Wild Wok Asian Bistro

★★★★★
  • 2043 Catawba Valley Blvd SE

    Hickory, NC 28602

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  • 828-328-1688

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When Wild Wok first opened, they were exceptional in service and food. Now that it's been a few years, the place has gone down from food and service. \r
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Let's talk FOOD first since this is what we go for. I know how my food taste like.

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★★★★★

When Wild Wok first opened, they were exceptional in service and food. Now that it's been a few years, the place has gone down from food and service. \r
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Let's talk FOOD first since this is what we go for. I know how my food taste like.

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Until today I loved WW. We go there several times a month. Not any more. today was the last time. we had to go get our own to go boxes and waited 15 minutes for our check. then the waitress got the orders wrong on the checks, charged

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★★★★★

Until today I loved WW. We go there several times a month. Not any more. today was the last time. we had to go get our own to go boxes and waited 15 minutes for our check. then the waitress got the orders wrong on the checks, charged

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Hickory is lucky to have such a great little Asian Fusion Bistro. They serve Chinese, Thai, and Sushi. The sushi is some of the best in town. I rarely get the same thing twice because everything looks so good and I want to try it all. I've never been disappointed. Pad Thai is probably my favorite non-sushi dish of theirs. The portions are generous. They are flexible with cooking styles if you have special dietary needs.

I'm so glad people realized how great this restaurant is and that it finally started filling up on the weekends. I remember going there with my husband the first year it was open and often having the place to ourselves. It's now so popular that they have another location in Viewmont. The Viewmont location is great, too, FYI.

The good reviews you read are all true. Notice that the one mediocre review is from a chef, and the bad review is from someone who is mad that her meal wasn't free. As hard as it is to keep a restaurant open in Hickory, you'd think people would understand that you actually do have to charge for the food to stay in business. That being said, Wild Wok's prices are extremely reasonable, portions are huge, and you can almost always find a coupon in the quarterly mailers or the big fundraiser coupon books. Wild Wok, I hope you stay open for a long, long time!

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★★★★★

Hickory is lucky to have such a great little Asian Fusion Bistro. They serve Chinese, Thai, and Sushi. The sushi is some of the best in town. I rarely get the same thing twice because everything looks so good and I want to try it all. I've never been disappointed. Pad Thai is probably my favorite non-sushi dish of theirs. The portions are generous. They are flexible with cooking styles if you have special dietary needs.

I'm so glad people realized how great this restaurant is and that it finally started filling up on the weekends. I remember going there with my husband the first year it was open and often having the place to ourselves. It's now so popular that they have another location in Viewmont. The Viewmont location is great, too, FYI.

The good reviews you read are all true. Notice that the one mediocre review is from a chef, and the bad review is from someone who is mad that her meal wasn't free. As hard as it is to keep a restaurant open in Hickory, you'd think people would understand that you actually do have to charge for the food to stay in business. That being said, Wild Wok's prices are extremely reasonable, portions are huge, and you can almost always find a coupon in the quarterly mailers or the big fundraiser coupon books. Wild Wok, I hope you stay open for a long, long time!

Pros: variety, reasonable prices, good service, excellent food

Cons: not much, long wait on weekends because it's so good!

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My wife and I eat at Wild Wok Asian Bistro at least twice a month and almost always get the Deluxe sashimi. The serving size is large and always delicious. The wait staff and sushi chef know us by name and always make us feel welcome. We frequently get the Thai calamari and squid salad as appetizers. It is a great place to eat all styles of Asian food.

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★★★★★

My wife and I eat at Wild Wok Asian Bistro at least twice a month and almost always get the Deluxe sashimi. The serving size is large and always delicious. The wait staff and sushi chef know us by name and always make us feel welcome. We frequently get the Thai calamari and squid salad as appetizers. It is a great place to eat all styles of Asian food.

Pros: Sushi is the BEST!

Cons: None

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I was invited by a couple of friends to dine with them at Wild Wok after attending a movie on Friday evening November 13th. As a certified executive chef, perhaps I am a bit more critical than the average dining public, but I must say that I was somewhat less than impressed by the food. It was presented well, but it was definitely lacking in flavor. I ordered the Hot and Sour Soup as an appetizer. It was neither Hot (Spicy) nor Sour (Acidic). It tased more like Eggdrop Soup, somewhat bland, more like salty thickened chicken stock. All the proper garniture were present, the dried mushrooms, the tofu, the julienne bamboo shoots, but it lacked both the heat and acidity I have come to expect in well prepared Hot and Sour Soup. For my main course, I ordered the Spicy Thai Basil Chicken. I told my server, "the spicier the better", which apparently was not communicated to the chef. The dish was quite disappointing to say the least. It was definitely not spicy and I could not even find a trace of Thai Basil in the dish. I did not express my dissatisfaction with my meal to the server since I was not the one picking up the tab, But if I were the one paying for the meal, I would definitely have complained about not getting what I was paying for.

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★★★☆☆

I was invited by a couple of friends to dine with them at Wild Wok after attending a movie on Friday evening November 13th. As a certified executive chef, perhaps I am a bit more critical than the average dining public, but I must say that I was somewhat less than impressed by the food. It was presented well, but it was definitely lacking in flavor. I ordered the Hot and Sour Soup as an appetizer. It was neither Hot (Spicy) nor Sour (Acidic). It tased more like Eggdrop Soup, somewhat bland, more like salty thickened chicken stock. All the proper garniture were present, the dried mushrooms, the tofu, the julienne bamboo shoots, but it lacked both the heat and acidity I have come to expect in well prepared Hot and Sour Soup. For my main course, I ordered the Spicy Thai Basil Chicken. I told my server, "the spicier the better", which apparently was not communicated to the chef. The dish was quite disappointing to say the least. It was definitely not spicy and I could not even find a trace of Thai Basil in the dish. I did not express my dissatisfaction with my meal to the server since I was not the one picking up the tab, But if I were the one paying for the meal, I would definitely have complained about not getting what I was paying for.

Pros: Very busy restaurant

Cons: Food: average, somewhat disappointing

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I love the Wok! It is my favorite restaurant in the Hickory area by far. The atmosphere is nice, staff is friendly and the food is excellent. I love their sushi which is always fresh. We do take out on the weekends and our order is always right and delicious.

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★★★★★

I love the Wok! It is my favorite restaurant in the Hickory area by far. The atmosphere is nice, staff is friendly and the food is excellent. I love their sushi which is always fresh. We do take out on the weekends and our order is always right and delicious.

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We went after church with a party of nine. We had our church flyer so we all could get our free tea's. Great if I might say so myself. Kids do not eat for FREE... they eat for $0.99 or $1.99. Which isn't bad considering we 5 kids. When got to order they gave us a hard time because my daughter looked older than she is. The lady said 9 and under eat off the kids meal when I called and asked when we got there it as Under 9!!! So, we was going to have to pay for her. But, on the regular menu they didn't serve fried shrimp so we asked if we could do something for her so she could get what she wanted. The waitress said NO, so we asked to speack to the manager. She refused to get the manager. So, we all had decieded to leave and go somewhere else. When we was leaving the manager came and said that she would let her order of the lunch side so she could get shrimp. But it was to late we was all mad and the kids were very upset. So, we left anyways. As we were talking to the manager the waitress came out and handed us checks for the tea's!!!! $24 for tea's!!! Can you believe that?

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★☆☆☆☆

We went after church with a party of nine. We had our church flyer so we all could get our free tea's. Great if I might say so myself. Kids do not eat for FREE... they eat for $0.99 or $1.99. Which isn't bad considering we 5 kids. When got to order they gave us a hard time because my daughter looked older than she is. The lady said 9 and under eat off the kids meal when I called and asked when we got there it as Under 9!!! So, we was going to have to pay for her. But, on the regular menu they didn't serve fried shrimp so we asked if we could do something for her so she could get what she wanted. The waitress said NO, so we asked to speack to the manager. She refused to get the manager. So, we all had decieded to leave and go somewhere else. When we was leaving the manager came and said that she would let her order of the lunch side so she could get shrimp. But it was to late we was all mad and the kids were very upset. So, we left anyways. As we were talking to the manager the waitress came out and handed us checks for the tea's!!!! $24 for tea's!!! Can you believe that?

Pros: Nice Place

Cons: Tea's Free on Sunday with Church Flyer

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We loved this place too and always go on Sunday. The deals aren't quite as good as they used to be. The kids meals aren't free anymore. They are .99 and do not include drink. If they do not drink tea (free with a church bulletin) the drink costs.
I did not drink all my tea and asked for a to-go cup. I was told that if I take a cup I will have to pay for the drink as to go drinks aren't free. That didn't make sense. The drink was in my glass on the table. They were going to throw it away anyway!

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★★★☆☆

We loved this place too and always go on Sunday. The deals aren't quite as good as they used to be. The kids meals aren't free anymore. They are .99 and do not include drink. If they do not drink tea (free with a church bulletin) the drink costs.
I did not drink all my tea and asked for a to-go cup. I was told that if I take a cup I will have to pay for the drink as to go drinks aren't free. That didn't make sense. The drink was in my glass on the table. They were going to throw it away anyway!

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Love this place. The food is wonderful and you get plenty of it. The prices are great and on Sat., Sun and Mon. kids eat free. My family and I really enjoy this place and go here often.

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★★★★★

Love this place. The food is wonderful and you get plenty of it. The prices are great and on Sat., Sun and Mon. kids eat free. My family and I really enjoy this place and go here often.

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this is a great place to eat. the food is always good. the staff is alway super friendly. and very clean.
and saturday, sunday & monday... kids eat free!

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this is a great place to eat. the food is always good. the staff is alway super friendly. and very clean.
and saturday, sunday & monday... kids eat free!

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We loved Wild Wok, we went on a Sunday after church and found that the food was Excellent, the atmosphere was great and the best part the kids were free and with our church bulletin so were our drinks! This is a great place to go for a date night or family dinner.

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We loved Wild Wok, we went on a Sunday after church and found that the food was Excellent, the atmosphere was great and the best part the kids were free and with our church bulletin so were our drinks! This is a great place to go for a date night or family dinner.

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My family adn I love Wild Wok! This is a nice classy place to take your family or friends and the food is always ot and fresh. The best part is that in our experience we have found it to be very child friendly. They offer free kids meals on Sat. Sun and Mon. You can't beat that!

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★★★★★

My family adn I love Wild Wok! This is a nice classy place to take your family or friends and the food is always ot and fresh. The best part is that in our experience we have found it to be very child friendly. They offer free kids meals on Sat. Sun and Mon. You can't beat that!

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Hickory is not an easy place for vegetarians to find a place to eat. Wild Wok has several vegetarian offerings that are extremely tasty. And if you don't find exactly the right food combination on the menu, they are very open to creating new dishes for you. I know, we do it all the time.
Too bad other restaurants aren't so accommodating.

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★★★★★

Hickory is not an easy place for vegetarians to find a place to eat. Wild Wok has several vegetarian offerings that are extremely tasty. And if you don't find exactly the right food combination on the menu, they are very open to creating new dishes for you. I know, we do it all the time.
Too bad other restaurants aren't so accommodating.

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I love Wild Wok. They have a good variety of food in different Asian styles -- Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. The sushi is great, and the atmosphere is very nice. But it's not a stuffy place -- very casual. Prices are reasonable. Favorites include the Cashew Roasted Chicken, Green Basil Curry Chicken, and Pad Thai with chicken, pork, and shrimp.

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★★★★★

I love Wild Wok. They have a good variety of food in different Asian styles -- Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. The sushi is great, and the atmosphere is very nice. But it's not a stuffy place -- very casual. Prices are reasonable. Favorites include the Cashew Roasted Chicken, Green Basil Curry Chicken, and Pad Thai with chicken, pork, and shrimp.

Pros: Food and service are generally very good.

Cons: There is a large bar in the middle with large plasma screen televisions, which some may find distracting.

 

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