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UNCLE Chen Restaurant

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1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Uncle Chen's is the go-to Chinese restaurant in Carpinteria. The staff is very friendly and orders are prepared very quickly. Fare is reasonably priced. The Chinese platters are well prepared, though on one occasion my shrimp with lobster sauce was watery and a bit bland tasting.

1 Thank PicoBoulevard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Carpinteria and the staff at the Holiday Inn Express down the street directed me here. Very clean. Great food and service. Nice atmosphere. Located in a small strip mall. Frankly going to an unknown Chinese Restaurant can be risky as they are inconsistent. This one is fine dining. I will return.

Thank KipColorado
Sutton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Very nice food at a very fair price. We cannot fault this restaurant. The sweet and sour pork was fantastic.

Thank LovetheSummer5
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What a huge disappointment going to Uncle Chen's for lunch. For years we have had delivery service and didn't check out the restaurant - our mistake - we had our opinion changed real fast. The restaurant opens for lunch at 11:00, we eat about 11:20 with only 1 table of 2 in the restaurant. I had the buffet - $9.95... More 

Thank Joyce A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Traveling through Carpinteria, I checked into the Holiday Inn for our overnight. It was 8:30 pm and me and the girls were hungry but didn't want to go out. We ordered Chicken stir fry, fried rice and egg rolls from this amazing place. Delivery was fast, hot and not expensive at all. The 4 of us enjoyed every bite and... More 

Thank MsRJensen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The service and food is excellent. Not sure what more I could say. Went there as we were fed up of eating out. Wow! What a great find. The chicken curry is fresh, full of veg and comes in those wonderful American style cartons. Sorry, we are Brits! Lol We went back several times and was never disappointed.

Thank DocHappyTom
Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

a group of 8 of us were staying in a house Carpintera. Read the reviews and thought we would try it. Ordered 8 dishes, egg rolls, rice and noodles for 8 and it was $105. Free delivery, got here in 25 minutes, friendly service. Portions were large, we had leftovers. Good food and great value.

1 Thank atlagunabeach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Whenever I need comfort food or feeling ill I either go here or have it delivered the War Won Ton Soup is amazing!!! I have been going her 20 years. The waiter knows me and my family and always wonderful!!!! The prices are great, fast service and as long as you buy $20 or more the delivery is FREE in... More 

1 Thank Tanya L
Carpinteria, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's just average Chinese food. Nothing special. It's edible but nothing to rave about. The restaurant is clean, the food is reasonably priced, and the waiters are pleasant.

Thank sapodesanjose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Don't know why there are bad reviews about this place? I am a regular there, people in uncle Chen are the sweetest! They remember my order and always friendly. They have the best yang Chou fried rice!

Thank koyoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-566-3334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?