About Us

Our Chef and Staff


With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

Special Events and Catering


Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 

Seasonal and Local


We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets.

Mapo History

Who is Mapo?

Once upon a time in China, over a century ago, the land was under the iron fist ruling of Emperor Tong Zhi of the Qing Dynasty. In Chengdu, a small town within northern Sichuan Province, an older couple struggled to keep their small family diner afloat under heavy taxation. Their little diner served local laborers and workmen who pass through the town and the old dame did all the cooking. Since she had freckles on her face, she was fondly referred to as “Mapo”. English meaning:”Pockmark lady”. At the time, many patrons were workers transporting food, often times they would give the Pockmark lady some of their goods and she would improvise them into different dishes. Her cooking, though simple as her patrons, had a unique combination of flavor and texture, especially her tofu dish, spicy yet smooth, resilient in texture yet juicy and tender. Over time, the fame of her tofu dish transcended the geographic boundary of Chengdu and far beyond the circle of working class patrons. The Tofu dish in the obscure diner became a major attraction to all people alike. The rich, the famous, the intellectuals, even the royalty, temporarily abandoned their prestigious pretense, all for the simple culinary pleasure created by the old dame whose real name remained in humble obscurity. Her tofu became a legend of the nation, and is today known as Mapo tofu