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Forbidden City

6380 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A, Long Beach, CA 90803-4829
+1 562-961-3500
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (9 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
“last saturday” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Sushi
££ - £££
6380 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A, Long Beach, CA 90803-4829
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Used to be our favorite place for Chinese food. We ordered appetizers and dinner and they served everything at once. The egg rolls were mushy, the "Chinese" mustard was anything but the hot stuff that clears your sinuses. The Cashew Chicken had very few Cashews...More

Thank stevediane2017
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Location is misleading to just how scenic this place is, go in sit by the window next to canal boating area. really relaxing and the Bar and food is are great I had sushi here 2 out of the 2 days I was in long...More

Thank treefroggy2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is the third time that my husband received and finished his dinner while I was still waiting for sushi. To make matters worse, we were told the Sushi Chef was backed up but there was only about 6 people at the bar and no...More

Thank mvhillrn
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went to Forbidden City last Saturday night. The ambience is nice and the band was good (Cat Reed and Back Alley). The service at our table was not good. I had a Mai Tai one drink and the waiter asked if I wanted another....More

Thank drhays2014
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We have dined in and had take out. It is always good. The have a nice patio to sit outside on the harbor. It is covered. The service is good. The food is great. we have had sushi which was great. We ordered the crispy...More

Thank HuntingtonBeachTess
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Looking for a spicy seafood dish, I ordered the Sechuan Fish Bowl with brown rice on the side. I was served a large bowl filled with cabbage and chunks of fish with small red peppers floating in the sauce. There was enough to share with...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This restaurant is receiving 1 star from me specifically because of the offensive and insulting owner, Gaoyan and her manager/boyfriend, Michael Brausen. I planned a birthday party for my husband with 50+ people and was shocked at the unprofessionalism displayed by the owner and her...More

1  Thank BTSealBeach
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Went out with friends to Forbidden City last night. Parking was almost impossible (the restaurant shares a parking lot with many other stores and a theatre.) so leave yourself time to deal with that. They didn't have my reservation. As far as the reservation, it's...More

Thank Marcie E
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We gave this place a try and was not disappointed. Excellent cocktails from their full bar and it is quite popular during the happy hour. Food is excellent and prices are reasonable. Cannot go wrong giving this place a try.

1  Thank PatrickLongBeach
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This place is a hidden gem in an otherwise generic mall. Right by the water (marina), the place is big with both indoor and outdoor seating, live music and great food and drinks. They even have a sushi chef maki8ng fresh sushi, and the 'fusion...More

Thank Sam S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6380 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A, Long Beach, CA 90803-4829
    (2nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-961-3500
  • E-mail
We proudly serve authentic Chinese cuisine. In fact, our Chef du Cuisine, Want Xizo Xin is from Beijin along with his four assistants. Xiao Xin graduated from an elite special tutorage taught by the National Chef of China to only nine students from all of China. He is the only esteemed graduate to live outside mainland China. Our Sushi Chef, Endo is from Tokyo and worked at famous Sushi Bars in Tokyo for over twenty years. Our food is fresh, authentic and extraordinary and our service is impeccable. Chris Henning and Jack Kerrighan our managers both come from illustrious careers and are renowned for their creativity and commitment to excellence in the world of fine dining and service. "The Forbidden City Restaurant's ambiance parallels our menus as it adds to the total dining experience. We spent two and one half months in China in nine separate cities and worked with over 100 craftsmen, artisans and artists to create a genuine fung shui museum quality dining experience. We shipped sixty six tons of custom hand crafted artifacts in three forty-foot containers to adorn 7,000 square feet of phenomena", says GaoYan. We strongly believe there are four necessary ingredients to create a five star dining experience. For those who have not yet been to our restaurant we greatly look forward to meeting you and sharing with you our dream come true. Please ask Gao Yan, Chris, Jack or Michael and it will be our pleasure to share with you our dream come true.
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