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China Pavillion at Chapala, Santa Barbara, CA

China Pavillion at Chapala

4.3
4.3
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Chinese and Taiwanese Cuisine and Dim Sum on weekends.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 560-6028
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. NancyS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a friend's birthday and it was a pleasant evening,, food was great, service was outstanding and everyone enjoyed dining there! A big shout-out to Jose he was an excellent waiter! We will be back😁

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  2. Toby12

    Central Coast

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service with great food

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  3. Fred

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bottom Line: I would go to China Pavilion if there are no better Chinese restaurant alternatives in the area (will have to research). Ordered: 2x-pot stickers (steamed and fried), 2x - 3 flavor sizzling rice soup, orange chicken, yang chow fried rice, vegetable chow mein, beef broccoli, beef asparagus, steam rice. The soup came with snow peas, but they do not have Beef w/snow peas? Need to improve: larger portions (serving portions, and in the case of the pot stickers actual food size), customer focus (waiting staff focused on new tables), customer focus (install roxul so the noise does not bounce off the walls) Positives: We were seated on time (reservation for 8). China Pavillion can accommodate large parties. Paid public parking adjacent to location. The food tasted good (who would think orange chicken with dried hot peppers tastes so good), hot, what we ordered was served, served in a decent time.

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  4. TheFoodCritic

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great place to eat. Chicken egg rolls are wonderful. Hot mustard is really hot!

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  5. SarahM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been a family favorite for over 30 years!

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  6. MattF

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a concert at The Arlington Theater. This restaurant was close by and took reservations so we gave it a try. They did not disappoint. We got the sizzling rice soup (lots of big pieces of chicken a shrimp), Kung pao chicken (great flavor and not breaded) and sweet and sour chicken (eh, fair). We did have to request white meat chicken for an upcharge or $2 which was surprising for today’s time. The price was reasonable for the area and the service friendly and timely. We would return.

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  7. Ditte

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes, it is always the same, predictable and easy to make a reservation. Parking is excellent. Would love to see some new dishes or perhaps a tasting menu.

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  8. ROBERTT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really a good restaurant. SErvice is very attentive.

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  9. stephaniec

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It had been years since we ate at China Pavillion. We have been searching for a good Chinese restaurant in town since our go-to spot closed. We really enjoyed our dinner and the service and attention we were given was very good. Our waiter was very professional and made the experience memorable.

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  10. DrM10

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very enjoyable dinner with my family before going to the Granada theater

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China Pavillion at Chapala is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for China Pavillion at Chapala

1202 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3116

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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