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Canton Bistro

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79405 Highway 111, Ste 5, La Quinta, CA 92253-8300
+1 760-771-9129
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner at Canton Bistro was disappointing - our expectations were high after reading all the very good and excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Inside of restaurant is appealing and upscale for a strip mall restaurant, our server was pleasant and our food came very quickly after ordering: happy family, lo mein, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, and... More 

Thank TouristeSeattle
Sammamish, Washington
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canton Bistro is a great Chinese Restaurant. The decor is much more upscale than most similar restaurants and the food is excellent. No reservations for parties less than six, but the wait is never very long. We will be back!

Thank wilyotter2015
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Had dinner here with friends last night and this DEFINITELY is on our repeat list!! It's located in a nondescript strip mall near WalMart and who knew such a jewel of a restaurant would be hidden here. We only wish we were told about this sooner as it had some of the very best Chinese food we've had...and we eat... More 

Thank pare10s
Arlington, Washington
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have dined in this restaurant before but have not reviewed it. We were there again on our last night before heading north after the winter in Indio. The food and atmosphere is superb. The staff are very friendly and helpful in choosing a meal from the extensive menu. Looking forward to returning there in the fall as never disappointed... More 

Thank Daveoloc
Prescott, Arizona
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321 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had middle of the evening plans and had missed lunch, so decided a late lunch then a late dinner was the answer Out late lunch choice was Canton Bistro. On arrival noticed this strip center eatery was very nice in appearance and the staff was attentive We ordered egg drop soups and I had shrimp and lobster sauce and... More 

Thank davefoshee
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've been here several times, and we've never been disappointed. We go with a group of friends and we all get something different and share it. They have several large round tables with a lazy susan. so it makes it easy to share. My favorite is the Walnut Shrimp, and my husband likes the Egg Foo Yung (4 large servings... More 

Thank Judy C
Saskatoon, SK Canada
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267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

After searching for the best restaurant in La Quinta, Trip Advisor ratings indicated that the Canton Bistro was top choice. We went to the restaurant to find it fairly empty at 6PM, however within 30 minutes, the restaurant was completely full. The menu is quite large and provides many Asian choices. We ordered four dishes, but after some discussion with... More 

Thank Laen27
La Quinta, California
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have dined here before and had good experiences overall. Tonight saw the food quality good, but the service bad. Problem with the service was that our waiter was also the bartender. He had a full complement of patrons at the bar and thus was unable to come around for table service. To pay our bill we went to the... More 

Thank Shermyanne
Westport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went with my wife and some friends while visiting Palm Springs. We got there just before the line formed on a Friday evening. Very impressed with the food. We had Kung Pao chicken, Vegetable noodles, egg foo yung and orange chicken as well as green beans in garlic and shared the dishes. Everything was great - you will enjoy it!

1 Thank Steven V
Indio, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We are frequent visitors of Canton Bistro. The atmosphere is pleasant, casual and relaxed. The service is excellent and the food delicious. This is our go-to restaurant for Chinese Food.

Thank camartin0807

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79405 Highway 111, Ste 5, La Quinta, CA 92253-8300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-9129
Best Chinese food in town!
Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Dine-in, Take-out, Catering

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?