Restaurant Closings

Here is a list of area eateries that have permanently closed in the last year:

  • October 2021: El Pollo Loco, 2984 State St. (now MIK Foods); Woody’s BBQ, 5112 Hollister Ave., Goleta
  • September 2021: Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212 Coast Village Rd., Montecito; Itsuki Restaurant, 7127 Hollister Ave., Goleta (changing to IHOP)
  • August 2021: Vegan GreenGO, 3613 State St.
  • July 2021: none
  • June 2021: Barb’s Pies, 18 E. Cota St. (now Rascal’s); The Point Coffee, 370 Storke Rd., Goleta
  • May 2021: Alphie’s, 5725 Hollister Ave., Goleta; New Si Chuan Garden, 2840 De la Vina St. (changing to Red Pepper); Starbucks, 800 State St. (changing to Belching Dragon Tavern); Subway, 888 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista (now Wingstop); Taqueria El Pastorcito, 4427 Hollister Ave., Goleta
  • February 2021: Hibachi Steak House & Sushi Bar, 500 State St. (reopening); Malibu Farm at Miramar, 1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito (now The Revere Room); South Coast Deli, 6521 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista
  • January 2021: Beachside Bar Café, 5905 Sandspit Rd., Goleta (changing to SeaLegs); Noemi Pizza Romana, 3534 State St. (now South Coast Deli); Panera Bread, 3851 State St.; Yanni’s at Mackenzie Market, 3102 State St.
  • December 2020: Chocolats du CaliBressan, 1114 State St.; Dunkin Donuts, 3771 State St.; Jeannine’s Bakery, 15 E. Figueroa St. (changing to Hook & Press Donuts)
  • November 2020: Neighbor Tim’s BBQ, Food Truck (now in Idaho!)
  • October 2020: Lucky Dragon, 6831 Hollister Ave., Goleta (now Goleta Smoke Shop); Olio Crudo Bar, 11 W. Victoria St. (now Olio Bottega)


BYEBYEQUE: Woody’s BBQ in Goleta closed this month after 39 years in business. Photos by The Restaurant Guy

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