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Zookers Restautant

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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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
More than you might expect

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's the best restaurant in California! Best food ever! I ate there for lunch and dinner and both were amazing!

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Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this is a go-to spot in Carpinteria just up Highway 101 from Ventura or a ten minute ride south from Santa Barbara. Great food, casual atmosphere, good service. my favorite is the Chicken Curry salad or sandwich.

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Long Beach, California
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133 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

4 of us had dinner, early around 6:00, not that busy then but very quickly the restaurant was full. Halibut and Salmon were excellent. Waiter Scott took very good care of us. We would go back...it's pricey but fresh

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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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