This location is permanently closed.
Fresh Wok image

Fresh Wok

Restaurant • Chinese restaurant

Simple counter-serve restaurant with familiar Chinese eats such as orange chicken & chow mein. People often mention chow, rice, mein, driver, chicken,


3980 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501


(951) 683-0041

Price rating

$ $$$

Rating on Google Maps

4.00 (112 reviews)

Open on Google Maps

Working Hours

Permanently closed.

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: chow (9) rice (9) mein (8) driver (7) chicken (6)
Reviews are sorted by relevance, prioritizing the most helpful and insightful feedback at the top for easier reference.
  • 4/5 Xuxin G. 7 years ago on Google
    For the price you're paying you get good food. I especially like their chow mein and most of their spicy chicken entrees. FYI, restroom for customers only is fully enforced and there's a $5 minimum in order to use your debit card. Also right across the street from the Greyhound station so random druggies and weirdos come to this place. Finally, they have a large selection of drinks.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Javier S. 5 years ago on Google
    Lets start off by saying the food was pretty bad. I ordered orange and teriyaki chicken, both of these items were dry and you could just tell it had been sitting there for a while. It wasn't the worst tasting but it wasn't good either. The chow mein and fried rice was just plain bad, dry and crusty. To top it all off , the worker was very skimpy and not how you expect from a Chinese food place. TLDR; Go somewhere else, or don't.

  • 5/5 Ozzie O. 6 years ago on Google
    1st time here . I'm a Lyft Driver and live in Chino. Always looking for good Chinese Food location & this place in Riverside was Great! Good Food , Very Clean place & Friendly Staff. I'll definitely be back when I'm in Riverside Again. 5 STAR All the way

  • 4/5 Jesus C. 7 years ago on Google
    For under $9 one can eat fairly decent Chinese takeaway food. I get the 2 item tray... I'm giving it 4 stars because Fresh Wok doesn't serve BBQ pork like the one down by the Punjab joint serves on the other end of University, and yes I know pork is an abomination but we're in the New Testament and it's not what goes in your mouth, it's what comes out... Very good service and atmosphere. Bon appetite!

  • 2/5 Lance H. 9 years ago on Google
    Pretty Bad. I work downtown and wanted to try something new. Walked over and ordered the sweet and sour chicken and black pepper pork. The pork is boiled and then drenched in a bland sauce. I couldn't take more than 2 bites, and it looked worse than it tasted. The sweet and sour chicken was tolerable but very bland. The chow me was also tolerable and bland. The best part of my lunch was honestly my cherry coke and fortune cookie. Won't be returning.

  • 4/5 Eric M. 5 years ago on Google
    Good food, friendly staff, lots of seating. I will say I've gotten a mediocre dish or two here over the years, but once I learned which entrees to avoid it's been fine. Located in a somewhat bad neighborhood, but coming in the middle of the day is fine.

  • 5/5 captn K. 10 years ago on Google
    The food at fresh wok is great! If you ask they will cook you any item fresh. Great choice for vegetarians as the awesome cooks at fresh wok will cook up any item you would like with tofu instead of meat. Great prices with delicious fresh cooked. Its one of the best healthy options in downtown riverside

  • 5/5 Jessica B. 6 years ago on Google
    Amazing service , huge quantities , great food , authentic quality. This place was clean and had a nice dining area the food was excellent the staff was helpful and polite and the servings were massive a long with amazing prices definatley will be back.

  • 3/5 Nat C. 6 years ago on Google
    6:30pm on a thursday evening.. it's not that chicken and chow mein kinda bland. A fair selection of entrees. Service was great, but I rather the food to be great instead. Obviously not open 24 hrs, what chinese small restaurant in Cali is? Be real people and put legit reviews to help others, not trash the place.

  • 1/5 Jennifer H. 4 years ago on Google
    First i want to point out that the last 11 reviews before mine are all very similarly worded and were probably paid for. Let that be the first red flag for ya. We Placed an order today thru Postmates. The Postmates app advertises the combo plates at Fresh Wok as coming with rice AND chow mein. We ordered three combo plates and excitedly awaited our food. When it arrived, not one of our combos had chow mein, we got fried rice ONLY. I called the store to ask what happened and Agnes or Alice (couldn’t understand her) the "manager" told me she asked our Postmates driver if we wanted rice or chow mein. First of all, the driver only sees on the app that we chose fried rice in lieu of steamed rice. So the driver says, fried rice. I myself am a Postmates driver, what we see on the app is limited as far as orders go. This "manager" KNOWS that their menu on the app says that combo plates come with rice and chow mein. I asked her why on earth would she ask the driver that question instead of following the menu on the app. She proceeded to go on a rant and then hung up on me when I asked her kindly to please let me speak. I called back and the phone went to vm. I called a third time and this time she picked up, I said "hi, i just spoke with you about our Postmates order and you hung up on me and that was very unprofessional and rude." She says, "oh no, you hang up on me. I always ask driver if they want rice or chow mein and blah blah blah and I never have customer unhappy, you only one, and if you unhappy you come down here and i tell you i always ask driver." and she hung up on me a second time. This "manager" has no business running a restaurant if she can not even handle a customer complaint professionally. Clearly I'm not the only unhappy customer she's ever had and now she has three new unhappy customers all in one day. To top it off, our main entrees came with 90% vegetables and 10% meat (black pepper chicken, spicy shrimp). I will never give this place my business again in the future and neither should you IMO.

Open on Google Maps


  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Comfort food
    • ✓️ Vegetarian options
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✗ Delivery


Last updated:

Similar Restaurants nearby

Last updated: