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Charlie Hong Kong

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1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
+1 831-426-5664
11:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For the price, food quality, and overall healthy choices this is a home run. The portions are generous and the vegetables very fresh. It's hard to beat the combination of great healthy food at a fair price! I really love this little restaurant.

Thank Ron B
Santa Cruz, California
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212 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlie's is THE place to go for a real taste of Santa Cruz! It's friendly Delicious Healthy and Affordable! Great for kids -even small ones. The dining is super casual - picnic tables in an enclosed area- and very very friendly. This is a great place to go by yourself or with a group. You're sure to strike up a... More 

Thank Libi K
Toulouse, France
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place to go for this fusion-ish asian noodle bowl food. The prices are very reasonable and the food is tastee and fairly wholesome. They can get jammed, but usually things move quick. Something for gluten free people and vegetarians. I wouldn't get the rice bowls to go though - The packaging is too small. It's better... More 

Thank BarthalemewL
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is your classic fast food, and not very good at that, chinese take out. Waste of money. Both daughter and I very disappointed

Thank Bonnie S
Darryl R, Owner at Charlie Hong Kong, responded to this review

Bonnnie.. I was sorry to hear about your lousy experience at Charlie Hong Kong. I don't particularly like hearing a negative public review of our restaurant but then it is through comments like yours, that much information can be gleaned. Sincerely! I know that it has been a few months since your visit but was still curious as to what... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I always like the spicy Dan with the green curry topping. It has fresh organic vegetables. Although the dishes have a definite Asian influence, their interpretation has their spin. For example, when you think of green curry you would expect it to be hot... In this case it is spicy but not even mild. In general, I find the flavors... More 

Thank Takashi T
Capitola, California
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Our week night go-to dinner spot for healthy and delicious food. My fave: Spicy Dan's Peanut with green chicken. Yum!

Thank RonCentralCA
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Read about it in newspaper organic veggies, so we went, ordered ginger beef, bowl of fragment jasmine rice, little sauce no ginger taste, beef was mainly grisly and fat, the veggies were julien carrots all six of them and green onions about the same. Very pricey for a bowl of rice. Would not recommend this place.

Thank catc0x
Arlington, Va.
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We were just passing through Santa Cruz and stopped at this no-frills restaurant. It's slogan is "organic Asian street cuisine." Tasty and healthy. While meat is on the menu, vegans and vegetarians will be satisfied.

Thank Johninarlington
Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great noodles, fun vibe, service can be wonky at times, but that's true of most of Santa Cruz. Great to eat a meal without fuss and the neighborhood is fun to walk around!!!

Thank Balkans_Phile
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This spot is in the very casual Seabright neighorhood. Local depends on this spot for organic fresh noodle and rice dishes with lots of choices of what to mix in to their bowl! Open late and always busy and casual.

Thank cnell2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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: 1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-5664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?