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Zookers Restautant

5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-8893
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Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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51 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Glendale, CA, USA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have eaten lunch here about three times. I haven't been able to move past their fantastic chicken curry salad. The presentation is beautiful with the curried chicken, toasted almonds, celery, onion and apricot in the center on a lovely bed of spring greens complete with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing on the greens, lovely slices of cucumber and seasoned pita... More

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One of the best dinners we have ever had! Came here for an early dinner, Jen was our waiter and she was very helpful and suggested some great wine (Pinot Noir) and the dinner specials.....We ordered the salad special Duck (something) it had roasted duck huge tomato slices and the best was the prosciutto wrapped figs...Absolutely wonderful. Also had the... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good choice of menu but be prepared for large portions eg my Cobb salad was sufficient for 5 meals and my partner's chicken Caesar salad would have been sufficient for 2 to share. having to leave it was wasteful. Their home-made pitta chips are to die for! Good friendly service.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went for dinner recently. The restaurant looks pretty average upon entering. The service, food presentation and flavor were very good. It was about $80.00 for two dinners without drinks.

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Food and service are always excellent. The meatloaf sandwich is amazing and we love their homemade pita chips.

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I work in Carpinteria and as such I always try to get a healthy filling lunch which will not bog me down. That being said Zooker's without a doubt has one of the best Caesar Salads (w/chicken is my preference) that I have ever had!! Combine it with one of their wonderful soup of the days (Friday is my favorite,... More

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Carpinteria, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Zookers is the favorite of many locals in Carpinteria, including myself. For lunch or dinner enjoy the daily specials or go with any of the menu items. The soups are made each day and there is always a vegetarian option available. All the produce , meats and seafood are locally purchased . The chef is creative and I have never... More

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San Bernardino, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The food here - although a tad pricy - is very good. They do not cook until your order and it shows. The service, though not bad, was not great - just the basics. Had chicken kabobs with hummus and rice and some green stuff - it was all great. Husband had a delicious seared salmon with same and it... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I gave Zookers a chance and it didn't disappoint. I went for dinner and chose the Grilled Vegetable Salad along with the French Onion soup and the house Merlot. The salad was perfect with delicious vegetables, perfectly grilled and the lemon basil vignette was so great. The soup was slightly sweet and served nice and hot. The side bread with... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ate here four times in one week traveling on business. Lunch and dinner had a lot of options and everything was really good. Large portions, too. Scott was out server and took really good care of us. No doubt about recommending this place.

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