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290 Storke Rd Ste G, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-1308
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Mongolian BBQ

I had given up on finding decent Chinese food in Santa Barbara until I found this hidden gem. Excellent Mongolian BBQ, tiny but decent buffet, and the service is usually very good (usually, not always). Off the menu orders and drinks are also good. We've been there on weekends when we're the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Mark Y
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Santa Barbara, California
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Geneva, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there based on friends' recommendation. Also we got a potstickers appetizer ($10 value) free with our AXXESS card. We had meigugaipan chcicken, Szechuan pork, and fried rice. All tasted very fresh and flavorful.

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Thank Appleman2309
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The all you can eat buffet is full of variety, but I love the build your own bowl/ Mongolian BBQ. For cocktail lovers, this place is perhaps one of the stiffest pours in Goleta. Know for their Mai Tai, this house speciality drink isn't too sweet and packs a huge punch (sure, pun intended). A little expensive for kids as... More 

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BUELLTON
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Do not waste your time or money! Ming Dynasty has poor food quality, high prices and a very small selection at their over-priced buffet!

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Thank PAM I
Santa Barbara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure what happened. This place used to be really good. We ate there tonight and let's just on believably horrible. Their potstickers are like shoe leather. General Tsao is turning over in his grave. This was my last visit to Ming Dynasty.

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Thank harpo0828
Santa Barbara, California
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had given up on finding decent Chinese food in Santa Barbara until I found this hidden gem. Excellent Mongolian BBQ, tiny but decent buffet, and the service is usually very good (usually, not always). Off the menu orders and drinks are also good. We've been there on weekends when we're the only non-Asians, which is a pretty good sign... More 

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Thank Mark Y
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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271 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Had noticed this restaurant on several previous visits to the Santa Barbara area. Decided to give it a try this time. We were greeted by friendly staff at the door and promptly seated. We chose to do the buffet rather than ordering from the menu. There was a plentiful selection to choose from. One feature of the buffet is a... More 

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Thank Ge0rgetravels
Valencia, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A group of friends had dinner at the Ming Dynasty and we choose plates from the "Secret Menu". Everything was delicious! Seven dishes to share, good portions and good service. For sure we will come back!

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Thank Hodeia
Pune, India
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Good Chinese food in Goleta. The service is also good. The food served is also good. I loved this place. I went here for lunch and it was a great experience.

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Thank Alankar M
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a truly lousy dinner here last night. The service was lacking and the food was tasteless. I used to LOVE this place many years ago, but it has changed! The Mongolian BBQ is a cool idea, but the food just doesn't cut it. We also ordered off the menu and the food was just sub-par. Seems like no one... More 

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Thank Dutchman101
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Just had a great experience from here. The food was delivered promptly and by a very friendly delivery person. The food was hot and delicious! Great Kung pao, crab Rangoon, orange chicken... Very impressed and I am a Chinese food snob.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 290 Storke Rd Ste G, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: (805) 968-1308

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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