The Fresh Wok

Fresh Wok in Wabasha

Address:
The Fresh Wok
254 Main Street W.
Wabasha, MN
55981-1239
Telephone No.:
651-565-3800

Fax No.:
651-565-3455

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Hours:
Summer - Sunday to Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday/Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Winter - Sunday to Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday/Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet - Monday to Friday
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location:
Between Allegheny Ave and Walnut Ave on the North side of Main St. W.

Atmosphere:
Chinese American

Cuisine:
Chinese.

Parking:
Street Parking

Dress:
Casual.

Reservations:
No



Smoking Restaurant:
No

Bar:
No

Liquor:
A limited selection of Wine, Beer and Liquor

Wheel Chair Accessible:
One Step up to enter

Restroom Wheel Chair Accessible:
Yes

Handicap Accessible:
Yes

Take-Out:
Yes


We had finished our doctor appointments at Rochester early for a change and headed home via Stockholm, Wisconsin. Stockholm Gardens is located in this little town on Wisconsin Highway 35, just northeast of Wabasha, MN. The gardens carry a large variety of shrubs, perennials, and other gardening items and a huge selection of clay pots. I had been looking for several pots to put in our backyard near the deck.

We arrived in Wabasha about 3:30 and decided to get an early dinner. The Mexican café that was in town was out of business and the other café either looked out of business or just closed for the day. We spotted a restaurant called Nosh, parked the car, and walked to the entrance. Just our luck! It was closed on Tuesdays, and of course today was Tuesday! In addition, it opened at 4 p.m. for dinner. That is on the days they were not closed. Next door to the Nosh, was a Chinese restaurant and while we did not plan on Asian cuisine today, decided to try it. It is not easy to find a restaurant in this area late in the afternoon or for that matter early in the week. Restaurants tend to be open for breakfast/lunch or open Thursday - Sundays, when the tourists are around.

We went in and found it to be very clean. It looked like the staff was just sitting down for their dinner and we asked if they were open. Yes, indeed. A young lady came over to take our order, but we were somewhat overwhelmed by the vast selection. There are over 120 menu items for lunch and a few more for dinner.

We finally figured out what we wanted and ordered. In the meantime, the employee's lunch had been set up and they were busy eating a deep-fried pork dish, mounds of white rice and stir-fried bok choy.

Lou ordered the wonton soup and it came quickly. It was a flavorful broth with three large meat filled wontons and came with a side of deep fried wontons. It was very good. Peggy thought it was good while I thought it was excellent. Soon our main course arrived. I ordered the special dinner combo of Szechuan Beef, which was served with pork fried rice and egg roll. It could have been a little spicier, but was very good. Lou ordered the mixed Chinese vegetables and they were served in a brown sauce with white rice. It was also very good. Again we differ, I thought it was excellent. The sauce was flavorful and the vegetables were fresh leaving an exquisite after taste.

We were pleasantly surprised. We asked how long they had been open and discovered that they had been there two years. While we were in the restaurant, another customer came in and ordered a large bowl of the wonton soup. He was apparently a regular customer who had been gone for a while.

Total for our meal came to $19.10 plus a $3.00 tip. The prices include sales tax.

Would we return? Definitely!

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