The exciting tastes of fine Chinese cuisine in located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Serving lunch and dinner every day and our special dim sum menu every Sunday.
China Pavilion on Chapala has become the local go-to for a variety of Chinese eats & weekend dim sum with authentic dishes on a special menu.
The newly redecorated interior of our restaurant features a beautiful new bar and lounge area. The warm and elegant ambience offers a unique dining experience.
China Pavilion was founded in 1995 with the Modern Chinese cuisine in mind. We have the traditional Modern Chinese menu and we offer seasonal chef specials that allow us to incorporate seasonal seafood and fresh vegetables. China Pavilion presents well-prepared dishes at reasonable prices to remain competitive in the Santa Barbara Restaurant scene. It’s located at a great downtown location that is walking distance from local shops and stores. We offer Dim Sum on Saturday and Sunday mornings which is a popular attraction. We believe our well-prepared dishes and presentation, prices, location, and customer satisfaction keep China Pavilion as a well known Chinese Restaurant for both repeat customers and new business. We are happy to be Santa Barbara Reader’s Poll; Best Chinese Restaurant for 10 consecutive years. Please read more about us from the Santa Barbara Independent here and here.