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“Portions are plentiful”
Review of Wa Lok

Wa Lok
Ranked #205 of 2,795 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Miraflores
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Based on what we read in Frommer's, we made our way to Wa Lok from Plaza Mayor for lunch. Be prepared for huge portions. So if you travel with family, everyone should order something different to be able share. I presented my card to the waiter letting him know I needed gluten free. He stated the only thing available was a veggie plate and white rice. Ok by me. It was a good deal. Spring rolls come with a little sugar on top. Shrimp and pork dim sum - my family stated were delicious. Mounds of pork fried rice, chicken fried rice, sausage fried rice, and beef lo-me in. We all enjoyed. And had leftovers to go.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wa Lok was so well recommended by friends and acquaintances that I had high expectations. What I met didn't impress much.

Service was decent but cold, a contrast with warm Peruvian waiters everywhere else. We ordered a Tallarin Taipa that was about right, but not outstanding.

In a country known for its marvelous gastronomic experiences, Wa Lok was one of the least memorable ones.

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Thank Jorge_Kost
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

s./127 mas s./15 tip. Incl: Inka y cerveza y un trago.

Cansados y con hambre, qeriamos Chifa, pero hoy en dia son tan grasosos y "baratos" y salados. Al final, decidimos pagar mas, y comiamos como en sabrosas y generosas Chifas de antes.

Hungry and tired, we wanted Chifa, but these days they are so greasy, "cheap" and salty. In the end we decided to pay a bit more, and at Wa Lok we ate like the flavorful and generous Chifas of yesteryear.

Hasta los condimentos y mini piqueos de cortesia son de otro nivel. Esta bien en pareja, pero mejor vayan con familia o mas amigos en mesas redondas para compartir menus etc.

Even the sauces/condiments (see foto of REAL aji de Chifa) and free tiny-snacks are of higher quality. It's ok for a couple, but the plates/menus are better if shared with 6 (or 16!) people in round tables. NOTE TO FOREIGNERS: Even if you think you dont like it, try a little bottle of Inka Cola with your Chifa, they DO combine!

El arroz chaufa con pollo tenia facilmente 100g de tierna pechuga de pollo (si no mas!) a diferencia con Chifas Baratas con migas de pollo seco! Sui Kao, con su limoncito fuereon sobrerellenos con langostino y chancho (llego' mas rapido que los tragos!)

The s./20 Arroz Chaufa con Pollo had easilly 100g if not more of tender chicken (versus micro-bits en "cheap Chifas"). The s./20 fried Sui Kao appetizer (use the fresh lemon sauce) were overstuffed with Shrimp and Pork (and arrived faster than our drinks!)

Plato de Estrella: Sahofan Jugoso Con Pato (fideos anchos) no en la carta pero te lo hagan sin ningun roche. Pedi con todo verduras que hay, y extra holontao. Nada, pero nada tacano con presas de pato.

Star Plate: "Sahofan Jugoso" con Pato (fat noodles with duck and lots of sauce) was not on menu, but no problem. Normally not served with so much veggie, but all I had to do was ask ("con todosss verduras, y muchos de ellos y bien jugosa"). Again, suuuper generous on the duck meat.

Highly recommended. Dont expect MODERN fusion (go to Madam Tusan for that, and suffer thru their service while eating tasy food innovative food) - Wa Lok is HISTORIC Peruvian Chinese fusion. With luck, you get the happy "Ofelia" as waitress, but it is obvious they are all pros.

Altamente recomendado. Perfecto y generoso. Uniqua queja es que YO no se como pedir los platos mas "complejos" de sabor. Para fusion moderno vete a Madam Tusan (y sufrir su servicio mientras que comas platos ricos!) Wa Lok es estilo fusion Peruano/Chino antiguo, y con buena calidad tan ausente en las Chifas tipicas.

Con suerte te tocaria "Ofelia" como moza, atenta, amable y con actitude de asegurar que recibes precisamente que quieres - aunque verles serivir mesas de 12, es evidento que todos son professionales.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious Chifa with duck in two different types of preparation. A true highlight of Chinese food. I would recommend to all. If you decide to go, ask for 1 dish to share with two people because the portions are really big.

Thank Jimmy L
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Because of the peking duck on the menu, I tried this restaurant. It was good. However, it was not the tradional skin alone in pancakes with the plum sauce. We did get 2 courses and it was wel prepared. What we enjoyed much was the chicken cwauw mein. Great flavour and not fatty at all. Service was good.

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