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Maos Kitchen - 10 Reviews - 7315 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (323) 932-9681

Maos Kitchen

7315 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 932-9681
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I was studying late with a friend and we both became hungry at 10:00 pm. I went through a bunch of delivery menus and found MAO*s KITCHEN. My friend and I dissected the menu...


Wow. The service was so spacey. The food took forever, and we were served our entrees in spurts. The food was fine, but out of seven entrees at our table, four were served cold. A...

CAUTION: Deliberate Overcharge on Take Out Bill 6/4/2011

I live two miles away. They charged me $2 delivery charge and then another $2 delivery charge and thought I wouldn't notice. I paid up because I was starving. Ordered there 6 times before. Last time I ordered in fact, I cancelled the order two minutes after placing it. They gave me a bunch of grief about it. Fooled twice..... If they rip their repeat customers off like this, I would be careful about all other aspects of the food and service. more

Love this place 10/3/2010

The propaganda movies are awesome. I have eaten here alone on several occasions and watched the movies...really something to see. The food is really good, although the waiters are not always the most attentive. Order the onion pancakes...yummy more

The best Chinese food in West Hollywood 6/23/2010

I was studying late with a friend and we both became hungry at 10:00 pm. I went through a bunch of delivery menus and found MAO*s KITCHEN. My friend and I dissected the menu and decided on the Lettuce Cup for $9.00. The chicken is fresh, chopped up with vegetables including jicama, carrots, greenbeans all in a savory rich healthy sauce. Highly recommend it. I selected the Mao's Hometown with shrimp - $11.00 as my main course. Full of fresh shrimp and freshly cut vegetables, peppers and amazing huge portions of Wood ear mushrooms in a spicy Hunan Province sauce . My buddy chose the Orange -Ginger $12.00 and asked for the chicken to not be fried. They sent chunks of freshly cooked white-meat with Sichuan peppers and some freshly blanched broccoli. Delicious. Each selection had its unique sauce that was light and rich with flavor. The portions were very large and there was plenty of left-over food. I can't wait to heat it up today and enjoy it again. We were told it would take 45 minutes to deliver and the food was here in 30 minutes. I'm willing to wait more than an hour if necessary and I will definitely call them again. Last time I ordered Chinese food from Mandarette Cafe on Beverly Boulevard and it was prepared very well, delivered quickly but it was double the price and the portions were considerably smaller. I've read some of Mao's Kitchen reviews and I can't believe there are foodies taken the time to write a bad review because they don't like the name of the restaurant. Other unhappy customers had to wait for their food or did not get enough attention. This reminds me of a few friends that lost their job and decided to go to school to become a psychologist. All three went through different programs and in no time developed a clientele. Life in Los Angeles. Pros: The make modifications, healthy, open until midnight Cons: none whatsoever more

cheated 10/27/2009

Got a flyer on the door in the Mid-Wilshire district. Called in a delivery on a Sat nite, was told it would take an hour and the total would be $34 for $26 worth of food off the menu. Decided to pick up the order and save the delivery fee (and time). Called back to change the order and was told it would be ready in 30 min . Pros: food Cons: overcharged my cc more

Could this be the best Chinese west of San Gabriel? 3/7/2009

OK, getting past the poor choice for a name, this food is surprisingly good and an even better value -- a great combo in these budget conscious times. Lunch deal is incredible bargain. Everything tastes fresh and homemade, right down to the hot and sour soup which has tofu, wood ear mushrooms and other veggies in it -- gives it a nice depth of flavor. Even a dish like the Salt and Pepper Seafood transcends the oily, batter-soaked horrors served in so many Chinese joints. Ultra-light crust, served with nicely cooked white and green onions. They also have a couple of lamb dishes worth exploring. Haven't covered the menu yet, but we'll continue to drive in from East Hollywood until we do. Friendly service, too! Pros: Good value for your dollar. Bonus: Parking lot! Cons: No hooch, but the ginger soda rocks. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 10/29/2008

No stars from me because they never pick up their freaking phone at any of the late night hours that they SAY they are open too for me to order any of their food and TRY IT. more

Kristallnacht stuffed cabbage, anyone? 10/22/2008

To understand how revolting the Mao's kitchen menu is, just imagine seeing the following menu in a Jewish delicatessen: Auschwitz roast beef sandwich, Warsaw pastrami, corned beef, Rye bread platter, Crematorium Smoked Salmon, Dr. Joseph Mengele Cream cheese, Goebbels Motzoh ball soup, Kristallnacht stuffed cabbage. In glorifying Mao, the mass murderer who murdered over 70 million of his own people, Mao's kitchen's owner is showing how little he cares for the suffering of his fellow Chinese. Cons: A revolting ambience more

here is the deal: 10/10/2008

My friend used to work here. The food is great. The staff is great. It's hot all hell in the summer and the kitchen is clean but the clients are dirty hippies. Again, the fod is great and that's the most important thing! more

Yummy Chinese! 12/25/2007

Visited this simple, but delicious Melrose spot on Xmas eve, before heading down the street for some improv. I'm generally not one for chinese food at all; it's been ages since I've had any. But went to Mao's on a friend's recommendation, and was not disappointed. Pretty affordable, I had the lettuce wraps with chicken - there was a TON of food! I also had a pork appetizer from the specials menu, and enjoyed both thoroughly! Our waitress was so lovely! Making sure we understood everything on the menu, made suggestions, very friendly and welcoming. I'm totally going back! Atmosphere isn't terribly exciting, but there was no rush to leave, so I enjoyed a leisurely conversation after my meal ended. And! The menu says that the kitchen is willing to accommodate special requests, etc. - I'll be back for sure! Pros: great value, not too greasy, fresh, parking, close to Hollywood atractions Cons: not much ambience more

Terrible service 11/13/2007

Wow. The service was so spacey. The food took forever, and we were served our entrees in spurts. The food was fine, but out of seven entrees at our table, four were served cold. And I mean freezing cold. My friend thought her plate of lo mein had come from the fridge. And they didn't offer to remake the dishes-- we had to ask specifically. And the dishes were back in 2 minutes, so I am sure they were thrown in the microwave. And they didn't offer to comp anything. I won't be back. Pros: Food is fine. Cons: Service is horrid. more

Great veggie-friendly Asian food! 9/21/2007

This quiet sister of the original rowdy Mao's in Venice is always nearly empty. I don't know why, as the ambiance is nicer for a calm dinner and they have comfy booths. The food is the same price as well. Nearly everything is easily made vegetarian, and the prices are reasonable, as you can often share a dish. Their homemade ginger ale is the best to drink! Highly suggest the scallion pancake and the model citizen soup. Pros: Quiet, great food Cons: Have had bad service there before more
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  • In Short
    Long red flags hang overhead, accentuating the fierce colors in the propaganda paintings on the walls, while a large plasma screen in the front greets visitors with muted Chinese...

  • 7/30/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Melrose, Central LA