Chinois – Santa Monica

Lunch is becoming our restaurant meal due to a certain new puppy. Chinois seemed a good option. The lunch menu is not as extensive as the dinner menu, the prices are lower for the classics i.e. the duck but that is also reflected in a seemingly smaller portion size.


Tuna tartar on won ton crisps  with a ponzu sesame sauce and a red chili sauce with a Maui onion, radish and pea shoot salad. The tartar was delicious, but Chinois seems to over plate their dishes with a lot of “greens” and “salad.”



Warm Deep-fried Oysters with Cucumber Sauce and Salmon Pearls – a great dish – again notice all the “greens.”



BYO wine



Barbecued Pork Ribs with sweet and sour Teriyaki Sauce and hot mustard sauce in a Chinese spoon – I haven’t had old-fashioned ribs in years (I think the last time was a Westside favorite – Madame Wu’s). The ribs were perfect.



Peking Duck with Plum Sauce – At dinner this is served with a Bao. At lunch they serve it with crepes.



The Crepes





The duck and bao at dinner



Duck Fried Rice

All in all an excellent lunch.


2 Responses to “Chinois – Santa Monica”

  1. 1 SinoSoul March 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Q: were your pix taken under sun light? or.. flash? *confused*

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