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“Basic take-out”
Review of China Wok

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China Wok
Ranked #257 of 355 Restaurants in Annapolis
Cuisines: Chinese
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Basic take-out”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Every neighborhood has one of these places. Take-out only from that big menu, lunch and dinner specials ordered by number, and every variation on every Cantonese-American dish known to man. And the loony descriptions of the dishes on the Chef’s Special Menu … “truly a romantic dish” indeed!

Still, China Wok does a very good job within the limits of its genre. The food tastes good, it isn’t greasy (even fried foods such as chicken wings and egg rolls), portions are generous, and each order is cooked fresh while you wait. I particularly like their wonton soup … the wontons wrappers aren’t overcooked, as is the case at many such Chinese take-out places, and they use real chicken broth, where other places seem to get theirs from bouillon cubes.

Annapolis is kind of a dead zone for good ethnic dining, aside from the obligatory sushi place and Thai restaurant, which are especially de rigueur in tourist locales. There are no really good sit-down Chinese restaurants, mostly a collection of take-out joints. There are better and more authentic Chinese restaurants in the DC Metro area, but you’re looking at a 30-40 miles drive each way. So it’s nice to have China Wok less than a half mile from my house.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Consistently ok”
Reviewed 23 October 2011

You know that Chinese takeout restaurant in your town - the one with the tabloid size paper menu with letters and numbers and picture of a dragon and a boat on it? The one with the chandeliers with the red fringe and the oversize backlit picture on the wall? This is that place. It is like every other Chinese takeout and all good and all bad that it comes with it.

Its Chinese takeout, adjust your expectations accordingly. The shrimps are usually gigantic and tender so I'd recommend a dish with those. The broccoli is usually very fresh and if course there's too many onions. Anyway, we've never had a bad meal there, its consistently ok and always "10 minutes!".

  • Visited October 2011
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Reviewed 26 August 2008

carry out

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