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Pearl East Chinese Restaurant

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1559 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
+1 805-922-1234
11:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Quiet little place, kind staff. Probably the most flavorless chicken low mein I've ever had. The noodle were not cooked all the way and I had to keep spitting out hard noodles. My husband did enjoy his sweet and sour chicken along with the crab Rangoon. I decided on this place because of the reviews on here, but I would... More 

Thank Katherine H
Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They have a very good chicken foo young and pork chow mein with crispy noodles. the atmosphere is not that fancy, but the food is very good and the prices are good.

Thank RandyNewton
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were out of town and went to Pearl East because it was in walking distance of our motel. It doesn't look much but the food was excellent. The chicken and sweet corn soup was so large it was served with a ladle, so three people shared it. The egg rolls were huge, piping hot and delicious. The pot stickers... More 

Thank Marie R
Santa Maria, California, United States
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We went there on the recommendation of a friend and ate lunch while we were picking up a to go order that we placed for the friend. The food was excellent and plentiful. The price for lunch (served 11-3) was very reasonable. It definitely isn't five star dining with white tablecloths, etc.; but for a quick bite and good food... More 

Thank gerrijellison
Orcutt, California
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Excellent variety of food. Plates were served very hot with large quantities. Price was very fair and we will visit again.

Thank tritipisgood
Santa Maria, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Unfortunately, the local competition is abysmal. This restaurant has been around a long time. The food is good. The setting is nice with linen table cloths and linen napkins. Service is good. A pleasant place to eat. If you like Chinese food, this is a good place.

Thank Edward S
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was once THE Chinese food place to go but it sure has changed and changed for the worse. The food is excellent and the prices are fair. But the service is awful! Just two or three guys run the front end and all they do when you talk to them is grunt. Say thanks or yes, that's fine, and... More 

Thank Herod L
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

If you love orange chicken this is the place. I get the same things when I go either orange chicken, egg foo young or schewan shrimp(spelling) get these and you cant go wrong

1 Thank dezzzzie
Santa Maria, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This place has great, cheap lunch specials (about $6) buys you an entree, egg roll, and cup of soup, and the food is somewhere between good and really good (great? nah, try North China). Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but much more welcoming than the exterior of the strip mall it's in. Service is terse but not impolite,... More 

Thank RoadTripper1985
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Pearl East is actually very good! In fact, their Egg Foo Young is the best between LA and SF. There is a place in Monterey called Chef Lee's that is just as good but Pearl East is the ONLY place in Santa Barbara and SLO Counties that I have found that knows how to make a proper Egg Foo Young.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-922-1234

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