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50855 Washington St Ste 2F, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 564-4469
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Soul-ful Chinese

With an evocative name like the Soul of China...well that just sounds like a good Chinese restaurant experience...and it is! It's a cozy, cute, and well-decorated space inside, with a few tables outside (perfect if you have a dog with you). The service is outstanding as they are very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Greg S
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La Quinta, California
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La Quinta, California
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Perhaps people don't think of Soul of China since the Ralph's Store closed, but they should visit. Soul of China has terrific lunch specials and you can make it out of there for less than $10/person. Their Kung Pao Chicken is very spicy. If you like that sort of thing, go for it! It's centrally located for most of La... More 

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La Quinta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

With an evocative name like the Soul of China...well that just sounds like a good Chinese restaurant experience...and it is! It's a cozy, cute, and well-decorated space inside, with a few tables outside (perfect if you have a dog with you). The service is outstanding as they are very friendly, efficient and attentive. We had a nice dinner (we were... More 

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La Quinta, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I used to really like this restaurant. The food as always so fresh and tasty! It's closeby and that was also a bonus. When a group of friends decided to take me someplace easy and fun for my birthday they took me here.....I was delighted to walk in with a large group!!! Was expecting a wonderful meal only to be... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed at the nearby Embassy Suites and decided to have dinner here. It is a small restaurant with friendly staff. The food was okay but not great. I really wanted it to be great as I am a huge fan of family owned and run businesses. I would not visit again.

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You don't have to leave the Cove to find pretty good Chinese food. You'll find all the favorites and some surprises. The restaurant itself isn't flashy, but the food is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Soul of China is a very quaint small family owned Chinese restaurant with plenty of charm and atmosphere! The hot and sour soup is awesome and their fish fillet with black bean sauce is off the chart also they deliver. When in the Desert you must drop by and visit Soul of China!

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friends told me about this hidden gem (strip mall in the Old Ralph's center) and I was skeptical at first. WOW! Great selections, everything fresh, with sparkling clean flavors. We have since recommended it to friends, and returned with others. The "Happy Family" features a wonderful variety of tastes. The service is friendly and prompt, the food is hot and... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It doesn't have any road appeal as it is tucked away in a shopping plaza and you really need to know this to find it. You can eat in or take out. The problem is that the restaurant doesn't have any specific entrance way and front desk. So take out people waiting for their orders are right there with the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We usually just order for take out, but the small restaurant also has a very pleasant atmosphere. Our favorite dishes are the House Special fried rice and the pork egg foo yung.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Wow this was probably the worst Chinese food I have had in my entire life (45 yrs old). I thought we would enjoy a night off from cooking in and have ourselves a treat. I must admit in hindsight I would have rather shopped for ingredients, spent hours prepping/cooking and cleaning than have eaten this food. What a disappointment. What... More 

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Additional Information about Soul of China

Address: 50855 Washington St Ste 2F, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: (760) 564-4469
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50855 Washington St Ste 2F, La Quinta, CA 92253
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: (760) 564-4469

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?