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J Wok

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744 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6423
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
delicious fried rice

Delicious prawn fried rice with cheap price. We also tried the fried noodles and it was equally good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious prawn fried rice with cheap price. We also tried the fried noodles and it was equally good!

Thank H C
Lynchburg, Virginia
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

TripAdvisor gave J Wok the highest rating in the Gas Light District. I found the menu limited especially because they do not offer pork as a choice of meat. The cabbage rolls were also too hard to eat. I've had these where you pick them up, but these were too soft and mushy.

Thank William B
Perth, Australia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu looks promising but got off to a bad start. Ordered a glass of wine but was told no wine available- did I want a beer. The menu is common Asian/Thai with noodles and curries. My shrimp red curry was notable for 5 good shrimp and a standard red curry but the rice was dry and over cooked. The salad... More 

Thank Ashley I
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We are from Ireland & were really wanting something different. Our hotel concierge suggested this little place. It was amazing! The food was so delicious & the portion size was huge also. Not a lot on the menu but definitely something on it that every one could eat. Would definitely be back.

Thank BelfastBabe89
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Two thumbs up to the waiter who had helped me the day I came in. He was very nice and helped me making my decision, of what to eat, much easier. I was a little bummed about there not being any short ribs, but the pork slices were delicious. The Pad See Ew, so yummy, especially because I could add... More 

Thank Lauren G
Palm Desert, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were driving around downtown San Diego near the harbor and saw this place on the corner of 8th and market. They call it modern Asian food. We found a place to park and walked in. It was just a locals spot to eat. Our server was pleasant and helpful. We had Tom Kha soup, spring rolls and teriyaki salmon.... More 

Thank Alvinf
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Staff friendly and helpful even when very busy. Food very good, varied and reasonably priced. Excellent location for Lucky D's Hostel.

Thank JosieZR
South Jordan, Utah
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were staying in Gaslamp for a few days and walked past this place a few times but had not gone in even though I love food with variety. On the last night the kids too fancied some Thai food and so we decided lets go and eat. Well what can I say. This is definitely fusion but not in... More 

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San Diego, California
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Can't complain about the service, price and food. However the noodles appeared to be pasta not Chinese/Thai noodles in the chow mein dish.

Thank iamstarving
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place is never a disappointment. It's a small place located in the Gaslamp District and convenient to the downtown hotels and near the convention center. The food and service are always excellent. I especially like the Fried Rice w/Chicken, but everything on the menu is excellent. I make it a point to eat here whenever I'm in San Diego... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 744 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101-6423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-231-1088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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