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Red Pepper Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Price Range: $
The Red Pepper Restaurant is not much to look at - it's a downstairs, apartment-style restaurant with a parking lot view - but don't write it off just yet. This secret little restaurant actually... Read More
The Red Pepper Restaurant is not much to look at - it's a downstairs, apartment-style restaurant with a parking lot view - but don't write it off just yet. This secret little restaurant actually serves the tastiest Chinese food in Goleta (and possibly in all of Santa Barbara, too). Meals are served family style and sauces are made in-house to suit each dish; there's none of that 'same brown sauce on everything' here. Colors and flavors are vibrant and prices are more than reasonable. Lunch combos come with soup, salad and an entree, with orange slices for dessert. The ladies who work here are super friendly, even if the service is, well, less than traditional. One last thing: do not escape without ordering the onion pancakes!
282 Orange Ave
Goleta, CA 93117
- Goleta's Best Restaurants: "Bring your appetite and do not pass go without ordering the onion pancakes."
- Best for Goleta's Best Restaurants Because: The Red Pepper serves brightly flavored Chinese food in a cozy space. You may even get a hug on the way out.