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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
+1 805-962-7833
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
“Lots of choices on the lunch menu”
5 Apr 2018
“Run to this place: it’s excellent”
Open Now
4:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is serves pretty good Chinese food. The variety of choices on their lunch menu was plentiful and reasonably prices, between $8 - $10, which for Santa Barbara is quite good. The only thing I don't like about this place is that they do...More

Thank NoStopSigns
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

The whole experience is excellent, the moment you walk in the door. Great hosting, great service, great food.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Solid Chinese take out place with dining. I do love their fried noodles and their sweet and sour soup is lovely. Nice people work here and the tables and dining room are good enough, but it is 3 minutes from my house so it is...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Leading with great value for hot Sake set the scene at this high-quality Chinese restaurant. The ambience was very good and the quantities were very large as well as the quality of the food is good. Chinese is easy to eat and we ate too...More

Thank Pj T
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I was surprised that I enjoyed the meal as much as I did. It's a small space at the top of Milpas tucked in between a liquor store and a laundromat. The staff were super nice. The manager (maybe owner?) is a woman that is...More

1  Thank DDSB
Reviewed March 23, 2017

The moment you start your meal, you will realize how fresh the ingredients are. Everything is made with care in addition to the lovely family atmosphere. Highly recommend for all.

Thank Ritterstein
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

It was a fun meal with a business colleague during my visit here. It was clean and quiet and conducive to conversation. Food was great and service impressive.

Thank Garry S
Reviewed December 16, 2016

This is by far the best Chinese restaurant in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. It has been owned and operated by the same Chinese-American family for over forty years. The staff is wonderful and speak excellent English. You can eat in or take food out....More

Thank cmkr1969
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Not only was the food great, but I couldn't have asked for a friendlier staff. My lunch order arrived promptly (had egg foo young) and the sour soup was delightful. Very affordable and cozy spot.

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, awesome service. Best egg foo young. This place is a real treat if you can find it. They have fair prices and they are amazing there! If you have the chance, definitely come here. They also do take out as well.

Thank Maliajean13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-7833
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