Mao’s Kitchen

restaurants / Chinese

Lonely Planet review

Cheap and cheerful, Mao’s feeds the local proletariat with country-style Chinese prepared with SoCal flair (read: fresh ingredients, no MSG). Reliable menu picks include the orange-ginger chicken and the onion pancakes. Savvy eaters take advantage of the bargain lunches served until 5pm, and it’s open till the wee hours (3am) on weekends.