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Hot Wok Express

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1102 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2443
+1 217-384-7170
11:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place still is my favorite to go Chinese restaurant dating back to the mid 90's when it opened. Owned by great people and the food is always consistent.

1 Thank Dan L
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The food is always hot & fresh. Which was especially good on a cold January day. The General Cho's chicken is the best I have ever had a perfect balance of hot and sweet. I always get it. The soup was the perfect warmer for the day as well!

Thank Leah B
Terre Haute
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

I ate here twice as take out. Huge portions that were fresh tasting and very flavorful. Got the broccoli chicken and the chicken and mushrooms on pork fried rice. Good meals. Will go again when here for business.

Thank Vicki D
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

They have more options than standard Panda Express, but similar to panda express, they don't really have a great option if you are a vegetarian.

Thank Boonchong
champaign Il
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

This place is good always good and the food is hot,With all the food place s in town we do not make as often as we used to but they are still real good,

Thank carpetbaggers86
Danville, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

I'm not big on asian food myself but I could always find something edible. Service was fast, restaurant was clean, lots of parking, fair prices.

Thank JGB119
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

this place is awesome, they give you a heaping serving of food which is made fresh all the time. Very low prices, I'll be back :)

Thank Magnus A
East Central IL
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

I go here for lunch when I want something quick and I'm in the mood for Chinese food. Food is pre-prepared and you make your selection(s) - what kind of rice & what toppings. You can get a half-size with one topping, or a regular size with 2 toppings. I usually get chicken w/broccoli, chicken w/green beans or cashew chicken.

1 Thank LoveEire
Urbana, Illinois
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2011

The last year Hot wak has gone down hill terrible service the food has given me dire aha . Sonny is selling rice and you may think the price is good but you are buying rice. He has people the do not know the food the names of it. he could care less he got your money for 10 cent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2008

Forget Panda Express. This is where you get huge quantities of fast Chinese food cheap. And unlike Panda where everything tastes like black pepper and celery, this stuff actually tastes good and like real Chinese food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2443
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-384-7170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?