Wang's in the Desert

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1541 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
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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JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and good service, but the food is overpriced by 25% above the going rate for good Chinese food.

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w
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on time but was told our table was given away. We were seated where it’s open/front and center. Not much privacy but it was ok. Place not busy.
Service was excellent. Guest ordered something not on the Menu .
Chef came out to ask how it was. We had Fun.
Inspire of our table being given away, it was ok
Restaurant should pay attention to Customers request. Maybe this place needs to Review their Customer Service Standards.

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SH
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Palm Springs and at least once a month we are dining at this restaurant. Little pricey but the portions are huge and we usually sharing different dishes. Their Velvet Shrimp and Chicken, their Cashew chicken is outstanding.

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OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening with friends saying farewell for the season. Started in the bar and on to a lovely dinner in the dining room! (We asked for outdoor seating but it was agreed we would prefer to be indoors)

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c
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I may have ordered the wrong meal, but the fried noodles with shrimp was bland. The scotch and water was served with a lemon twist. Really? We were one of only 4 tables being served between 6-7pm. Also only a few in the bar. This was our second time being there. Last was in 2016. I think the restaurant has gone downhill. Will not be back.

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JC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional! The waiter was super friendly, and helpful and full of great suggestions! Wish I could remember his name! He was great!

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DS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly, personable and fun.

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l
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Sat out on the patio, didn’t realize that there was a performer. She was good, but a little noisy. Food just so so, nothing special. The sweet and sour pork was not very good. Too sweet and the sickening red sauce is just not right. The orange beef and chicken really had no orange in it. Used the same red sauce, would not order it. The chefs should take a trip to PF Chang’s and order their orange beef. ,

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LT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My party and I found the food to be delicious. Even some of the old favorites tasted somehow new and delicious. We joined another group of 5 and had a party. Thanks Nick!

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RL
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good

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AP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our dinner was a birthday celebration and guests arrived at different times. Thus, one couple had been served drinks, but it took a while for the waitress to come back to get the rest of our party. From that point on everything went well. The food was very good, as to be expected some dishes were more outstanding while others were just good. Despite a difficult table in some respects our wait staff were very good in dealing with us. Overall, everything was very good.

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w
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Attended a Fundraiser at the Patio. We were seated in an obscure part of the patio. Upon arrival, there was no one to great/tend to you. I had to ask a Bartender and the Manger sat me. The table was tight. No real privacy from the next table and there was confusion. They need to REVIEW THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARDS.
I really am very DISAPPOINTED.

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D
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service, will go again.

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RL
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything as expected for dinner.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on Spring Break and my hubby wanted Wings and it happen to be Wing Wednesday. It was delicious.

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DH
Boise
44 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Third time there this winter season, and finally went early and not on Friday, so the place was rather quiet. Would not recommend going on a Friday night, as the bar scene is very loud. Great service from NIcky--really nice guy! Enjoyed the food, good size servings (we always have enough to take home for a second meal) but it is expensive. Come on, Wangs, drop the price of fried rice!!

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E
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice setting
Fast service
Good food-
Over priced but for once in a long time it’s good

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JB
Sydney / NSW
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was my first time there and I was very disappointed. Both of our starters (egg drop soup and jicama salad) were bland and tasteless. Our entrees were not much better - very heavy and salty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was perfect, we had a fantastic meal!

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S
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food, great service!

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DT
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We hadn’t been to Wangs in a couple of years and thought we’d try it again. When we arrived for our 8:00 pm reservation, there were lots of loud, drunk guys milling around in the area by the host’s stand - overflow from the bar, we guessed - there was also a dancer from Hunters Bar walking around in his underwear passing out cards for his performance later last night - charming.

Food & service were pretty awful and - for example, busboy clearing plates tried to take used cutlery from our dirty plates for us to use on next course - really? Spilled food on the floor under the next table (like an entire plate of food) remained there the entire time we were there without anyone cleaning it up

Overall, a very disappointing experience - we won’t return

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Everything is very overpriced. We were “ok” with the price when ordering figuring it must be excellent food. When we were eating, we both were like “yea, it’s good...” but, after realized we were both thinking the same thing. “That’s it?” Apitizers we’re very small and very expensive. The mains were a decent size but, lacked flavor. Overall, after all the hype, was left very disappointed. Would not recommend.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Did not see any people from China working there

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d
Las Vegas
134 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent appetizers and entrees, great service, quiet evening

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l
Singapore
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Super fun on Fridays. Food was great and portions almost too generous.

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I
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to dine on a night they had a drag show. It was fun and added to our night. Our waiter was the most wonderful man. He was so sweet and accommodating and made us feel very welcomed. We will be returning every time we come to Palm Springs. Thank you!

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. A little pricey for the portions.

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LN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience. Food was delicious but ambiance was just OK.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

we thought everything was just average. nothing special. drinks, service, food, ambiance.... so in the end it was a poor value and i would not return. not bad by any means.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

3 generations of girls night out!

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KB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner tonight. In fact we were dining here at Wangs on Saturday night as well. Tonight was quiet Saturday was full restaurant which makes it louder along with the music in the back of the bar. We dine here every year but this time made it twice, as we love the diversity of the Asian menu, so many delicious choices. We will be back end of February 2020!

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d
Las Vegas
134 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was good but could have been warmer. Service was slow and rarely saw any wait staff.

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Bath
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing this time. Busy for dinner on a Friday evening our reserved table for two (and others waiting) were not available and we had to wait for 15 minutes or more. There were tables for four empty but not offered. TableService was very nice but the sweet and sour chicken was not good and we suffered the next day.

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S
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. The noise level at the bar was very high due to the DJ on the patio but the dining room was OK

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BV
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friday night Guy’s party is pretty loud. Our server was excellent. If I remember he said his name was Nicholas but his friends call him Nicky? Something like that. He also gave us excellent entree recommendations.

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JK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Over Priced, small portions and in house band way too loud

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T
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service sucked except the busboy
Food was excellent

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This is Asian food for people who find General Tso’s Chicken at the shopping mall food court too exotic. The wonton soup was salt water with chicken wontons. Everything else was shockingly sweet. Seriously, why was the chicken with cashews sweet? Avoid especially the pad Thai. Maybe if they focused on one Asian country they could get something right, but by playing it safe and trying to be all things to all people they get nothing right. On top of that, service was lackadaisical. I’ll never go back.

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NW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing and our server was so great! Thanks for another wonderful experience

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We weren’t seated until 15 minutes after our reservation. We were told they were short staffed and there were many open tables. After we were finally seated, 30 minutes went by without anyone coming over to our table. The entire section complained about the lack of service, so the manager gave the table next to us a free round of drinks. When we told him we were leaving because we had been there for 45 minutes, his response was “ok”. We had to make a reservation somewhere else.

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