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361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-563-1163
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Tofu Ever

No matter what, when I eat at Natural I have to get their tofu. It is some of the best sauteed tofu I have ever had. I also am a huge fan of their bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Evan S
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

No matter what, when I eat at Natural I have to get their tofu. It is some of the best sauteed tofu I have ever had. I also am a huge fan of their bread.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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177 reviews 177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

There is a very good variety of reasonably priced healthy items. The portions are sized so that you do not leave hungry, yet you do not feel stuffed. This location is also very convenient to the movie theater.

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Santa Barbara, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a place I visit quite often. Their food is healthy, and they have a good selection. My favorite is the gobbler burger, one of the best turkey burgers in town. Another favorite of mine is the Baja tacos. Also fantastic! The service is always friendly and quick, never had a bad experience here and been coming here for... More 

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Ashton-under-Lyne, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is such a treat to have so many vegetarian options to choose from. I had the Buddha Burrito and my brother had the stir fry. The portions are ample and the food is fresh and super tasty. The staff were absolutely lovely and although it's not an overly fancy place to eat, it was worth checking out. it was... More 

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have lunch here almost every day when we visit Santa Barbara. The whole family likes the place. For a place that is natural and healthy, and has its fair share of Tofu foods, the food for a guy like me is pretty good. I had the chicken tacos and every time find the chicken to be deliciously marinated. My... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I wish there was one in MA!! I love this place, fresh food, fast service, comfortable and friendly environment.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

You can sit inside or outside have a nice relaxing meal. I took my sandwich back to the office and shared with a co-worker. I like how they give you a lil side of chips and salsa with your sandwich, so good. My co-worker loved it! Great fresh ingredients!

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Medford, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We are here at the recommendation of our hotel because we didn't want fast food. Waking distance from our place (the sandman inn) and not pricey. Good all natural food, smoothies, veggie options and priced not to break the bank. I'd go here again if we were staying in Santa Barbara longer. Worth going to if your staying in the... More 

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Auckland
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254 reviews 254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

the food was good and healthy and large portions, so I only ordered the half portion of Caesar salad- everything was fresh and tasty. Good location and plenty of choices

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Huntington, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant is very different from typical establishments. They offer a wide variety of fresh food prepared to order. My wife tries to eat vegetarian whenever possible, and the vegetarian burrito she had was delicious. I had a hamburger which was also good. If you want a casual, informal cafeteria style eatery, I highly recommend this.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-563-1163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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