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UNCLE Chen Restaurant

1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
805-566-3334
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Ranked #33 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Cuisines: Asian
Most recent review
- Mar 14, 2013
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English first
Carpinteria, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I ordered from Uncle Chen recently because there aren't really any other options in Carpinteria and sometimes I crave little white boxes of food. We ordered the sweet and sour chicken, beef with broccoli and hot and sour soup. The price was reasonable ~$20 for all of it. The portions were very generous and you get a choice of that... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I called in two dishes to take away. Never again. The chicken chow mein was disgusting, stuck together in a glob of nothing but noodles, not even the right type of noodle for this dish. No flavor at all, so awful. The Moo shoo pork was about the same, not much pork, dripping with liquid. Not a good experience, and... More

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Uncle Chen's was a quaint restaurant. They had entrees or you could order dinners that came with soup, fried shrimp, fried wontons and eggrolls along with whatever entree you choose. When you first come in you are greeted right away and seated. The drinks and free fried won ton strips come quickly. After you order, your soup and sides come... More

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tarzana ca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food, service, ambience acceptable; prices OK. Walking distance from everywhere

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

Family owned I believe. They make you feel like you have been going there for years even on first visit. King pao chicken excellent, I didn't love the sweet and sour pork. Would go back for Kung pao chicken and try something else. Got menu for take out also. Nice find.

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Carpinteria, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

As a local I can always count on a good meal at Uncle Chen's.Wide variety in the buffet lunches. Friendly staff, good service.

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011 via mobile

We went to Uncle Chen's on a Saturday night around 630pm. It was busy but our a la carte order came quickly. It was definitely understaffed for the number of people in the restaurant, however. They were literally running to tables as they were handling take-out, delivery and dine-in customers. I got anxious just watching them. The servers didn't even... More

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Long Beach, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We went to carpinteria last week and they say we should give it a try. so we did and we love it! we ordered the walnut shrimp, wor won-ton soup, yang-chou fried rice and chicken chow mein. the portion was nice and we enjoyed very much! we will come back next time when we visit carpinteria!

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Carpinteria, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Staff is amazing, friendly, helpful. Food is fresh, tasty, and tailored to any dietary needs. Love this place! Especially the vegetarian version Chicken with Zucchini.

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Laguna Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

We were visiting the Santa Barbara area and staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Carpenteria. We were tired after our long drive and just wanted to get some good food to go besides pizza. We chose Chens based on the great reviews here on TripAdvisor. We were very skeptical as we are Asian. We placed our order and were... More

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