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Chinois on Main

  • 2709 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405, USA
  • $$$ · Asian

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Chinois on Main

  • 2709 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405, USA
  • $$$ · Asian

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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

A destination since 1983, this local darling has been welcoming guests as old friends to dine on their cuisine, which is a tad Asian, a touch Californian and a bit French. Little seems to have changed through the decades—it is busy, loud and served by an attentive staff. The location, amid boho-chic shops, remains a boon.

This kitchen shines by way of a number of signature items, like made-to-order garlic chicken spring rolls or Cantonese duck with plum sauce. The sizzling calamari salad is deliciously seasoned with hot chili paste and presented in a wonton cup over crisp vegetables. Many dishes are served family style, so don’t hesitate to order half-portions when available. At the end, splurge on pleasing desserts like a warm chocolate fondant cake.

Facilities & Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair access

Information

+1 310-392-9025
Opening hours
Monday
closed
Tuesday
closed
Wednesday
17:30-21:30
Thursday
17:30-21:30
Friday
17:30-22:00
Saturday
17:30-22:00
Sunday
17:30-21:30

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