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Foo-Chow Restaurant

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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
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Nice to see a place in the movies. They have signed pictures of the Rush Hour cast on the wall. It's not very big inside but you do get your moneys worth. The food is good but the service wasn't that great. Server was not very friendly. Seemed ittritated with people taking pictures. In my opinion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Hanford, California
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Hanford, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Nice to see a place in the movies. They have signed pictures of the Rush Hour cast on the wall. It's not very big inside but you do get your moneys worth. The food is good but the service wasn't that great. Server was not very friendly. Seemed ittritated with people taking pictures. In my opinion, if you don't like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Restaurant was on rush hour. They have very good weekday lunch specials. We ate sesame chicken, chicken fried rice, egg drop soup, and fried crab wontons. Everything was fresh, good, and service was quick. It's exactly as it was in the movie...(slightly outdated..) but very good nonetheless. We will be back again.

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San Juan, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I can't give this restaurant an excellent rating only because I haven't eaten at what I would consider to be top-notch Chinese restaurants with which to compare it to. But it is worthy of very good due to the quality, proportions, and value of the food. You also can't beat saying you dined at the restaurant where a portion of... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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253 restaurant reviews
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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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93 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Foo-Chow Restaurant

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

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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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