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Chong's Szechwan Restaurant

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485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
831-373-5153
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Time Warp

We were regulars here in the 70s and nothing's changed. Same menu, chairs, tables, statues...you know what you're getting, because it's the same as you got. Dependable, fairly fast: a Chinese equivalent of a NY deli.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were regulars here in the 70s and nothing's changed. Same menu, chairs, tables, statues...you know what you're getting, because it's the same as you got. Dependable, fairly fast: a Chinese equivalent of a NY deli.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the Special Wonton soup plus noodles. The soup had lots of goodies: wontons, pork, shrimp, noodles, & veggies. We also had the garlic egg plant w/ pork & tofu....Yum😃 The food was delicious and our server Cindy did us well. The ambiance: a Chinese diner,

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San Francisco, California
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44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

After a meeting, our group wanted a quick and simple lunch. Chong's menu has number for each lunch dishes. Each of us submitted a number for our order. Orders came quick and simple. The price for each order was economical. The prices range from$6.95 to $9.95, excluding tax and tips. It was Saturday and the restaurant was packed during lunch... More 

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Central Coast California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love all kinds of Asian food but when growing up the only type available was the local Chinese - American diners. Now I prefer Thai or Vietnamese but every so often I get a hankering for old school Chinese...you know, egg foo young over white rice, sweet and sour pork etc. I find that Chong's is reasonably priced, tasty... More 

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Marina
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25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I met friends for dinner at Chong's. (There were 8 of us) We were at a round table with a spinner in the middle; we each ordered a plate and shared all the food so we made our own buffet. The eggplant dish and the garlic shrimps were our favorites. Everything else needed soy sauce as it... More 

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Took family to this chinese place and was not disappointed. We ordered the dinner special that they add items for each person past two and the amount of food was astounding. Fried rice that was NOT greasy! Sweet and Sour port that was crisp and delicious. Soups was great. All enjoyed and we took home a lot of food for... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We found the food to be very good and service quick and courteous. It is basic but it doesn't try to be anything it is not! The menus were very clear and the prices very economical. The portions were enormous, which would be OK if you wanted a doggy bag to take out, but for normal eating were too big.... More 

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monterey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Really the only major pluses are that it is right downtown, cheap by Monterey standards and service is quick. On the downside, the food is very so-so, tends to be standard items a little heavy on the side, oily side, old looking decor and noisy. Not really up to the level of good Chinese, but at these prices we are... More 

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Monterey
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101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stopped in to Chong's today for a lunch special fix. For $5.95 you get a small cup of soup, and the entree with steamed rice. For a little extra you can get fried rice. It is really a great deal based on the amount of food you get for the price. They also have daily specials on the wall if... More 

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Monterey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is a casual place that is a locals favorite. It's not fancy and does not pretend to be. Just a great local place that has been doing well for many, many years. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-5153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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