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Wang's in the Desert

4.2
1394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese
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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
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Phone number
(760) 325-9264
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chou
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1 Block North of Ramon
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Parking details
Ample onsite parking with additional parking located across the street and 2 blocks down in public parking structure.
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Public transit
Buzz Trolly Stop 50 feet from establishment
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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.
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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.
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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
What 1394 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

The place was empty late on a Saturday night. We were the only table in the dining room. We were starving and over ordered. The food was delicious but we could tell there was flavor enhancement in the dishes whether that be msg or something else. This was confirmed later that night when we were dying of thirst and had crazy harsh stomach issues. I will not eat here again unless they can promise me that no sodium heavy additives will be used in their food. You know when it tastes too good to be true? This was.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food, great service and delicious drinks and food
We will be back again and again

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food needs to have less salt. It was way too salty for me.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We arrived early and there were very few people there. The hostess was gracious, the waiter was fun. The cocktail was very nice, but the dinners were just so-so. Not bad, not excellent. Certainly tolerable and I took home the food I wasn't able to finish. $90 seemed a little steep for dinner for two with only one cocktail for the table, though.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Saturday night should have a bigger crowd. Great happy hour. Michael is s fun, sassy and skilled waiter/bartender. Decided to stay and have dinner in the bar because of the Drag Show. Performers were excellent-all of them, but our personal favorite was Borgia Bloom. (Hope I got the name right) We’ll be back! Watch out Michael!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We have been to the former Wangs in San Diego, so we were looking forward to the cuisine. We ordered one hors d'oeuve and one entree and split both. That worked very well.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We have yet to find a great Chinese-inspired restaurant in the desert. So, we have frequented Wangs several times. The food is delicious...noise level a little high -- but, it's that type of place. My only complaint is the cost -- (and we eat at fine restaurants). For this type of cuisine, the cost is quite high. Simply not used to that in the East Coast or Midwest...so simply be prepared. One drink and a nice menu item is going to run you around $40-$45...add a soup and appetizer, and well, that's a ton of money for this type of restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food. In my opinion it is the best Chinese food in the valley. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was good. Everything we ordered was good, above expectations. Service wasn’t great. Had been a long day and we took forever to order. Server clearly wasn’t having it 😂. Had a bit of an attitude but overall... he was fine.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wangs has become a fixture of the Palm Springs restaurant scene. This Asian fusion restaurant is a reliable place for very good food, professional/friendly service and no long waits to be seated. We began with the dim sum platter which was fantastic. Followed by fish in various preparations and a fortune cookie. The evening was done. This night, there was a live band in the adjacent bar space which was intrusive into the otherwise moderately quite dining spaces.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service started out good, but declined as the evening went on. When our entrees came we had to scavenge utensils ourselves for our waitress was no where to be found. We even had to flag down a bus boy to find her in order to get our check.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very lively happy hour! Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good not your typical Chinese food, ingredients seemed very fresh and flavorful. First time at the restaurant, would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We came here from out of state, based on a recommendation from a couple who have been coming here for years. Friday night happy hour was full energy, with a DJ. The restaurant side was much quieter and had a very interesting decor. We sat at a table for seven, complete with almost Moroccan-style pillow banquette seating. We shared a number of dishes, which were all excellent. An absolute must is to try anything from their drink menu—unique & fantastic. This is a MUST for any trip to Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went to Wangs the 1st night we were in Palm Springs. The food and drinks were good and we had a great waiter. Will certainly return

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Nick was awesome...the food and drinks tasty! Always a good time.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was great, service was ok and a bit noisy but overall great.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Very good Asian-inspired menu with plenty of kitchey decor!

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our waiter really sucked, he was late into work, he never came around asking if we needed anything. Our appetizers came with the meals. One couple didn’t even get their dim sum until after we were all done. We didn’t leave a tip.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Services from hostess, waitress, & bus people were first rate. We had a wonderful time. Most importantly the presentation was beautiful & taste of the all the different dishes we ordered were delicious. AND I enjoyed 2 Smokin Dragon martinis (husband had saki)! We had eaten here a few times on past visits and really glad we returned.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My waiter was awesome and am happy to be served by him every time I visit. The employees are very pleaseant and inviting

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very loud group seated right behind us.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Thank you for being so accommodating to my party! Definitely returning

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Waiter was nice. However we ordered calamari that we 20.00 and let’s just say it was a very small portion. Also one of the servers would simply throw our food on the table and not pick up our empty plates. We spent 130.00 for two people. Not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nicholas our waiter was awesome!! Great experience as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner with family. All of us had a good time. Nicholas, aka Nicky, did a great job of taking care of all 8 of us. As did the other wait staff.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

A favorite of ours when in Palm Springs. Love the Walnut Shrimp and panang chicken. Excellent service.Jackie was an outstanding server though the team effort to keep patrons pleased is very noticeable. J.T. behind the Bar was attentive and added to our positive experience.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I don’t know of it changed, or we did but it seemed overpriced for just okay food. Probably won’t return.

The entrees just aren’t that good for $20 each. The ginger beef from the “fire” part of the menu was not remotely spicey. The food relatively bland except for what seemed like msg.

We get a more flavorful and enjoyable meal buying prepared from Trader Joe’s.

On the plus side ambience was great and service spot on.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun bar area to wait in, and then the best Chinese food ever! We recommend the walnut shrimp & the lo mein! And the drinks are fantastic.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good, the service was outstanding, the entertainment happening in the bar area was not my cup of tea!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Wangs on Friday night used to be mobbed from 6-9pm. Unfortunately, the last three times we have been there the place has been nearly empty. We walked in at 8:15 and there were only three tables with people. What has happened to this once great place-It’s hard to say. They raised the prices considerably and that may have something to do with it. People that come to Happy hour don’t stay for dinner anymore. My guess is that new ownership will be required to make this place what it once was-a highlight of Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We had some great appetizers for Happy Hour. Live music was fun. A bit hard to have a conversation...we sat out on the patio. But I would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Was more impressed with happy hour menus than with dinner menu. Dined the Sunday prior and food was much better. Dinner portions were not much bigger, the pork PHO soup had a sour meat aftertaste. Loved the service, the ambiance, and the menu is adventurous. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 5, 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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1.0Dined on January 2, 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food! One of our favorites! Have been going for several years. Gets very noisy after 6:30.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 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.

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