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Charlie Hong Kong

1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2105
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had the Gado Gado and Little Dan's Delight. Both were over the top! Everything that came out of that kitchen looked great.

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Herndon, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went in expecting greasy chinese food, instead was offered light and flavorful dishes spanning from vietnamese to korean. Staff was helpful, clientele was nice and food was excellent. Great restaurant in santa cruz.

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Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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732 reviews 732 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Charlie Hong Kong

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

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