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Ming Dynasty

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290 Storke Rd Ste G, Goleta, CA 93117-2966
+1 805-968-1308
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Its a bit hard to review the Ming because it is several different restaurants depending on what you order. We have been coming here for years from time to time and its the only Chinese restaurant in town that we keep returning to. Over the years we have had some terrible and some wonderful meals as well as mostly good.... More 

Thank JJJ099
Chesterfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A friend of ours drove us (about 8 miles from Santa Barbara downtown)to this restaurant and was so good we return for a second visit. Try the Oyster Beef and Chicken Orange peal. Well worth the extra travel. Recommend!!!!Reasonably priced>

Thank hertelf
Geneva, New York
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We went there based on friends' recommendation. Also we got a potstickers appetizer ($10 value) free with our AXXESS card. We had meigugaipan chcicken, Szechuan pork, and fried rice. All tasted very fresh and flavorful.

Thank Appleman2309
Santa Barbara, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The all you can eat buffet is full of variety, but I love the build your own bowl/ Mongolian BBQ. For cocktail lovers, this place is perhaps one of the stiffest pours in Goleta. Know for their Mai Tai, this house speciality drink isn't too sweet and packs a huge punch (sure, pun intended). A little expensive for kids as... More 

Thank RodTucknott
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Do not waste your time or money! Ming Dynasty has poor food quality, high prices and a very small selection at their over-priced buffet!

Thank PAM I
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure what happened. This place used to be really good. We ate there tonight and let's just on believably horrible. Their potstickers are like shoe leather. General Tsao is turning over in his grave. This was my last visit to Ming Dynasty.

Thank harpo0828
Santa Barbara, California
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I had given up on finding decent Chinese food in Santa Barbara until I found this hidden gem. Excellent Mongolian BBQ, tiny but decent buffet, and the service is usually very good (usually, not always). Off the menu orders and drinks are also good. We've been there on weekends when we're the only non-Asians, which is a pretty good sign... More 

Thank Mark Y
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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475 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Had noticed this restaurant on several previous visits to the Santa Barbara area. Decided to give it a try this time. We were greeted by friendly staff at the door and promptly seated. We chose to do the buffet rather than ordering from the menu. There was a plentiful selection to choose from. One feature of the buffet is a... More 

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Valencia, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

A group of friends had dinner at the Ming Dynasty and we choose plates from the "Secret Menu". Everything was delicious! Seven dishes to share, good portions and good service. For sure we will come back!

Thank Hodeia
Pune, India
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Good Chinese food in Goleta. The service is also good. The food served is also good. I loved this place. I went here for lunch and it was a great experience.

Thank Alankar M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Storke Rd Ste G, Goleta, CA 93117-2966
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-968-1308

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