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First Wok Chinese Restaurant

415 E 78TH St, Bloomington, MN 55420-1251
(952) 881-2413
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Ranked #54 of 183 restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Most recent review
- Apr 30, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I would have labeled this is terrible but the food was very good. The staff was friendly but the facility was extremely rundown and filthy. I will not go here again without Lysol.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I love this restaurant. The staff is friendly and the food is amazing. Doesn't taste like your typical "fast food" chinese and portions are plentiful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've been eating at 1st Wok for about 25 years. We've never had better Chinese food anywhere in the country. Lunch specials range from $6.25 to $8.25 and include soup and fried or white rice. The portions are huge. Try the chicken and peanuts in hot pepper sauce (aka kung pao chicken)--it's the best! Everything here is delicious. The interior... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you want a great Asian restaurant, look no further! 1st Wok is by far the best in the cites. Take the time to stop in for a great meal. Anything on the menu is great.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food was okay. Chicken w/ Broccoli was exactly that. No other veggies were included. Taste was average. Nothing spectacular. Fried rice came with our meal, but I'm a white rice fan so I was a bit dissapointed. I'm usually asked if I want fried or white rice if there is a choice. Price was okay. $10 or so for the... More

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Suffern, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The service was friendly and the portions were huge and great value for the money. The taste was not quite as good as it was the first time. Perhaps it was an off night. It may be worth a try if you are in Bloomington and want to avoid mall food.

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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This little Asian restaurant is one of my all time favorites, and I eat Asian several times a week. Try the Hot & Sour soup, and Hunan Shrimp (or Chicken). I get it extra spicy. It's a stir fry, with sauce to die for, broccoli, mushrooms, etc. Love the service and wait staff, too - they've all been there since... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

I am a vegetarian. This establishment not only caters to veggies like me, but will alter any entrée to satisfy my dining preferences. The staff is alwsys friendly and calls me by name whenever ordering pickup. My favorite dish is #13 tofu delight. Also be sure to try the cream cheese wontons with sweet and sour sauce. The portion sizes... More

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Forest City, Iowa
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239 reviews 239 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The food was delicious and filling. Ordered take out for our hotel room and it was ready in ten minutes. The cashier (maybe owner?) was a lot of fun and very friendly. Egg rolls and crab rangoons were fresh and tasty, as was the lemon chicken and Ta-Chin chicken!

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Port Stephens NSW. Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

After a long car trip from Canada, we felt like a good feed of Chinese food & 1st Wok was recommended to us . Put simply it was great. We did the Buffet thing & food was hot , clean & most enjoyable. Friendly staff who enjoyed a joke with 6 old fishermen from different countries & they served great... More

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