About Us

Ms Chi

Ms Chi Cafe™ showcases Chef Shirley Chung’s passion for progressive Chinese American cuisine. In addition to her unique culinary creations inspired by traditional authentic northern-style dumplings, noodle bowls, fried rice, specialty Boba and milk teas, and coffee drinks; Chef Shirley’s personality shines in the house-made Mr. Chi Chinese spiced pastrami and scallion pancake sandwich plus her Top Chef winning dish –Jumbo Cheeseburger Potstickers with a tomato bacon jam.

Ms Chi Cafe might be a Chinese American restaurant but the quality of the food is up to par with any fine dining establishment. We only utilize the highest quality local fresh produce and spices and everything is house made including our breads, dumpling wrappers, noodles, sauces, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a fast casual dining experience for breakfast and lunch, or a more traditional table-service for dinner, we look forward to serving you and welcoming you to our family.

Restaurant Week Menus

***Excludes Saturday & Sunday Brunch***
*** No Menu Modifications Please ***

$15 DINE L.A. Lunch MENU


Choice of 1 Type of Dumpling

Chicken Jiaozi Dumplings

Scallions, Five Spice, Black Vinegar Dressing

Wontons in Chili Oil

Pork & Shrimp Filling, Sichuan Pickled Vegetable

Vegan Garden Dumplings

Spicy Tofu Aioli, Pickled Cauliflower

Choice of 1 Side

Chopped Salad

Mix Lettuce, Pickled Veggies, Edamame, Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Vegetable Fried Rice

Farm Eggs, Seasonal Veggies, Tamari, Crispy Garlic

Choice of 1 Tea

Boba Milk Tea

Traditional or Taro

Jasmine Green Iced Tea

Unsweetened, Fresh Seasonal Fruits, Passion Fruit or Lychee

Oolong Black Tea

Cheese Foam or Dairy Free Milk Tea

Hot Tea

Oolong, Jasmine or Chrysanthemum (caffeine free)

Thai Iced Tea

$29 DINE L.A. Dinner MENU


Choice of 1 Starter

Chicken Jiaozi Dumplings

Scallions, Five Spice, Black Vinegar Dressing

Wontons in Chili Oil

Pork & Shrimp Filling, Sichuan Pickled Vegetable

Vegan Garden Dumplings

Spicy Tofu Aioli, Pickled Cauliflower

Choice of 1 Main Dish

Sweet & Sour Baby Back Ribs

Shanghai Style Sweet and Sour sauce, Kale and Cabbage Slaw

Roasted Chicken

Pasture Raised Local Chicken, Scallion Ginger Vinaigrette, Bean Sprouts

Vegan Mapo Tofu

Roasted Mushrooms, Avocado, Spicy Sichuan Pepper

Choice of 1 Dessert

Vanilla Ice Cream
Taro Ice Cream
Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream


Dumplings & Baos

Chicken Jiaozi

(6pc) Scallions, Five Spice

Vegan Garden

(6pc) Spicy Tofu Aioli, Pickled Cauliflower

Sizzling Pork Potstickers

(6pc) Scallions, Fennel

Wontons in Chili Oil

(6pc) Pork & Shrimp, Sichuan Pickled Vegetable

Hot Dog Bao

(1pc) Kosher Hot Dog, Steamed Milk Bread

Hedgehog Bao

(1pc) Molten Dark Chocolate, Steamed Milk Bread

Scallion Pancake Sandwiches & Salads

All sandwiches come with a side salad or S&P Tots -Add Boba Tea for $3

Mr. Chi

Chinese Spiced Pastrami, Hazelnut Pesto, Beijing Mustard Vinaigrette


Avocado, Bacon, Shredded Pasture Chicken

Californian Monk

Roasted Mushrooms, Vegan Doubanjiang Mayo, Mixed Herbs

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Beijing Mustard Vinaigrette, Arugula, Easter Egg Radish

Chop Chop Salad

Romaine, Pickled Veggies, Tea Egg, Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Dumpling Combos

Choose Chicken, Pork or Vegan

With Chopped Salad; or Vegetable Fried Rice; 


Vegan Mapo Tofu

Roasted Mushrooms, Sichuan Pepper

Hong Kong Minced Beef [G.F.]

Caramelized Onions, Soft Egg, Crispy Garlic

Vegetable Fried Rice [G.F.]

Farm eggs, Seasonal Veggies, Tamari, Crispy Garlic

Vegan Dishes

Vegan Garden Dumplings 
California Monk Scallion
Pancake Sandwiches
Vegan Mapo Tofu 
Vegetable Chow Mein


Shrimp Chow Mein

Gulf Shrimp, Seasonal Vegetables (G.F. noodle available)

Chilled Sesame Noodles

Beijing Style Sesame Sauce, Shredded Chicken, Chili Oil

Vegetable Chow Mein

Roasted Broccolini, Heirloom Carrots


Salt & Pepper Tator Tots 
Pea Shoots
Jasmine Rice 



Chicken Jiaozi

(6pc) Scallions, Five Spice

Vegan Garden

(6pc) Spicy Tofu Aioli, Pickled Cauliflower

Sizzling Pork Potstickers

(5pc) Pachamama Pork, Fennel

Jumbo Cheeseburger Potstickers

(3pc) Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Tomato Jam

Wontons in Chili Oil

(6pc) Pork & Shrimp, Sichuan Pickled Vegetable

Peas & Carrots [G.F.]

(4pc) Crystal Wrapper, Black Vinegar, Chili Oil


Scallion Pancake 

Made to order, Hazelnut Pesto

Labor Day Wings 

Sweet & Tangy Chinese BBQ Sauce

Marinated Cucumbers & Radishes 

Beijing Mustard Vinaigrette, Garlic, Cilantro

Salt & Pepper Tator Tots 

Sichuan Chili, Confit Fresno Chili


Vegan Mapo Tofu 

Roasted Mushrooms, Avocado, Sichuan Pepper

Crispy Chicken 

Pasture Raised Local Chicken, Scallion Ginger Vinaigrette, Bean Sprouts
(our chickens roam in the sun, like the good old days)

Beef & Broccoli 

Grilled Skirt Steak, Broccolini, Black Pepper Sauce

Garlic Shrimp 

Gulf Shrimp, Garlic Confit, Budding Chives

Whole Roasted Cauliflower 

Fresh Herbs, Charred Onion Vinaigrette, Crispy Garlic


Sauteed Pea Greens with Garlic 
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Black Bean Sauce and Egg on Top 
Sugar Snap Peas with Doubangjian Mayo 

Noodles & Rice

Beijing Zhajiang Mian 

Hand Cut Noodles for 2, Pachamama Pork, 6 Seasonal Garnishes

Cold Sesame Noodles 

Cucumbers, Carrots, Sesame Seeds

Vegetable Chow Mein 

House Made Noodles, Roasted Broccolini, Heirloom Carrots

Vegetable Fried Rice  [G.F.]

Farm eggs, Cauliflower, Edamame

Jasmine Rice 


Small Batch Ice Cream 
Vanilla; Dairy Free Vanilla ; Ms Chi Purple Taro
Hedgehog Bao, Molten Dark Chocolate, Steamed Milk Bread 
Mochi Donuts 


Served between 8am to 11am

Hot Dog Bao 

(1pc) Kosher Hot Dog, Steamed Milk Bread

Hedgehog Bao 

(1pc) Molten Dark Chocolate, Steamed Milk Bread

Pull-Apart Sticky Bao 

Milk Bread, Adzuki Beans, Citrus Caramel

Scallion Scones 

Five Spices

Hong Kong Minced Beef  [G.F]

Soft Egg, Tater Tots, Crispy Garlic

Breakfast Wontons 

(6pc) Sage Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Chili Ketchup

Tea Eggs 

Soy, Star Anise, Jasmine Green Tea

Mochi Donut 

Chocolate Glaze
Black Sesame
Matcha Glaze

Overnight Oats 

Toasted Coconut, Crispy Sesame Oats, Brown Jasmine Rice

Brown Rice Oatmeal 

Soft Egg, Chili Oil, Ginger, Poached Chicken
(finished with crispy oats & sesame)



House Blend Drip

12oz | 16oz

Cold Brew

12oz | 16oz

Cafe au Lait

12oz | 16oz

Espresso Drinks

Espresso (double shot) 

Coffee Specialities

Black Sesame Latte 
Vietnamese Iced Coffee 


We use premium loose tea leaves for all of our teas

Oolong Tea 
Jasmine Green Tea 
Chrysanthemum Flower Tea / Caffeine Free 
Matcha Latte 

Boba Tea

Black Milk Tea
• Traditional 
• Taro 

Thai Tea 

Iced Matcha 

Jasmine Green Tea
• Unsweetened 
• Fresh Seasonal Fruits 
• Passion Fruit 
• Lychee 

Oolong Black Tea
• Cheese Foam 
• Dairy Free Milk Tea 


Yogurt with Seasonal Fresh Fruit 
Black Sesame 
Fresh Grapefruit 

The Team

Shirley Chung - Ms Chi

Chef Shirley Chung

Chef / Owner

A native of Beijing, and a proud Chinese-American, Chef Shirley Chung brings a playfulness and refinement of flavors to her culinary creations. Shirley immigrated to America at age 17 for college and worked in Silicon Valley before following her passion for food. She attended the California Culinary Academy San Francisco and was trained in classic French, Italian, Latin and Chinese cuisines working with Thomas Keller at Bouchon, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali at Carnevino, and Jose Andres at China Poblano. In 2013, Shirley was a chef contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Series Season 11 New Orleans where she finished in the Top 3 and was invited to compete again in 2016 on Top Chef Season 14 Charleston where she was awarded as the runner up. In a partnership with her husband Jimmy Lee, Chef Shirley showcases her Chinese heritage and personality in a modern fast casual service approach at Ms Chi Cafe.

Travis Masar

Chef Travis Masar

Executive Chef

Chef Travis Masar was born and raised in southeast Colorado and received a Bachelor in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales and his international wine certificate and Court of Masters Sommelier Certificate at the German Wine & Sommelier School. After traveling and working in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, Chef Travis discovered his love for the different cuisines and cultures in Asia and served as the head chef of Uncle Restaurant in Denver. Chef Travis appeared as a contestant on Top Chef Season 11, New Orleans where he became not only colleagues but friends with Chef Shirley. Following Top Chef, Chef Travis served as the Executive Chef for Michael Schulson’s flagship restaurant Sampan and Independence Beer Garden. It was when he was Head Chef at Bing Bing Dim Sum when he really fell in love with traditional dumplings, baos, and Asian breads. When Chef Shirley convinced Chef Travis to move to Los Angeles to open Ms Chi – he couldn’t refuse.

Ms Chi Cafe

Jimmy Lee

Front of House & Jack-of-All-Trades

A native of southern California, Jimmy met Chef Shirley while they both worked in technology in Silicon Valley and after many years working in tech, he has joined forces with his wife to create Ms Chi Cafe celebrating their heritage, liveliness and love together. At Ms Chi Cafe, Jimmy oversees the front of the house but is really a Jack-of-all-trades leading everything that goes on behind the scenes.

Hours / Reservations / Location


BREAKFAST8:00 am - 11:00am / Tues -Fri
LUNCH11:00 am - 2:00pm / Tues -Fri
BRUNCH10:00 am - 2:00pm / Sat & Sun
DINNER5:00 pm - 9:00pm / Sun - Thurs
DINNER5:00pm - 10:00pm / Fri - Sat

Serving Coffee and Boba Teas All Day

Tues - Fri8:00am - 9:00pm
Sat - Sun10:00am - 9:00pm



3829 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Directions: google map

Plenty of street parking/parking lots near Ms Chi

You can also visit our Ms Chi location at
The Fields LA food hall next to the Bank of California Stadium
(limited menu)



Media Inquiries

Please contact Tracey Rosen of Productivity PR for all media requests at tracey@productivitypr.com