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“Disappointing”
Review of Canton Bistro

Canton Bistro
Ranked #30 of 120 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Best Chinese food in town! Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Dine-in, Take-out, Catering
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have eaten in this restaurant several times, but last night's visit was our last. When we ordered our entrees, my wife specifically asked for no oil or carrots in her dish. After we all waited an extremely long time for our dishes, my wife's dish arrived with loads of oil and carrots. The server took no responsibility for this. The other three people in our party had to wait an additional 10-15 minutes for our rice to be served. By that time, our entrees were cold. In the hour we spent in the restaurant, not one person ever stopped by the table to refill our water. We nicely complained to the asst. mgr. on duty, but she didn't seem to comprehend our dissatisfaction. The shame of it, is that the food is better than most Chinese restaurants in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Food & Service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have dined here now a couple of times and had take-out three or four times while in the area.
The food has been consistenly very good and service the same. Take-out is always timely and the order correct. Will continue to go back and recommend highly.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank prusue
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La Quinta, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very nice enjoyable place for Asian food”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is a very nice place to eat. The food is great and the price is good. My husband loves this place for Asian food and we eat there as often as possible.

Visited September 2012
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Thank pamgolden
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is an excellent Cantonese Chinese Restaurant. The atmosphere is pleasant, service is very good and the food is quite tasty. To top it all off, the prices are very reasonable.
If you go during the "season," you can expect a wait even at lunch so a reservation is a good suggestion.
All dishes are prepared to order, so you will get a steaming hot meal every time, with fresh, crisp vegetables.
They offer a good selection of appetizers from egg drop, hot and sour soup or wonton soup, crab rangoon or potstickers (one of my favorites). That is not all that is on the appetizer list, only a sampling - including a sampler platter. Appetizer range from $2.25 (for the soup) to $14.95 (for the sampler platter).
Their lunch menu is VERY reasonable. You get a soup, fried or white rice and one of 20 different entrees, all for $6.95 - $7.95, depending on which entree you select. You can also order from their regular menu, but with such a huge selection on the lunch menu, there is no need.
The dinner/regular menu is huge and ecclectic. The menu is categorized into chicken, seafood, beef, pork, vegetarian, noodles, signature dishes or hot pot/sizzling plates. Some of my favorites are the Honey walnut shrimp, garlic chicken, black pepper chicken, Kung Pao delight, Kao Pao scallops, Basil Beef, and their combination fried rice.
The portions are plentiful, even at lunch. They offer a full bar also.
I have yet to find a better Chinese restaurant in the desert. The food is Cantonese style, so even their spicy dishes aren't overly spicy

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank bearecub
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Spokane, WA
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Still trying to find decent Chinese in the desert”
Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

Hopefully the chef had the day off. I don't think it is possible to find decent Chinese food in this valley.

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Thank Rome0
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