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Madam LU Chinese

3524 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
+1 805-898-9289
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
9 Aug 2017
“Solid Chinese”
28 Feb 2017
“Pleasant interior with good food”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3524 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We have been going here forever, at least 20 years! The buffet from 11:30 to 2:00 PM is the very best value in Santa Barbara! Madam Lu is always in the restaurant and greets everyone! Her staff is courteous and efficient. The dinner selections are...More

Thank Beaglesm0m
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had planned to visit another restaurant but we met a family traveling from China.. who had recommendations for this place their homeland. They ordered, speaking only Mandarin, so we had no idea of what was ordered. We ate in traditional style and it was...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Chinese food in Santa Barbara is over priced and Madam Lu is not an exception. I do say that the food is a little better than average and it is one of three top choices in SB for Chinese, but nothing that wow's you. Good...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I really wanted to like this restaurant after all the owner is from Taiwan, just like my family but the food; sesame beef, bbq pork fried rice and potstickers tasted like they had used frozen ingredients. Why is it so hard to find fresh, homemade...More

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Prompt, friendly service and a nicely presented, tasty meal made this a very nice evening. Trying to watch our weight, we shared a small order of chicken-mushroom soup, the steamed fish house special, and an order of bok choy and mushrooms—all very flavorful and filling....More

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife had a mini Burroughs High School reunion dinner at Madam Lu's for 12 people. She personally selected the menu and was on hand to see that we were properly taken care of. It was my wife's birthday and she let us bring a...More

1  Thank Donald W
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I write primarily for tourists and since this is tourist season, for any of you looking for a Chinese restaurant in Santa Barbara, ANY of the others is much, much better than this one. I honestly don't know how they survive in this town or...More

1  Thank Roger O
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food at Madam Lu's has been consistent, reasonably priced, and they will create more authentic if you ask. The owner is really wonderful.

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My standard order is Won Ton Soup with Beef Fried Rice. Take-out is quick, and the staff is always incredibly friendly.

Thank rajahstarr
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My wife and I just had the lunch buffet at Madam Lu's. In general, it gets about a three on a scale of 1 to 10. Those items that are dipped in batter and fried had way to much gooey batter on them and the...More

Thank prsd54
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3524 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-898-9289
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