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Santa Barbara / Goleta with a kid


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Santa Barbara / Goleta with a kid

K K | | Sep 29, 2010 10:09 PM

We will be in the area shortly coming from SF Bay Area, and will have perhaps at most 2 dinners and 2 lunches (one lunch will be on a separate Saturday).

Not looking for fine dining, and anything reasonable we will consider. Nothing spicy and no Mexican or Indian. Did quite a bit of research and haven't found too many options that I like, but maybe I'm missing something?

The weekend lunch I'm leaning towards Stella Mare for brunch. Is a reservation recommended?

Are there any opinions on

-Spiritland Bistro

-Madam Lu's (we speak and read Chinese fluently, want to know if there are non American Chinese options beyond 3 cup chicken, basil eggplant)?

- Red Pepper in Goleta (are there non spicy non American Chinese options/Chinese only menu?)

As far as Vietnamese, is Saigon In & Out the most popular choice? Which location is better?

How is Kobachi Izakaya Dining? How does it compare to Southern California izakaya's in general?

Thanks in advance.

Red Pepper Restaurant
282 Orange Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Stella Mare's
50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

4141 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110