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Soul of China

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50855 Washington St Ste 2F, La Quinta, CA 92253-5823
+1 760-564-4469
16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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La Quinta, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We ordered several items to go. Fried rice, chow mein and prawns. the menu was pretty touristy. An empty restaurant should have been our first clue that the food might be mediocre or worse. The food was basically inedible so we threw it away

Thank ssommers52
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

WOW, what great food.Tonight was are first time here and you can believe this, it will not be the last. The food was outstanding, starting with the best Hot and Sour soup we have ever had. Then came the Mongolian Beef followed by the bbq house LO Mein and then Orange Chicken and last the Honey Walnut Shrimp. the plates... More 

Thank gullman
La Quinta, California
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261 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have come here several times and the food is very good and authentic. The portions are large and the cost isn't. The hot and sour soup is a favorite. The dining room is small so call ahead for reservations. Forget about getting in the door for dinner on Christmas day. The wait then is over an hour. If you... More 

Thank Chris R
Appleby, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were renting a house in the area and decided to have a carry out meal. It was so good we went back again later in the holiday. The service was efficient and the staff were very friendly. The food was tasty and of excellent quality. One of the dishes we had was chicken and cashew nuts. For once there... More 

Thank susiedu
La Quinta, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We were expecting great Chinese from the 4+ star rating. Excited upon entering: quiet (we were first there at 5:15 pm), nice ambiance with low lighting, table cloths and orchids on tables. Unfortunately the meal was not nearly as good. We had won ton soup, veggie egg rolls, Buddha Garden vegetable and shrimp in lobster sauce. Everything was VERY bland.... More 

Thank Jim E
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We have been going to Soul of china for years. Their food and service is always excellent. My husband loves the garlic fish and I prefer the shrimp and vegetables or with the cashew nuts. However we have tried most of the dishes they serve and have always been satisfied...

Thank carricgen
Ashington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Don't be put off by the location as this little restaurant offered us great service and really tasty food. The restaurant is tucked away in the back corner of the car park and doesn't look much from the outside but the friendly welcome more than made up for our initial doubt. It was quiet the night we dined here, only... More 

Thank PP0204
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I hate I didn't take pictures of our meal but I assure you the homemade citrus salad dressing was EXCELLENT. Don't let the little restaurant or the outside fool you. It has a nice ambiance and we were able to get in and out within 40 minutes. If you're looking for something quick and not far from your hotel, check... More 

Thank Terry W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered Peking Duck 24 hours ahead as told. It was so dry could not eat it. They offered no excuse. Have been 7 or 8 times over the last 6 years and it has gotten steadily worse. Will not ever go again. Service terrible.

1 Thank Mitty4920
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We are staying in Indio and wanted Chinese for dinner. This was close by, so we ventured there. Not much from the outside, but once indoors it was quite nice. Cloth tablecloths and intimate setting. Perhaps a dozen tables. We had Chicken with Vegetables and Honey Walnut Chicken, as well as soup. Delicious. We'll go back. Cost was appropriate. Don't... More 

1 Thank Joyce K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50855 Washington St Ste 2F, La Quinta, CA 92253-5823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-4469

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