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City Wok

74970 Country Club Dr Ste 450, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-1511
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Ranked #86 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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San Juan Capistrano
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123 reviews 123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

City Wok is an excellent local Chinese restaurant that you can depend upon to consistently deliver the best Chinese food in Palm Desert. Long tradition in a high turnover market speaks to its popularity and quality food at reasonable prices.

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Indio, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had been looking for good Chinese food in the area and finally found it. Totally delicious. Will be back many times. Prices at little high but worth it. Casual dining, nice ambience, and lots of room. Noticed can order online and takeout. Offers wine and beer, a plus. Also convenient location on a main street with other restaurants, each different... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great staff, very good food. Would recommend their special chicken. It was very busy when we were there, but never felt rushed or crowded.

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Union City, California, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Mostly recognizable chinese food menu but with a little twist. Food was tasty and plates were plenty. First time in a very long time the food came out HOT. Temp hot, not spicy. We - all 4 of us - literally had to wait for it to cool down. Can't even remember the last time that ever happened in a... More

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Palm Desert, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

BAD, BAD, so very BAD. Never had such tasteless food, don't waste your money folks! By the way, they charge you $5.00 for a pot of tea, never have we paid for tea in a Chinese restaurant! The good thing is we didn't get sick.

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Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Always a highlight on our visit through the desert, once again we stopped here to enjoy our favorites. The Chinese Chicken salad was good but the shredded chicken was maybe just a bit too string-y. It just didn't taste all that fresh, either. For dinner, the all-broccoli order was overcooked,soggy and overpowered by the Oyster sauce. The pan fried noodles... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Amazing, amazing food. No need for any thing else, let the food speak for itself! Really good chicken dishes!

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Palm Springs, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

City Wok has spoiled me. If anyone suggests going out for Chinese food anywhere else, I would almost rather not go. The first thing you need to know is not to go for dinner at peak hours, between 5:30 and 8:00. It's always crowded and you'll have to wait a minimum of 1/2 hour to be seated. They don't take... More

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Woking88, Owner at City Wok, responded to this review

Hi Augustine. Thank you so much for the incredibly kind words. We work every day in hopes that all the guests we serve will feel as you do. Couple of slight corrections if I may.......during the summer months we are much more accessible at all hours. There's rarely, if ever a wait. Also, take out waits are in the 10-15... More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Like almost anywhere, there are dishes you will like and some you won't. It is finding the right things for you. It is so difficult to find good Chinese Roast Pork. I had actually loved it at Panda but it is no longer on the menu. Canton Bistro has decent pork when they have it, but spare ribs are lacking.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been seasonal visitors for over fifteen years and the food is a constant "excellent". Have never been disappointed, everything is cooked from fresh, nothing pre frozen, no micro wave, no MSG, just great fresh food cooked OH SO GOOD. When you go say Hello to Art.

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