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Tommy's Wok

Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-8518
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Ranked #32 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Szechuan
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Small restaurant tucked away in Carmel-by-the-Sea, but it's the best Chinese food we've ever had. All the items were fresh with nice portions, and our family of five ate every last bite. If we had had more time on our trip, we would have returned. We did make a reservation during a very busy week, and our table was waiting... More

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Gautier, Mississippi
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203 reviews 203 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The menu big enough considering the size of the place. They have soft drinks and tea but we all stuck to water and sipped on that. I think there is one restroom in this town, a few streets over to a shopping complex and then 3 floors up. Some sort of ordinance. Service was very slow. I did enjoy my... More

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Atlanta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Recently spent a couple nights in Carmel, CA with the family on a summer trip up the coast. The old Chinese restaurant that we used to frequent on our last couple of visits had closed so we tried the new place, called Tommy's Wok. Honestly was expecting average Chinese food, but we were all pleasantly surprised that this was a... More

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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and got plenty of food at a great price. A good place to stop for a quick, super casual meal.

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Bend, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

On each visit to Carmel by the Sea, I always manage to eat at this restaurant. Although, there is limited seating, we go early and get a table. Service is very good. Pricing is very fair for the quality and quantity of food. Very good variety of Cantonese food and it is very well prepared. If you like Chinese cuisine... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Some of the best Chinese food ever as a take-away from this tiny restaurant tucked away in a side street. Restaurant small and simple, no frills, no fuss. How the chefs manage to produce such delicious meals in the miniscule open kitchen is beyond me but they do. Extensive but not over-crowded menu. Large portions, with enough for lunch the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Love Tommy's Wok! The food is delish and the service is good. We had the Szechuan string beans and the orange chicken. Yummy. The atmosphere is not much, but it was perfect for what we were in the mood for. We wanted a simple, no fuss meal with good food, and that's exactly what we got. We were in Carmel... More

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Avon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband and I were in Carmel, CA for the AT&T golf tournament and wanted a good meal on our first night. We have been to Tommy's Wok before and decided to chose that restaurant. It was a cool, damp evening, but the warm tea hit the spot quickly! My husband enjoyed the cashew chicken and I had the spicy... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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180 reviews 180 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
708 helpful votes 708 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stopped by here on a Sunday morning after hiking up from Carmel Beach to build up an appetite. The restaurant opens up at 11:30 am, and we got there by 11:55am, hoping to beat the crowd, as the place only seats about 34 people on 17 tiny tables. The restaurant is hard to find and is a hole in... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a gem tucked away behind shops...the food was excellent....well priced...quick and plentiful...the kung pao shrimp, and pot stickers were great...

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