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China Palace

1070 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2715
+1 805-565-9380
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried rice” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1070 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2715
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Montecito for a few days and found that the local restaurants for the most part weren't very good. Then we ate lunch at The China Palace and had the best lunch of our stay. It's not particularly fancy and the glitterati...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Had a group meal here with a few friends. Not the best Chinese food I have eaten but the service was excellent, the beer cold and we could sit outside.

Thank John K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I placed a large take-out order for my first and only visit to this place. I won't be back. The food was substandard, and expensive for what it was.

Thank foodandwinenerd
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

When I lived in SB this was my spot, now it's on the must visit places each time. They have non white people Chinese food that I super fresh and tasty. I would highly suggest the king pao, the Shanghi dumplings for sure!

Thank SShirazi
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Attentive people. Always excellent food. Check out their secret Chinese menu. Will customize any dish to your liking.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Convenient location just off the101 with varied menu. We tried broccoli chicken and fish with black bean and both were good and not heavily seasoned. Everything was fresh. Worth a stop if you are in the area. They also have sit down service for dining.

Thank hannabarbara
Reviewed 12 February 2017

One of my three or four favorite places for lunch. Monday through Friday they serve fixed price lunches for about $10 to $12 dollars, which include a good hot and sour soup, an excellent salad, and the entree with rice and hot tea. Some of...More

Thank billyboy53
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We wanted a Chinese meal and there was no other choice. The reviews seemed mixed and we agree. Some dishes were OK, others not. Service was remarkably poor, surly. Atmosphere was OK, but just.

Thank Frequenttravel1234
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years, under different owners and names. For a while, the food was downright awful and looked in disrepair, but it changed ownership again a few years ago and, since then, each time we've ordered takeout or had...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I do not recommend the China Palace in Montecito or the one in Santa Barbara as they are very overpriced and the food is always greasy and not very tasty. I see many other reviewers agree with this assessment. Alternatively, may I recommend the Shanghai...More

1  Thank cmkr1969
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-9380
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