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Chong's Szechwan Restaurant

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485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
+1 831-373-5153
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Newbury Park, California
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187 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered what we usually do here. They tried but it didn't taste good...the sweet and sour soup wasn't. The egg foo young was tasteless...and the chop suey was also tasteless....too bad since our friend recommended this place. Will never go back....

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Thank CheapEats019
Seaside, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been my favorite Chinese restaurant in Monterey for over 30 years. It is almost a weekly stop. Good service and they always know what I want to eat and drink. Great service and food in the downtown area of Monterey. The # 10 lunch special is the best. Sredded port over rice with lot of veggies and its... More 

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Thank Mark R
Seaside, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been eating here monthly for nearly 30 years. It is my favorite place in Monterey. Great Szechawan spicey pork with fried rice.Great combos and specials. Not to mention the waitress always knows what I want to eat and drink.

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Thank Mark R
Santa Clarita, California
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212 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

There are quite a few Restaurant choices on the Monterey Peninsula. And, as you can imagine, many are Seafood style and/or Steak choices. The food is plentiful, the prices are fair.

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Thank Kent S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Love their food! It's hot, freshly prepared and has a good balance of flavours. I always get the beef with black bean sauce on rice, and I tell them to make it spicy. Their spicy shrimp is also really good. I haven't tried their noodle dishes yet... Maybe next time. The place isn't all that attractive and there is a... More 

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Thank Sansar L
Carmel Valley, California
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385 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Like most really good Chinese restaurants, it's about the food, not the decor. We went, on the recommendation of a Chinese Tai Chi student of mine, for the steamed fish. It was, naturally, great. We also ordered the Garlic Eggplant, which is labelled "Hot" but in fact can be ordered low, medium or high. It too was very good (and... More 

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Thank Andrew A
monterey
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

tHEIR won ton soup is a local favorite!!!Locals inhabit the business during lunch and gets somewhat busy

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Thank petey11monterey
Monterey, California
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Not what you would think of as a place you would want to eat when you see it from the outside; 70's anyone? With that said, no ambiance, but reasonable food at fair prices when you need a bite. They seem to do a brisk take-out business, which is probably their main focus

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Seaside
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The meals are delicious! Fast, friendly, efficient service will delight you. The food is good old fashion Chinese family style; that every American town used to have. Yes! many Americanized Chinese food dishes that are delicious, but also many truly ethnic spicy dishes are available. You could even get a cheeseburger, if the kids want one. Full bar is available... More 

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Thank Kim H
New York City, New York
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194 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We were regulars here in the 70s and nothing's changed. Same menu, chairs, tables, statues...you know what you're getting, because it's the same as you got. Dependable, fairly fast: a Chinese equivalent of a NY deli.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940-3039
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-5153

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?