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“Don't judge the food by the exterior.”
Review of First Wok

First Wok
Ranked #9 of 32 Restaurants in Keokuk
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

My husband had been wanting Chinese food for quite some time so we decided to give First Wok a try. The exterior wasn't very appealing and found that the atmosphere inside was extremely basic.
HOWEVER, we were there for the food and that did NOT disappoint! Really generous portions and very delicious! We had plenty of leftovers to take back to our room and enjoy the next day!
The First Wok is definitely a good restaurant! We were the only ones eating inside the restarant between 6-7 that evening, but they had a very busy take-out line the entire time we were enjoying our dinner.
They take only cash. Maybe checks too, but definitely no credit cards!
The people seemed very nice!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Thank R9762DFdarlenes
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Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

They are open, don't believe the hours posted here. You have to call in your order. The menu is on their Facebook page.
We had the veggie combo plate (yum) and teriyaki chicken on a stick (5 sticks!). The shrimp fried noodles were great. The crab ragoons are folded differently, in a triangle, but "tastes good!" Per my daughter.

Date of visit: June 2020
Thank DaBiZi
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Very authentic chinese food. The staff ate from China and they cook fresh authentic meals. Very friendly staff. The food is not and tasty . The good is prepared while you watch !!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eugene A
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

No, this is NOT the dump it appears. Located in a nearly derelict mall, these people KNOW HOW TO COOK! Mostly take-out, there are few tables, but the food is worth it. Do NOT take a date here or you may be branded a low-brow. This is for folks who like good food and do not care about appearances. Yes, no service; order it at the counter and take it to your table if you plan to eat in. Food comes without a big wait time and is hot and good. Genuine Chinese food cooked by Chinese. It is what it is, but it IS good!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Most reviews I saw on First Wok were right on.

First Wok is not in an impressive location. The parking lot is torn up. The restaurant is not that impressive. Add some nice pictures.

However, they give you a lot of authentic Chinese food for a reasonable price. Please note that they do not accept credit cards. Fortunately, we had enough cash to eat here.

I enjoyed their Crab Ragoons. My wife liked the Beef Fried Rice. The combo Kung Pao Chicken was more food than I could handle.

The service is okay.

This is a good place to try outside of the chain restaurants on Main Street.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank tomwU9174DH
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