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UNCLE Chen Restaurant

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1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
+1 805-566-3334
11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered dinner last night, prompt courteous service. Great food. Great to have delivery to our campsite. Didnt have to drive into town in the storm. Awesome.

Thank Teresa T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I am Chinese and i always go to this restaurant for dinner, it is pretty good and friendly. Please go to Uncle Chen with your friends!

Thank k i
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I am a Chinese international student, Uncle Chen is the first Chinese restaurant I have been when I came America. The food is really NICE, it made me feel homey. The atmosphere is very quiet.The service is really friendly, and there is a big enough space for people to have a good dining time. Especially Three cups chicken & jia... More 

Thank SY G
Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This family owned and operated restaurant is one of our go to restaurants in Carpinteria. The owners and everyone who works there is ALWAYS friendly and welcoming. And we LOVE their soup! In fact, we usually order 2-3 large soups so we can take them home and have them for the next week! I love the tofu and brown sauce... More 

Thank Kiona144
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81 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had another bad experience at Uncle Chen recently. Not one of my favorite places by far. Unfortunately, they do not have a lot of competition in the Chinese cooking category.

Thank beckysouix
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Uncle Chen's is very reliable for good Chinese food . We like to order the special fried rice with lobster and take it home but the general menu is good and always consistent. Good service and a nice quiet atmosphere.

Thank Molli S
Chandler, Arizona
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We thought we would try the food because my daughter and I love Chinese food. I ordered the Chow mien. The food was delicious!!! We wanted to go again but did not have enough time.

Thank DGramze
Central California
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I did takeout here, but they have dine-in and the atmosphere appeared very nice (white table cloths, clean, well decorated). For my take-out: order was taken easily over the phone, food was ready to go when I showed up at the promised time (20 min), staff were friendly and helpful, and food matched what I ordered. Most of the food... More 

Thank supertravel24
Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-566-3334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?