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Chinois on Main

2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
+1 310-392-9025
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (17 reviews)
“duck” (22 reviews)
“crispy spinach” (11 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Masked-Caper
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I've been to this gem of a restaurant more than a dozen times. I live in Hawaii and it's my favorite place to eat when I visit friends in LA. The portions are family style so it's really filling. The staff are excellent! My go...More

Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The food-safety rating sign outdoors that says “B” and that’s as good as it gets at this over-rated, tired, MSG-laden grease pit. While the service is solid, everything that was put on our table was slippery, salty, greasy. Our stomachs were all achy, our veins...More

1  Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Great birthday dinners For two great friends and their wives or had at this restaurant last week the service was impeccable the waitress was great the food was superb and we got to try many different dishes I suggest the cooked Oysters and the sea...More

Thank Andamy18
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Went with family for a special occasion birthday dinner. Disappointed with the lobster, which was small and cost 78 bucks. For that price you deserve more than a one and a quarter pounder.

Thank zogmeister
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The food is SUPERB. I highly recommend. It is a bit formal.There is a valet. It is a splurge, well worth it.

Thank charlotte1979
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The service was excellent and the food was good as always. We had three appetizers and the presentation was beautiful with healthy vegetables. The entrees were nicely seasoned and the quality was superb

Thank Gratitude09
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|
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Response from SUSAN3057 | Reviewed this property |
You can ask them to prepare something for you if you call ahead !
10 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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