Wang's in the Desert
Wang's in the Desert

Wang's in the Desert

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wangsinthedesert.com/
  • Phone: 7603259264
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Every day of the week.

    Happy Hour between at 3 pm and 7 pm & Dinner starting at 5 pm until close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Take out.
  • Private Party Facilities: Wang’s in the Desert, located in downtown Palm Springs, is a spacious, contemporary environment. Come taste the fusion of Pan Asian cuisine celebrating the culinary arts of Sichuan, Cantonese and Mandarin; complimented by our specialty cocktails. Retreat to our VIP room for a private party or explore the lush Patio for the happiest hours and the friendliest crowds. You’ll enjoy great entertainment with our weekly DJs and live cabaret and entertainment! Main room seats up to 160 guests. The flexible layout makes it possible for smaller groups of 30 and a semi-private VIP room up to 18 guests. Our outdoor patio can seat up to 100 guests; also perfect for large cocktail receptions. Private Events: customize pre-set menus for a variety of budgets and tastes. Available for private parties and restaurant buy-outs. To view our menu, visit: http://www.wangsinthedesert.com/#/Menu/
  • Private Party Contact: Pieter Van Winkel 7603259264
  • Entertainment: DJ's Friday Night Happy Hour, Live Entertainment Sunday Evenings. Voodoo Lounge Saturday Nights, September thru May.
  • Special Events: Nightly Happy Hour, 5 to 7pm at our Bar $2 Well Cocktails and $4 Large Well Martinis
    Reservation Confirmation Message: Thank you for making your reservation online. We look forward to seeing you. Please contact us at 760-325-9264 with any questions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1 Block North of Ramon
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample onsite parking with additional parking located across the street and 2 blocks down in public parking structure.
A word from Wang's in the Desert
Located in beautiful downtown Palm Springs, Wang’s in the Desert’s concept is Pan Asian Cuisine combining different types of cooking influences including Sichuan, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai and Korean. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients
found throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Our restaurant is warm and inviting! You can dine in our dining room looking at our flowing stream; cuddle in our private Red Room, chill on our outdoor patio, or relax in our spacious lounge. The choice is yours…

Whether dining or relaxing, Wang’s represents California living at its very best.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Wang's in the Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (53)good for groups (44)hot spot (38)neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (12)great for outdoor dining (7)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Always Fun
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food at Wang's is consistently very good and the wait staff are always friendly. They have specialty dishes and cocktails too. The bar is vibrant and fun with live entertainment on some nights.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • as always
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The were great. One of the best restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good American Chinese
    PalmSpringsBear
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    After the real Chinese in Los Angeles this is good and meets the American Palate well. Bar noise is a little annoying during happy hour which is frequent. A nice place to meet friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table for 6
    PSMC
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always have great food and love the extended happy hour and prices. We all shared and loved the food! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Excellent Service!
    James
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    No complaints. Love this spot and our waiter provided us with excellent service! He was very charming:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement...still
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Been months since we walked out in a huff after waiting over an hour for our order. Had to try again because we used to loved this place. The service was very good this time. Our waiter was friendly, prompt and responsive. It was an early Monday night and not very busy. We ordered our favorite: Beef chow fun. It had NO flavor at all. If you were blindfolded, you wouldn't know what you were eating. So disappointing. As the room began to get busier, the noise level increased exponentially. By the end of our meal, we couldn't hear each other. I don't know what happened, but it will be many months before we try again...if we try again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    desertdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu has changed a bit with some nice new additions. Really enjoyed the food. Always comfortable and enjoyable at Wangs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    DennisLapidReview
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just Mediocre........................................................................
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but the waiter....
    JSmith
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a water glass break in my hand. I asked the waiter to bring me another glass of water. Much later, I realized that the remaining water in the broken glass had simply been poured into another glass. I could tell because of all the cucumber slices I had placed in my water (some had weird cuts that were easily identifiable). This is dangerous. Waiter got drink orders wrong. Because of the purple lighting, it was hard to figure out the various dipping sauces by color so it would've been nice had the waiter pointed out the hot mustard. I didn't taste much after that but my party told me everything else was very good. Despite the experience, I'd try this place again if I am ever in Palm Springs in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Very Noisy
    srocha
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have always liked Wangs, but the noise level makes it very hard to have a conversation. Will have to go on a night when it's less busy in the bar which provides a lot of NOISE
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DOCTORROADMAPVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    For a fun entertaining evening, Wang's is the place. Good food, great service and a lively atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not open!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant was closed! They neglected to update their hours on opentable. Major oversight! My party of 5 showed up for brunch on Sunday to a closed restaurant and had to scramble to find a new location!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bland food
    RTfromLondon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food didn't taste fresh. All was very average. Portion sizes ridiculously huge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This used to be a great place...
    VM2013VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Since they raised the prices and didn't improve the quality of the food no one goes here anymore. It used to be a staple of the neighborhood. Friday nights the bar is still packed but the restaurant was 1/2 empty on a Saturday night. You used to have to wait 30 minutes if you had no reservation. Raising each entree $5.00 or $6.00 but not giving any more than before was a bad idea!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michael' Review
    Michael
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wangs is just a great place to gather , visit with friends and have a great meal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    LarryEatsOutaLotVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    wonderful restaurants! Have eaten here many times. Enjoyed every meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    Pixciegirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service were great, but the noise level was unbearable! One of the noisest restaurants I've ever been to! I just don't enjoy dining out in such a noisy atmosphere, wish the place was more relaxing. It would make dining much more pleasurable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot with quirks
    Stefam
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Maybe the hottest bar scene outside a club in the desert. Food is good, better than in many other Chinese places. Unfortunately, the ambience is almost horrible - a flat grey box with blue neon. Cool taken the wrong way. With the noise level of an aircraft carrier during scramble. Next to our table sat a small buddha (grey, you should have guessed) at a whimsical canal whose water might raise a hygiene inspector's eyebrows. But in a crowd, having fun, you might even find the parking garage charm funny.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    Johnny555VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Start with some Dim Sum fun and finish with any of the wide variety of entrees' and you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great but......
    gaygeeb2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The noise was unbearable. The bar was overly full and a live singer plus recordings - all piped into the dining room - ruined our dinner. The food was wonderful. We live in PS and love Wangs. BUT OMG THE PRICES! If they keep raising the prices soon we will have to cross it off our list. Mid 20's is high for Chinese food - maybe that's why the bar was full but the restaurant half empty.?????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT...........
    Rodster
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    GREAT.....................................................................................................as always....
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wangs Is great!
    DCINWEHO
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Check out Gennine Jackson on Sundays in the patio! She's is an amazing singer and wonderful person! Wang's food is great chinese in the dessert, plus the bar scene is fun. Overall Wang's is a great place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Brazzie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Waiter a bit cold, but the food was very good. Bar noise way too loud for quite dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    SteveTipsBigVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Always good food here - better than any chain - irritating that the hostess set us on a high trsvel area if the restaurant when there were other options - nite to self - demand a better table next time - we had a reservation and they weren't that busy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday Night at Wang's
    JCCLACAVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had Levy as our server again which always makes dinner a good experience. Green curry chicken, shrimp and chicken duet, Szechuan beef, all delicious. We had a slight snag at the bar, but the managers are great and make everything right.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great on Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My friend from NY said it's the best Chinese he's had east of the Hudson!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Longtime customer, not returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been coming to Wang's for quite a few years. Often for special occasions, other times with friends. I always make a reservation on OpenTable with a note about the birthday. Prior to this year, they've always made a point to wish my partner a happy birthday & bring dessert at the end of the meal. This year, no recognition at all. The server was horrible from beginning to end. We had him before & he is awkward, unfriendly & shouldn't be in food service. He wouldn't look our way when he was nearby. The prices have gone way up & they're changing recipes that were fine to begin with. I spoke to the manager on our way out & his total lack of empathy/concern for making the dinner special for the b-day girl was upsetting. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another good night at Wangs
    bigeater
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wangs remains our favorite chinese restaurant in the desert. The bar scene, especially friday nights, for happy hour is crowded and exciting. The restaurant is somewhat noisy on fridays, but the service and food remain very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun family style food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    the chinese food at Wang's was very decent. Thanks for seating us so promptly and for the fun time
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service from Levy
    JCCLACAVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Levy is always friendly and makes the evening enjoyable. The special Szcechan Beef is delicious, all the dishes aer consistently good. Friday Happy Hour is always busy and fun. A good way to kick off the weekend in PS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    BobM
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I found the restaurant looking very dated. The interior really needs to be freshened up. The food was good but not great and the prices were very high. I went during happy hour time and the bar area was very crowded because of the low price for drinks. There are many chinese restaurants in the area with great food at lower prices. This restaurant needs some serious updating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wang's review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great dining experience. We were seated when we arrived, no waiting. Food and service was exceptional. The only draw back to the entire experience was the noise level, which of course cannot be avoided when there's a full house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Foods
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Its been a long time since we've been here but as usual, the food is great. Just looking at the foods, I think I can make it better at home. I'm a good cook and by looking, I can make it better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted
    Desertlover
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The meal was awesome! The flavors in each dish was perfect, and I would recommend the dim sum appetizer.......to die for!!! Cocktails were excellent. Every visit is great and so consistant in service andv quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indifferent waiter
    DesertDiner
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was quite good but the service was just awful. Can't say this was true for the whole restaurant perhaps we got a bad waiter on a bad night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise Level
    LOUD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The noise level is high, probably depending upon where you are sitting. It's difficult to have a conversation without being loud, which means you also hear the conversations near you. However, the food and drinks are great and more than makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, not great
    musclemark
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Like many restaurants these days, the noise level is super high which I don't care for. Don't like having to yell at my dinner companions to be understood. The food was a mixed bag. My Pad Thai noodles were great, the ribs were not so good. Portion size was good. Service was a bit slow even though the restaurant wasn't super busy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our food was not as good as previous nights. The saving grace is your fabulous entertainment.It made up for a sub par dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Desertdago
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have eaten here numerous times and everything was spot on. Not sure what happened on this evening but they were not busy as it was getting late but the food was completely different. Nothing really had any taste and the fried rice was the best part so that should say something. Will give them one more shot but nothing beyond that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fun Friday at Wang's!
    JCCLACAVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Good food and fun friendly service. Wang's is always fun for happy hour and dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.