3001 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Marinship. Website is here. Menu pages start here; click on each section in the left column to see the entire menu. Tommy’s Wok is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday, for dinner only on Sunday. Free parking in lot.
Located at the northern edge of Sausalito, Tommy’s Wok is the most popular Chinese restaurant in town. Tender, juicy meat in both chicken dishes we had on our last visit. They focus on fresh organic ingredients and use no MSG. If you come in on the Ferry, their location is outside of walking distance from downtown, so a visit requires an extra leg by Uber / Lyft / taxi..
Tommy’s Wok is located in a small strip mall on Bridgeway, where the restaurant draws a mostly local clientele. On the last several dishes we’ve had there the meat has been tender and included moist large chunks (especially the chicken), and tasted fabulous compared to the smaller, drier, overcooked pieces of meat you so often get at Chinese restaurants. The vegetables were fresh and not overcooked.
If you’re a fan of BBQ fried rice (and we are), Tommy’s Wok turns this boring staple of Chinese restaurants into a wonderful set of dishes. We treat the BBQ pork-fried rice with the respect due a dinner course, not as a side dish as you would at most places. The pieces of meat are think, flavorful and lean, not the table scraps you usually see in these dishes.
The architect for Tommy’s Wokhas made the strip-mall location into a gleaming and pleasant dining room that is much classier on the interior than the building’s exterior suggests. It’s too bad the counter in front of the open kitchen is so high, because being able to see more of the food preparation would be fun.
Tommy’s Wok also gets the prize for best restaurant aquarium in the county, a reef tank that will entrance the adults as well as the kids.
Something else that people should know about Tommy’s Wok? Did you find Nemo in their fish tank? Does the name always make you think about the old and long-gone (and unrelated) tiki noir hangout Tiburon Tommy’s? Disagree with any of our suggestions? Please let us know!