Forbidden City

6380-A East Pacific Coast Highway In the Marina Pacifica Shopping Center
Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: (562) 961-3500
Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi
Price: $$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Thursday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Friday: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Saturday: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Sunday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Kitchen closes at 12:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Atmosphere Waterfront, Romantic, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Scenic View, Bar Scene
  • Meal Times Served New Happy Hour Specials! Monday 3:00pm-close, Tuesday-Sunday 3:00pm-6:00pm and 9:00pm-midnight. See our restaurant's website for more information!, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night
  • Special Needs Organic wine & sake, Wheelchair Access
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Banquet Facilities 50 - 100 People
  • Attire Casual
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


Step into Forbidden City and be prepared to dine. This beautiful escape on the back side of Marina Pacifica serves authentic Chinese Cuisine and superior Sushi. It's beautiful authentic decor of jade and marble make you feel as though you have stepped into something special. It's beautiful bar and lounge, paired with it's enticing closed patio with fire pit, will itself make you relaxed. With it's exquisite ambience, superior cuisine and service, you will know you have arrived.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 383reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and band, and service Aug 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by It was a busy Friday night, so we were seated at the sushi bar rather than wait the 30-40 minutes for a table in the dining room. The sushi chefs seemed annoyed that we were not eating sushi; we ordered off of the regular menu. We, and another guest seated at the sushi bar who was also ordering from the regular menu, were basically forgotten about. The sushi bar was not set up for regular dining and the server did not bother to remove the large platters and assorted sushi paraphernalia from our very cramped area--we had to. When our food arrived we were not given napkins or utensils with our meal. After waiting several minutes, we hailed our server to ask for some and we were handed a pile of small paper cocktail napkins that we had to hand out to each guest. The other guest next to us also had to request napkins because the server didn't bring her any with her meal. When we spotted our server again, we asked for regular napkins, and he seemed surprised that we needed something more substantial than what we were given, but he returned with cloth napkins that are usually provided at the tables. I understand that it was a busy night, but if people are seated at the sushi bar because of lack of room, they should be given the same level of service as those seated at a table in the main section. We felt very forgotten about, with very long periods of time where we were not checked on--we felt almost like an intrusion to the staff. Two of the people in my party were here for the first time, and obviously they were not impressed with the service, although the food was delicious. I have been here many times and have always had a festive night with great food but last night's service was ridiculous, and I found myself apologizing to my guests for the poor service at Forbidden City. Aug 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Have been very happy prior to this visit.Ordered War Wonton soup it was completely flavorless. Waiter said, Yes this has happened before.Other items ordered very ordinary. Will not go again. Jul 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great survey Jul 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Food tasted bad. The shrimp on pad-thai had a spoiled taste to it. Only thing good on broccoli chicken was the broccoli. The food was very lacking in quality. Jul 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Jul 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jason took good care of us all was good except the salmon in our sashimi Jul 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food excellent. All ingredients freshly made there. Owner very friendly and helpful. Jul 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by waiters need to pay more attention to customer needs. Jul 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food, server, and atmosphere. Jul 10, 2014
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