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“We always get great take out here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tommy's Wok

Tommy's Wok
Mission Street, (between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-8518
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Ranked #45 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Szechuan
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Longboat Key, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“We always get great take out here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have never eaten at the restaurant but we get take out from here A LOT!! It's great Chinese food. For instance, I get the chicken fried rice and its always made with all white breast meat. We ordered here Dec 26. They told us it was an hour wait before we ordered and when my husband went to go get it he said it was CRAZY busy but ran smoothly picking up orders and it was on time, hot AND our special requests were PERFECT!

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Carmel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“take out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Tommy's Wok is the best Chinese restaurant in Carmel. i get take out on a regular basis and it is fresh and consistently good. Get the Mushu pork!

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Crazy but cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Authentic, delicious, affordable Chinese food in Carmel. The neighbors know all about it and stand in line to pick up take-out orders. Customers are packed into a small, noisy room, while too few waitresses do too much work. It's not efficient, but it's delicious, lively, and fun.

Visited November 2012
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California
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37 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“this is our come back to place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We have been to Carmel on business 3 years in a row, around the nov/dec holidays. We stay a few days after and enjoy ourselves, on our wallet. We have come to accept (but not like) the fact that dinners in Carmel are very expensive and it is hard to find alternatives. Last year we discovered this hard to find gem. It is worth hunting for its hiding place. Tommy's is the best priced meal in town for those on us that find eating out in Carmel several nights in a row very costly. Last year we had our dog with us and after night after night of freezing outside under the heaters we decided to do takeout to the hotel room. This year we didn't have the dog so ate in. We arrived about 5:30 and shortly after the tiny place was full. Many people were waiting for takeout. (Why not take it down to the water?). We ordered the pupu platter as a start. It was a fun variety, although I enjoyed it more than hubby. It was good, but not fabulous. We eat chinese a lot and this menu had many things we had never tried so we decided to order 2 unfamiliar items to share. Hubby ordered the Veggie Deluxe. I ordered the Basil Chicken. I asked (and eventually they came back with an answer, what kind of basil is used). I don't care for thai basil. Thai it was. There was contradiction on the menu not the spicy warning, but spicy garlic sauce. I don't like spicy. I took a chance and the meal was great. The two together were great as the veggie dish was simple and they complimented each other. This place is not elegant, but when you just want simple good food at a decent price, this may the only place in Carmel to get it. They are busy so don't count on doting servers.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel Valley, California, United States
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“THIS IS THE PLACE FOR CHINESE FOOD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

A small tucked away place in Carmel; Have gone several times for lunch. Good prices and lots of good food.

Visited June 2012
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