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3150 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5101
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were told this was the best Chinese food in Santa Cruz. If this is true, than there is plenty of room in Santa Cruz for a new restaurant. Kitchen seemed overwhelmed and in chaos. The vegetables were cooked to limp mush. l hate to put this out there, because it looks like a family run business. They seem to... More 

Santa cruz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Super solid Chinese. Run by a couple. Try the dry spicy wings appetizers, out of this world. The only thing I have not looked odd their pork Mushu, everything else is delicious.

Thank Andrew H
Aptos, California
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314 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We normally like this place. Tonight the soup was overly sugared/sweetened, the Gung Po was bland and the chow mein just so-so. We're hoping this was an off night because it used to be one of our fave Chinese establishments

Thank soifdawg
San Francisco
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

My bride loves Chinese food. Picked Guang Zho because it was a hole-in-the-wall but looked clean. One of the biggest challenges finding quality Chinese food is not too much grease with some spicy flavors as an option, not just flavorless Cantonese style full of slimy sauce. Guang Zho was a winner on both accounts. Not too greasy, very fresh ingredients... More 

1 Thank camp708
Danville, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Have had difficulty finding a great and reasonable Chinese restaurant in Santa Cruz. Guang Zho may just be that place. My wife and I had lunch there recently and really enjoyed it. I grew up in San Francisco eating in Chinatown, mostly Cantonese style. Guang Zho is Cantonese style and very tasty. Service from the owner's wife is warm and... More 

1 Thank emptynest1234
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This place is not fancy but it's the best chinese food I have had in Santa Cruz. It's in my neighborhood, so we go often, and I love the hot and sour soup, fried prawns and very cold beer. Entrees that are especially good for us are broccli beef, Hunan Chicken, and Mooshoo pork

Thank Paul B
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

We eat here regularly and have brought friends and family who all agree, best Chinese food in the area! Try the Chile spicy prawns and the Hunan Beef, not to be missed! All their vegetable are fresh and cooked to order. Let's eat!

Thank Cat N
Santa Cruz
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Everyone was too tired to make dinner on a Thurs night so we decided to order some Chinese delivery. We had become disenchanted with another close-by Chinese establishment and decided to try Guang Zho. Unfortunately, they do not deliver but do have take out. We found a somewhat incomplete menu on-line and decided to go for the take-out and gave... More 

1 Thank mrmikeSantaCruz
Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We eat here regularly. Sophia runs the "front of the house." Food is always hot and freshly prepared. We love the General Tso Chicken, Hunan Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, ohh and Pork Egg Fu Young...just a few of our favorites...

1 Thank DeanaByTheSea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

Chinese food is tough to come by in Santa Cruz, so I didn't expect much when my wife and niece visited Guang Zho. The food was excellent! There is no atmosphere to mention but with good Chinese food who needs it. I had the Kung Pao chicken and Chow mien with beef, and I was pleasantly surprised. My wife loved... More 

2 Thank RogueLeader135

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-456-0988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?