The Forbidden City

(323) 461-2300 | View Website

6480 E Pacific Coast Hwy # A, Long Beach, CA | Directions   90803

33.757453 -118.110615

 
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More Tags: Group Dining, Happy Hour

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Chinese

Neighborhoods: Marina Pacifica

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The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City

From The Owners of The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, a pure, unadulterated feng shui museum quality dining experience

Reviews for The Forbidden City

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Pleasantly good! – My mother, my daughter, and I went to see wicked at the pantages theatre. We had 3 hours before the show started and needed to find somewhere to eat. We could smell the food from a distance on hollywood blvd. It smelled great. We were the only patrons in the restaurant as they were just opening up for dinner. The manager and everyone we encountered on the staff was really nice to us. When we received our food, it was fantastic. The shrimp entree we ordered was delicious. We had sweet and sour chicken and kung pao and it was very authentic. It was not commercial at all. The atmosphere was great, it really left for a different dining experience outside the norm. I would reccomend this place to others. It seems to meet many different dining needs: romantic setting, night out with the girls, nice time to catch up with mom and daughter.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Crappy Food, Crappy Service, Expensive. – Had to get up to ask for things like place-settings, silverware, chopsticks, more drinks...even though the place was nearly empty. The owner has attitude, as if this were some place that actually knew what it was doing...it's not. And everything--especially the drinks--are way over-priced. I can't speak for the nightclub scene, but I can say that you absolutely should NOT go here for dinner.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

wont let you down. – pretty good atmosphere. one of the few night spots you can find yourself being able to go to an area away from the crowd. i love the outside pation, it really make you feel like u r not n a club. i went the night of the reggae fest after party, and outside of the parking, and the overcrowded main dance floor, it was a cool spot.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

One of the worst dining experiences ever – We decided to take my sister out to dinner here as well as to see the Flamenco Show they have on some nights. I will admit the layout is nice, as is the garden; however, thats all this place has to offer. We got there at 7:00 and on a set menu we did not recieve our food until 9:00!!! Not to mention things like water and bread were not provided in the meantime so we had to walk over to our waiter and ask for these things repeatedly. No exaggeration. Worse than that that, when we did get the food, the alleged "authentic" paella was burnt and gross and most likely some sort of frozen "ready-to-cook" entree.

All this aside, the worst part about this place was the smug, dimissive, unapologetic attitude of the owner. He talked to me as if I was some hillbilly who had never eaten paella before and seemed completely unfazed by the fact that my sister's bday was ruined and we spent close to $200 on horrible, late food.

This place is horrible. Don't go there.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Saturdays – Last night, I was not there to eat but rather for the clubbing experience. I attempted to park in the lot right next to the club but they were charging $40. I found a lot charging $15 on the small street parallel to Vine. Aries Spears from Mad TV was hanging out in the outdoor area by the entrance. It was crowded as expected. Drinks costed the usual Hollywood price. The music was good. They played Reggae out in the patio area. It was a good experience.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Save your $ – SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS.

BAD DRINKS, RUDE STAFF IN & OUT, THERE'RE SO MANY CLUBS TO GO..

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Don't go for birthdays! – It's a cute place, and food is a good value. We celebrated my birthday there, and my finace had to make a mad dash to another place for a desert, since they had none. I ended up blowing my candle, but only after lots of work.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Lots of Attitude, Little to Offer – The bartenders are cool, but the bouncers and doormen have a lot of attitude for such an average club. There is a great patio and a VIP room to rent out. But, don't expect to be treated very well for your business.

Recommends
over a year ago

Sexy decor, late hours and inexpensive Chinese standards attracts Hollywood club hoppers. – In Short
The owner of El Cid and the Larchmont transformed this former banquet hall into a versatile nightspot. Dining rooms are dressed in racy crimson and the Capital Records building towers over a spacious patio. A basic Chinese-American menu starts with crispy spring rolls and breaded shrimp in portions large enough to share. Entrees are dominated by rice and noodle dishes, like kung pao chicken chock-full of bell peppers and onions; beef chow mein; and house-specialty pineapple fried rice.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

shangri-la-la-la – This is a must visit night spot. One of the best I've been too so far in terms of layout, space, people, beds on the dance floor, hide-a-way spots for romance or chillin, 2 open roof areas (one on floor one and the other upstairs). Even the parking was not terrible...just pay...it's not too expensive. My only complaint is the poor drink quality, quantity and price. Our drinks were nothing to write home about unless you wanted to bitch about how much you paid for a lame drink. Don't plan on getting your drink on unless it's payday! : )

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