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China Palace

1070 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2715
+1 805-565-9380
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“fried rice” (3 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1070 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2715
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Convenient location just off the101 with varied menu. We tried broccoli chicken and fish with black bean and both were good and not heavily seasoned. Everything was fresh. Worth a stop if you are in the area. They also have sit down service for dining.

Thank hannabarbara
Reviewed 12 February 2017

One of my three or four favorite places for lunch. Monday through Friday they serve fixed price lunches for about $10 to $12 dollars, which include a good hot and sour soup, an excellent salad, and the entree with rice and hot tea. Some of...More

Thank billyboy53
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We wanted a Chinese meal and there was no other choice. The reviews seemed mixed and we agree. Some dishes were OK, others not. Service was remarkably poor, surly. Atmosphere was OK, but just.

Thank Frequenttravel1234
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years, under different owners and names. For a while, the food was downright awful and looked in disrepair, but it changed ownership again a few years ago and, since then, each time we've ordered takeout or had...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I do not recommend the China Palace in Montecito or the one in Santa Barbara as they are very overpriced and the food is always greasy and not very tasty. I see many other reviewers agree with this assessment. Alternatively, may I recommend the Shanghai...More

1  Thank cmkr1969
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Always our go to take out. They never disappoint with their delicious chicken fried rice and wonton soup! It's also great for lunch. Quick and delicious.

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Horrible experience!!! It started when my husband and I walked in. No one to greet us and only 1 tables with 2 guests in whole restaurant. We looked around and finally a lady guided us to table and went to walk away-- no how are...More

Thank Tanya L
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Our family has been going to this restaurant for many years. It is not Monterey Park (LA), or China Town, or Vancouver, but we have never been disappointed either.

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This family friendly restaurant is a great stop off place if you are on your way to LA. We have frequented the Palace for years. My husband love everything extra spicy. They always remember without him having to ask. Try the clay pot meals along...More

Thank Lannette T
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We ordered sizzling rice soup which was very good but it was downhill from there. Our beef dish was okay but certainly not delicious ---lacked any sparkle---and our fish dish was fresh but bland, tasteless, the sauce salty and bad. I have eaten here before...More

Thank Penny1968
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-9380
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