Restaurant Reviews

Chinois on Main

May 28, 2016

I am back! I apologize for the huge hiatus in posts, I have been constantly on the move and planning some major changes. I also took a little vacation in between, if you don’t follow me on social media, you should! I give real-time updates and am more active when posting isn’t possible. I will fill you in once everything is decided and until then let’s celebrate the return of my previous frequent posting schedule!

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:

Never disappoints, from the salad to the lobster, it’s all finger licking good!

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

We headed to Chinois for Mother’s Day and although it was a busy day we didn’t feel rushed, service was attentive and food was delicious. It was made more obvious by my parents’ friends who joined us that day. It was their first time and they were ooh-ing and ahh-ing at every bite. This is definitely worth checking out or if you’re short on time grabbing a Chinese salad to go!

Wed – Fri   11:30am – 2pm
Mon – Thurs    6pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat   6pm – 10:30pm
Sun   5:30pm – 10pm

What we ate:

  • Tempura ahi tuna sashimi with fresh uni sauce ($28.50)
  • Chinois chicken salad ($21.50)
  • Whole sizzling catfish ($38.50)
  • Shanghai lobster with curry sauce ($MP)
  • Vegetable fried rice ($9.50)


This is by far one of the BEST Chinese salads ever! It’s fresh and very flavorful. Anytime my dad goes to Chinois without us we request one of these to go.

This is a great start to the meal, the flavor is rich, the tuna is fresh and although fried – the meal feels light.

The lettuce cups are the perfect serving with lots of flavor and the tempura onion adds the right texture. Loved it!

Although there shouldn’t be much to say about fried rice, this is a step above the usual. It’s tasty and goes with everything.

There are only two places I’ve found in LA that know how to serve fried catfish: Typhoon and Chinois. This catfish is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and extremely flavorful. When my family is done with it it looks like they handed us an empty plate. It’s worth getting your hands dirty, there’s evidence in the next picture to prove it (and we still weren’t done with it).

This was my first time trying the lobster dish and I was blown away. The fish is spectacular but the lobster is to die for. It is served with a curry sauce and comes with white rice and crispy spinach. The spinach adds dimension to the dish and the sauce is the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend you not skip this dish!



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