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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
+1 805-962-7833
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
5 Apr 2018
“Run to this place: it’s excellent”
18 Mar 2018
“reasonably priced Chinese on Milpas”
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The whole experience is excellent, the moment you walk in the door. Great hosting, great service, great food.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Solid Chinese take out place with dining. I do love their fried noodles and their sweet and sour soup is lovely. Nice people work here and the tables and dining room are good enough, but it is 3 minutes from my house so it is...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Leading with great value for hot Sake set the scene at this high-quality Chinese restaurant. The ambience was very good and the quantities were very large as well as the quality of the food is good. Chinese is easy to eat and we ate too...More

Thank Pj T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was surprised that I enjoyed the meal as much as I did. It's a small space at the top of Milpas tucked in between a liquor store and a laundromat. The staff were super nice. The manager (maybe owner?) is a woman that is...More

1  Thank DDSB
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The moment you start your meal, you will realize how fresh the ingredients are. Everything is made with care in addition to the lovely family atmosphere. Highly recommend for all.

Thank Ritterstein
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It was a fun meal with a business colleague during my visit here. It was clean and quiet and conducive to conversation. Food was great and service impressive.

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is by far the best Chinese restaurant in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. It has been owned and operated by the same Chinese-American family for over forty years. The staff is wonderful and speak excellent English. You can eat in or take food out....More

Thank cmkr1969
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Not only was the food great, but I couldn't have asked for a friendlier staff. My lunch order arrived promptly (had egg foo young) and the sour soup was delightful. Very affordable and cozy spot.

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, awesome service. Best egg foo young. This place is a real treat if you can find it. They have fair prices and they are amazing there! If you have the chance, definitely come here. They also do take out as well.

Thank Maliajean13
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I would have given zero star if I had the choice. It was on Christmas Day, my husband and I decided to treat my sister to a Chinese dinner. She was visiting from China for a few weeks and missed home cooking. When we arrived...More

Thank amy j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-7833
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