Hollywood's 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants
Beverly Hills’ version of the storied London brand still does big business nearly 40 years after its debut. Agents from the neighboring WME office, including Ari Emanuel, do many a deal at the Chinese bistro with food by chefs Pui Lam Tsang and Yi Jia Qian.
Assistant maitre d’ Tamiko Whitsett handles the lunch service, where squab lettuce wraps are top sellers. Those hoping to be seen request one of the first five tables, including perennial favorite table 1. Chow’s Fish Joanna -- with a patented sauce so beloved, it provoked a lawsuit against a copycat restaurant that Mr Chow won last year -- can be made special, though it’s not on the menu.
Liz & Dick executive producer Larry Thompson calls the spot “simply the coolest and best place to eat in the world.” For those looking for lunch on the Westside, Chow’s world now includes a Malibu branch that opened New Year’s Eve in the Country Mart spot vacated by industry fave Nobu.