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Ming Dynasty
Ranked #77 of 142 Restaurants in Goleta
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our favorite Chinese buffet. Price includes Mongolian barbecue and soup. The lunch is a better value. Very busy at lunch, quiet for dinner. You can also order from the menu. Very pleasant staff and manager. We go 1-2 times per month.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nailbanger Here Again;Just got into town to see my son and headed out to one of his favorite places Ming Dynasty. Three of us got the Buffet which includes a pretty good Chinese selection as well as salad - dessert. They also offer an Mongolian Grill which is very fresh and delicious and included in the buffet price.My wife ordered off the regular menu and got the Beef Hot Pot Chinese Style and that was also very good and fresh to order. The Buffet was $14.95 and I highly recommend it, as most buffets are not as good as this one is. They have clean bathrooms and plenty of well lighted parking.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

When I worked in this neighborhood 30 years ago this was by far the best Chinese restaurant in the area. We had our sons Wedding Rehearsal dinner here 15 years ago. All of the guests raved about the dinner.

Unfortunately, last night we got take-out from here to take to our daughters. All we can say is: What Happened?

We ordered Shrimp in Lobster sauce, Almond Chicken, and Szechuan Pork. If blindfolded you would not be able to tell the difference. Absolutely tasteless.

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Thank SBSilky
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Horrible service. Just Ok food. Very mean waitresses. They charged steam rice because we asked twice refill and each time the very mean waitress only refilled very little. The waitress served a wrong dish and she didn't even say sorry. Dine in Ming Dynasty only if you want to ruin your diner.

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Thank LynnLuckie
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Some Chinese restaurants are run by average cooks who are not particularly trained or gifted in the Chinese culinary traditions. Whatever "mass market" menu the Ming Dynasty may offer, if you know what you're looking for, you can get genuine Chinese food upon request. What I had here is comparable to the really good restaurants in well-estbalished Chinese neighborhoods in cities like San Francisco, New York.

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