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Chong's Szechwan Restaurant

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485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
831-373-5153
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars 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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monterey
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3 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Marina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I met friends for dinner at Chong's. (There were 8 of us) We were at a round table with a spinner in the middle; we each ordered a plate and shared all the food so we made our own buffet. The eggplant dish and the garlic shrimps were our favorites. Everything else needed soy sauce as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-5153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?