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North China Restaurant

113 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4412
805-925-3705
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Ranked #5 of 207 restaurants in Santa Maria
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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Nipomo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are looking for a really good, even great Chinese food experience, then you have to try this place. The service is great, the food is very flavorful, the portions are large, and the pricing matches what you get. It is hard to get a table here at lunch, and you should get here early for dinner. It is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The staff is always friendly and eager to please. I have eaten here for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal. It is the best Chinese food around!

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Destin, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After the reviews we expected an exceptional Chinese meal. I would say we were a little disappointed with the overall meal. We ordered Chick lo mein, Gen. chick, broccoli in oyster, duck, sweet and sour shrimp and special house shrimp. Overall the food was good but not great. Limited Asian in Santa Maria and this may explain such a high... More

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Stoughton, WI
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

There were four in our party and one of us specifically ordered a vegetarian lo mein, however when it came it had pieces of chicken in it which would probably indicate it was prepared with the same equipment as the meat dishes. after discovering this we informed the waitstaff and she took it back to the kitchen, the owner or... More

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Santa Maria, California
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I used to live in Santa Maria (just moved away to Camarillo) and North China Restaurant was one of our favorite places to go. The food is excellent and the service is great. Family atmosphere, and friendly people run the place. The meal selections are good, try them all! You won't be disappointed.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Family owned, great service, good value and really really delicious food. Been coming here for years, and have never had a bad meal or experience. North China shrimp is a must-try. Highly recommended.

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Nipomo, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner for the first time. The food was excellent and each dish was brought out as it was made, piping hot. Delicious potstickers and egg foo young. The service was great, excellent servers, bus people, and owners. A definite must try if you like Chinese food.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We found North China Star from a friend's recommendation and while living there (2008-2012) it was easily the best Chinese food in the area. While not the cheapest for the area, the food was always fresh in generous portions and the service friendly and quick. On weekends take-out is a good idea as it can get busy during dinner hours.... More

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126 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I love family owned restaurants... Even more when the food is so wonderful! The family style menus are a great value ($75 for the six person, which easily feeds 8 to 10) and they will allow substitutions if your favorite dish is not listed on the pre set menu. The food is not greasy, super flavorful, and near perfection. We... More

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marriottvisitor
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Best Chinese food in Santa Maria! Always busy, additional parking in the rear, and the staff is always attendant.

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