Courtesy of Mr Chow

The multinational Chinese hotspot (New York, London and Malibu) has been a premier Beverly Hills destination since 1974. When the midday meal hits peak time at 1 p.m., the staff works extra hard to make sure competing agents aren't seated near one another; WME's Emanuel, whose office is steps away, is a regular. The first five tables are the seen-and-be-seen spots, but discreet dealmakers prefer the round tables against the wall. "You don't need a menu. Everyone seems happy with lettuce cups, Beijing chicken, vegetable fried rice and sea bass," says Paramount's Rob Moore, adding jokingly, "Do they even offer menus?"