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“We got what we paid for-cheap”

Chong's Szechwan Restaurant
Ranked #213 of 299 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
monterey
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“We got what we paid for-cheap”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Really the only major pluses are that it is right downtown, cheap by Monterey standards and service is quick. On the downside, the food is very so-so, tends to be standard items a little heavy on the side, oily side, old looking decor and noisy. Not really up to the level of good Chinese, but at these prices we are getting what we have paid for.

  • Visited April 2013
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Monterey
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lunch Specials for $5.95? What a Great Deal!”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Stopped in to Chong's today for a lunch special fix. For $5.95 you get a small cup of soup, and the entree with steamed rice. For a little extra you can get fried rice.
It is really a great deal based on the amount of food you get for the price.
They also have daily specials on the wall if your are interested.
Today's specials were chicken or beef with green beans or asparagus.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Dan M
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Monterey
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Another favorite place in Monterey”
Reviewed 4 August 2012

This is a casual place that is a locals favorite. It's not fancy and does not pretend to be. Just a great local place that has been doing well for many, many years. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2011
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Thank Dan M
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Monterey, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Keep looking for real Chinese”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

What we would do for some really good Chinese food here. This spot offers the usual bland Chinese American experience with standard dishes. The good part is that the price is cheap and it is in downtown Monterey. If you want really good Chinese food, keep looking.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank brendagirl
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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Hole in the wall”
Reviewed 17 May 2012 via mobile

Absolutely by far the worst Chinese I have ever tried to eat.
Not knowing what to ordered we tried the chow mien. Paid m ran out the door. Tasteless. Beat up booths. Creppy. Dirty people at the bar... Homeless types. Yikes!
Foodie beware.

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Thank kittyrascal
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