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China King Restaurant

5915 Calle Real, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
+1 805-967-1838
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
26 Feb 2017
“Perfect When You Crave 'American Chinese'”
28 Jul 2016
“Finally, a place that will stick”
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5915 Calle Real, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

This is the type of Chinese restaurant I was raised on: Simple decor, brisk, but polite and efficient staff, and reliable flavors. You know what the food will taste like as you read the Americanized menu. And it's good. Served hot. No pretense. No 'fusion'b.s.,...More

1  Thank Fatchihuahua
Reviewed July 28, 2016

China King occupies a spot previously occupied by a couple of Mexican restaurants. It deserves to prosper, as it's nice to have a good Chinese place in Goleta. We've had the mango shrimp several times, and also enjoyed the kung pal beef. Very quick service....More

1  Thank Taichionthebeach
Reviewed July 27, 2016

They cook each order separately, no steam table, no in-quantity vats. They are a small shop located in a strip mall--lots of parking, lots of light, very clean, modern decor--and privately owned. They can seat family groups of 10 - 15 and often do: Chinese...More

1  Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Reviewed June 16, 2016

This small restaurant, only 10 tables, serves some of the best Chinese food in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. It may be hard to find, as it is in a "strip mall" near Zodos. And space is a little cramped. And I'm not saying it's world...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We were excited to try China King as the owner ran another great Chinese restaurant in town, Nice little location with ample parking. Were seated quickly and ordered the egg rolls and drinks, arrived quickly and was tasty. Down hill from here, we ordered our...More

Thank onu
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Sorry to have to give a review like this, but here goes.... All the food we ordered was bland. The Kung Pao Chicken was not spicy, not good. The orange peel chicken was like eating fried breading. The Chicken chow mean tasted like plastic. Again,...More

Thank Dutchman101
Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited the new China King restaurant the first week it opened (around mid-November). The place was quite busy which, to me, means that people are fairly anxious to have a good Chinese restaurant in Goleta at 5915 Calle Real (located in the Zodo's Bowling...More

1  Thank kellygal_10
Reviewed November 25, 2015

Went over to China King yesterday afternoon to pick up a menu. And there she was the wonderful former owner of Mandarin Palace. Any yes the menu is just like Mandarin Palace. Went back last night for dinner and the place was packed. Best of...More

1  Thank SBpicky
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5915 Calle Real, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-1838
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