We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charlie Hong Kong

Chinese, Noodle, Asian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 77 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
  • 3
  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Organic eats

Very good, healthy food. Add your toppings including. wild Alaskan Salmon. Fast healthy food. Another local favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
David R
Santa Cruz
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Cruz, CA
Level Contributor
128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Charlie Hong Kong's has excellent veggie and not-so-veggie foods to take out or eat in. We love the Chang Mai noodles and Pad Thai, and we generally get a ginger-y beef or pork to go along. The food is organic and you can tell that it's made with love and care, even though the wait is pretty reasonable. Order by... More 

Thank Chuck, Santa Cruz
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I call this place wrong wrongs... I am rarely excited to eat here, but seeing as how they use organic ingredients and are not entirely meat-centric AND blocks from home I go about once a week. They have asian style foods- pad thai, yellow curry, ban mi type sandwiches, chow mien, etc- You order at the counter then they call... More 

Thank Russel K
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you love fresh veggies, delicious sauces, and endless variety, cooked to order, Charlie Hong Kong is for you. Rice bowls, noodle bowls and "toppings " of your choice. I love the mushroom topping. you can have any topping on a sandwich if you prefer. In winter they have a heavenly butternut squash soup. It's all fresh, reasonably priced and... More 

Thank jkimblem
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I can't get enough of Charlie Hong Kong. They offer fresh, sustainable, local, organic fare, served up in the best way possible. They now offer a to-go service after 6pm so that you can call your order in advance and pick it up. Be prepared to wait in line during a rush, as they only have one ordering counter, but... More 

Thank Smudge R
Santa Cruz
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very good, healthy food. Add your toppings including. wild Alaskan Salmon. Fast healthy food. Another local favorite.

Thank David R
Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had an outstanding meal here last night after a tiring drive in heavy 3-day weekend traffic. Charlie Hong Kong's is located in an old hamburger drive-in stand and is very casual. Food is ordered at one window and picked up at another. Staff was very helpful and our food arrived promptly. And OMG, was it delicious! Of particular mention... More 

Thank Mary A
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was so excited to place my order, having passed this place and read all their claims of green and organic dedication. But the food just didn't measure up to its aspect. I overbought, wanting to experience a bit of everything...Yet each dish had a universal ingredient that overlayed a could be otherwise taste treat.

Thank Jackie H
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Rice noodles, extra sauce, mushroom topper plus veggie topper, and that's enough for TWO people and you can get it vegan and gluten free if that's what you want ... or NOT if that's not what you want as other options are available as well. If you go at dinner time you'll see a lot of people taking people home,... More 

Thank JoyMermaid
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place has been almost a landmark for the Santa Cruz locals. Always dependable great food - especially the toppings. I like the Spicy Dan with Salmon topping.

Thank Eric B
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I ordered a green curry chicken on brown rice. It came without any curry sauce. When I asked they said they drain the sauce if the dish is served on rice. Idiotic. What's a dish without the sauce, just dry chicken on dry rice.

Thank rpm569

Travelers who viewed Charlie Hong Kong also viewed


Been to Charlie Hong Kong? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-426-5664

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Charlie Hong Kong staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?