great old school chinese food, great customer service, comfortable atmosphere, nice staff, great location, very tasty always, great restaurant
If u already know, then you don't have to ask.... I find this to be a very easy place to recommend as it is in essence an an very easy place to fall in love with. Its vibe is unpretentious and their is always the feeling that you are out amongst friends. I have only been in L.A. a bit over a year and i havent found a place that reminds me of my hometown favorite in Chicago until now. Kung Pao is a real place to come to be around real people...and they have really good food as well (trust me..) .. Great drinks and a very friendly staff, truly a Unique Hollywood experience not to be missed...
Awesome Hollywood Love....
Well, I must say that this Bar , Kung Pao Kitty is the best bar in Hollywood.
Heres the reasons...
1. Bartenders and all staff are not at all douchey like the rest of Hollywood.
2. the DJs play awesome music after 10 pm.
3. The fare,,which means food for all you ding dongs is stellar. Late night menu till 2 AM for all you late nighters.
4. The best outside seating for smokers and drinkers available. Free entertainment on Hollywood Blvd.
5. TV. screens will show you old ass french films.
6. Oh yeah, the wings rule on the happy hour menu 3-7 every single day. 3 dollar Tigers and 5 dollar jager shots.
kung pao's got hot bartenders!. The service here is amazing, the food is delicious, and the female bartenders are gorgeous!!!
Good memory. One day I had to catch a bus to San Diego after visiting Universal Studios and I ate some good chinese food in this place while waiting for my bus to leave. I had my young daughter with me and she also enjoyed the food plus who doesn't like hanging out in Hollywood??? Nice spot--good food only bad thing is that I live in Philadelphia.
Great food good service.
Went in, late afternoon. I had one of the cheese wontons, which was decent.
I then had the beef and broccoli, which I have to say was great.
There was no fat on the meet, and the broccoli was fresh.
Not sure about the review below, maybe he ate at another restaurant.
Anyway, give it a try. Nice staff.
LUNCH TIME WITH LYDIA... OR A CLOSE RENDITION!!!!!.
BUY A 3.00 BEER AND CHECK OUT CUSTOMERS AND
EMPLOYEES DOING IMPERSONATIONS OF OUR FAVORITE BAR TENDER........LYDIA........!!!!!!
TRULY A SORTED AND AND VILE ATTEMPT TO LURE THE MASSES AND BRAIN DEAD TOURISTS INTO YOUR DRUNK AND DISORDERLY
JUKE JOINT. YA'LL SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND ARRESTED WITH OUT TRIAL AND EXECUTED WITH IN THE HOUR. WHY......I'M SHOCKED AND APPALLED @ THE HORROR.....THE HORROR..... THE HORROR!!!!!! THAT IS ALL .......UNTIL THE KITTY CRUMBLES.....SELAH.....D.D.D
Way below expectations.
I got a Hungry Deck as a gift for last Christmas and this place was in it. The waitress actually has never seen a Hungary Deck card, so I guess either the Hungary Decks are not popular or people just don't go to these places.
I've driven by it many times, but it was the $10 card that made us try it. I always thought that it would look cool inside, because I think I've seen some photos online as well, but as we entered I was disappointed. It looks run down and cheap. The clientele was also less fashionable as I expected. But all this wouldn't have mattered if the food had been any good.
We ordered spring rolls, chicken wontons and Chinese chicken salad for appetizers. The first two were just OK and rather tasteless and were like any frozen appetizer that you can pick up at a convenience store. The Chinese chicken salad tasted very weird, almost unpleasant. It definitely didn't have anything to do with any Chinese chicken salads I've had in my life. The chicken was canned and the dressing was a bit overpoweringly salty and gingery.
We ordered the Kung Pao Chicken as entree. You would think that a place that bears the name Kung Pao at least serves up the best Kung Pao dishes in town. Well, far from it. It was bad. It had no flavor other than the salty soy sauce. It was really not enjoyable at all.
I wanted to have dessert (I know, what was I thinking, after all that?), but the waitress said that they didn't have desserts that night because they haven't received them yet (at 8 pm). Pardon me??
If I go out, I'd expect a restaurant to give me dishes that I can't make at home from my freezer in 5 minutes, let alone make it worse than I can in those 5 minutes.
Service was not at all top notch. We never got one of our appetizers (we had to ask for it after they brought out the entree), but we got charged for it twice.
Luckily, there are tons of good Chinese restaurants in LA, so we're not going to have to go back.
Vile. Filthy staff.. The waitress/bartender L.H. dug in her nose at the register without a napkin and then didn't wash her hands. Then, my order confused her - a salad and a shrimp curry. She had to ask me twice which entree I ordered. The salad and entree all came at once and was just piled on the bar. Now the horror. While stocking her bar and bending over I got to see the horrific rash of pimples across her butt and waist. Not to mention her vile pimple riddled rear. The reason I'm leaving this scathing commentary is I complained outside to a young man and staff-member who acted as if he understood my horror. He didn't even recognize me after I was there for 1 hour and I was 1 of only 6 people at the bar were HE STOOD for most of the time in between running food! Here is the worst part. He let me know that staff was AWARE of the bartender's habits and her "skin condition." That was more troubling to me than the pig behind the bar touching my food. Moreover it's worth mentioning the bartender dug in her purse right in front of me and then gave something to a kitchen girl. Then kitchen girl disappeared into the bathroom. Now I know why she was confused and not aware people were watching her. I'm no idiot. I've worked in th restaurant bar business for 25 years. Kung Pao Kitty has a systemic problem that goes far beyond one bad apple. It appears to be a culture of people that have no business touching food other than their own. This was the worst overall experience I've had in a restaurant because the problem was known and TOLERATED by the staff. Who's running this place?
So so food with pleasant service. I had a craving for Chinese food and found Kung Pao Kitty on CitySearch. It happens to be very close to my apartment, so I decided to give it a try. I called to place an order for pick up and the guy who answered the phone was really friendly and helpful. When I walked in to pick up the food, a server greeted me with a smile and directed me to the bar. Although I didn't sit and eat, the restaurant had a nice, dark, relaxing atmosphere. I ordered the Sesame Chicken and Egg Flower soup. Neither dish had much flavor and I was kinda bummed because it didn't satisfy my craving for Chinese food. The chicken was moist and the vegetables in the soup seemed very fresh, but it still lacked flavor. I usually flavor my food with a little salt, but a little salt didn't even do it. I might order from Kung Pao Kitty again; however, I won't order either of the dishes that I ordered before.
More than a mouthful at the Kung Pao Kitty- a review built on love. The story of my first vist to thee Kung Pao Kitty is one that I tell many a dinner party. What night is better than a night that begins with Spring Rolls served on wings of angels; sweet and sour sauce that might as well been dripped from a chinese tree of gold. And that was only the beginning. With a three dollar beer to loosen up my tie (and my date!); I had boarded the chinese gravy train with no intention to depart. The menu screamed possible entrees like the scroll thing from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I was stuck between and egg roll and hard place. Closing my eyes I let the powerful energy that fills the Kung Pao Kitty to guide me to my destiny. As I was told by my tattooed waitress from heaven, the power works in mysterious ways. As it turned out, we would have an unexpected guess at our feast: General Tso. My woman ( as I call her after 8 Tiger Beers!) and I tore through our meal like a starved Tiger at a Hollywood and Vine Shadow Boxing Tournament. Needless to say the Kung Pao Kitty is a a Stone to be Rollin with. To add, thanks to Kung Pao Kitty I have kicked the old habits and am happily married to my date, Starla. Thank You Kung Pao Kitty.
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