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Tommy's Wok

Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-8518
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Ranked #34 of 152 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love this place. Minimal wait, hole in the wall that no one knows about. Tired of french and american food, as a vegetarian it can get very repetitive.. all the rich food with very few choices. I love chinese food when its done right, my wife is american chinese and wont have bad chinese food (she eats meat). This... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Hidden between buildings and behind an ATM is this little gem. Friendly staff and good fresh food. Nice menu.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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204 reviews 204 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 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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