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50855 Washington St Ste 2F, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 564-4469
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
TammySue88
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La Quinta, California
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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La Quinta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Food is great but difficult to enjoy because the seating is so uncomfortalle. So rarely go. Would go often, once or maybe twice a week if the seating was comfortable. Also service is great. We still can enjoy it once in awhile.

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La Quinta, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This little place is a hidden gem.....looks like a nothing Chinese place BUT. Go in side and although most people get food to go, is it nicely decorated, with linen and subtle koi decor. Greated the second we walked in. Big menu, fresh an tasty. Orange beef gently cooked NOT overcooked as I've had at other places. Cashew chicken with... More 

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California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I had a $25 gift certificate from restaurants.com. My friend and I went into the restaurant during the dinner hour. Only two other people were seated. Not a good sign. Before ordering I presented the certificate. The server walked away with the certificate and keyed in the validation code in a back room. She returned saying it had been redeemed... 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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