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Canton Bistro

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79405 Highway 111, Ste 5, La Quinta, CA 92253-8300
+1 760-771-9129
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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La Quinta, California
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner recently with friends and I had the orange chicken which was great. We shared 4 entrees and agreed the chicken took the prize. Service was ok, but our server was a little curt. Overall, a good experience and will go again.

Thank Travel92253
Eugene, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because we wanted Chinese and they had a tv so we could see the final World Series baseball game while we ate. Service was friendly and helpful. Ordered a Pineapple Chicken dish, that was served in a carved out pineapple half. Also had a pork lo mein. One of the dishes came with white rice. We were... More 

Thank DebJ60
Payson, Arizona
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is the best asian food in La Quinta and their prices reflect it. Everything we ordered was very good. However, the bill was over $50 for two people excluding drinks. We have ordered take-out in the past and the bill was over $100 for four people.

Thank Mike F
Coachella Valley, CA
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Their service is always wonderful and the food fantastic. Great for couples or groups, friends and family. Good portions and lots of combinations.

Thank Smidty28
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We usually eat here when we are in Palm Desert. The restaurant is clean, large and inviting. The food is very good, the wait staff efficient and helpful.

Thank nonnashaw
Palm Desert, California
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188 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

First Visit. Beautiful Interior. Try the Walnut Shrimp and the combination rice and you will not be disappointed. Many choices.

Thank Soup8
Indio, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I having been coming here for several years as a couple and with friends. The food and service are both excellent with a varied and inexpensive menu. They also have a full bar and great take out.

Thank Charles L
La Quinta, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I most often go here for lunch. They have a lunch special that is hard to beat. All the dishes are what I most associate with "old school" Chinese food like the kind I grew up with in Southern California. All the ingredients are fresh tasting and the seasoning is what I'd expect. The decor is great, kind of rich... More 

Thank Movegroove
Palm Desert, California, United States
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A wide variety of Chinese food items and it is difficult to make a selection because so many of them look so tasty. We were not disappointed with our choices (Kung Pao Shrimp & Basil Chicken). They couldn't have been any better.

Thank USMC0302Ret
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stopped in for a dinner of Chicken and Asparagus and Beef and Asparagus. My wife ate her meal and would describe it as "okay". My Chicken was mixed with what can only be described as the inedible stems that you'd get after snapping the base off of the asparagus. They were stringy, woody, and unchewable. I mentioned to my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79405 Highway 111, Ste 5, La Quinta, CA 92253-8300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-9129
Best Chinese food in town!
Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Dine-in, Take-out, Catering

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