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117 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-6732
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Lompoc, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Rice Bowl has been around Lompoc for decades but I did not enjoy their food that much. I come from a larger city where I had many choices of Chinese food. Prices seem to be reasonable but I didn't even take my left overs home.

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Lompoc, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

came in late night after newly moved to lompoc girlfriend and i were looking for some good chinese, not like back home , but thought to give it a try, first thing that didn't add up to me being from east coast, mexicans cooking chinese food, i ordered the egg foo young w/shrimp, young mex woman , said they didn't... More 

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Temecula, California
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Three of us went for lunch and what a delight. The décor is so Retro and a lot of fun. The owner was so gracious and when we asked if we could take some photos he said of course. The food and service were great. Maybe not the best I have ever eaten but freshly made and yummy. It did... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

this place has to be a front for something other than food. I had lunch there one time and during the whole hour i was there I was the only customer. The food was horrible. strange place, like the set of a Quentin Tarrantino movie.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Family style Chinese. Lot's of food. Reasonablly priced. Average taste. Wonderful facade and kitchy interior. Owner became suspicious when I tried to take a picture of the interior. Kinda freaked me out. Not up to stanadards to Chinese food found in Chinatown L.A., but edible. Good for large famlies.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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386 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We wanted to grab lunch in Lompoc and drove by the Rice Bowl. It had a great retro look to it and I figured it was the kind of chow mein house that I grew up with. Americanized Chinese food that was not authentic, but still full of flavor and has it's own unique menu items and good tastes. It... More 

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Santa Maria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I first went to the Rice Bowl with my parents in 1960! My favorites are still egg foo young and sweat & sour pork!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

I dined alone for lunch during a week day visit to Lompoc. I got the Chicken Almond with fried brown rice and eggroll. I also ordered a pot of green tea. The meal was more than I could eat at one setting and was only ten dollars. I took the left overs with me and had them for supper (so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

This is one of the funkiest, oddest spots and it's worth going inside, but just don't eat there. Be forewarned - go but only to check the joint out. Order a soda or something safe. My friend and I went there a couple of times just for this reason, because it's such a fun social study. When you walk in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

I wanted to take my man to a quality chinese restaurant. I was sooo embarrassed. The food was SLOP. I was asked if I liked scallions, I said yes Biig mistake. My food was covered in them. As we got ready to leave with our food. We noticed baby cockroaches on the counter. GROSS!!

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Address: 117 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-6732
Phone Number: 805-736-5709
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
Cuisine: Chinese

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