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

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  • 4
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 3
    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
Food great. Needs a remodel desperately

This place has fantastic Chinese food for a great price. It's amazing how much you get for that price too! Food coma time. The dining room and bathroom are in dire need of a remodel. Although clean they are old. Roof stains, old paint, dirty molding, wobly toilets, etc. This made me wonder about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
LMicheleS
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La Quinta, California
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Cathedral City, California, United States
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A friends and I ate dinner here on Thursday, August 20. He order two different items from the appetizer menu, they brought two of the same item. We asked what happened and they said this is what he ordered and would not exchange one item. Both were breaded shrimp, when he went to eat the first was about 1 inch... More 

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Cathedral City, California, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always get great food and service. Very attentive personnel. I can eat there often. So much food I have enough to take home for another meal.

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La Quinta, California
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place has fantastic Chinese food for a great price. It's amazing how much you get for that price too! Food coma time. The dining room and bathroom are in dire need of a remodel. Although clean they are old. Roof stains, old paint, dirty molding, wobly toilets, etc. This made me wonder about the state of the kitchen, but... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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69 restaurant reviews
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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
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106 restaurant reviews
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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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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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22 restaurant reviews
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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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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 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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