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China Wokery

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1020 W San Marcos Blvd, Ste 142, San Marcos, CA 92078
+1 760-471-6066
11:30 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, CA
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the lunch. I had Wonton Soup, Egg Roll and Orange Chicken. All were delicious. The soup was flavorful and wontons tender. Orange Chicken was good and spicy. My husband's beef dish was great. Beef was really really tender and not overcooked. Ample portions. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Magaroons
San Marcos, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I understand that everyone deserves a second chance but I was really disappointed with the experience. On a Friday night I would expect a busier place but was surprised at the lack of people there. The waitress seemed like she did not care to be there and replied to everything I asked with a smirk. The food was ok but... More 

Thank azavala7
blythe, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wayyyyyyyy too overpriced for nothing, Mongolian beef wasn't good, asked for a fried rice I'll pay the extra, no substitutions. Wow just plain white rice for 15$ with Mongolian beef? And no soup, didn't ask for a drink, said it was takeout and it would be 15 minutes. It took 30/45 minutes. Not even a friendly atmosphere, totally overpriced!!!!! Never... More 

Thank Rosie L
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I have been growing up with this restaurant and I have to say that it is fantastic . From family gatherings to date nights the food is always fresh and delicious. My favorite dish is the sesame chicken!! Ask for crispy noodles with dipping sauce while you wait !!!

Thank Stephanie K
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684 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We visit San Diego about once a year, and always try to get to the China Wokery for lunch. There are lots of choices on the lunch specials menu, and the portions are huge; we took enough home for a second meal the next day. Everything is very tasty. The dining room is so attractive, with huge old timbers, and... More 

Thank ArlettaC
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Although I've never run a restaurant, some things shout out to me as painfully obvious. Let's start with the very positive. The restaurant is clean, attractive and located in the popular "restaurant row" in San Marcos. The waitress was very nice and the service was more than passable. What surprised me, however, is that this restaurant had very few occupied... More 

Thank TravelinMan760
San Marcos, California
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Let me start by putting this review in perspective. I spent 50 years in New York and am very familiar with excellent Chinese food, both in China town NYC and the suburbs. I am not comparing China Wokery to NY Chinese food. Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised last week when we took home two dishes from this restaurant... More 

Thank Linda G
San Diego, California
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136 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The China Wokery has been in business for 20 years with the same owner. Our family has had many family meals here that have also included out of town guests. The prices are reasonable, and the food is always good. I usually prefer to have my sweet and sour shrimp without the breading, to save on caloric intake, and they... More 

Thank NickiG555
San Marcos, CA
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The food here is always good. It's been in business for about 20 years, run by the same people (who are very nice). The decor is very pretty - and all the menu items are great. I highly recommend!

Thank realvi09
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Picked up my food, went back to hotel. One of the entrées were missing. Called and the manager said I was a liar that he knew the food was in the bag. We drove all the way back and showed him what we were given. He refused to get us the rest of our meal. I asked for a refund... More 

Thank Melanie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 W San Marcos Blvd, Ste 142, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-471-6066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?