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31855 Date Palm Dr Ste 8, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 324-3323
Today
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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After playing in a senior softball tournament, we were going to have lunch before driving home to Las Vegas, NV. Found this place and were surprised at how many people were in this place. That meant that a lot of folks liked this place. We were shown to a table and got our order taken soon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Jaybee412
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Huntington Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wow, thought it would be better (based on overall reviews}. New ownership? Everyone working there seemed dumb-founded. From service to food, nothing was good. OK, take that back. Mongolian beef was good. But the pork and chicken were very dry and flavorless and the ribs were down right gristle. Considering they were busy, it was amazing that the food tasted... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After playing in a senior softball tournament, we were going to have lunch before driving home to Las Vegas, NV. Found this place and were surprised at how many people were in this place. That meant that a lot of folks liked this place. We were shown to a table and got our order taken soon after. My wife ordered... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The worst Chinese food experience ever - take your money and appetite somewhere else - there are few very good in the area. The waiter was totally indifferent to our comments and questions. What a waste! Ended up coming home after "lunch " rushing to eat a wrap.

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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fresh, quick and inexpensive. Friendly owner and staff. I've had several dishes here and all consistently good.

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

After trying at least three other places China 8 was all that was left for two hungry people. We were in luck. Certainly not fancy but the food more than made up for it. lt was hot, fresh and delicious. Two soups, hot and sour and egg drop, followed by two luncheon specials, spicy orange chicken and Szechuan beef. These... More 

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North Palm Springs, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you are looking for top interior upscale design, skip this review. However, for all other counts, this place is terrific! Absolutely great food, nice servers, very clean, and the best value in Chinese food in the Coachella Valley. Just one symbol: $. (Other places $$-$$$ for Chinese Food). I had shrimp chop suey and it was delicious with a... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

if you like good old fashion food and service this is the place for you. Best value for Chinese food in the valley. Food always hot and fresh and portions are amazing

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Cathedral City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Do not bother. The worst chinese expierience of my life. After lunch, which I did not finish, I went home & had a sandwich.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We found this Jewel last year while visiting our resort. The food is very tasty and fresh. We tend to enjoy many Chinese restaurants all over the world as my Wife is a Vegetarian. So every time we are in town, we eat here. The size of the dishes are good and ample. Every time we have left overs for... More 

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Banning, Ca
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Suggested to go there with a friend. There for lunch - many selections and found that a very large plate was served that had enough for my dinner as a leftover. Food was served hot and tasty. The food was prepared fresh, vegs were crisp and very good. Price was more than reasonable for the lunch. Location is in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31855 Date Palm Dr Ste 8, Cathedral City, CA 92234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 324-3323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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