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“Dim Sum Is Outstanding”
Review of China Pavillion

China Pavillion
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Ranked #165 of 570 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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
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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 server and food not always as hot as it should be, but it is always good and fun with a good weekend vibe.

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Thank expectquality1942
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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 case organic. The dishes are creative and unusual in their presentation. I get that there is a consciousness of putting good energy into what comes out of the kitchen.
As with all good restaurants, it starts whit ownership and their intention. This restaurant is owned by a hands on, extremely conscientious owner who oversees the preparation and presentation to achieve repeated quality.

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Thank BlakievanHemert
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Really good casual chinese spot. Offers authentic as well as Americanized Chinese dishes. Quick service, great stuff. Kids freindly.

Thank Aya Y
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the food here and the service. However, they are very scarce on their portions. For example: ordered wor wonton soup for two. Came in a large bowl with two small shrimp, two mini wontons, and spinach. It was 80% broth.
Also ordered house fried rice with pork, beef, egg, and shrimp. Only had three shrimp, 4 pieces of beef and some strands of pork.
Had the chicken with broccoli and there was barely enough for two moderate eating adults.
They do not serve tea unless it is ordered, no hard noodles, no almond cookies

Bill came to $55.00 for those three items

Thank Judie M
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