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Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-8518
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Ranked #45 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $15
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Szechuan
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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
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wenatchee, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We love a fine dinner and a good bottle of wine, but we can also appreciate a more down to earth meal. We first tried Tommy's several years ago and lunch at Tommy's was such a delightful surprise that we returned a few days later. We recently returned to Carmel and again went to Tommy's for lunch. We shared broccoli... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stopped here for lunch based on good reviews in TA and other sites. What were these people thinking? The service was pleasant for a Chinese restaurant. The food was so bland and the beef was so tough, that we were sure we were in the wrong place! The hot & sour soup was good. That's all. Every thing else... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We arrived into town early evening after a long day. Not feeling like going out, we decided to get some take out from Tommy's Wok. It can be a little hard to hard. Its in a little courtyard on Mission between 7th and Ocean. A small place, and it was busy when we arrived for our order. Despite that, it... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It is really tough finding good quality Chinese/Asian restaurants - I am talking about a cut above the rest. This restaurant is a hidden gem. Make reservations or suffer the consequences of a very long wait. We went two nights in a row - yes it is that good! Forget the small space (smaller than you think) and the non-existent... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You should absolutely go to Tommy’s Wok when in Carmel. It was recommended by a friend and totally delivered. It’s a small, no frills restaurant, but the food is incredible. We had the hot and sour soup, pork dumplings and Mongolian beef. It was all awesome. The place is small and as others have mentioned, it filled up at or... More 

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Mount Kisco, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The best egg drop soup and manchurian beef ever!!!! And I'm from New York, so that's saying a lot. We were in Carmel for three nights. We ate there twice, that's how good it was. We even brought leftovers to our hotel fir dinner tonight. Food was so fresh, lots of veggies, and barely any starchy thickeners like most take... More 

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Carmel, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I boldly say and standby what I say that Tommy's Wok is the best Chinese restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula, not to mention Monterey County! The food preparation is excellent. It is as close to being authentic Chinese cuisine as you will find for most American palates. You will not be disappointed with whatever selection you make from Tommy's menu... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Generally, I don't go out of my way to express negative comments on a restaurant . However, I was quite disappointed after reading all the positive comments . OK...the egg rolls were OK but the curry chicken was spice less with some form of rubberized chicken pieces . The chow mein noodles were burnt . We basically through it all... More 

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Carmel, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Tommy's Wok has always been a solid stand-by restaurant. Traditionally the food has always been made with the freshest of ingredients, very accommodating to special requests and relatively good value for money (particularly in comparison to other restaurants). Tommy's Wok is now the only Chinese restaurant in town and I can't help but think that their standards have slipped just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very hard to find for tourists but since I used to live nearby I find it easy to return on every trip to Carmel. Great way to dine in Carmel on the cheap. Never been disappointed in the food. Not a fancy atmosphere but you feel like a local. My guest had awesome potstickers. I ordered shrimp hunan gluten-free and... More 

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Additional Information about Tommy's Wok

Address: Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-624-8518
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Szechuan

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