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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
+1 805-962-7833
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
23 Mar 2017
“Best Chinese food in town”
5 Mar 2017
“Great food and great service”
Closed Now
All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
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Reviewed 23 March 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 5 March 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 16 December 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 31 March 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 9 March 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
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I would have given zero star if I had the choice. It was on Christmas Day, my husband and I decided to treat my sister to a Chinese dinner. She was visiting from China for a few weeks and missed home cooking. When we arrived...More

Thank amy j
Reviewed 15 November 2014

We had seen good reviews for the Shanghai on Tripadvisor, so decided to give it a go whilst we were passing through Santa Barbara, but when we got to the restaurant address we thought it was closed, as the windows have a black film so...More

1  Thank MrandMrsHinMK
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Being a vegetarian, it has been a little challenging for me to pick a nice place to meet my Chinese food cravings. Shanghai Chinese is a nice little place. I have been here only for dinner. Love the jasmine tea as well as the list...More

Thank Nithya N
Reviewed 19 February 2014

On the way home from a driving trip to Northern California, I was HUNGRY! From the freeway, searching on 'chinese food' in the Tripadvisor 'places nearby' list, we found this one. Fast and friendly service, and delicious food, made both me and my stomach smile!...More

Thank kmarq55
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We've been to the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. Everything from the hot tea to the very last bite of every meal is the best. I run out of words to describe it. The atmosphere and staff as always makes...More

Thank Kat2001
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:15
16:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
16:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:15
16:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:15
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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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