2958 N Beverly Glen Cir, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9007734.127716 -118.444592
Neighborhoods: Bel Air, West LA
Hidden gem – I usually don't write reviews, but I felt compelled to as a result of my experiences at Le Chine Wok. First of all, I would like to say that there aren't that many great Chinese restaurants, let alone Asian restaurants in general (my opinion), in the West Los Angeles area. So to find a place like this where good food is served consistently is a true delight. Moving on, some of the dishes I recommend are Orange Chicken, Crispy Chicken, and Basil Beef. There's a good variety of options, from some traditional Chinese dishes to the more "Americanized" ones to even a few Thai and Vietnamese ones. The great thing besides the taste (obviously) is that they are also very flexible in terms of customizing the dishes. For example, I can not eat very spicy, but some of the best dishes (like the ones mentioned above) are spicy. So they can make the dishes mild, or even tweak the level of spicy, or add and/or subtract items. It's probably not too big a deal, but it sure makes the dining experience all the more enjoyable. I highly suggest patrons in checking out this hidden gem.
Delivery Order Never Right and Taste of Food Not the Same Anymore – I wish I could say that they're a great restaurant especially since we were ordering delivery from them for a long time but their quality has gone down hill. We haven't gotten a complete order in months. There is always something forgotten or it's someone else's order. They owe us $20.00 in appetizers and drinks that never got to us and we're frankly tired of the mistakes. Their Moo Goo Gai Pan is tasteless and the pan fried dumplings have a dough that is so thick, that's all you taste. Maybe the restaurant will see this review and step their game up again cause they've lost us as customers and they can keep the $20.00 owed to us in food.
a jewel on the hill – le chine wok is nice surprise for a neighborhood restaurant, not only their food is fantastic, the service is attentive, the music and the ambiance are excellent.
Our favorites are SUMMER WALNUT ROLL and the STEAMED FISH WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE, both are light and packed with flavors, also WALNUT SHRIMP and the ORANGE BEEF.
Their portions are much larger than other Chinese restaurants when we ordered to-go, they are almost 50% more than the Thai food we sometimes tried. We highly recommend this tucked away little restaurant, definitely worth the drive to Bel Air.
Expensive But Has Some Good Dishes – Depending on who is cooking that night, really makes or breaks the food. My husband and I do like their menu though they are pricey and even though we live within 3 miles of them, we are always charged with a $4.00 delivery charge unless we pick up the food, which defeats the purpose of delivery. Their Wonton Soup Noodle is very good as are the Ground Chicken in Lettuce Cups and the Cream Cheese filled Wontons. One of their best rice dishes is the Special Brown Rice filled with veggies! But again, depending on the chef cooking, some dishes have been so salty we couldn't eat them! Also, we've ordered their Thai Iced Tea and it smells like liquid smoke and has a terrible "smoky burnt" flavor and we ended up throwing them out. The Pan Fried Dumplings are very "doughy" and large like an empanada so we don't order them anymore. If you give them a try be sure to tell them light on the salt!
nice folks, avoid the salad – Nice folks here, the food was all good except for the Chinese Chicken Salad: avoid, the sauce is way too tart and sweet.
Great Chinese Food – For all the restaurants in the Bel Air/Sherman Oaks area, this restaurant has absolutely the best food. In particular, I would recommend their Orange Chicken & Tofu Lettuce Cups. Also, their iced tea is made with green tea leaves, very interesting & refreshing.
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