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5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-8893
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very fresh and tasty!

Local restaurant that does a great job on meat and seafood. We were a party of 8 with kids and everyone was satisfied with the choices available. The salmon was great as was the filet. Be sure to try the bruschetta, excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Bothell
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Bothell
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88 reviews 88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Local restaurant that does a great job on meat and seafood. We were a party of 8 with kids and everyone was satisfied with the choices available. The salmon was great as was the filet. Be sure to try the bruschetta, excellent!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a fantastic last dinner here. Four courses, and each was excellent, with equally lovely service. There were plenty of choices for me the vegan, and my BF the carnivore. I travel a lot, and eat out wherever I go, and this was quite a find. I will go back here any time we are in the area. It's... More 

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Lompoc, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Stopped by early on a Tuesday night. Wait staff attentive but not intrusive. Clean, comfortable, modern restaurant. Swordfish special was a good portion (and good tasting!). Tofu saute was excellent in taste, more than enough food, and a little too spicy for me. Waiter Miles was outstanding! Attractive outside dining as well. Convenient location just off the freeway in comfortable... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First off this is not in Santa Barbara but in the adjacent town of Carpenteria. Carp, as locals sometimes call it, has one thing going for it if you happen to be from the east coast. The beaches have dunes. Not quite Cape Cod, but as close as you are going to get out here. So, if you are visiting... More 

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Ontario, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Have been going to Carpinteria for 22+ years and was told that Zookers has been there for 15... never saw or tried it until this trip... WOW, what we have been missing! FRESH, FRESH, FRESH.... wonder food (so good, we ate here twice during our time here). Spring Rolls were as good as any we have eaten, and the rest... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a local Carpinteria-Santa Barbara resident, and love Zookers. When I want delicious, healthy, and made from scratch food this is where I head to. We're not talking about 'grannys' home cooking. Think more epicurean homemade dining. The chef here is creative and really cares about the farm to table food that he is serving. I go in regularly,... More 

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colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service and very nice fish and seafood entrees. Nice dining room, slightly upscale. We will return if in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, delicious food, wide choices and generous servings. The service was a little wanting but it was a busy night. It did seem however that the regulars were given better attention than us just passing by (but that might just be this Aussie still trying to get used to the way USA service works).

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped in to this restaurant as part of a California Road Trip because of TripAdvisor reviews and it was a mistake. The food was fine, but $25 for undercooked salmon and overcooked veg is a bit steep. We were asked to move tables by a very rude manager after we were seated. We saw the server once through our... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time dining at Zookers. This time I was with my 80+ year old parents. We were immediately seated in the dining room and waited on by friendly staff. Our entrées came quickly and all of us enjoyed our choices, especially them. Will be back next time I am in Carp.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: (805) 684-8893
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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