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“Worth the search!” 5 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Worth the search!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in Carmel after going to Point Sur Lighthouse and were starved. We parked on the street and walked around a bit before seeing the restaurant. It was delicious! We both like spicy food, so I got the lunch portion of Orange Chicken and he got the lunch portion of Kung Pao Chicken--came with fried rice, lo mein noodles, and the chicken. The Orange Chicken was delicious!! Much more flavorful than the Kung Pao. It is so good!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pebble Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“best asian food in Carmel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The only bad thing is that it is always very busy. The food, the prices, the service are phenomenal!

Visited July 2013
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Rainier, Oregon
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398 reviews 398 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 126 cities Reviews in 126 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Carmel is difficult to navigate for 'foreigners'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Carmel has no street numbers. Tommy's Wok is a true "hole-in-the-wall" food establishment (I hesitate to say 'restaurant'). If you can find the Wells Fargo Bank off Ocean, and park in their lot (running the risk of the dragon who patrols for non-banking patrons), then the Dutch door to the north of the parking lot opens the gateway to Tommy's. The food is excellent. The tiny Chinese woman staffing the Dutch door will give you a menu, and wait quietly while you decide. The invariable response is "15 minutes." Usually less. The most intriguing thing is to watch kitchen staff bring slops out, and carry fresh provisions in to the kitchen, wearing knee-high farmer's boots. (Makes you wonder what the kitchen floor looks like). Nonetheless, the food is top-quality.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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Luxembourg
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Just Great an very accessible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The starter as well as the main course were really great an for a price of less than 50 $ for 2 - this restaurant is a mus

Visited April 2013
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were late for dinner. This restaurant was open until late on a weekday (9 PM) and seemed like a good place. We thought we would give it a try, it turned out to be quite good. The place is difficult to find located in an alley and a tad congested but good food nonetheless. The complimentary green tea was nice!

Visited April 2013
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