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Flaming Wok Restaurant

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1305 Seminole Trl Ste A, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1872
+1 434-974-6555
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Virginia
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have to admit that I've passed by this place so many times without thinking about stopping. Let's face it, everything on 29, north of C'ville is, well, not a destination for me. The other night, though, I was bored with some of the spots in town and took a chance. I wasn't expecting much, but when I did look... More 

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Virginia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

The food here is always very good, which is why I rated it 4 stars. My family has tried the hibachi-style Japanese here as well as the Chinese dishes. Both are freshly prepared, flavorful, and not too greasy. The staff is generally friendly, but our server tonight was not attentive enough for our liking. We were left waiting at our... More 

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Thank desingertravel
Charlottesville, Virginia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This was the first teppanyaki style restaurant in town. I don't believe there have been any updates since it opened so you feel like your eating at a Japanese restaurant in the early 90s. The food is good, but it isn't prepared with the level of showmanship that other restaurants of this type are famous for. The food has been... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

FW never disappoints. We go here for Christmas and other holiday dinners. Staff is friendly, restaurant is clean and the food is great. We've been coming here for the past 15 years and it's always consistent. Price right and generous portions. The sushi is good, but not the best I've ever had. I would recommend the chop chop table for... More 

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Thank Patty G
Scottsville
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

We have been regulars at Flaming Wok for almost a year. We sometimes eat there 3 times a week! The food is always consistently good and the waitresses are great! Love their sushi also!!

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Thank Ellen P
Fishertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

I have eaten here several times in the past year. My son is a student at UVA Medical School and when we visit, this is a MOST. My family has always had a wonderful experience here and the staff is great. Would recommend this place to everyone.

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Thank Kimberly042014
Dublin, Ireland
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

You can have Japanese flaming, juggling chefs or eat Chinese in the other part of this restaurant. They don't mix well however. Food is good, served quickly and reasonably priced but somehow it misses the mark on both. Good if you are staying in nearby hotels but hardly worth making a special trip.

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Orange, Virginia
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Some of our family really enjoy the Flaming Wok, and while it is not bad (meaning we'll go when asked), it is not something we'd choose on our own - there is better Japanese food around town. First, when one is seated at a Teppan Yaki table, the wait can range from a few minutes to over half an hour... More 

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Thank MadArchaeo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

I have been many times had great service but a long wait. This time I went on New Years Eve had reservations got right in but our chef didn't do anything fun with our kids. The waitress never got our drinks we had to go flag our waitress down anytime we need anything. My son had a kids meal and... More 

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Thank robinmelvin
Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

The first time we went to this place with our 6 yr old, she really enjoyed the show - the food was so-so. The next time we went there we were very disappointed with the service. We asked for a Teppan Yaki dish we ordered to be cancelled and the waiter assured us it was and brought us other stuff.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Seminole Trl Ste A, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1872
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-6555

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