 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
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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