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China Pavillion

1202 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3116
+1 805-560-6028
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (15 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1202 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3116
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our local Chinese restaurant closed a few weeks ago. I've been driving passed China Pavillion for a few months and finally felt it was time to try. We were rewarded with great food, a lovely atmosphere and wonderful service. Plus the prices are very reasonable!

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times, even took the whole family around Christmas, about 20 of us! They handled us well!

Thank jeffkjohnson6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great assortment, lovely setting, good, fast service. I love their seafood dishes! Lunch specials are very good and cheap

Thank romaniangirlamerican
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The option s Chinese food are limited in S.B. For L.A., Pasadena or Monterey Park, I would rate as average. But for S.B. county, it is the best. Good service, nice decor and relativelyu

Thank ConcernedCalifornia
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I loved the China Pavillion. We went for an early lunch, about 11:30 -when they open. We ordered 3 appetizers and I got the won ton soup and my friend ordered a pork dish. The appetizers were very good- scallion pancakes, Peking duck roll, and...More

Thank molli s
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Situated on Chapala Street, this restaurant served great Chinese dishes as well as a good wine selection

Thank 773Gareth
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The fried rice here is the best I've had in the SB area. I get takeout when I visit, and the service is quick and really accommodating. Many choices on the menu, and you can go as simple or as flavorful as you like at...More

Thank Newlovenewlife2012
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This dim sum does not have carts, however, made to order. We ordered and loved the shrimp spinach dumpling, crab dumpling, steamed bbq pro bun, steamed asparagus, shrimp rice wrap (the best!), and steamed egg custard bun. The service was excellent and friendly.

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Sunday is our favorite day to go to China Pavilion for Dim Sum and or the regular menu. It is always busy so go early or late. They handle lines well, but it can be a little challenging when super busy. Hard to find your...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I`m not a big fan of Chinese food and only at the encouragement of a friend who spends a great deal of time in the Orient did I venture to this place. The food os prepared without MSG and is fresh, local and in some...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
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Donald W
24 May 2016|
Response from sharonannie22 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I'm just a customer who had lunch at China Palace with a friend. I think they do have a private dining room, but you should Google the restaurant, or call if you live in the area, for specific information about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-560-6028
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