Reviews

Always have a good time at Forbidden City. If they hired another server or bartender so we got our
Always have a good time at Forbidden City. If they hired another server or bartender so we got our drink orders faster, I'd rate it 5 Stars.
Jeff Lindstrom via facebook.com - Jul 23, 2017
I had dinner with a friend over ...
I had dinner with a friend over the weekend here, and it was such a fun evening! We sat at the bar, as it was a bit early in the evening. I didn't realize the owner was sitting right next to me, and we had a very casual, entertaining conversation. She is a lovely woman and I adored her smile and friendly demeanor. Lots of locals here ... read more
Camille B. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2017
The best owners in town. The best Chinese food in town.
The best owners in town. The best Chinese food in town.
Ryan Taggart via facebook.com - Jul 18, 2017
Food & service was excellent and the Thursday night entertainment of Brian Haner was stupendous!
Food & service was excellent and the Thursday night entertainment of Brian Haner was stupendous!
Becky Batchelder Forbes via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2017
Food had great flavor and ambiance was nice as well. Staff was friendly and prompt. The shrimp dishes are better than the chicken in my opinion. Definately worth checking out.
dominic iapello via google.com - Jul 10, 2017
We had a blast last time we went ...
We had a blast last time we went because the band was awesome and we danced all night. : ) ... read more
Therese T. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2017
Great venue, great service, wonderful ...
Great venue, great service, wonderful entertainment. Combo egg foo yung was bodacious. Brian Haner rocked the place too! I'll be back soon!
Ken R. via yelp.com - Jul 5, 2017
Love the food, Heart n soul band plays great dancing music for the older generation (70's music). T
Love the food, Heart n soul band plays great dancing music for the older generation (70's music). The area is fantastic right by the marina.
Carmen Pedraja Guzman via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2017
delicious food, great playlist and great environment. It is pretty hidden but worth searching. prices are ok but the food makes it worth it.
Vanezza cx via google.com - Jun 25, 2017
We still came here even after saw ...
We still came here even after saw the not so good yelp rates, but Wow! The food is really good, especially the Mapo tufu, very original Chinese food! And the ginger margarita is really good too, kind of strong, but I like it! Will come back again for sure!
Summer H. via yelp.com - Jun 23, 2017
Forbidden City is not you everyday Chinese cuisine. The place is tastefully decorated whether you a
Forbidden City is not you everyday Chinese cuisine. The place is tastefully decorated whether you are there for lunch or dinner. The Walnut Shrimp is the best around and leaves your tastebuds begging for more. There are other wonderful dishes on the menu as well and you can not go wrong. Friday and Saturday nights include live mu ... read more
Alan Santana via facebook.com - Jun 19, 2017
I love this place everyone is friendly the owners are wonderful food is great what more could you want.
Carol Bunnell via google.com - Jun 19, 2017
Good food ... read more
Johnny Irwin via google.com - Jun 19, 2017
Great food and fun place!!
Alan Duncan via google.com - Jun 17, 2017
This place is amazing. Great good ...
This place is amazing. Great good and good service. It's a little pricy, but its worth it.
Amit O. via yelp.com - Jun 6, 2017
Love the chicken lettuce wraps & Walnut shrimp! Great music & dancing on Friday & Saturday nights.
Love the chicken lettuce wraps & Walnut shrimp! Great music & dancing on Friday & Saturday nights.
Debbie Estrada Loera via facebook.com - Jun 6, 2017
Great place for dinner, wine and good dancing music. Had fun!! When you order, make sure to menti
Great place for dinner, wine and good dancing music. Had fun!! When you order, make sure to mention rice or other sides. Otherwise, you'll get just the meat.
Brenda Malilay via facebook.com - May 28, 2017
excellent birthday dinner spot. because the atmosphere was beautiful. also menu was fantastic.
Kathleen Bohn via google.com - May 25, 2017
Great happy hour but the sushi is always falling apart! ... read more
Kevin Thomas via google.com - May 25, 2017
Was suppose to go to tantalum one ...
Was suppose to go to tantalum one night but they close their kitchen at 10:30 and I got their 10:45 so the waitress recommended forbidden city which is in the same shopping center and they close at midnight it was a Thursday night only the bar was busy my friend and I were the only one sitting at a table food was good but are waitres ... read more
Etlinn D. via yelp.com - May 15, 2017
Yummy CHINESE food and great music by Flyer. Fun times
Yummy CHINESE food and great music by Flyer. Fun times ... read more
Deborah Foley-Perez via facebook.com - May 15, 2017
Great selection of Chinese dishes and moderate prices.
Elena S. Omelchenko via google.com - May 12, 2017
Great selection of Chinese dishes and moderate prices.
Elena Northroup via google.com - May 11, 2017
Cool place! Great atmosphere. Servers ...
Cool place! Great atmosphere. Servers could be a little more upbeat, but the music makes up for it.
Deb S. via yelp.com - May 10, 2017
Pros: - upbeat atmosphere (great ...
Pros: - upbeat atmosphere (great live band at night)- beautiful location (right on the water)- good foodCons:- service was meh - prices were high ... read more
Kelley K. via yelp.com - May 7, 2017
The bomb. The shiznitz. Great Chinese, Sushi, and drinks. Friendly bartenders, inviting hostesses, and, accommodating servers. Warm, Oriental atmosphere too with glowing red Chinese laterns and a plethora of cultural artifacts reminiscent of an archeological museum display. Very comfortable vibe indeed.
Javi Castro via google.com - Apr 26, 2017
This is a very good Chinese restaurant ...
This is a very good Chinese restaurant which Ij will recommend to others. I liked their Beef very much.
Wilson W. via yelp.com - Apr 22, 2017
We come here a couple times a week ...
We come here a couple times a week.  The location is good for us and the food is ok.  There is usually a good crowd and always there is a table.  The signature drinks are very good, I prefer the Panda Martini, and the service at the bar is good.The main reason for 4 stars is the service at the tables is so-so depending on the night. ... read more
Paul A. via yelp.com - Apr 14, 2017
Not sure why so many average reviews ...
Not sure why so many average reviews.  I really like this place--especially for the atmosphere.  It's a circular restaurant that centers around a bar.  Lots of Chinese art and decor.  The colors are mostly red, black and brown with some bamboo and silk thrown in.  There is live music every night.  Some folks on here complained that i ... read more
Christine C. via yelp.com - Apr 10, 2017
Great food good entertainment wonderful staff.
Fred Taylor via google.com - Mar 26, 2017
Friendly staff and live music! And the food was great 😊 ... read more
Sally Rivera via google.com - Feb 26, 2017
This place is so fancy....will ...
This place is so fancy....will be back! The food was so good. The coconut shrimp is my favorite and they used big shrimp. Fried rice was also good...the setting was very nice and beautiful...the staff was amazing and very friendly...if you look out the window you see the water and boats, so pretty...
Gina A. via yelp.com - Feb 26, 2017
Super tasty food. A little small inside but overall beautiful place to eat by the water!��
Super tasty food. A little small inside but overall beautiful place to eat by the water!��
Miriam Velasco-Arquero via facebook.com - Feb 14, 2017
Wonderful establishment with extremely ...
Wonderful establishment with extremely tasty food, exception staff and regulars that are warm and welcoming. Highly suggest.
Eddie C. via yelp.com - Feb 12, 2017
Great food, and drinks, and the service is excellent.
Great food, and drinks, and the service is excellent.
Andrea Mikkelsen via facebook.com - Feb 12, 2017
Great service and variety of food. One of Keller Williams Coastal Properties favorite spots in Lo
Great service and variety of food. One of Keller Williams Coastal Properties favorite spots in Long Beach!
Meny Atias via facebook.com - Feb 11, 2017
Our first visit. Great food, large ...
Our first visit. Great food, large portions be prepared to take leftovers...live music on Friday amd loud. Need more servers...family friendly and freat for dancing...
K K. via yelp.com - Jan 27, 2017
Good food, great music, not crowded with youngsters.
Duke Marsh via google.com - Jan 26, 2017
Always a fun time on a Friday night dancing to the Heart & Soul Band with Steve Donn! Good music, g
Always a fun time on a Friday night dancing to the Heart & Soul Band with Steve Donn! Good music, good cocktails, just "okay" good.
Joyce Labio Baker via facebook.com - Jan 15, 2017
The best! One of our favorite places! Great ambiance!
The best! One of our favorite places! Great ambiance!
Kimberly Griscavage via facebook.com - Jan 15, 2017
I live in the shore and just discovered this little, Gem! Looking forward to some more good times a
I live in the shore and just discovered this little, Gem! Looking forward to some more good times at the foot of PCH off of 2nd!
Rich Hunt via facebook.com - Dec 27, 2016
Good food. Great vibe.....
Daniel Velez via google.com - Dec 26, 2016
Amazing food and great live entertainment and djs ... read more
Andy Mikkelsen via google.com - Dec 26, 2016
A wonderful atmosphere and the food was great! Will definitely return ... read more
Tyrone Ragan via google.com - Dec 26, 2016
Loved the live music and the food was great and little pricy for sushi bit overall great!! Definitely coming again.
Christina Paredes via google.com - Dec 26, 2016
Great Chinese food and sushi at great prices and great venue.
Great Chinese food and sushi at great prices and great venue.
Ben A Goldberg via facebook.com - Dec 7, 2016
Love this place, especially Happy Hour all day on Mondays! Just had my Mom's 70th Birthday there a
Love this place, especially Happy Hour all day on Mondays! Just had my Mom's 70th Birthday there and everyone loved it.
Tracey Meyers Murdoch via facebook.com - Dec 7, 2016
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