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O'mei Restaurant

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2316 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5246
+1 831-425-8458
00:00 - 23:59
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Santa Cruz, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

O'mei is a real special restaurant. They cook specialties from provenances not normally found in USA restaurants. Extensive menu . I love to take a group because then new dishes ( to me) are chosen . Love the ribs and also the Chicken with Dates and apricots . all meals cooked to order, vegan dishes . anything can be changed... More 

Thank Barbra B
Rocklin, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My grandson eats there frequently, and knew I'd love it when I visited. Nice spicy food, nice assortment of entrees. I had a prawns/basil/garlic/tomato dish that was awesome, and I'm not really sure what he had, but it had their green peppercorns in it and I believe it had chicken and tofu and it was just as delicious as mine... More 

Thank lucysmom47
Novato, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Excellent food, great variety, reasonable prices! We have eaten here several times while visiting Santa Cruz, and it is consistently good!

Thank landrulianda
Monterey, CA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Stopped last night for dinner about 6:30 pm. The Asian lady at the greeting desk was on the phone and completely ignored me. When she got off the phone, she asked if I was with the couple who had come in behind me. No. A young man appeared from the back room and seated me at a table without a... More 

2 Thank Seabirdinglady
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Whenever we eat here I always order the Gan Pung (I hope I'm spelling that right) chicken. It's a house specialty and always delicious. The appetizers are usually tempting but a bit expensive.

Thank kagazoid
Templeton, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We go to Santa Cruz Boardwalk for some family fun once or twice a year. We actually make a point of doing it over other quick getaways so that we can eat here! Appetizers are shown to you - they actually bring a tray over with a plate of each available one and you can see what you get prior... More 

4 Thank Joanne M
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439 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Too expensive and too off beat for us. Most of the dishes are peppery which we do not enjoy. We had to try hard to find something we might like.

Thank sndovale
Watsonville, California
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330 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Don't be fooled by outside, which looks dim. Food is fresh, and tons of good things to choose from. A long time favorite of West Side Santa Cruz- you pay more , but worth it for freshness & unique choices. Best to share plates!

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Canberra, Australia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

What would you expect from the first restaurant next to your hotel? Not much? Well be prepared to be astounded by the meals and service at O'mei. Interesting menu. Funky and fun taster plates. Spicy bright flavours. Nice serving sizes. The Gan Pung chicken is a stand out! Whole family very pleased with the meal. Having brown rice as an... More 

Thank OverU
Barcelona, Spain
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288 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Nice interior decor, fast and friendly service, uninteresting location. Good but not outstanding food, 48$ for a small soup, two main dished (one of which a fried rice) and no drinks strikes me as too expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5246
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-8458

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