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Ming Dynasty

290 Storke Rd Ste G, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-1308
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Ranked #49 of 113 restaurants in Goleta
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The outside of the restaurant will almost scare you away but do not let it. While the buffet is not monstrous in size everything on it is fresh and taste absolutely wonderful. The Mongolian Grill ingredients are as fresh as can possibly be and are cooked quickly and more importantly not over cooked. Everything I had was delicious and left... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

One of the best Chinese restaurants in town! Been coming here for years and the food doesn't disappoint. I have read the other reviews and I would have to disagree with the "poor service" comments. We are always treated well when dining here. Good drinks from the bar, Kung Pao chicken is phenomenal.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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165 reviews 165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This was probably the smallest Chinese buffet in the US, as far as choices of food. It was only 14 types of dishes, I think. The food is not too bad, but nothing exciting. Just the typical vegetable and meat. The Mongolian Bgrill was OK. At least it was cooked by a Chinese. A lot of other places would pay... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our favorite Chinese buffet. Price includes Mongolian barbecue and soup. The lunch is a better value. Very busy at lunch, quiet for dinner. You can also order from the menu. Very pleasant staff and manager. We go 1-2 times per month.

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Tucson, Arizona
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151 reviews 151 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nailbanger Here Again;Just got into town to see my son and headed out to one of his favorite places Ming Dynasty. Three of us got the Buffet which includes a pretty good Chinese selection as well as salad - dessert. They also offer an Mongolian Grill which is very fresh and delicious and included in the buffet price.My wife ordered... More

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Santa Barbara
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

When I worked in this neighborhood 30 years ago this was by far the best Chinese restaurant in the area. We had our sons Wedding Rehearsal dinner here 15 years ago. All of the guests raved about the dinner. Unfortunately, last night we got take-out from here to take to our daughters. All we can say is: What Happened? We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Horrible service. Just Ok food. Very mean waitresses. They charged steam rice because we asked twice refill and each time the very mean waitress only refilled very little. The waitress served a wrong dish and she didn't even say sorry. Dine in Ming Dynasty only if you want to ruin your diner.

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The Flatlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Some Chinese restaurants are run by average cooks who are not particularly trained or gifted in the Chinese culinary traditions. Whatever "mass market" menu the Ming Dynasty may offer, if you know what you're looking for, you can get genuine Chinese food upon request. What I had here is comparable to the really good restaurants in well-estbalished Chinese neighborhoods in... More

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Goleta
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Every Chinese place has an orange chicken, but this is the one I hold them all up to in comparison. The Mongolian create your own masterpiece is fun. The buffet is the place when you have hungry young men with seemingly bottomless pits to fill.

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