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Tommy's Wok

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Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-8518
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

Delish chinese food, best in the area! Closed on Mondays. It is a tiny restaurant which is great for to go orders. It is located in the parking lot of Wells Fargo. The food is delish, my favorites are: Princess prawns, lemon chicken, eggplant, string beans, and their soups. They also do Dim Sum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ST393
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Seaside, California
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mediocre - very mediocre. And they charge for rice!! If you want really boring, mildly flavored "Chinese food", this is your place. As in imagine a Chinese restaurant in Kansas in 1956. Except this place charges for rice. Chow mein is on the menu. Need I say more?

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Thank POnamu
Carmel, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here probably a dozen times over the years. The good is tasty, the service is quick and a bit uneven. It is best not to look too closely at the kitchen. It is certainly adequate, but probably best for take-out rather than a peaceful dining in experience.

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Thank SamLLev
Seaside, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delish chinese food, best in the area! Closed on Mondays. It is a tiny restaurant which is great for to go orders. It is located in the parking lot of Wells Fargo. The food is delish, my favorites are: Princess prawns, lemon chicken, eggplant, string beans, and their soups. They also do Dim Sum options for lunch :) Local hotspot!!

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Thank ST393
Orange County, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Great food and right on time. It was located basically in the Wells Fargo parking lot which was helpful to know since it can be hard to find places in Carmel. We had the cashew prawns, potstickers, spring rolls, mooshu pork (sp?), chicken and vegetable and brown rice. Fabulous for a family dinner at home when you don't want to... More 

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Thank Alyssa C
Monterey, California
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My family eats here at least once a month... we're locals. WE tried numerous dishes and we like them all. On a cold foggy night their Wonton Soup is simply the best.

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Thank markmDanville_Ca_
Carmel, California, United States
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We always do Take-Out here. They do have a small indoor restaurant which is always filled. But Take-Out is easier for us. They only take cash. There is a Wells Fargo next door - but Cash only at Tommy's. Open from 11am to 2pm and then open again at 4pm. I said we visited in July - But actually we... More 

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Thank Lynn M
delaware
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

While in Carmel on our recent vaction, we were looking for that place that not everyone knew about. We found it in Tommy's Wok. I wish we had found it on our very first day. It took a little work to find, but it was worth it. NOT only a take out place, the food was delicious and fresh. The... More 

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Thank pestew
Pacific Grove, California
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Tommy's is a Carmel institution. Hidden in an alley, as many restaurants in Carmel are, is Tommy's. Not fancy just good, reasonably priced food. When locals want to escape the crowds on Ocean Ave. filled with tourists, they go to Tommy's. The green beans and sweet and sour soup are amazing. The soup does not look like what you are... More 

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Ridgefield, Washington
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Food choice was great. Their team on our visit offered very good service. Better marketing would bring in more walk-in traffic.

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Thank Movingman143
Monterey, CA
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It was a take out by phone, so keep that in mind. It's Chinese food, so naturally, take-out is what you do, right? First the Good things: supposedly, they don't use MSG. I never believe it when I hear that (too much time spent in restaurant business... forgive my suspicions.) Vegetables were crunchy and fresh. Shortcomings (especially their price point... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-8518

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?