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China Pavilion At Chapala

1202 Chapala St. (Anapamu St.) Send to Phone
805-560-6028 | Menu
With its comprehensive fusion of provincial cooking, China Pavilion at Chapala offers one of Santa Barbara's most authentic Chinese dining experiences.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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China Pavilion At Chapala Restaurant Review

: A prime downtown location is just one of the draws at China Pavilion. There’s also the sleek décor---petite canned lights above, deep red on the walls and a mahogany floor---and food that exceeds expectations. The restaurant prides itself on a menu that fuses provincial Chinese flavors. The chicken and corn soup, for example, which has a creamy texture and liberal amounts of chicken breast and corn kernels, and is finished off with a swirl of egg drops. The half-rack of barbecued baby-back ribs appetizer is fine for sharing. Our favorite dinner entrée is the spicy basil-ginger beef---tender morsels of lean meat stir-fried with ginger, red chili and soy sauce, with a bevy of Thai basil leaves. Dim sum, available on weekends only, is a good brunch option. For dessert, go for the velvety green tea ice cream, served inside a flaky edible shell.

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Average rating    4
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Probably the best Chinese food in SB
by aperture1 on Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:34 pm
 
We had a very good dinner with our 3 year old grandson who loved the food and service, too.
 
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