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About 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.

424 South Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese

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

Cross Street:
1 Block North of Ramon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 325-9264

Website:
http://www.wangsinthedesert.com/

Entertainment:
DJ's Friday Night Happy Hour, Live Entertainment Sunday Evenings 5p to 8p with all Night Happy Hour and half priced entrees at the bar and on the patio. Buddha Lounge Saturday Nights with Live Entertainment from 5p to 8p.

Catering:
Take out.
Delivery by Postmates.com only $3.99 for Wang's in the Desert orders to anywhere in the valley.
First time Postmates users can use the code: wang's to receive their first delivery free.

Parking Details:
Ample onsite parking with additional parking located across the street and 2 blocks down in public parking structure.

Public Transit:
Buzz Trolly Stop 50 feet from establishment

Executive Chef:
Chou

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Nightly Happy Hour, 3 to 7pm at our Bar $3 Wine & Chardonnay $4 Well Cocktails $5 Margaritas $5 Mai Tai and $6 10 oz 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.

Wang's in the Desert Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
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Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vegan (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter, nick, was great. The food is outrageously overpriced. The restaurant was busy, but there were still plenty of empty tables. The kitchen was unacceptably slow. It took over 45 minutes for our food to come after finishing our appetizer.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Unbelievable, the Manager was arguing with the entire staff throughout our entire meal. We had to get up and ask for more drinks, water and when our food was coming. The food was fair, drinks came wrong and the yelling didn't stop because 2 bartenders didn't show up for work. Shame on Management for us having to hear everything. This use to be a great restaurant and there are far to many exceptional restaurants in the desert to come here again.

Shame on the Management for the poor service and support!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have always loved the place good food nice crowd patio and bar. Has got very expensive for Chinese appetizer, 1 drink each 2 people. 1 main course each. Almost $100.00 didn't use to be that expensive. Taking advantage of there success could be it's downfall. Won't eat there again. Have a cocktail there and move on.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time eating there! All dishes tasted good! My lemon drop also good! Large selection!
I would return!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Went for the dim sum but got so much more!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love wangs of the desert

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were a group of 9 and celebrating a birthday. The ambience, food and the service were commendable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was not good as it normally is
Service is ok

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Good atmosphere with friendly and good service. Food was nice and plentiful and reasonably priced. Would recommend and would like to return for happy hour as heard was good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This is probably the worst Chinese food I've ever had. The sesame chicken was frozen breaded Tyson chicken cutlets deep fried and sliced up with sesame seeds sprinkled over them.
The dim sum platter were Trader Joe's frozen dumpling things, still half cold. The waiters were apologetic. We left without eating any of it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Unfortunately our waiter was not very good. We had to go to the water station to get our own water because it took forever. Then it was impossible to get water refills. Finally the waiter took our order but never came to check on us after that. The manager apologized profusely for the service but the damage was done. Was loooong forward to this place but ultimately disappointed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

VERY noisy and slow service following their Friday happy hour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Won't be back again anytime soon. Though food was ok, our party of 5 was unable to have a conversation without shouting at one another. Service was poor; drinks took 15 minutes to arrive, appetizer came with the mains (we sent it away). How about installing acoustical tile on the ceiling or at least bring back the tablecloths, something to absorb the ear splitting volume.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our third time here. Come every summer. Food stunning and excellent service. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is improving and so is the service. I'm happy to see they seem to be moving in the right direction again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The service and food are awesome. Everyone is always so helpful, nice and friendly. You have a great selection to choose from. In other words we love Wangs In The Desert.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Best calamari I have ever tasted!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love Wangs but the Outside Bar music during dinner made it difficult to talk over dinner.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Spicy, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Improved service and food since the last time although it may have been due to the lack of patrons on a Friday night. The place used to be very crowded on Fridays but it is August so that may account for it.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A little too pricey. Orange peel beef should have been priced around $17 not $23 or $24. Same for shrimp dumplings. Good food and a little over priced.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Way too expensive for what you get. Drinks are a rip off .

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 1, 2017

One of the best places to eat Chinese and service was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Used to be a favorite place. But since they changed owner the food is so so and the service is poor. Meh

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great food and friendly service.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Staff was friendly and at first attentive. Drinks were excellent. Food was ok.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent service, food and happy hour. Always an A+ experience!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We have been to Wangs several times. The food is good however it is way too pricey for the
portions served so we will probably not return on a regular basis.
Too bad!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always delicious always very nice and cool on those hot summer evenings

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food is great here. It is on the more expensive side for asian food, but it is definitely worth it. Get the calamari!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Bar drinks were a 3/10

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Waited two hours for a meal to come to the table. Management came and apologized said it would be out soon and said they would talk to us about the bill at the end.
Food came was tasty and enjoyable a little high priced for Chinese food. We waited well over 30 minutes to receive a bill after we finished eating management and never came and spoke to us about taking anything off the bill and we were charged for items we did not order.
Overall was not impressed will probably not go back

Tags: Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This is a very good restaurant, great food great atmosphere. The patio is very festive too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Nicky is an amazing waiter, and fun too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The restaurant was busy because it was a holiday, but service was borderline incompetent. It took forever to get seated because the host was dealing with groups without reservation instead of servicing those of us who planned ahead. After finally getting seated, we waited 15 minutes before talking to a server. We ordered our drinks and our meal at Tate same time to try and speed things up a little. It still took 15 more minutes to get drinks and over 25 minutes to get our appetizer, which came cold. After another 15 minute wait, entrees arrived and both were quite good, beef chow fun and chicken Lettuce wraps. We hadn't planned on 3 hours for dinner, but ....

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was greasy and not well prepared. Overly sauced and poorly seasoned.

Our waiter was fun and did a good job.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The Walnut shrimp, Dim Sum appetizer, chicken Pot Stickers and Mongolian Beef were all excellent! The waiter was very efficient and friendly unlike some of our past visits when the service has been less than stellar.
The prices are on the high side but the quality of food was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 14, 2017

There aren't very many (if at all) great restaurants with a Chinese food bend so what a joy it was to stumble on this place. The food was delicious...drinks were awesome and they have a fabulous bar area with talent on various evenings. Will be back for sure. It's not your typical inexpensive Chinese restaurant you might be used to in other cities...but, for PS and the quality, the pricing was more than fair. Highly recommend!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Prices have gone up here for Chinese Food dishes range $12-$40. Having said that, there aren't many places in PS for good Chinese food. Wangs chef does a good job. I know good Chinese food coming from the SGV in Los Angeles. Very noisy Friday night when they have the happy hour which is a lot of fun. Will go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Love the Orange Beef and Jalapeño Pork Chops. New favorite is Drunken Dumplings.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I ordered the Beef with Broccoli and it was good. Very fresh and flavorful. My wife had the Kung P.o. Chicken
The green, red. yellow peppers and chicken were perfectly prepared. The dish could have been spicier. We asked the waitress to make sure it wss Chinese Hot so she wss disappointed.

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