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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Food was the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten. Everything was drowned in Brown sauce and was gloppy and inedible. Hard to believe the owners are Chinese. She should be ashamed to serve this preparation.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Staff very friendly an eager to serve we ordered the $9.25 lunch specials very large will take half home. The hot sour soup was very tasty. Also ordered the spare ribs on bone and had cut in half . Best I’ve had in months including...in chinatown in Boston. A very typical old style Chinese restaurant where when not waiting staff cuts vegetables. We took home half of the lunch specials very large portions and tasty and freshMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

While on a visit to Olin College in Needam, Mass., we stopped for lunch at The Wok in Wellesley, Mass. Although the outside of the restaurant is unimpressive, the inside is quite comfortable and nicely laid out. The food was good but quite different from...the Chinese American food I am used to eating in New York or SE Florida. For one thing, there was far less seasoning in the dishes, especially salt. To perk up the egg drop soup, I added some hot chili oil. That improved the taste. Massachusetts Chinese restaurants serve dark brown lobster sauce. This menu offered the option of a light sauce that they called NY style. It was not like anything I had seen before. The fried rice was so brown that it looked like food dye was added ( I don’t say it was, only that it looked like it). On the positive side, their egg rolls were excellent. The service was very fast and efficient. Overall, not a bad choice for a lunch stop.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Out of all the Asian style restaurants I have eaten at; this has to be the worse! They charge $3.00 for a water downed coke and $3.00 for each refill without telling you!! The food is not that great! Got a lunch special that was...$9.25 substituted the ribs for chicken fingers 3 of them they charged me an additional $5.00 for!! Over priced not that great tables are dirty and staff not friendly!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Good, typical American Chinese menu. Above average taste. Friendly service. White tablecloth, fabric napkins. Varied cocktails.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

At best this is typical average American Chinese fare. can find better options up the road on Washington Street in Wellesley. Service also hectic and inattentive. Don't bother.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We had a vegetable dish that was very overcooked, in a flavorless sauce. The General Gao's chicken was very tough (hard to cut with a knife) and the sauce was too sweet and not spicy at all. The tempura vegetables were very oily, and some...pieces were starchy in the middle and rotten-tasting. Everything else was not very good, and not very flavorful. I suspect that many of the good reviews for this restaurant are fake. There is no way this is the best Chinese restaurant in Wellesley. CK Changhai and Jin's are much better.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Went to the Wok for lunch in the beginning of December with old friends I used to work with. I have been there several times in the past, and as with the other times had a very good experience. The restaurant staff is very welcoming...and pleasant and always thank you when you leave. We all selected lunch special items from their menu. I had the beef and broccoli which includes fried rice, a choice of several types of soup, and spring roll or chicken wings. The food was very good and the portions seemed large. As always I left there very full. You usually get tea with your meal but this time, for some reason that did not happen. I highly recommend this restaurant for a lunchtime destination. Good friends and good food, what more could you ask for?More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Tried out this restaurant as our favorite had closed. They were not busy but yet the service was beyond slow. We got luncheon plates with an upcharge for dinner. The food was just okay. The meals did not come with our choice of soup Won...Ton so we ordered it and did not take the soup that came with the meal. It would have been nice if they reduced the price even by a $1. They sell other soups in a large size but not Won Ton. I thought I would go back due to it being close but on second thought I won't.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

We have been eating at the Wok for many years and were seriously disappointed when we ate there last week. The spareribs were fatty and chewy. The soups were bland and every dish tasted the same - even though we ordered a variety. We even...ordered a low sodium dish and that tasted saltier than all of the other dishes. The Mai Tai's were weak and had sour mix in them - yuck. It took 4 requests to get served white rice. It finally came when we were almost finished. That is odd for a Chinese restaurant! We have great family meals here in the past, so I hope this was just an aberration, but the service was poor and the food totally not up to par.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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