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1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
831-426-5664
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 29
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great quality food - low cost

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Eric B
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Sacramento, CA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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 

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Petaluma
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

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Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fresh and Flavorful. It is an Iconic place in the heart of Santa Cruz. Parking may be tough but its worth the hassle.

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Yreka, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

thIS reStaUrant doEs nOt sErve oVer tHe tOp fOod..HowEver, tHe fOod is fReSh, gOod,aNd hEalThy witH tHe poSsibiliTy of bEing eXcelLent...THe fOod comEs oUt of tHe kiTcHen QuicKly aNd hOt...... tHe pRiCes aRe vEry rEasOnaBle...oRdeRed tHe grEen cuRry nOodles aNd tHe pAd tHai....SiMpLy sTaTeD jUst oL gOoD eATs....

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Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Local friends suggested that I try this restaurant because they know I like heathy, well prepared food and that I had a time constraint to work with. I really appreciate their recommendation as the food was really excellent (teriyaki salmon veggie bowl) and it was fairly quick. This is a great local restaurant.

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Oakland, California, United States
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199 reviews 199 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We came here hoping to find some pho in the capitola area and were directed here. There's not too much diversity in the menu, but the food is decent for a very Americanized Asian-style food. It's definitely kinda a healthy/yuppy attempt at pho/noodles/etc. I ordered the green curry noodles, which was much more vegetable than noodles. The flavors were underwhelming... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

It's a must go if you are in Santa Cruz and looking for cozy atmosphere with organic/gluten-free food!!

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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, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?