|This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.|
|524 2nd Street (on the corner of 2nd and E St.)|
Wok'N Roll is a family-owned-and-operated Chinese fast-food establishment in downtown. The restaurant is closed as of September 2007.
Although people's opinions vary, the food is cheap and quick. They serve the generic Chinese food one would expect. The best time to go would be at lunch when they first open since the food is freshly cooked. The food is served cafeteria-style, so show up early to avoid getting food that has succumbed to the heat lamp. A cook is in the back preparing food all day long, though, and the food is often fresh no matter what time of the day it is.
Use the Super Saver Card and get a free 16-oz. Fountain Soda with purchase of 3- or 4-item plate.
There's also a game by the same name.
2004-10-12 23:44:58 Wok'n'Roll serves what is, quite possibly, the worst Chinese food known to man. From overcooked (to the point of crunchiness) rice to fishy-tasting kung pao chicken, this is a restaurant you will likely eat at once... or never, if you heed this warning. It is extremely cheap, though. PaulLanzi
2004-11-14 00:22:51 The problem with W n' R is that the food just sits under a heat lamp. It's okay when it's fresh, although maybe the recipes need some work. Their hot n' sour soup is a pretty good snack for just walking around Davis at 69 cents (74 cents w/tax). Also good is their potstickers, which they make for you on request, thus avoiding the heatlamp problem. The folks who run the place are really nice. - jr
2004-12-09 19:25:41 Their general chicken is pretty tasty, and I'm rather fond of their chow mein. No, I'm not claiming it's authentic in any way, shape, or form. I just likes it, that's all. :-p - BarnabasTruman
2004-12-28 23:07:39 Isn't chow mein in any form inauthentic? —NoahPretentious
2005-02-07 21:33:12 I like their lemon grass chicken... kind of a curry. I've generally not been enthusiastic about the rest of their menu. —JeffNewmiller—— 2005-03-01 01:55:04 unless your grandmother cooks REAL Chinese food, it's as good as anywhere else. I can't tell the difference, and it's cheap. Gotta love cheap when you're in college. I recommend it —KevinSanada
2005-03-31 22:20:02 I have to say this is the worst Chinese food I've ever eaten. I did go there around 7:30 one night, so maybe it was the heatlamps. Still, you will be much better served to go to Orange Hut or Mr. Chan's. —NickCarrigan
2005-04-01 00:16:38 I love Wok N Roll. I used to eat their every day until I moved to the other side of town. Their mixed vegetables and Tofu is the best in town. Plus they have vegetarian fried rice and chow mein that I think is the best for Chinese fast food in town. —RobRoy
2005-12-13 13:37:51 This place is HORRIBLE. It's cheap, yes, but the food is naaaasty. The chicken is gross and stringy. The rice is.. eew.. crunchy and gross. Nastiest Chinese food in town. —StaceyGalbreath
2005-12-14 10:03:55 I have to agree with StaceyGalbreath but It's not horrible —LorenFinazzo
2005-12-16 10:29:27 I enjoy going here if I want good, plenty food for cheap. I ordered the teriyaki bowl and they gave me a lot of food. And they are really nice. —JoAnnaRich
2006-01-28 19:44:14 Lemon Chicken, Mandiran Chicken, or General Chicken Rice Bowl. Good stuff. When they are at the farmers market you can ask them to give you rice with sauce on it. that is so good. and cheap too! —ForestReturned
2006-05-16 08:57:52 Maybe this isn't the most "authentic" Chinese food that Davis has to offer, but for the money, it's a good cheap lunch that I've never had a hard time getting down the hatch. I always try to get there right when they open, so the lunch buffet is nice and fresh. It's always been good. The people that work here are friendly too. —AdamSchneider
2006-05-17 01:01:48 This place used to be called "Tasty Choice." The food was identical. —ChrisLambertus
2006-11-14 13:32:32 I got sick eating uncooked pork one time, but I still go here from time to time. —JohnDudek
2007-01-28 19:35:25 Local Family, decent to awesome food, and I went to school with the siblings. —StevenDaubert
2007-04-20 10:45:13 i have to say that the general chicken was quite stale and i ate here at 11:05 in the morning, so there really isnt any excuses for that. Overall its not bad for the price, similar in quality to what you would get at panda express, Hunan or orange hut. Personally i think other places like Noodle Express have better lunch specials, for similar prices. Odly enough, their orange chicken is neon red (ive only seen one other place do that and that was in LA). —MattHh
2007-06-09 22:04:20 I agree with Paul. I went there for my first time recently to try it out. The only people in there were the workers, who were hanging around the tables, they didn't have chow mein and I'm pretty sure they only had 2 choices for main dishes. I got the broccoli beef, which had crispy meat, and the sauce was almost like bbq sause. Though it was a good sized serving and only under $5, but I don't think I'm going back. —KyleScollin
2007-07-24 00:11:14 walked in no one there very weird then i was looking at all the food i have not ate since looked so bad please beware place is grose —dickjones
2007-08-03 13:02:01 If looking to get fast low quality food this is the place for you! —Brians
2007-09-17 16:26:05 who confirmed the closing? Is it not a remodel? —StevenDaubert
2007-09-17 16:59:55 I read it in the Davis Enterprise, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, p. C7 (Wendy Weitzel's "Comings and Goings" column).
Hi SD! —CovertProfessor
2007-09-17 17:00:25 rough, I wonder what the Gee family is going to do —StevenDaubert
2007-09-17 17:06:41 Oddly, I will miss this place. —JamesSchwab
2007-11-12 23:26:33 Has this place reopened? And does anyone know the property manager of this building? —MarkM707