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Rice Bowl

117 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-6732
+1 805-736-5709
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  • Excellent0%
  • Very good11%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible51%
31 Mar 2017
“Worst Chinese food ever”
4 May 2016
“Not a buffet”
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Chinese, Asian
117 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-6732
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We went to the restaurant at about 12:30 pm and the place was deserted on a Saturday. That was a bad omen. I ordered beef chow mein expecting beef noodles. Instead what came out of the kitchen was beef cooked with dry cracker-like sticks, the...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a sit down or take out establishment. The portions are large. The food is very greasy. Not a favorite.

Thank Helen Y
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I read a review that this place must be a front for drug sales because there is no other way it could stay in business. Funny, but sadly true. We went in because the interior reminded us of the movie "A Christmas Story" (you know,...More

1  Thank Crisi E
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The Rice Bowl has been around Lompoc for decades but I did not enjoy their food that much. I come from a larger city where I had many choices of Chinese food. Prices seem to be reasonable but I didn't even take my left overs...More

Thank Belinda1224
Reviewed 29 September 2014

came in late night after newly moved to lompoc girlfriend and i were looking for some good chinese, not like back home , but thought to give it a try, first thing that didn't add up to me being from east coast, mexicans cooking chinese...More

Thank Kroane
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Three of us went for lunch and what a delight. The décor is so Retro and a lot of fun. The owner was so gracious and when we asked if we could take some photos he said of course. The food and service were great....More

1  Thank Shallwe_danceuai
Reviewed 25 August 2012

this place has to be a front for something other than food. I had lunch there one time and during the whole hour i was there I was the only customer. The food was horrible. strange place, like the set of a Quentin Tarrantino movie.

1  Thank rb252
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Family style Chinese. Lot's of food. Reasonablly priced. Average taste. Wonderful facade and kitchy interior. Owner became suspicious when I tried to take a picture of the interior. Kinda freaked me out. Not up to stanadards to Chinese food found in Chinatown L.A., but edible....More

Thank RobboLA818
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We wanted to grab lunch in Lompoc and drove by the Rice Bowl. It had a great retro look to it and I figured it was the kind of chow mein house that I grew up with. Americanized Chinese food that was not authentic, but...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I first went to the Rice Bowl with my parents in 1960! My favorites are still egg foo young and sweat & sour pork!

Thank Andrea M
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Delivery, Takeout
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  • Address: 117 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-6732
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
  • Phone Number: +1 805-736-5709
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