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“Where's the taste” 2 of 5 stars
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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7833
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Ranked #274 of 409 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Chinese
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New Park, PA
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
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“Where's the taste”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Vegetable soup was good. We got through some of the mu shu vegetables, pork chow fun and sesame chicken just to not be hungry and had to let it go at that. It wasn't bad, just no flavor. Didn't know this was possible.

Visited November 2012
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Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“"Hidden treasure"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Shanghai restaurant is one of the best kept secrets of locals in Santa Barbara. It's tucked away in a small shopping center off Milpas St. near the S.B. county Bowl. We have been going there for 19 years and the same chef and owners have kept up the consistent excellent quality, great service and quiet atmosphere. We love their kung pao dishes and sizzling rice soup. It's a nice low key spot for intimate dinners or family meals.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Chinese in Santa Barbara!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I absolutely LOVE Shanghai! I go there with friends/colleagues at least a couple times per month for lunch. They have great lunch specials including the choice of brown rice instead of fried rice, and their vegetarian meals are FABULOUS. My favorite is the vegetarian chicken and broccoli (their tofu is not the spongy stuff, but has texture and great taste). LOVE LOVE LOVE their food! The wait staff are pleasant and service is quick. It's kind of tucked away in a non-descript strip mall, but the inside is nicely decorated.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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