Village Wok

★★★☆☆
  • 610 Washington Ave SE

    Minneapolis, MN 55414

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  • 612-331-9041

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This place is overrated. I lived at the UofM for four years and this place was always busy, but the food was so-so. Tended to have too much sauce on the dishes. The only good thing is the portion sizes are big.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is overrated. I lived at the UofM for four years and this place was always busy, but the food was so-so. Tended to have too much sauce on the dishes. The only good thing is the portion sizes are big.

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Ordered food, of course did not check at there (nobody opens up package and checks every box for food being right!), went home, opened up, wrong food, which I did not like and had to throw away.

After two days I went there back (of course food was in garbage. was not going to go all the way back for food return), talked about it and requested discount for next purchase. The female Asian clerk said no manager present and declined my request, and start blame me with unreasonable logics, like "Why do you not know what food you got?"

Of course I don't know what I got! I never saw that dish before!

I understand their viewpoint, but it is their responsibility to serve the right food, and it seems like that saying "You should bring back the food for us to exchange, even if it went bad" is a lame excuse to get away from their own mistake.

Anyway the bottom line is

I was ripped off for $13 and

I AM NOT GOING BACK TO THAT PLACE EVER AGAIN.

I used to go there every week, but not anymore. I hope it does not happen to anybody ever again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ordered food, of course did not check at there (nobody opens up package and checks every box for food being right!), went home, opened up, wrong food, which I did not like and had to throw away.

After two days I went there back (of course food was in garbage. was not going to go all the way back for food return), talked about it and requested discount for next purchase. The female Asian clerk said no manager present and declined my request, and start blame me with unreasonable logics, like "Why do you not know what food you got?"

Of course I don't know what I got! I never saw that dish before!

I understand their viewpoint, but it is their responsibility to serve the right food, and it seems like that saying "You should bring back the food for us to exchange, even if it went bad" is a lame excuse to get away from their own mistake.

Anyway the bottom line is

I was ripped off for $13 and

I AM NOT GOING BACK TO THAT PLACE EVER AGAIN.

I used to go there every week, but not anymore. I hope it does not happen to anybody ever again.

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The noodle soup is on the late menu. It is the ultimate comfort food, it's under 4 bucks and the broth is heavenly. The rest of the menu is good too, esp. their seafood.

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★★★☆☆

The noodle soup is on the late menu. It is the ultimate comfort food, it's under 4 bucks and the broth is heavenly. The rest of the menu is good too, esp. their seafood.

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The food is invariably gloppy, greasy, heavy, and disgusting, and everyone I know has gotten food poisoning here.

Literally. Eat here long enough, and you WILL get poisoned. Hopefully it doesn't happen your first time.

Not a surprise, as it's well-known in the Chinese community as a poor business and objectively speaking their health department record is horrifying. From roaches to rats to employees never washing their hands after using the bathroom. They've been fined more times then they've brought out the wrong dish and yelled at the customer for sending it back, and that's saying something.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is invariably gloppy, greasy, heavy, and disgusting, and everyone I know has gotten food poisoning here.

Literally. Eat here long enough, and you WILL get poisoned. Hopefully it doesn't happen your first time.

Not a surprise, as it's well-known in the Chinese community as a poor business and objectively speaking their health department record is horrifying. From roaches to rats to employees never washing their hands after using the bathroom. They've been fined more times then they've brought out the wrong dish and yelled at the customer for sending it back, and that's saying something.

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

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During my college years I used to frequent this place every other day for the dinner plate specials and their sweet and sour soup - best in town IMO. We don't get up to the cities often, but it's still the same when we do.

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★★★☆☆

During my college years I used to frequent this place every other day for the dinner plate specials and their sweet and sour soup - best in town IMO. We don't get up to the cities often, but it's still the same when we do.

Pros: good prices

Cons: parking

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I've been there twice. My first experience wasn't that good.
I went with my friend and she ordered a lunch special with sweet and sour chicken and I got wonton soup and cream cheese wonton.
soup did not have enough dumplings, thought it was sweet I would rather go to Korea restaurant for dumpling soup.

My friend's fried rice was hard and stale. A disgrace to fried rice and the chicken was too greasy!!
I had to try to absorb all of the grease away when I was trying it.

The second time I went, my friend ordered the kong pao shrimp and it had more peanuts than shrimp.
I tried the Cantonese beef, it was good except for the fat.

Yes fat can give a dish additional flavor but I absolutely HATE eating fat!

I am Chinese and this was more americanized Chinese food. SOrry but I want real chinese food and do not mind walking a few more blocks to hong kong noodles instead, even in the cold.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been there twice. My first experience wasn't that good.
I went with my friend and she ordered a lunch special with sweet and sour chicken and I got wonton soup and cream cheese wonton.
soup did not have enough dumplings, thought it was sweet I would rather go to Korea restaurant for dumpling soup.

My friend's fried rice was hard and stale. A disgrace to fried rice and the chicken was too greasy!!
I had to try to absorb all of the grease away when I was trying it.

The second time I went, my friend ordered the kong pao shrimp and it had more peanuts than shrimp.
I tried the Cantonese beef, it was good except for the fat.

Yes fat can give a dish additional flavor but I absolutely HATE eating fat!

I am Chinese and this was more americanized Chinese food. SOrry but I want real chinese food and do not mind walking a few more blocks to hong kong noodles instead, even in the cold.

Pros: You don't have to walk far from campus.

Cons: Too much grease and fat in food.

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So I used to eat here on a weekly basis....every Sunday night I would usually get the Sweet and Sour Chicken which is great or as the drunk girl sitting next to me one night said to the host " It's the whitest chicken I've ever seen." I think they have good basics and their Iron Hot and Spicey Chicken is great, but be prepared to get a stomachache once and a while. I would say 1 out 4 meals here result in a stomach ache, but the food is so good, espeically in the late hours, that you just can't help yourself. So dine in or take out, but beware of the evil tasty treats.....so good.

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★★★☆☆

So I used to eat here on a weekly basis....every Sunday night I would usually get the Sweet and Sour Chicken which is great or as the drunk girl sitting next to me one night said to the host " It's the whitest chicken I've ever seen." I think they have good basics and their Iron Hot and Spicey Chicken is great, but be prepared to get a stomachache once and a while. I would say 1 out 4 meals here result in a stomach ache, but the food is so good, espeically in the late hours, that you just can't help yourself. So dine in or take out, but beware of the evil tasty treats.....so good.

Pros: Food, Open Late, Tea

Cons: Stomach Aches

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My girlfriend is Cambodian and I am Caucasian so we've been trying several different Asian restaurants lately around Minneapolis/St. Paul.
We went there in the afternoon a couple weeks ago and I ordered the Cream Cheese Wontons for an appetizer, Chicken Chow Mein with rice for me, and Beef Chow Fun for my girlfriend.

The Wontons were very hard with very little cheese in them. They actually hurt my teeth to eat, so we put those aside and didn't finish them.
The Chicken Chow Mein came with the hard noodles covered over the chow mein and it looked delicious. But when I went to take a bite, the hair on my nipples froze up and snapped off. The noodles were VERY hard like they've been sitting in the open air all day and the chow mein was soggy and tasted disgusting. I had 3 bites and I asked for a box to take home; I didn't even eat it after I got home.
My girlfriend's Beef Chow Fun was nothing but salt. She is not a picky person at all, and I've seen her eat some disgusting things and like it, but she couldn't even stomach this slop. We use a 1-10 rating system with each other and at first she gave it a 2, and later, after a stomach ache, she actually gave it a 0. I felt bad for bringing her there even though she really wanted some Chow Fun.

Never again. Horrible. I'd rather smuggle an Xbox 360 into China using only my rear end.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend is Cambodian and I am Caucasian so we've been trying several different Asian restaurants lately around Minneapolis/St. Paul.
We went there in the afternoon a couple weeks ago and I ordered the Cream Cheese Wontons for an appetizer, Chicken Chow Mein with rice for me, and Beef Chow Fun for my girlfriend.

The Wontons were very hard with very little cheese in them. They actually hurt my teeth to eat, so we put those aside and didn't finish them.
The Chicken Chow Mein came with the hard noodles covered over the chow mein and it looked delicious. But when I went to take a bite, the hair on my nipples froze up and snapped off. The noodles were VERY hard like they've been sitting in the open air all day and the chow mein was soggy and tasted disgusting. I had 3 bites and I asked for a box to take home; I didn't even eat it after I got home.
My girlfriend's Beef Chow Fun was nothing but salt. She is not a picky person at all, and I've seen her eat some disgusting things and like it, but she couldn't even stomach this slop. We use a 1-10 rating system with each other and at first she gave it a 2, and later, after a stomach ache, she actually gave it a 0. I felt bad for bringing her there even though she really wanted some Chow Fun.

Never again. Horrible. I'd rather smuggle an Xbox 360 into China using only my rear end.

Pros: Actually, the environment wasn't too displeasing.

Cons: The food. Taste, smell, look, and the texture. Like an old man's testicals.

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Savory chow and the green tea is killer! I highly recommend this joint to anyone who love Chinese Cuisine!

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★★★★★

Savory chow and the green tea is killer! I highly recommend this joint to anyone who love Chinese Cuisine!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Parking is a little difficult but worth it

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This will be one of my really good value restaurants in the cities. Its a nice cozy place, great food and prices are very reasonable. One of the most authentic tastes you can have as i have traveled to Hongkong and most parts of Asia. Service is great too and lots to choose from their menu. Going to the restrooms is a bit tricky though, its like a maze.

Bottom line = Great food, good service and really great value for your money

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★★★★★

This will be one of my really good value restaurants in the cities. Its a nice cozy place, great food and prices are very reasonable. One of the most authentic tastes you can have as i have traveled to Hongkong and most parts of Asia. Service is great too and lots to choose from their menu. Going to the restrooms is a bit tricky though, its like a maze.

Bottom line = Great food, good service and really great value for your money

Pros: great plate dinners and combo meals, entrees taste authentic and prices are really reasonable

Cons: none

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I used to frequent the Wok all the time years ago. I have great memories about their sweet and sour soup. It used to be pungent and spicy. I've gone back several times looking for my favorite soup, but they've changed it. It's sad.

They have a bigger, better, prettier menu, but I don't care about looks and selection; I care about getting the best Chinese. I'm no longer going to tell people that the Wok has the best Chinese. I think I'll start suggesting Cheng Heng in its place.

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★★★☆☆

I used to frequent the Wok all the time years ago. I have great memories about their sweet and sour soup. It used to be pungent and spicy. I've gone back several times looking for my favorite soup, but they've changed it. It's sad.

They have a bigger, better, prettier menu, but I don't care about looks and selection; I care about getting the best Chinese. I'm no longer going to tell people that the Wok has the best Chinese. I think I'll start suggesting Cheng Heng in its place.

Pros: Late hours

Cons: parking; sweet and sour soup

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This was my first time at Village Wok. The menu was huge...which makes me wonder if everything is made fresh? With that in mind I ordered something off the first page of entrees thinking that would be the freshest. I had the mango shrimp. The shrimp was rubbery. Not very flavorful and not very hot. However, the people that I was with had much better items, including the sweet and sour chicken and mock duck. These were fried, so I guess if I braved it again, I would get something fried.

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★★★☆☆

This was my first time at Village Wok. The menu was huge...which makes me wonder if everything is made fresh? With that in mind I ordered something off the first page of entrees thinking that would be the freshest. I had the mango shrimp. The shrimp was rubbery. Not very flavorful and not very hot. However, the people that I was with had much better items, including the sweet and sour chicken and mock duck. These were fried, so I guess if I braved it again, I would get something fried.

Pros: Good fried food

Cons: steer clear of most other items.

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I haven't been in there since college (3 years ago) but I tired some left over chicken from there and it was still terrible. The food is disgusting. I don't care if it's cheap.

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★★☆☆☆

I haven't been in there since college (3 years ago) but I tired some left over chicken from there and it was still terrible. The food is disgusting. I don't care if it's cheap.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Disgusting Food

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My friends and I used to go to the Village Wok, however, after our last experience, never again!!! The girls and I decided to celebrate graduation and the end of the semester. I ordered a Roast Pork and Oyster dish, which I asked the server about ? she said, ?the roast pork is good, it?s a very popular item.? When the waitress brought out my meal, it was a plate of pork fat and fishy oysters. When I told her that the pork fat wouldn?t work for me, she said, ?Asian people like a lot of fat, and that?s just how it comes.? I was astounded at her incompetence, she could have mentioned the fatty part before I ordered the dish, and making sweeping generalizations about Asian people was just tacky. I shared my friend?s food because I was hungry. Later that evening both my friend and I had severe stomach cramps. Don?t eat here!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I used to go to the Village Wok, however, after our last experience, never again!!! The girls and I decided to celebrate graduation and the end of the semester. I ordered a Roast Pork and Oyster dish, which I asked the server about ? she said, ?the roast pork is good, it?s a very popular item.? When the waitress brought out my meal, it was a plate of pork fat and fishy oysters. When I told her that the pork fat wouldn?t work for me, she said, ?Asian people like a lot of fat, and that?s just how it comes.? I was astounded at her incompetence, she could have mentioned the fatty part before I ordered the dish, and making sweeping generalizations about Asian people was just tacky. I shared my friend?s food because I was hungry. Later that evening both my friend and I had severe stomach cramps. Don?t eat here!

Pros: NONE

Cons: incompetent servers

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It may be good if you are lucky enough to not get sick. I got sick after eating there, and know others that have too.

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★☆☆☆☆

It may be good if you are lucky enough to not get sick. I got sick after eating there, and know others that have too.

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I have had some bad experience with the wok. Let's just say that they aren't as clean as they should be. Try Hong Kong Noodles instead!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have had some bad experience with the wok. Let's just say that they aren't as clean as they should be. Try Hong Kong Noodles instead!

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This place is the absolute best finish to a long night of binge drinking. Come hungry and leave greasy.

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★★★☆☆

This place is the absolute best finish to a long night of binge drinking. Come hungry and leave greasy.

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get the seafood in spicy black bean sauce rice dish. it is one of nearly
a million dishes, though, so there are probably other great meals
to be had there. fast, hot, and best of all, big hunks of good
seafood and lots of whole hot chiles. me likey.

2
★★★★★

get the seafood in spicy black bean sauce rice dish. it is one of nearly
a million dishes, though, so there are probably other great meals
to be had there. fast, hot, and best of all, big hunks of good
seafood and lots of whole hot chiles. me likey.

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Honestly, all the reviewers must live in Dinkytown because there is no way The Wok can be on any "best of" lists. The food is okay, nothing special, but I suppose almost anything tastes good after you have been drinking all night and your standards have dropped.

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★★★☆☆

Honestly, all the reviewers must live in Dinkytown because there is no way The Wok can be on any "best of" lists. The food is okay, nothing special, but I suppose almost anything tastes good after you have been drinking all night and your standards have dropped.

Pros: Late nights

Cons: Food, decor

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The food at the Village Wok isn't the best Chinese food in Minneapolis, but they do make great soup. It's a great place to eat at, especially late at night. I think the restaurant stays open until 2 am. The prices are reasonable. If you're looking for a late night snack with a group of friends, this is defintely a great place to go.

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★★★★☆

The food at the Village Wok isn't the best Chinese food in Minneapolis, but they do make great soup. It's a great place to eat at, especially late at night. I think the restaurant stays open until 2 am. The prices are reasonable. If you're looking for a late night snack with a group of friends, this is defintely a great place to go.

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The service here is excellent, and the food is great. They have a wide selection, including vegetarian dishes.

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★★★★☆

The service here is excellent, and the food is great. They have a wide selection, including vegetarian dishes.

Pros: Great food, Great service, Wide selection

Cons: Sometimes busy, Decor a bit run down

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I'm a college student and work at the hospital nearby. I have found the food there nearly always awesome, the service great, and the hours also good. My first visit I was doubtful of the speed of service because 2 groups of 12 came in behind me, but somehow the food was quickly served all around the same time! Try the iron hot spicy beef (my favorite), sweet and sour soup, and the chinese broccoli, and you'll have a meal for 2 under $20.

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★★★★★

I'm a college student and work at the hospital nearby. I have found the food there nearly always awesome, the service great, and the hours also good. My first visit I was doubtful of the speed of service because 2 groups of 12 came in behind me, but somehow the food was quickly served all around the same time! Try the iron hot spicy beef (my favorite), sweet and sour soup, and the chinese broccoli, and you'll have a meal for 2 under $20.

Pros: good food, inexpensive, friendly service

Cons: parking, ambience

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I love the wok. Food is great. Price is great. Parking sucks, though. With this many great choices and such great prices, you can't beat this one.

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★★★★☆

I love the wok. Food is great. Price is great. Parking sucks, though. With this many great choices and such great prices, you can't beat this one.

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If you are going to try any chinese food on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, it needs to be from the Village Wok. There is nothing better, no better deal, no better value. The food is delicious (try their hot and sour soup, my boyfriend won't eat any from anywhere else now). The service is great (we can go in there, and they know what we want, even if we haven't been there for a long time). The price is right (for about $6.50, you had enough food to feed two people, although you'd probably be reluctant to share, since it tasted so good).

Seriously - go here before you go anywhere else.

PROS: best food EVER, quick service, good prices
CONS: there are no cons

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★★★★★

If you are going to try any chinese food on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, it needs to be from the Village Wok. There is nothing better, no better deal, no better value. The food is delicious (try their hot and sour soup, my boyfriend won't eat any from anywhere else now). The service is great (we can go in there, and they know what we want, even if we haven't been there for a long time). The price is right (for about $6.50, you had enough food to feed two people, although you'd probably be reluctant to share, since it tasted so good).

Seriously - go here before you go anywhere else.

PROS: best food EVER, quick service, good prices
CONS: there are no cons

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Next to the Peking Garden, this is a good alternate stop for late-night eaters. It's not too hard to hear other people while you're eating here. The food is good, but there are better restaurants nearby, too.

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★★★☆☆

Next to the Peking Garden, this is a good alternate stop for late-night eaters. It's not too hard to hear other people while you're eating here. The food is good, but there are better restaurants nearby, too.

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If you are looking for the best, the best chinese food at the best price, look no further. This is it! Everyone i have sent here over the years has said the same thing. Try it and I'm sure you'll agree.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for the best, the best chinese food at the best price, look no further. This is it! Everyone i have sent here over the years has said the same thing. Try it and I'm sure you'll agree.

Pros: Best food, Best price

Cons: None

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The Village Wok is AMAZING! It is so awesome to see a great Chinese food sticking to their laurels; dishing up authentic great tummy hugging food with amazing friendly & fun service! I drive WEEKLY from Blaine to Minneapolis just to visit them and enjoy the cities finest in Chinese food to warm my heart and tummy! Thanks so much to the owners they really know how to keep it simple and make us happy! -Jen Henson

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★★★★★

The Village Wok is AMAZING! It is so awesome to see a great Chinese food sticking to their laurels; dishing up authentic great tummy hugging food with amazing friendly & fun service! I drive WEEKLY from Blaine to Minneapolis just to visit them and enjoy the cities finest in Chinese food to warm my heart and tummy! Thanks so much to the owners they really know how to keep it simple and make us happy! -Jen Henson

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Food, Amazing Service

Cons: , none, none

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Back-to-school ambience (you'll soon get used to the din and frequent guffaws) with super food, student-oriented prices and owl-hours (sizzling hot chinese at 1.45am - beat that!)... it's da best!

Our faves - all Lobster (try the ginger scallion sauce although the huge ginger pieces might not work for everyone), Shrimp (Seafood War Bar) dishes and the always dependable Lo Mein!

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★★★★★

Back-to-school ambience (you'll soon get used to the din and frequent guffaws) with super food, student-oriented prices and owl-hours (sizzling hot chinese at 1.45am - beat that!)... it's da best!

Our faves - all Lobster (try the ginger scallion sauce although the huge ginger pieces might not work for everyone), Shrimp (Seafood War Bar) dishes and the always dependable Lo Mein!

Pros: Cheap, Open Late, Lively

Cons: None

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Among the better chinese places in the Twin Cities. Certainly not good chinese cuisine. but compared to the other places around, it would seem like a star. Food quality is more consistent here. I think I would rate it slightly lower then HK noodle.

Overall, the quality of Chinese food in the Twin Cities is dismal.

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★★★☆☆

Among the better chinese places in the Twin Cities. Certainly not good chinese cuisine. but compared to the other places around, it would seem like a star. Food quality is more consistent here. I think I would rate it slightly lower then HK noodle.

Overall, the quality of Chinese food in the Twin Cities is dismal.

Pros: large menu, rapid service, proximity to U of M

Cons: cramped, dirty, so-so food

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What's not to love about this small Chinese stop by the U of M? The atmosphere is plain, but the food is always piping hot and delivered to your table with lightening speed. Two can easily eat here with appetizer and two entrees for under twenty dollars. The fun noodles are the most authentic I've found in the Twin Cities: they taste direct from Chinatown in L.A.

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★★★★★

What's not to love about this small Chinese stop by the U of M? The atmosphere is plain, but the food is always piping hot and delivered to your table with lightening speed. Two can easily eat here with appetizer and two entrees for under twenty dollars. The fun noodles are the most authentic I've found in the Twin Cities: they taste direct from Chinatown in L.A.

Pros: food, service, inexpensive

Cons: hard to find parking

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This place has the best Sweet & Sour soup that I've tasted in the cities. It's a must when you stop here for lunch and/or dinner. Most of the dishes are good, but not great. If you want great food then you should check out some of my other restaurant reviews. I also enjoy the shrimp with chinese broccoli - it's great with the hot sauce. The decor isn't the best, and the service is ok, but the food is very good which makes up for the rest, right? Would you like to have lousy food and great service?

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★★★★☆

This place has the best Sweet & Sour soup that I've tasted in the cities. It's a must when you stop here for lunch and/or dinner. Most of the dishes are good, but not great. If you want great food then you should check out some of my other restaurant reviews. I also enjoy the shrimp with chinese broccoli - it's great with the hot sauce. The decor isn't the best, and the service is ok, but the food is very good which makes up for the rest, right? Would you like to have lousy food and great service?

Pros: food, price

Cons: atmosphere, parking

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Village Wok offers authentic Cantonese that is not up to the level of better choices like China Crown in Roseville or Shuang Cheng in Dinkytown. But they are there, and Village Wok is here. I thought it is a perfectly acceptable alternative after library time, and in any event well ahead of the standard Chinese-American slop. But I have returned and ordered badly and had nothing but that slop, so choose carefully and do not expect too much.

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★★★☆☆

Village Wok offers authentic Cantonese that is not up to the level of better choices like China Crown in Roseville or Shuang Cheng in Dinkytown. But they are there, and Village Wok is here. I thought it is a perfectly acceptable alternative after library time, and in any event well ahead of the standard Chinese-American slop. But I have returned and ordered badly and had nothing but that slop, so choose carefully and do not expect too much.

Pros: authentic, inexpensive, large menu

Cons: restaurant smell, greasy

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Between classes or on lunch break, get one of the lunch plates for around five dollars and walk away with a belly full of some damn good food. The menu is pretty expansive, and pretty reasonable. The service is hyperfast around lunchtime, so if you're in Stadium Village and need a quick meal, stop in.

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★★★★★

Between classes or on lunch break, get one of the lunch plates for around five dollars and walk away with a belly full of some damn good food. The menu is pretty expansive, and pretty reasonable. The service is hyperfast around lunchtime, so if you're in Stadium Village and need a quick meal, stop in.

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When I want a predictable menu of coastal chinese dishes, I head for the Wok. I also went to college at the U, and ate a whole lot of the more mundane plates, as well. Recently, I had the lightest, fluffiest sea scallops on a light sauce - best scallops I ever had. I bring my Mom here, even if it is a little dirty looking.

2
★★★★☆

When I want a predictable menu of coastal chinese dishes, I head for the Wok. I also went to college at the U, and ate a whole lot of the more mundane plates, as well. Recently, I had the lightest, fluffiest sea scallops on a light sauce - best scallops I ever had. I bring my Mom here, even if it is a little dirty looking.

Pros: seafood, price

Cons: parking is tight

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They have the best wonton soup in the whole world at night only, but it's so worth the drive. I crave it all the time, and it gets busy around that time, great thing is they are also open later too.

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★★★★★

They have the best wonton soup in the whole world at night only, but it's so worth the drive. I crave it all the time, and it gets busy around that time, great thing is they are also open later too.

Pros: great food, great price, great service

Cons: crowded/small place, parking, location

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A great restaurant. Cheap prices and fast, respectable service are major attractants to the University of Minnesota's best asian eatery. For a little spice try the Jumbo Gai Ding, a personal favorite.

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★★★★☆

A great restaurant. Cheap prices and fast, respectable service are major attractants to the University of Minnesota's best asian eatery. For a little spice try the Jumbo Gai Ding, a personal favorite.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded, parking

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Excellent chinese seafood - been a local fixture since mid-70's

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★★★★☆

Excellent chinese seafood - been a local fixture since mid-70's

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Food, Neat location

Cons: Parking, bathrooms (scary), occasional lines

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If you're daring, the menu is HUGE...but for someone like me who likes the classic dishes, most are good. The fried rice leaves a little to be desired but the sesame chicken is fabulous! When my boyfriend comes to visit me for the weekend, we always eat at the Wok first thing Friday night--it's a great place to talk, eat, and have a good time.

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★★★★☆

If you're daring, the menu is HUGE...but for someone like me who likes the classic dishes, most are good. The fried rice leaves a little to be desired but the sesame chicken is fabulous! When my boyfriend comes to visit me for the weekend, we always eat at the Wok first thing Friday night--it's a great place to talk, eat, and have a good time.

Pros: Great selection

Cons: Poor service, Very small tables

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This collage instetution is one you will come back to when you are trying to pinch pennies. the atmosphere is lively and fun. Grreat date place. The food is greesey but not harsh. Not gormet for that try Shuang Cheng a few blocks away.

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★★★★☆

This collage instetution is one you will come back to when you are trying to pinch pennies. the atmosphere is lively and fun. Grreat date place. The food is greesey but not harsh. Not gormet for that try Shuang Cheng a few blocks away.

Pros: quick, cheep, fun

Cons: greesy, crouded, parking

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If you want to try REAL Chinese food, try the Village Wok. What it lacks in ambience and high prices, it more than makes up for in delicious, authentic chinese food!

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★★★★★

If you want to try REAL Chinese food, try the Village Wok. What it lacks in ambience and high prices, it more than makes up for in delicious, authentic chinese food!

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The Village Wok is incredibly over-rated.

Their bad chinese food gets raving reviews simply due its proximity to hundreds of chinese-craving college students.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Village Wok is incredibly over-rated.

Their bad chinese food gets raving reviews simply due its proximity to hundreds of chinese-craving college students.

Pros: close to campus

Cons: expensive, little variety, bad chinese

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One of the best places to eat after 9pm in the Twin Cities. Their cheap noodle selections, which kick in after 9pm, are inexpensive and delicious.

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★★★★★

One of the best places to eat after 9pm in the Twin Cities. Their cheap noodle selections, which kick in after 9pm, are inexpensive and delicious.

Pros: Great selections, cheap, esp. after 9pm, Great noodles

Cons: Noisy, service spotty

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Yeah, it is kinda dirty looking. But the food is good, prices cheap and service is fast! If you like the college crowd, hang here.

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★★★★☆

Yeah, it is kinda dirty looking. But the food is good, prices cheap and service is fast! If you like the college crowd, hang here.

Pros: good food, fast service, cheap prices

Cons: parking

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Ok.. it gets busy and packed late at night cause it's open so late for students. However, i wouldn't recommend it. The food sucks. BUT, if you want some authentic food, this is the place that has a menu that represents that. However, the chef isn't the same as 10+ years ago. They've remodeled so it looks nicer, but it feels kind of dirty there. If you don't mind dirty for hopping..go at night.

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★★★☆☆

Ok.. it gets busy and packed late at night cause it's open so late for students. However, i wouldn't recommend it. The food sucks. BUT, if you want some authentic food, this is the place that has a menu that represents that. However, the chef isn't the same as 10+ years ago. They've remodeled so it looks nicer, but it feels kind of dirty there. If you don't mind dirty for hopping..go at night.

Pros: authentic, busy

Cons: dirty

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As the sign in front so proudly displays Village Wok is the "Best Place for the Late Night Eatery." It is true, it is the best late night food available in the University of Minnesota area. As a freshman living in the dorms I frequented the restaurant often, usually sticking with the $5.25 meals that include the best Hot and Sour Soup on the planet. Sometimes I have dove into the other parts of the menus and I have never ordered something that I did not like. For starters try the beef in oyster sauce, but the more daring should try the best Duck in town.

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★★★★★

As the sign in front so proudly displays Village Wok is the "Best Place for the Late Night Eatery." It is true, it is the best late night food available in the University of Minnesota area. As a freshman living in the dorms I frequented the restaurant often, usually sticking with the $5.25 meals that include the best Hot and Sour Soup on the planet. Sometimes I have dove into the other parts of the menus and I have never ordered something that I did not like. For starters try the beef in oyster sauce, but the more daring should try the best Duck in town.

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One word... greasy. Chicken is always my favorite...and they use the same battered chicken for most of their dishes. If you are on the U of M campus, I would head to hong kong noodle or even the peking garden before hitting the village wok. You either hate it or like it... thats all I can say. If nothing else is open, it satifies a craving, but I wouldn't go there if there were other options.

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★★☆☆☆

One word... greasy. Chicken is always my favorite...and they use the same battered chicken for most of their dishes. If you are on the U of M campus, I would head to hong kong noodle or even the peking garden before hitting the village wok. You either hate it or like it... thats all I can say. If nothing else is open, it satifies a craving, but I wouldn't go there if there were other options.

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I started going to the Village Wok back when I was an undergrad at the U of M (more years ago than I care to admit). This is still my favorite Chinese restaurant in the Twin Cities. It's kind of romantic in a low budget, bohemian way.

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★★★★★

I started going to the Village Wok back when I was an undergrad at the U of M (more years ago than I care to admit). This is still my favorite Chinese restaurant in the Twin Cities. It's kind of romantic in a low budget, bohemian way.

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If you are looking for a fancy Chinese restaurant, village wok is definitely not for you. But if you only want to pay for the food and nothing else, this place is worth for you to check it out. I found its fried nooldes is to greasy to finish it up. Sea bass is good and cheap. You may find some nice and cheap dish from the menu on the wall.
You can order a take-out.

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★★★★☆

If you are looking for a fancy Chinese restaurant, village wok is definitely not for you. But if you only want to pay for the food and nothing else, this place is worth for you to check it out. I found its fried nooldes is to greasy to finish it up. Sea bass is good and cheap. You may find some nice and cheap dish from the menu on the wall.
You can order a take-out.

 

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