1512 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.987992 -118.472267
Monday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice
One of my favorite small spots on the eastside serving up Asian fusion delights!
Mao Zedong is a well documented, well recognized Communist Dictator who murdered tens of millions of people during the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. Please do not support this restaurant, the name is revolting and an affront to all people who have knowledge of the atrocities committed by Mao Zedong.
NEVER AGAIN! – I went here even after reading the reviews about bad service. We had no wait, and got our order taken right away. Food came not too long after. But the waitress brought us water when we first got there and never came back to offer a refill. However, we also happened to have bottled waters with us, so we didn't make a fuss. The food, on the other hand, was the most bland tasting Chinese food I have ever had. Everything looked so awesome, but the taste was never there. No kick, no spice, no NOTHING! Started w/ the Four Fried Shrimp. Gross. Something out of the frozen food section. Garlic Chicken--Horrible and Salty. No hint of garlic whatsoever. Chicken Chow Mein-Lovely brown sauce, but zero flavor. I thought no one can go wrong w/ fried rice though, right? WRONG! Just as bland as all the rest! What a huge disappointment! At least I can say I finally went to see all the fuss was about. I drive by here all the time and would see it crowded, but now I know it's not worth stopping in or even recommending! :(
great – Had Maos delivered.. I was very impressed with the food. Quality all the way and speedy delivery. Best Chinese delivery Ive had in the area for sure.
servers are horrible – I usually order from there, but recently seems like they changed servers. Before they changed servers, the service was alright. However right now, they are really rude. Today i was really need to use bathroom around there, so i went in there to ask for using bathroom. I choose that restaurant because I eat there a lot. So I felt comfortable to enter there. Surprisingly they said no to me, only customers can use it. I told them I will order takeout after I use the bathroom. One older Asian lady followed me until the bathroom door and yelled at me, saying " this is not a public toilet." After using the restroom, I tried to order something, but another waitress yelled at me about using their toilet. I can't believe there is a restaurant so rude about using their bathroom, more surprisingly I bought food many times here. When I ask to use the bathroom in other restaurants which I've never ordered any food, they don't have any problem with that. From today I will never buy anything from there. They can't make money from me anymore.
This is Li Wen.
If you could read this message, Jake. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
excellent delivery service and food – I always order food there for lunch, the food is execellent , always hot, fresh and affordable. And get this, the new driver is a girl and she is awesome. Kudos for Mao's, I love having a girl bring up my lunch.
Keep up the good work.
Controversial Ambiance? – I read a review stating "Auschwitch roast beef sandwich anyone?" 10/22/2008 Posted by ChinaWillBeFree
"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."
Obviously this was one very unhappy customer, but is there anything to their claim?
I looked up the menu and found "The G*ng of Four fried shrimp - $6"
Dear Jake Li (owner) what do you have to say? Do you care for the suffering of fellow Chinese?
Auschwitch roast beef sandwich anyone? – 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.
gone downhill – ate here two days ago and two weeks ago. the food was rank and undercooked. service was worse! been going to Mao's for years but won't ever again. a joint in serious decline.
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