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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Madame Wu's Asian Bistro & Sushi

189 The Grove Dr. (Third St.) Send to Phone
This reincarnation of the legendary Santa Monica eatery doesn't live up to its big reputation, and the dining room is not particularly impressive. The usual old-fashioned favorites (sweet-and-sour chicken, Mongolian beef, walnut shrimp) are offered, plus sushi. Dim sum is served on weekends.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Madame Wu's Asian Bistro & Sushi Restaurant Review

: This corporate reincarnation of the Santa Monica eatery doesn't live up to the sweet memories of the legendary haunt, but it's a decent place for old-fashioned, Sino-American dishes (sweet-and-sour chicken, Mongolian beef, walnut shrimp, orange peel beef) after shopping or a movie. Once past the grand entrance, the second floor dining room is a bit of a letdown, its primary attraction being a cluster of colorfully-hued lanterns. A mezzanine level overlooks the theater complex lobby and a handsome balcony provides a view of the always-bustling grounds at The Grove. The food is generally passable but hardly memorable---your neighborhood take-out joint may even match the quality of most items. There's also a sushi bar adjoining the lounge and dim sum---this is reputedly the westernmost point in L.A. to find this specialty---is offered during the day on weekends.
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