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CHINOIS, SANTA MONICA

SANTA MONICA
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Since opening in 1983, Chinois on Main has boldly combined Chinese tradition and fresh California ingredients with contemporary French techniques, and introduced the world to Asian fusion cuisine. Today, Chinois remains a culinary landmark, with its timeless interior design by Barbara Lazaroff, open kitchen, full-service bar, and extensive wine list.

MENUS

Lunch

Lunch Menu

First Flavors

Garlic chicken spring rolls with Chinese coleslaw in a spicy plum sauce

Warm sweet curried oysters with cucumber sauce and salmon pearls

Barbecued baby pork ribs with sweet and sour teriyaki sauce

Chinois chicken salad

Louisiana shrimp samosa with warm mushroom salad, mint curry sauce

Spicy shiso tuna topped with wasabi caviar served on crispy lotus chips with Maui onion endive salad

Sizzling calamari salad with Chinese chili paste served in a won ton cup


Entrees

Stir-fried chicken with cashews, pine nuts and Chinese vegetables

Stir-fried Mongolian beef, Chinese broccoli and scallions in a Hoisin sauce

Crispy rock shrimp sautéed with asparagus, spinach and bell pepper in a black bean sauce

Shanghai lobster with curry sauce and crispy spinach

Whole sizzling catfish with ginger and ponzu sauce

Grilled salmon with black and gold noodles, lemon basil vinaigrette

Cantonese duck with fresh plum sauce

Grilled Szechwan beef with spicy shallot cilantro sauce


Side Dishes

Vegetable fried rice

Stir-fried vegetables

Duck fried rice

Oriental brown fried rice

Stir-fried haricots verts with black bean sauce and garlic


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Dinner

Dinner Menu

First Flavors

Crispy spring rolls with stir fried duck and vegetables

Warm sweet curried oysters with cucumber sauce and salmon pearls

Tempura ahi tuna sashimi with fresh uni sauce

Stir fried Sonoma lamb with crispy garlic and mint

Chinois chicken salad

Szechuan pancakes with stir-fried duck, mushrooms and cilantro

Barbecued baby pork ribs with soy honey glaze

Moo shu shell with pork belly and julienne vegetables in a hoisin oolong tea sauce

Sizzling calamari and rock shrimp salad served in a won ton cup with Chinese chili paste

Sautéed Dungeness crab cakes with Louisiana shrimp, warm mushroom salad

lobster lemon grass sauce


Entrees

Whole steamed sea bass with scallions and soy glaze

Seared Maine scallops with Pad Thai noodles and lemon grass

Crispy glazed quail with grilled pineapple

Shanghai lobster with curry sauce and crispy spinach

Whole sizzling catfish with ginger and ponzu sauce

Grilled salmon with black and gold noodles, lemon basil vinaigrette

Roasted Cantonese duck with fresh plum sauce and steamed bao

Grilled lamb chops with cilantro vinaigrette warm potato salad

Roasted sea bass with spicy miso glaze served in a tea leaf

Grilled Szechuan beef with spicy shallot cilantro sauce

Braised Kurobuta pork shoulder served in a hot pot with mustard and Chinese eggplant

Grilled free range chicken sprinkled with fleur de sel, organic sautéed garlic spinach


Side Dishes

Steamed assorted vegetables from the farmers market

Vegetable fried rice

Stir-fried vegetables

Duck fried rice

Stir-fried egg noodles with vegetables

Stir-fried mushrooms with ginger, garlic and shallots

Stir-fried haricots verts with black bean sauce and garlic

Steamed bao

Crispy spinach


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PRIVATE DINING

Chinois on Main’s longstanding reputation for exceptional service and cuisine makes it the perfect choice for special-event entertaining. With a private dining room, as well as the entire restaurant, available for buy-outs our talented team of professionals will handle all of the details, ensuring a memorable event for you and your guests, showcasing your impeccable taste as a host. Chinois also offers exceptional off-premise catering services.

For further information or to reserve your next group event, please submit inquiry form here, or contact our catering department directly at 310.392.9025

2709 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
P: 310-392-9025

MAP

Executive Chef: Rene Mata / General Manager: Bella Lantsman

Parking: Valet Parking Available

LUNCH Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:30AM - 2PM
DINNER Monday - Thursday 6PM - 10PM Friday - Saturday 6PM - 10:30PM Sunday 5:30PM - 10PM