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Chong's Szechwan Restaurant

485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
831-373-5153
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Ranked #171 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jun 6, 2013
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English first
Georgetown, Texas, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
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
53 helpful votes 53 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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Monterey, California
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

What we would do for some really good Chinese food here. This spot offers the usual bland Chinese American experience with standard dishes. The good part is that the price is cheap and it is in downtown Monterey. If you want really good Chinese food, keep looking.

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Carmel, California
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44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely by far the worst Chinese I have ever tried to eat. Not knowing what to ordered we tried the chow mien. Paid m ran out the door. Tasteless. Beat up booths. Creppy. Dirty people at the bar... Homeless types. Yikes! Foodie beware.

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Monterey, California
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26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Great taste and good service. They know what they are doing. Not fancy inside, but nice for Asian food. Try the General Chicken. That is my favoriate and you can't go wrong.

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