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J Wongs Thai & Chinese Bistro

3.6
96 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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J. Wong's Thai & Chinese Bistro is located on South Salt Lake City, Utah and specializes in serving Thai and Chinese style cuisine. The restaurant offers online ordering and takeout services, which includes delivery service to a limited area. J. Wong's Thai & Chinese Bistro is available to book for events and private parties, as well as catering services.





The menu features starters, soups, sides, small plates, Chinese and Thai entrées. A full service bar and drink menu is available. Some of the featured entrées at J. Wong's Thai & Chinese Bistro include filet mignon stir fry, general tao chicken and black bean red snapper. All entrées are served with choice of brown rice, white rice or see yao wong lo mein.



We love serving our great customers and if there are any dietary needs we will do our best to accommodate those

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Thai, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 350-0888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Wong
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Private party facilities
Our banquet room is perfect for your private dining need. Seats up to 50 guests. We have an A/V setup with projector available for presentations. Perfect atmosphere for any type of occasion; anything from business presentations to wedding rehearsal dinners. Please contact someone from our management team to inquire about availability.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (801) 350-0888
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Catering
We offer a not so expensive solution for quality off site and on site Corporate, Wedding, and special event catering. We are able to accommodate any size group. Because we have so many options our catering menu is highly customizable and one of our management team members would love to help you set up your perfect menu. You can contact them directly by email at jwongs.slc@gmail.com, call them 801-350-0888, or by filling out our catering quote form at https://jwongs.com/catering-banquet-room/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
200 West
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Parking details
Street parking is available and plenty of Downtown Parking Garages nearby.
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Public transit
We are located in the center of Downtown Salt Lake City, within walking distance of many hotels and entertainment venue. Theres also a Trax station just a couple blocks away on main street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 96 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
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3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We ate at J Wongs for dinner before the ballet. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Visited twice in a week visit. Both soups I had were excellent. Lettuce Wrap filling was bland, could have used more spice. But, the serving size (appetizer) was large. Lunch combo was enough although not overly generous. Very nice people. One (new employee) server was unable to correctly make change from cash and probably should have been supervised more closely.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Llegamos a la hora de la reserva (21:45) y la hostess nos informó que ya no podían recibirnos porque la cocina cierra a las 21:50 (y aún así existe la posibilidad de hacer reservación para las 22:00). Dijo que no sabía por qué se había permitido reservar tan tarde. Resumen: no nos quisieron recibir y tuvimos que buscar otro lugar.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

During my first visit, I was not impressed with the food, but I opted to make a second trip which left me even more disappointed than my first.

Hot and sour soup tasted like warm vinegar and the black pepper chicken tasted (and looked) like it had been boiled and then tossed onto a pile of raw onions.

I’m sorry to write this review, but honesty is the best policy.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We were so excited to take our group to this restaurant. We should have known when we walked in the door that the experience would not be great. Waited for a very long time for them to notice we were there. Waited at least 15 minutes at the table before they brought water and menus.

One table near us full of ladies was so very loud, we could barely hear each other.

Ordering: One of our group was very specific about his “meal” - dessert. Wanted it at the same time as our entrees.

They forgot one appetizer - didn’t apologize - just said... oh, I will go order it for you. We said NO, you brought our entrees and we don’t want it now. Water didn’t get refilled - we were so parched, split the one person’s water who not drinking it.
Food was ok - not great and not hot. Paltry servings of rice.
We waited over 20 minutes for more water and the bill after we finished. Finally got the bill - then waited at least 15 minutes more!
The waiter actually rolled his eyes when our friend ordered dessert for his meal. Very rude service.

I caught another gentleman who worked there (manager or owner) on the way back from the bathroom. He was VERY NICE. Offered to give us a discount, but we had already paid the check and wanted to get out of there as fast as we could.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Best Peking duck in town! The other items we sampled were also delicious. This was not our first visit. We really like this place, and often get carryout. Our server did an excellent job, and we enjoyed the fun jazz mix that was being played. The restaurant was relatively quiet despite the moderately-sized crowd.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place. It’s my new go to Chinese. My wife and I loved it.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was nice ! The food was amazing . Definitely will return soon .

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The seating hostess was a little slow in seating us even though we had a reservation. Everything went smoothly though. The food was great, the restaurant was clean, and the menu had lots of great options.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Yum. Love the yellow curry. My kids all have celiac and the gluten free options were solid. One of the kids is a very picky eater and he loved it and wants to go back.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

This is my first time here and I will be back. The food was very good. Not great, but very good especially for the price. The place has a good atmosphere. This will probably be my go-to Chinese place for downtown SLC.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I went out for a meatless Friday. The vegetable potstickers, Thai fried tofu, and fresh vegetable springrolls were delicious. I look forward to returning to try a few chicken and beef dishes.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent! But our service was even better! Dave was attentive, friendly, and seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. Servings were generous, atmosphere was lovely, and we were so happy we had our New Year’s dinner with you!

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The pad thai that we ordered smelled very foul. The Mongolian chicken was not good either. General Tao chicken was good however. I would not go back to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

J Wong is a cool and inviting environment. We eat a lot of Chinese food. The dishes here were good, but not outstanding. The vegetables were better than the chicken dishes. The Kung Pao, General Tsao and Orange chicken dishes had somewhat distinct flavors. Yet the Chard and the green beans were delicious. The service was kind if not a bit overwhelmed for our party of 15 skiers.

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1.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We had our Christmas Eve dinner there and the food was bad pretty bad. The service was not good either. Disappointed.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was not very good at all. They asked multiple times about the food, but we felt there wasn’t much that could be done.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Nicely appointed, good service, interesting menu of Chinese and Thai dishes.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious. Love this place and the service too! Would recommend to anyone!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

J Wong's is an excellent find. Very pleased with the service from the moment of entering the door to departure. They are willing to work with diners on the menu options, knowledgeable and get it right. We had a couple of very picky eaters in our group and everyone was very satisfied. It was a pleasant evening. We will return.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent green curry.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

My young adult son has been extolling the considerable virtues of J Wong’s for many months but I hadn’t had the opportunity to dine there until we decided to celebrate his birthday by having lunch. We ordered a couple of appetizers and an entree each. I have to say I was immensely satisfied with both the service and the cuisine. I hope to dine there again soon and often.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

During a brief visit to Salt Lake City, we ate at J Wongs based on positive reviews. We were not disappointed. The ambience was pleasant. The food was high quality and the cost reasonable. If we lived locally, we would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on August 21, 2015

It was just ok. Our server was excellent. The food was not exceptional. We enjoyed the lettuce wraps. The soup came out very quickly and before my husband had a chance to even taste his soup our meal was served. All of the chicken in our dished tasted like it had been deep fried.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2015

If you're looking for notable Asian food, this is not the place. I love Asian food. Salt Lake City is obviously not San Francisco, and J. Wong's exemplifies that. The service good, and the atmosphere was nice. If you're downtown, and want a nice quiet meal, this might be just fine if you're not looking for a food experience.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

I have eaten lunch a J Wong's many times and greatly enjoyed. This was the first dinner
reservation. I thought our friend would enjoy because of the gluten free items (of which
there were not many choices on the dinner menu). But, we arrived early (5:45) and service
was great, we had a nice quiet booth where we could converse. The food was presented
beautifully. I had the filet mignon stir fry....while tasty, it was not my favorite dish (compared
to some of the lunch items I have tried). Restaurant is an easy walk to the Capital Theater,
so would recommend to anyone for dinner before a show.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2015

The food was decent, Americanized Chinese fare, and as such, I had to see what their version of General Tso's Chicken was like. Again, pretty good, though maybe a bit over-priced. However, the pricing was standard for what is now typical in the Salt Lake foodie scene, where every entree needs to be $13 or more nearly everywhere you go.

My main problem was with the service. It was a slow Sunday afternoon, so the servers were not overburdened by any means. Our waiter led by recommending a sirloin dish, purportedly his favorite, which was, not coincidentally, the most expensive meal on the menu. OK, he needs to up-sell when he can, but when we declined, he was careless with our orders, preferring to remember them instead of writing them down. Sure, there were only three of us, but our selections, especially our rice preferences, turned out too much for his memory. He had to confirm three different times what we had ordered as we waited, which left us nervous, only to bring the wrong food to our table in the end. No surprise. But as we settled up at the end of our meal, I fortunately took a second look at our surprisingly large bill, only to find our server had charged us for the sirloin dish, along with everything else. My wife nearly paid for the whole thing. We left a meager tip as a message. The back of the house did their job, but the server undid their hard work by being sloppy.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2015

I have not had such great Asian food since I lived in Washington DC!!
The Chicken Satay was PERFECT. Excellent selection of food as well as Beer menu!
Very Clean, good Service. Would dine here many times.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2015

Interesting and delicious food. The service was very good and very helpful. Over all it exceeded my expectation, definitely will come back again if I visit salt lake city again and will recommend it to my friends.

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2015

We dined at J. Wong's recently. Ambiance is good & service is prompt as well. The menu looked really exciting with the Chinese/Thai options, but the food left us desiring more. The cashew chicken was dry & bland. The lamb racks on massaman curry was decent with the curry pulling the weight forward. Appetizers and desserts were meh.

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2015

Food was ordinary. We ordered according to what our waitress said were the most popular items. The curry chicken was bland. My friend ordered the house salad and left most of it. The restaurant is beautiful, however. If you don't care about the food and just go for the ambiance, it might be all right.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2015

From the moment we walked in, our dinner experience was awesome. Brad offered friendly and efficient service, while the few dishes we tried were delicious! Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2015

Enjoyed the lunch menu, very flavorful and fresh. Although our server Angie, was dismissive, almost to the point of rude. We did share our concern/experience with the manager/owner and he responded by making sure we were accommodated. As a result we may have seen a slight attitude change in our server, but still did not receive drink refills the after we asked. We think she couldn't get us out of there fast enough. So sad that a server sets the tone for your experience. We're in town for several more days and considering bringing back larger parties......going back for the food....hope the service is better.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2015

This restaurant is in the Salt Lake Magazine's 25 best restaurants for 2015 so I was expecting a fantastic meal. It was good. Not "to die for" fabulous but we enjoyed the evening. The service was great and I think we will probably go back and try some different dishes. The salmon dish was by far the best of what we ordered.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2015

The restaurant was slow on Sunday night which made it easy to get right in. Food was good to very good for 6 people with various tastes. Good atmosphere and worth going back to.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2015

Such a find for celebrating Chinese New Year! Brought my twin granddaughters (age 8) and they were so enthralled. And ate every bit of the food (fried red snapper, duck, dumplings, lo mein with vegetables, spinach, fried bananas, mango rice) and three pots of tea.
They want to go again soon...without the Lion Dance though.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2015

We had two entrees, the medallions and walnut shrimp. Exceptional flavors - both with bursting flavors! Lettuce wraps were bland. Wine corkage pricey @ $12.50.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

never have heard of that before thought I would give it a try with my wife for Valentine's Day the food was outstanding the service was great I would definitely recommend it to anybody

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Went here on the spur of the moment when the intended restaurant had a several hour wait. I have a gluten issue and one of the diners in our party has a severe seafood allergy. We notified our waiter of this prior to ordering and asked for recommendations. The diner with the allergy ordered the wonton soup which was not labeled in the menu as having seafood; the waiter also did not tell him that there was shrimp in the wontons. My friend found out about the issue after eating it and then looking up reviews that had been posted online about what was actually in the soup. The waiter just gave us an "oh sorry" as my friend was breaking out in hives (fortunately he is not as allergic to shellfish as he is to fish but it is still a severe allergic reaction). The manager was wonderful with the situation when we told him what happened and with us having to get quickly out of the restaurant. This error was after us getting the wrong rice and having to remind our waiter that we had ordered the soup in the first place. The food was wonderful though! Everything that we had ordered was delicious - lettuce wraps, general tao's chicken, beef and broccoli, and a thai dish with pork belly - was well received by everyone at the table. We would be willing to give them another chance as a girls' night out and leave the allergic boyfriend of my roommate at home.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2015

Love coming here. Get the Salt and Pepper Calamari. It is amazing. It will change your life. Yeah, it's that good.

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