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Chong's Szechwan Restaurant

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485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
+1 831-373-5153
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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

There are quite a few Restaurant choices on the Monterey Peninsula. And, as you can imagine, many are Seafood style and/or Steak choices. The food is plentiful, the prices are fair.

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Thank Kent S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Love their food! It's hot, freshly prepared and has a good balance of flavours. I always get the beef with black bean sauce on rice, and I tell them to make it spicy. Their spicy shrimp is also really good. I haven't tried their noodle dishes yet... Maybe next time. The place isn't all that attractive and there is a... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Like most really good Chinese restaurants, it's about the food, not the decor. We went, on the recommendation of a Chinese Tai Chi student of mine, for the steamed fish. It was, naturally, great. We also ordered the Garlic Eggplant, which is labelled "Hot" but in fact can be ordered low, medium or high. It too was very good (and... More 

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Thank Andrew A
monterey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

tHEIR won ton soup is a local favorite!!!Locals inhabit the business during lunch and gets somewhat busy

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not what you would think of as a place you would want to eat when you see it from the outside; 70's anyone? With that said, no ambiance, but reasonable food at fair prices when you need a bite. They seem to do a brisk take-out business, which is probably their main focus

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Seaside
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

The meals are delicious! Fast, friendly, efficient service will delight you. The food is good old fashion Chinese family style; that every American town used to have. Yes! many Americanized Chinese food dishes that are delicious, but also many truly ethnic spicy dishes are available. You could even get a cheeseburger, if the kids want one. Full bar is available... More 

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Thank Kim H
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were regulars here in the 70s and nothing's changed. Same menu, chairs, tables, statues...you know what you're getting, because it's the same as you got. Dependable, fairly fast: a Chinese equivalent of a NY deli.

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Thank WorldSki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the Special Wonton soup plus noodles. The soup had lots of goodies: wontons, pork, shrimp, noodles, & veggies. We also had the garlic egg plant w/ pork & tofu....Yum😃 The food was delicious and our server Cindy did us well. The ambiance: a Chinese diner,

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Thank jgmiles
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

After a meeting, our group wanted a quick and simple lunch. Chong's menu has number for each lunch dishes. Each of us submitted a number for our order. Orders came quick and simple. The price for each order was economical. The prices range from$6.95 to $9.95, excluding tax and tips. It was Saturday and the restaurant was packed during lunch... More 

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Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Central Coast California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love all kinds of Asian food but when growing up the only type available was the local Chinese - American diners. Now I prefer Thai or Vietnamese but every so often I get a hankering for old school Chinese...you know, egg foo young over white rice, sweet and sour pork etc. I find that Chong's is reasonably priced, tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-5153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?