I had lunch at California Wok yesterday. I have to admit that I’ve eaten quite a few meals there over the last few years as my bank statement can attest. It’s not that it’s amazing food but it’s consistently good, moderately priced, locally owned and a short drive from my office. They also cook a lot of fresh items. The owner has also done a very good job teaching proper employee etiquette as well. They are always polite and attentive even though it’s not a full service establishment.
Lots of people order their rice bowls, sushi rolls and other various Asian dishes. I tend to stick with the burgers and sandwiches which are a great value. They do a pretty good taco as well, however, it’s not a “street” taco. It’s more along the lines of a Rubio’s/Baja Fresh style taco.
On this visit I ordered the Turkey Avocado sandwich. FresnoBites has been tipping the scales pretty heavy lately so I opted for the side salad with vinaigrette. Granted the salad is iceberg only, but hey, salads suck anyway. They also offer onion rings, sweet potato fries ($.50 extra) or regular fries. All of them are solid choices.
The turkey sandwich comes on a nice toasted roll with mayo. An ample amount of avocado and a huge stack of turkey finish it off. Ultimately this sandwich is a winner. It’s not extravagant, it’s not fresh carved, but it’s far better than Subway! My theory: if I can buy a nice sandwich with a side for less than $6 bucks, without going to Subway, Quizno’s or another chain, I’m doing pretty good.