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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

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
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Casual (9)
People Watching (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Spicy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

It was very expensive for the amount of food they give you. There portion size is ridiculous!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had been there for drinks, but was pleased to see that the food was delicious too! Great fun in Palm Springs!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was very good and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Super loud as there was a party with live music next door in their bar. Couldn’t really talk with my guest. Some
of the food was just ok.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The service was terrible, starting with the front check in, they seemed very confused as to what they were to do. The food server was in a big hurry, even tough the dining room seemed quiet. Our reservation was at 6:00 so it was quiet. The food server didn't seem to know what wine was. He was too friendly and not professional at all. We have been to dumps before but this was terrible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service. Good food. Dining room really, really noisy, making conversation difficult.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Impossibly noisy because of a dance party in the lobby. We could not hear each other talk. The food was very tasty but a touch expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had an excellent dining experience. Delicious food and plenty of it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Crowded restaurant , not enough staff.. waited 2.5 hours for dinner. Had to get our own drinks from bar. It was my nephews graduation party and family get together .. we had fun but Wangs has been better..

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love this place and recommend it constantly to friends.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Chinese food is on par with PFChangs very white-washed. We ordered Chicken chow mien which was dried noodles that were tasteless and the kung pao shrimp and scallops and szchewan beef, the two last dishes tasted the same very sweet. While I went with my Dutch friend and my kids they enjoyed the blandness, I thought the menu was over priced for the quality that you got. Place is good for elderly people.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Considering it was Xmas Eve and the restaurant was extremely crowded, the service was surprisingly attentive. While the food was good, the portions were small and quite expensive.
The egg rolls were small and barely warm. $6 for two small egg rolls is a bit much. The WonTon soup for two was $13 and included a grand total of 4 WonTons. Our entrees were also small and overpriced.
As you'd expect from a packed restaurant, the noise level was quite high. This is our fourth or fifth visit to Wangs. We think it's the best Chinese food in Palm Springs, but this experience will have us searching for other options.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Trust going to Wangs as the service is excellent, the food is served on time, and the presentation is awsome.
The staff really tries to go beyond and deliver the best service possible.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Spicy
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner for 2 so much a few weeks ago we went back with friends confident they also would enjoy the meal. We were not disappointed. Our service and meal were very good. More visits will be in our plans.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Pot stickers were the best we have ever had. I had Sweet n Sour Pork. Pork was thin sliced - never had it that way before. always been chunks of pork. but it was good. Everything was good. Not great (other than the pot stickers).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

What a great evening! Started with Happy Hour with Will as waiter/bartender. He makes an excellent martini and mai tai. Friend wanted a gin Cosmo. She said it was the best. Calamari and Asian chicken were delicious appetizers. Came back for dinner. Delicious! Kudos to the spicy pork chops. Liked them better when they were called Jalapeño pork chops. Shrimp pad Thai was a favorite. Coming back soon.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Accomodating and friendly hostess. Allowed us to change tables for a better view. The service was great. Water stayed full and dishes cleared promptly. Our waiter Randall was awesome! We were in a cut up mood and he joined right in. The drinks were very good and the food was superb!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very pricey for Chinese food, but it is one of our favorites. Walnut shrimp is the best! They make a mean margarita and the service is top notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Over priced
food quality not worth it!
Service lackluster - did not wipe up table after plates were removed
Coconut shrimp was over cooked

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wangs is one of our favorite restaurants. Their were 4 of us at dinner everyone enjoyed their food very much, everyone had something different. I had the shrimp tempura as it’s one of my favorite and I have to say I was disappointed. The shrimp were different than normal, smaller , and the entire dish was much greasier tasting than normal. Won’t be having it again. Everyplace has an off night, perhaps it was just me. We will be back soon, I’ll be trying something else next time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A glorified Panda Express! Greasy food no ambience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food in this place is overpriced, especially fro Chinese food.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nicolas and the whole crew did a great job. We were seated quickly, had excellent service, and had fun with the staff

Tags: Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Spicy
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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