We stumbled across Chinois while searching for dinner options on Main St, Santa Monica. With a name like Chinois we already expected that it would be some kind of Oriental fusion cuisine and it was very well done.
While the flavors certainly have an Oriental slant, do not expect it to be classical Chinese. We had a variety of starters and main dishes and found them to be tasty and very good generally. Personally I liked the black cod with miso sauce best. The duck fried rice was ok, but lacked the good "wok hei" of really well done fried rice.
Service was friendly and efficient. I would certainly return if I'm in the neighbourhood again.