City Wok is a chain of Asian-themed casual restaurants in California, United States, and often the subject of parody on the animated TV series South Park.
The name is perhaps derived from Universal CityWalk, a popular tourist attraction at Universal Studios. There is a restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, perhaps the first restaurant to open. Other stores are located in Coachella, Palm Desert, Thousand Oaks, Orange, and San Diego.
Currently the chain plans to open more restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Carolina, and Florida.
On the animated comedy television series South Park
, a Chinese man named Tuong Lu Kim
owns a City Wok, and due to his stereotypical East Asian accent, calls it "Shitty
Wok." He has been quoted as saying, "Wercome to Shitty Wok, wan' try our shitty pork" as well as "Herro, wercome to Shitty Wok may I take-a order pree?" However, on the few episodes that were broadcast in syndication, Tuong Lu Kim says "chitty" rather than shitty.