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City Wok

74970 Country Club Dr Ste 450, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-1511
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Ranked #89 of 236 restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Union City, California, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Tucson
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181 reviews 181 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

LOS ANGELES
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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
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3 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I LOVE the City Wok restaurants! There aren't very many, so anytime I'm near one I make it a point to go. My college served Sesame Beef & it is the ONLY place I've been able to find it that makes it as good as the chef from school. Most places it ends up soggy, but it's supposed to be... More

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Palm Desert, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

There really aren't a lot of quality Chinese restaurants in the Coachella Valley.of the ones here City Wok is probably the best.The food is American style Chinese, hot and fresh.Go with the two salads as they are among the best dishes. the service is pleasant and the host attentive as the saying goes in the land of the blind the... More

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Astoria oregon
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693 reviews 693 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Mediocre food one thing. Rude and or eushed service another. Sloppy management no excuse. In Europe they refused my credit card. System down. Guess what? Cards accepted was the contractual verbal agreement. Heres the card accept it or not. Not my problem. That makes me unhappy, having been in buisness and customer service i know and implemented acceptable solutions. Return?... More

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Woking88, Owner at City Wok, responded to this review

Dear Journeyman. Honestly have no idea what this means. We always accept ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS unless we are experiencing a malfunction in the system. Which happens rarely. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and even Diners Club and Carte Blanche if there's still any of those out there. We're sorry you found our food mediocre. We have served over 3000... More

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