Wang's in the Desert

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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian

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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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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
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Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipericl
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was mediocre at best but the worst part of dinner was the cringey “nightclub” singer who couldn’t sing on key.

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LimelightBoy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always worth the visit when we are in town. Great food.

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vipPoppo
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shared several appetizers and entrees. Everything was delicious.
Live music made it challenging to have a conversation at times.

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vipTopNotch10
New England
237 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Run away. This restaurant lacks focus. The welcome is warm but the room has not been updated in years. The menu is lackluster because the focus appears to be on entertainment at decibel levels to split the ears. Our drinks were fine but the appetizers were straight from the local deli. We left before any further insult to the senses. Hope someone rights the ship.

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KmdBmd
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came back after dining here Saturday night and all service people were just as friendly and our food selections still delicious!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has what we want when coming through town. One of our favorites and they always are friendly. Food is fantastic and delicious.

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KmdBmd
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Gr8!! Hostess & bus guy very friendly. The gal singer was pretty darn good! The male singer was just starting when we left. But most importantly all our food from appetizers to the side salad, the vegetable platter & our main dishes were delicious. We gobbled all of it up (almost) we did have left over container. We are coming back Monday we eat here twice every year when we come to Palm Springs.

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BSTR
New England
31 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

A bit short on service to start, but then better.

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RickG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have had numerous meals here over the past three years and have found the food to be good, portions reasonable and prices typical for the desert. This week, with a group of 11, we found the food average at best, portions appeared to have been pared back, and prices about the same I think......several were disappointed.
To be fair, we live in Vancouver with arguably the best Chinese food west of Asia, so the bar is high, but my sense was that the quality and portions size was down....

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious! Nick, our server, was amazing.

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vipMichaelrb
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food with ok service. They had a jazz band playing so it was impossible to hear someone sitting next to you. However, if you like jazz, the band was excellent. The dim sum was a standout.

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vipPaige
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Asian cuisine! Tons of tasty vegetarian options!

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JoeS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun night and the food was great! The entertainment was a great way to spend the dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a little slow. Waiter didn’t come back and check on us so we couldn’t order a second round of drinks. Busboy however was on top of things. We were sat at the stage, tables should be turned the other way.

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viprick
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Service slow

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vipTommy
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding. We were a few minutes late and the hostess rudely admonished us. Nonetheless, we had a nice meal and Alejandro was a great server.

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vipDavidB
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on Valentines night. Everything was great. We hope they don’t close.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed down when we arrived

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was not good, we had three dishes and every dish tasted the same. Would never go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Great happy hour!

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PatK
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent. Chicken lettuce wraps were very average with little flavor. Mongolian beef dish was very good and had great flavor - it saved the meal.

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GeorgeC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great vibe, nice restaurant with tasty food, but very salty. Unfortunately our server left us for 10 minutes before another one help, we needed to ask for silverware and more cocktails and finally asked twice for our check. The four of us are not coming back.

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vipTony
Palm Springs
106 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The servers were working very hard, but they didn’t follow through with things that we asked for and needed: silverware, water, napkins. Even so, we had a nice evening and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Out of 7 people dining, all said food was way too salty.

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viplkmilvr
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made a reservation for 10, when we arrived there was a dance party going on in the bar. MIT was festive and had a good and fun vibe. We ordered drinks and dinner, when dinner was delivered, only 8 meals were delivered. We asked about the remaining meals, they went back to the kitchen, came back with one of the meals but told the last person they didn’t have the ingredients to make the Larb salad. They offered to make another dish but everyone else was eating. She choose to share with us. They did credit some appetizers from the bill.

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vipOrlando
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Second time I make a reservation only to arrive and fund the restaurant is closed for business that night. If you are going to run a restaurant, be open when you say you will be. Highly recommend Rio Azul just up the street. They are open when they say they will be and their food and service are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed and rather than reaching out to let us know, they simply posted a note on their door... this was for New Years Day dinner.... thank god Copley’s had room... terrible experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, live music, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great!! This place is a Palm Springs treasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Christmas Day dinner

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vipSRKR
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

In process of new mgmt which led to some issues in kitchen and being able to sit people in a timely manner

Hopefully issues will be resolved soon

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vipLoriS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t have one! Made a reservation for Christmas Eve and confirmed it. Showed up to a sign on the door that they were closed! How nice of them to NOT CALL us and let us know. Won’t be bothering with this one again

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vipDaveH
Boise
57 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have no way of knowing, as we arrived and there was a sign on the door saying that they were closed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had Christmas Eve dinner plans and they closed citing gas and electrical issues. Not notice to anyone who had reservations. Ruined a lot of evenings. But, they’ve been sold and are closing soon, so it’s likely they are having staffing issues.

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DorothyF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Horrible odor in restaurant which seemed to be coming from restroom area.
Minimal wait staff but the 2 men covering the entire restaurant and bar were outstanding.
Food was delicious.

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RickE
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The live entertainment was ridiculously loud...so loud we nearly left but decided to eat in the bar where a conversation could be carried on.

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vipAlwaysEating
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our dinner was good, but high priced IMO.

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TracyK
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good but it was a Friday night and we didn't realize it was dance night. Noise level very high. Have been before and heard Jazz singer that was really good, so just need to pick your entertainment night that suits you!

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DwightF
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to see a singer who was not able to perform due to a sick family member. I made a reservation and got a confirmation and later a reminder about an hour before my arrival time. There was no mention of the entertainment being cancelled. I would have appreciated advance notice.
The service, cocktails and dinner were all excellent.

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vipBeauL
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Lemon Chicken was prepackaged frozen breaded chicken served with shredded ice berg lettuce a lemon slice and a cherry with a bowl of what tasted like packaged lemon sauce. I’ve been before and the food was good, this was unacceptable. Will not be back.

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Wang's in the Desert does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Wang's in the Desert also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 325-9264.

Wang's in the Desert is rated 3.8 stars by 1643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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