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Heart-Healthy Restaurants
SANTA BARBARA


A heart-healthy diet should be low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat—but that doesn't mean it has to be low in taste. These restaurants in Santa Barbara offer meal choices that will help you to both eat well and live well.

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Arch Rock Fish Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Arch Rock Fish, Santa Barbara, CA 608 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A contemporary approach to seafood dining in Santa Barbara. More...

Arigato Sushi Sushi
15/20
1225 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Downtown Santa Barbara’s go-to spot for fresh, artfully presented sushi. More...

Edomasa Japanese
12/20
2710 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Santa Barbara’s oldest late-night sushi bar, Edomasa serves traditional Japanese cuisine in a mellow atmosphere. More...

Fresco Cafe California
13/20
Five Points Shopping Center
3987 State St., Ste. B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Known for healthy California cuisine, Fresco Café offers fresh, organic salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. More...

The Hungry Cat Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Hungry Cat, Santa Barbara, CA 1134 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A small seafood and raw bar menu with East Coast influences served in an intimate urban atmosphere. More...

Ichiban Japanese
13/20
Mesa Shops
1812 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Ichiban offers fresh, authentic Japanese food and sushi in an unpretentious setting. More...

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Japanese
13/20
443 Second St.
Solvang, CA 93463
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Neat-as-a-pin sushi and traditional Japanese snacks, like deep-fried chicken pieces and tofu with bonito flakes, in the heart of Scandinavian-themed Solvang. More...

Louie's California
15/20
Dining Room at Louie The Upham Hotel
1404 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A quintessential Santa Barbara experience featuring California Wine Country-style cuisine in a country cottage setting. More...

The Natural Cafe Healthy
Quick Bite
508 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Natural Café may not be all natural, but offers relatively healthy food at good prices. More...

Sakana Sushi
14/20
Coast Village Road
1046 Coast Village Rd., Ste. K
Montecito, CA 93108

Trendy see-and-be-seen sushi bar serves up cutting-edge Japanese specialties with a visual flair. More...

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company Seafood
13/20
Stearns Wharf
230 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Fresh local seafood in an unbeatable setting at the end of the pier. More...

Savoy Cafe & Deli Deli
13/20
24 W. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lunch is the preferred meal at this cross between a European-style café and an upscale American cafeteria. More...

Sojourner Cafe Healthy
12/20
134 E. Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A vegetarian favorite since 1978, serving hearty soups, satisfying main courses and outrageous home-baked desserts. More...

Spa Cafe Healthy
13/20
Dining Room at Spa Cafe, Goleta, CA Bacara Resort & Spa
8301 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117

Flavorful, complex, nourishing spa cuisine at Bacara Resort & Spa. More...

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