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“AMAZING food!! Friendly staff!”
Review of Red Pepper

Red Pepper
Ranked #28 of 152 Restaurants in Goleta
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The food here is just so darn good! So fresh and authentic! Everything on the menu is delicious, but be sure to order an appetizer of the onion pancakes. They are out of this world!! I personally LOVE the generals chicken and the lemon chicken. SOO GOOD!!

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Thank jwhallca
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

this place fills the bill. Kind of out of the way but it does serve a good meal for those with that craving. Try their duck or the venerable General Tso's chicken.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Very basic atmosphere, but great fresh Chinese food, well prepared and great attentive service at a reasonable price

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

In a tiny strip mall a block off Hollister in "old town" Goleta sits a small, humble, good Chinese restaurant. The food is fresh and "nothing comes out of a can." In fact, two servers where picking fresh basil between serving their tables. We were grabbing a quick meal before a lecture at UCSB and it was easy. We liked the simple menus, but asked for a couple of dishes that weren't on the menu and they were happy to please. Appetizer, two entrees and wine and a $45 total check for two. I left a 25% tip because the bill was low and the service was great and the server hugged us as we left. Plain decor, good humans and good food.

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Thank expectquality1942
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

As a long-time customer it never ceases to amaze me how "trending" places that are, let's be honest, mostly subpar tend to be frequented while treasures such as Red Pepper hang on through the patronage from mostly locals while they shine and shine and shine on never giving up on quality and taste!
This place, while starkly simple in décor, delivers in food. Here is why. Their food is cooked from scratch. No sauces pre-made or sitting for hours awaiting throngs of people. Each meal is lovingly made in a kitchen staffed by long-time chefs who know what they are doing in that it is consistent - fresh - and hot!
Sometimes as you walk in you shall see staff picking apart veggies, pulling leaves and ardently prepping all sorts of greenery. I love that! Reminds me of community and what it truly takes to make great food.
Service is efficient, friendly and oh so kind in that they will look after your needs.
I can only say I have deep love for this place as it has soothed colds, sorted out allergies through spice and perked me up when needing a solidly well cooked, well seasoned (never salty!!!!) meal.
Love their shrimp kung pao (packed with all sorts of veggies), veggie anything, onion pancakes, cashew chicken, oolong tea as well as the iconic pre-meal complimentary salad with addictive dressing (could bathe in this stuff) and their magical special soy side sauce. Ask for it. You will be counting down the minutes till you are back again...

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Thank toplay
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