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5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Ste 64, Riverside, CA 92507-6321
+1 951-683-1073
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Riverside, California
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271 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a pleasant dining experience at this elegantly decorated Asian restaurant. Always great service from the owner to the servers. We always come here for the lunch special. Their Angel Hair is one of my all time favorites. If you like noodle dishes, Lo Mein and Angel Hair are consistently good. The Ginger pork, cashew chicken, and Walnut Shrimp are... More 

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Thank MandC0218
Palm Desert
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

One cold rainy evening I wanted a good Asian inspired soup with veggies & tofu. Stumbled onto this quaint looking spot. The soup menu was very limited and mostly consisted of spicy types. Decided to try one, sorry can't remember anything about the soup except it was incredibly sour and too much ginger to even enjoy it. The service wasn't... More 

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Thank Scheshire6
SoCal
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Monark is often a favorite choice to meet friends for lunch or dinner. The decor is sophisticated. The food is fresh and very flavorful. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Some weekend evenings, there is live music - jazz or contemporary.

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Thank socaljudy
Needham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

My in-laws just moved to the area and raved about this place. We can see why! The Cashew Chicken is flavorful and the right consistency. The vegetable stir fry is perfectly crisp and tasty. Luncheon prices are very reasonable and comes with rice and eggroll. If we lived in the area, it would be a regular destination.

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Thank cathyl13
Brisbane, Australia
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213 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Whilst visiting Riverside for work (from Australia) we asked the locals for good restaurant tips and this one came up. So off we went to Canyon Crest and had a look. We were slightly worried as there didn't appear to be many people in the restaurant, but decided to take the gamble. Very happy that we did - I haven't... More 

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Thank malomax
Ashland, Oregon
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381 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

It was good, but not outstanding. We need to try some other dishes before passing judgment. The waiter was friendly and service was fast.

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Thank LindaMG
IESHORTIE
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

The Thai Salad with Shrimp is tasty, I did prefer the lemon dressing vs. the thai dressing provided. My friend enjoyed the Kung Pao Chicken and I the Jungle Curry Chicken. Be warned, if you are not ready for spicy hot, then you dare not indulge in the Jungle Curry Chicken. Nate the young man, was our server and tended... More 

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Thank IESHORTIE
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

I've been to Monark ten times or so in the last two years. Some of their dishes can be very good, like the green beans or the thinly sliced Monark steak. Why is this review not a "4" or a "5"? This is due to inconsistency. The last two visits were sub par, the food was overcooked and incredibly salty... More 

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California
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Very good thai food. The Basil Eggplant is a must! It is a small place in a shopping center but it is definitely worth trying.

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Thank adrianausa
Grand Terrace, California, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The food was fantastic. We had the Walnut Shrimp, the Strawberry Chicken, noodles and beef and a hugh chicken salad and 2 ice teas. All the food was well prepared, presented and savory. We also tried the chicken/shrimp dumplings...good but next time I will get the pot stickers. Very good service on a Sunday noon... but hardly any other patrons.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr, Ste 64, Riverside, CA 92507-6321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-1073
Description
In the Canyon Crest Town Centre and the Center uses the same address (5225 Canyon Crest Dr.) for all shops/restaurants.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?