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Foo-Chow Restaurant

Central L.A
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949 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1714
213-485-1294
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't miss the early bird rush

Just missed the early bird dinner special (ended at 5.30pm) but got the $11.95 special which included rice, mixed entree and wonton soup (see photos). The food was plentiful (see photos) but too much oil used and the beef wasn't exactly prime. The wonton soup was nice though and the spring roll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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232 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just missed the early bird dinner special (ended at 5.30pm) but got the $11.95 special which included rice, mixed entree and wonton soup (see photos). The food was plentiful (see photos) but too much oil used and the beef wasn't exactly prime. The wonton soup was nice though and the spring roll and fried prawns also lovely. Rush Hour starring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Excellent luncheon deals. $4.50 or $5.50 or $6.50 lunches include soup and steamed rice. It is a complete meal--and very tasty. Located right in Chinatown, the sign begs you to see what's inside. "Jackie Chan's Best Seller Movie Was Shot Here". Food is very good, and table service was very gracious. The $5.50 lunches include chicken with assorted vegetables. Plenty... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The only thing that impressed is Jackie Chan's signature on the wall. The food was not good enough, the atmosphere is less then OK. Wouldn't recommend

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Manila, Philippines
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I am quite surprised that this restaurant had few reviews considering they serve authentic and delicious Chinese food. The chicken wings and stir-fried beef are their best sellers and yes, oh so flavorly yummy. It is also good to mention that a scene from Rush Hour 2 was shot here. They even have framed photos to prove it. So when... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Delicious, Affordable, Well decorated restaurant. After 1st visit to Chinatown, L.A. we had to go back here to eat lunch. It was recommended by a shop keeper across the street. Good food and the lunch specials were well priced. Nice atmosphere. We will be back again. I am not aware of cocktails being offered or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

we searched for this place after watching the movie, Rush Hour, it was so good and the prices were affordable

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los angeles
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have been dining at Foo Chow for several years. We go there whenever we are in downtown LA for a play or symphony. It's not especially fancy, and the service is not great, but the food is absolutely fabulous. Most of the restaurants in Chinatown are mediocre at best. This is authentic and very highly recommended. Order the dumplings... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A simple Chinese restaurant in China Town. The boss was very friendly toward us. All of us enjoyed the food and it was authentic. The price was very reasonable and I was expecting much higher price as the restaurant is situated in a tourist area. Really value for money! Highly recommend to anyone who visit China Town. BTW - Jackie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

A place Iwant to go everytime I'm in L.A.

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los angeles, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2007

Very good, my financee and I always dine here. The people are very nice, attentive, the food is good, better then fast food chinese. Good quality, I have been to some authentic higher end dining spots but for the price it is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 949 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 213-485-1294

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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