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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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Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
1512 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3612
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks 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 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
Reviewed 22 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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