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74970 Country Club Dr Ste 450, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-1511
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Ranked #78 of 240 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I came to Palm Desert for a week. We have eaten here three times. I'm usually not a fan of Chinese food but the flavors, quantity and quality were by far the best I have had un a long time. City Wok Chicken was my favorite. My wife is a vegetarian and they were more than accommodating... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Just stopped for takeout, so can't really judge the service. The restaurant looked clean and was bustling with customers. The ambience was a bit industrial, with multiple cooks in an open kitchen cranking out the stir fry. The food was average American style Chinese food, fresh ingredients but nothing exciting. Food was ready when promised. I'll probably return for takeout... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is a regular choice for me. at least twice monthly I order honey and walnut shrimp. it is as good as it gets.

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Ashland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We got carry out the other night from this restaurant, despite the fact that I read a lot of negative reviews here and elsewhere. I wish I had believed the reviews. I have eaten a lot of Chinese food, but the assortment of dishes we had from City Wok ranked amongst the worst. We will not be back.

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Woking88, Owner at City Wok, responded to this review

Bruce, I'm very sorry that you found our food disappointing. We believe you can truly rely on all of the good reviews regarding City Wok. We always serve a fresh, made to order product and do our best to satisfy everyone's taste. However, we know we cannot please everyone's palate. It would be very much appreciated if you could let... More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

City Wok is not your average Chinese restaurant with traditional Asian decor with cooks hiding back in the kitchen plating up orders from dishes that were probably pre made several hours ago. City Wok is bright and clinical with very little decor to tell that the food is Chinese. The cooks are in plain view in the middle of the... More 

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Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

There was 3 of us and each of us felt the meat was way over cooked. Rice was fine and the portions were fine. Ordered Mangolian Beef and was not thrilled. Also cashew chicken. We would not go back, cheap enough but the quality was not there. I have had better at a fast food place.

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Woking88, Owner at City Wok, responded to this review

Dear Lanzie, I'm very sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your meal. This is not something we take lightly and believe we serve a very high quality product. We would appreciate the opportunity to have you back in for another try. I can guarantee that you will feel differently. Thank you for your input and if you could... More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a small restaurant. Nothing fancy but great food and good service. We have gone there many times and have not had a bad experience.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Being a former San Francisco girl, now living in Colorado, I was craving Chinese. It's more like fast food. Things were over-cooked and the chef forgot to add the obvious. Like Sesame Beef. No Sesame. The basics are okay.

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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The food here is great. I prefer City Wok over PF Changs. Food is tasty, staff is friendly, and the price is right.

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San Diego, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been using the City Wok since it first opened in Palm Desert. We usually order take out but sometimes eat at the restaurant. It is usually crowded so we find it more relaxing to bring our food back to our condo. The menu never fails to provide excellent Chinese dining. The Stuffed Eggplant, and the Chinese Burrito are... More 

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Additional Information about City Wok

Address: 74970 Country Club Dr Ste 450, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: (760) 341-1511
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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