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1994 Cliff Dr, Mesa Center, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1504
+1 805-564-7651
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Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

A small restaurant made seem bigger with full wall of mirror. The service was OK. It took a while to get the orders in; however, the food came out really fast after the order is in. The food tasted OK being the typical American Chinese Cuisine. The kids like them. But nothing to rave about either.

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Thank jchen9430
Bend, Oregon
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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Consistent high quality foods are politely delivered to your table, or your house-- yes! They deliver (min. $ amount). Clean and predictable restaurant in the Mesa shopping center. Usually open when other places aren't . Great lunch specials too.

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Thank oldfresno
Goleta, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

We had lunch there on Sunday. The price for lunch special is typical in the area. The food is so-so, and the canned vegetable in the dish tastes quite stale, perhaps having been out for too long. It was not a busy time, so the waiter should have been a lot more attentive. Considering the choices of Chinese restaurants between... More 

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Thank David L
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

To be fair, it was Christmas night. We tried to place an order for delivery. The background noise on the phone sounded like they were very busy. That said, after several attempts (the line was busy, then they hung up on us and next, they left us on hold for very long.) we finally placed our order. After almost two... More 

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Thank Traveloscopy F
Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

This place was good, but not great. Nothing special...and rather forgettable. I only tried two Chinese restaurants in town while I was visiting, and this was better than the other, but that's not saying much.

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Thank Gregs_out_West
Redding, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We were looking for a good Chinese restaurant not far from downtown Santa Barbara; and when we read rave reviews and high marks for this spot we decided to try it. It's a small place; and they were packed. Not only that , but the takeout was non-stop. The service was excellent , we were served almost immediately, and we... More 

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Thank Dee G
Huntington Beach
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Best Chinese food in Santa barbara. Enjoyed the Vegetarian Hot n Sour Soup. The Sizzling Pepper chicken was also good.

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Thank Jay S
Fair Oaks, California
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233 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I've eaten in a lot of Chinese restaurants and this one is really, really ordinary. There's nothing special about it. Service was not so great this time - in the past it has been okay.

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Thank rjbouch
Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

I HATE to write this review!! This place used to be my absolute favorite!! Within the past 6 months or so, it's really gone down hill. The wontons in the wonton soup were half-cooked and still doughy. The meat doesn't seem as high of quality as it used to be. The fried wontons were burnt and hard. The service remains... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Friendly staff; variety of dishes and always has specials. There is also takeout. Been eating here for over 12 years; always a good experience. Portions are large which allows take home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1994 Cliff Dr, Mesa Center, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-7651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?