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Charlie Hong Kong

1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
831-426-5664
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Ranked #57 of 325 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

The place has some good reviews and they were very busy. I had beef with rice and the meat was dry and the whole dish very bland. I probably would not eat there again. It just did not turn me on. I have had much better food.

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Lake Tahoe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Charlie Hong Kong is a regular stop for us anytime we are in Santa Cruz. The food is always very fresh and flavors are unique. It's a great value for those on a budget and though it's fast, it is NOT greasy, fatty, over salted food.

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Key Largo, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Place was packed on a weekend night, but service was still very fast. You order from the window and then sit in the small dining area. Weather was great when I went, I can see that it might be a problem in bad weather. Food had great flavor and healthy prep, this place is a winner for sure.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Really great that they have a vegan menu! The Spicy Dans was great, could have been spicier, but that's an easy fix with chili sauce on the table!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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187 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This place serves vegan Chinese-type dishes to which you can add meat or fish if you wish. It's a local eatery that has acquired a wider reputation, and my sister, who lives in Santa Cruz, likes to take the family here when we're in town. The food is okay and moderately (though not cheaply) priced. However, I sense that the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have been driving past this place for a long time and it is always busy, so we finally decided to give it a try. They offer fast, healthy, organic based food for take out or eat in. Pretty limited menu that, for the most part, is either rice or noodle bowls with a choice of toppings -- many vegetarian/vegan,... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Charlie Hong Kong opened in 1998 at was once the Great American Weiner Works. I miss the hot dogs, but Charlie's has good, healthy (mostly vegan) Asian street food with a local twist. Their rice bowls are a great bargain, and the food is fast and fresh. It's mainly a takeout place, but there is some indoor seating, plus picnic... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Fabulous food; organic!!!!! Fast service, Unbelieveable prices, always has available seating friendly casual place

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Felton, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is my go to place for healthy, fast and delicious take out (or eat in too). I love their green curry noodles and my kids love the Little Dan. We have been coming here for years and just love it.

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a convenient Asian style noodle house near the Rio theater. Charlie tries to be healthy and inexpensive and is good for a modest meal, I personally would rather go to a Pho noodle house however none to be had in Santa Cruz. .

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