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“Not trending favorable”

Uncle Kwok's Szechwan Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 70 Restaurants in Aptos
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Monterey, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Not trending favorable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

I have either dined or obtained take out for the past 10 years.
Initial years of visiting proved to be very good and enjoyable.

Recently I have been dissapointed in the quality and presentations of their dishes.
My recent take out this past March, which consisted of Kung Pao Chicken and Szechwan beef were a bit salty and the sauce was off.
Seriously doubt that I will return unless something drastically changes.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Reed W
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English first
Los Banos, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Yum Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

Love this for a quick lunch! We call in from the office and go and pick up! Fast and yummy!

Visited December 2011
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Thank LovelaceFamily
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El Cajon, California
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Yep! A great hidden treasure!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

What a great discovery and surprise! We were on our motorcycle trying to find a place close to our campground and we stumbled into this little strip mall. There was Uncle Kwok's waaay at the far end of the mall.

We ordered orange chicken, shrimp fried rice and chow mein. All of it was fresh and delicious. The chick had a nice light batter.

I will definitely go here again when we're up visiting.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Genevax
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure in Aptos.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We were looking for a Chinese restaurant in the area and found this location on our GPS! It is a store-front restaurant hidden away in a small strip-mall. Not THAT easy to find!
It was worth the trouble.
Inside, we found a near-elegant restaurant with waiters/waitresses in tuxedo-like wear.
The menu - like most Chinese restaurants - was extensive with many choices. (The restaurant is billed as Szechwan) We ordered from the a-la-carte menu and had orange chicken and Mongolian beef. These dishes were served with hot and sour soup, egg rolls and brown rice (if ordered)
Very tasty and much more than we needed!
We look forward to our next trip to the Rio Sands Motel and Uncle Kwok's restaurant.
p.s. I asked the waiter if HE was Uncle Kwok. His reply? "No! No Uncle Kwok here!)

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank WBrecheen
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La Selva Beach, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasteless Chinese”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Our fave was closed so we ordered the same or similar items at Kwok and every item was not close to as good. Bland at best. Fried rice was soggy and missing ingredients. Lemon chicken was terrible. Egg Fu yung awful. Not eating there again.

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Thank Appa01
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