We frequently eat here at City Wok, if not in Palm Desert, we like it in Studio City or in San Diego too. It is sort of a chain but there is an owner and manager at each location.
One thing nice at City Wok is that they serve half dishes. It lets you sample a dish if you're not sure or it lets you order more dishes for variety. If I came for lunch by myself, I would normally order one dish and some rice. But with half dishes, I can order two half dishes and rice for the same money but get two flavours rather than just one.
Our guests from Burbank drove up to visit us in the desert so we wanted to treat them to good Chinese cooking outside of our kitchen. We ordered Green beans with shredded chicken, Chicken Chow Fun, Shrimp in Kung Pao sauce, Spicy Szechuan Eggplant and a Red Beet Salad. Rice came on the side as usual. Service was impecaable, making sure our iced water was filled up at all times. Everything tasted great as usual.