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290 Storke Rd Ste G, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-1308
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11:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • 3
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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
Ming Dynasty Restaurant, Goleta, California

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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168 reviews 168 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Valencia, Spain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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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Pune, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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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Santa Barbara, California
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52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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Santa Barbara, California
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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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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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Santa Barbara, California
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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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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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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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
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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