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UNCLE Chen Restaurant

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1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
805-566-3334
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • 9
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous!!!!

Whenever I need comfort food or feeling ill I either go here or have it delivered the War Won Ton Soup is amazing!!! I have been going her 20 years. The waiter knows me and my family and always wonderful!!!! The prices are great, fast service and as long as you buy $20 or more the delivery is FREE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Tanya L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I need comfort food or feeling ill I either go here or have it delivered the War Won Ton Soup is amazing!!! I have been going her 20 years. The waiter knows me and my family and always wonderful!!!! The prices are great, fast service and as long as you buy $20 or more the delivery is FREE in... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's just average Chinese food. Nothing special. It's edible but nothing to rave about. The restaurant is clean, the food is reasonably priced, and the waiters are pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Don't know why there are bad reviews about this place? I am a regular there, people in uncle Chen are the sweetest! They remember my order and always friendly. They have the best yang Chou fried rice!

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Carpinteria, California
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47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 restaurant reviews
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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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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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80 helpful votes 80 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-566-3334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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