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North China Restaurant

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113 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4412
805-925-3705
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, quick service

I had the cashew tofu which was very good and the fried wontons were excellent. Service was quick, so quick that we did not have time to finish our appetizers before we got the main courses.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had the cashew tofu which was very good and the fried wontons were excellent. Service was quick, so quick that we did not have time to finish our appetizers before we got the main courses.

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vandenberg village, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had a very nice lunch. On Fridays they open at 11:30. We arrived about 11:35 and they were nearly full. Staff did an good job of taking our order and bringing the hot tea and then the soup. The hot and spicy soup was very good. Then too about 20 minutes for our food. It was worth the wait. The... More 

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Hof, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We found North Chinese Restaurant by driving by and were overwhelmed by the great food, price-value, hygiene, friendliness. We had the "dinner for three" and it came fast, was delicious and a lot so we needed to take some home. Definitely recommendation!

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Nipomo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've been to China for 3 week vacation and been to higher end restaurants. That said...I find the food quality and taste at North China to be better than that of the places we ate at in China. Have eaten here many times and so spoiled that I cannot eat at any other chinese restaurants within the area.This family owned/operated... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

North China is the best of the best Chinese restaurants in Santa Barbara County. Always fresh and delicious food that remains consistent over the years. Their service is excellent and even when they are over crowded the staff and owners do their best to keep you updated and comfortable. The Mooshu pork, fried rice, soup, appetizers and any dish we... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I really love North China! It is SO good. The staff are super friendly and the atmosphere is nice too. I've been to dinner here with family and friends before. A great place to meet and so yummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Considering there are very few Chinese eateries in the Santa Maria area, North China stands out as the very best for several reasons. 1. The food is truly home-made and very delicious and compare to that of Chinatown San Francisco or New York. 2. The owners have been serving up their amazing food right here for over 35 years and... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stopped going to this dump a long time ago. Why? Hygiene. On my first visit years ago, things were okay--tasty North China food. On the next two or three outings to this establishment, I was progressively dismayed by the dirty eating utensils (no chopsticks for me!). At each visit, he table ware and plates seemed to be dirtier than... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I eat here (or do "take out") 5-6 times per year and have been doing so since I moved to town about 5 years ago. The food is consistently excellent. I order ala carte and usually have fried rice, broccoli beef, sweet and sour chicken, and sometimes foil wrapped beef (can't remember the name). I am boring and predictable, but... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stopped for a quick lunch, the were very friendly and food came quick. BUT when checking out they mistakenly switched credit cards. Most likely an honest mistake, but check your charges.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 805-925-3705

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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