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Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar

38 W Victoria St, Suite 109, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3165
+1 805-335-2426
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“noodles” (44 reviews)
“papaya salad” (4 reviews)
“pancit” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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38 W Victoria St, Suite 109, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3165
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Empty Bowl was a real treat. The Bangcock noodle dish was spicy and bursting with flavor. if you like Asian noodle dishes you will love the Empty Bowl. That is why we went back for another meal the very next day!

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve had mixed success eating out in America with my coeliac disease. The Empty Bowl staff proved knowledgeable about what food I could eat. There were only a few choices but they were good & the surety of the staff helped me feel confident that...More

Thank sueB3528KC
Reviewed 23 August 2018

New to SB, I've been here 4x within less than 2 months and stop in often for the delicious thai iced tea. I've tried a few dishes and they are all excellent! So excited to find a really good asian restaurant in SB! Prices are...More

Thank bethinhoboken
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A noodle place in the beautiful SB Public Market. Great service and food, the coconut chicken noodle bowl is out of this world!! Try all their noodle, you won’t be sorry!

Thank Dutchman101
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the amazing pad thai, crispy noodles and wines chosen by 2 of the owners who are master sommeliers! The chef 👩🏻‍🍳 who creates the amazing dishes and broths is working side by side with the workers and a fun lady who even follows the...More

Thank kwong
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Based on former reviews we went thee die dinner and were not disappointed. Great food! Very tasty and big portions. The ambiance is not very charming but the food is definitely worthwile. Low cost. Great staff and service

Thank ddijk
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Whenever my wife and I are in Santa Barbara, we go to Empty Bowl. Everything that have tried here has been delicious. We really love the Northern Thailand Curry Noodle and wind up ordering it every time we go. We also have enjoyed Bangkok Street...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great excuse to go to this very upscale targeted market and see alternative eateries. This might be the bedt of the several there. It has a very simple and good menu with the normal items and they prepare things ins first class casual manner. There...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for Hangover Noodles to go while shopping in SB. First time I experienced this dish was in 2015 on vacation, and loved the fresh flavors with a hit of spice at the end. On vacation with family so had to try it again...More

Thank RunandTravelMom
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Located in the middle of the Public Market, it may not be the most quiet or intimate place to eat, however, the food is always very good. You can never go wrong with the Tom Yum Noodles or their Hangover noodles. It always puts a...More

Thank CatDLN
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20 May 2016|
Response from happyone111 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, google 'empty bowl menu'. It's all delicious'
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 W Victoria St, Suite 109, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3165
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-335-2426
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