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Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
38 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 335-2426

Reviews by the General Public

jane, 8/27/2015
Reviewer: Jane from Santa Barbara, CA
Jer and his team, rock!!! Great food, every time, whether at the bar or takeout. Frequent customer of tastes so good! Try it and you will see...

Yummy, but a little spendy, 7/20/2015
Reviewer: Nicholle from Santa Barbara, CA
The hubs and I went on a date after wanting to try Empty Bowl for months. The larb lettuce tacos and pot stickers are delicious! Hubby got the filet mignon salad, which he said was tasty. It was a good portion and dressed well. I got the pad thai which is tasty and a ton of food. My only critique on the pad thai is that it's really really sweet. I'd order it again and ask for them to tone down the sweetness a bit. We enjoyed watching the action in the kitchen and really appreciated that the staff wear gloves and hair nets. Everything is made to order and very fresh. For the two of us dinner was $70 which is a bit on the pricey side, but it's a nice spot for the occasional night out.

Great noodles, so-so service
Reviewer: Lisa from Santa Barbara, CA
The noodles were great. 3 of us ordered 3 different entrees and an order of duck buns. The server said that the duck buns would come after the noodles--okay. Our noodles arrived, and once we finished no duck buns. When the server came back to take my bowl I told him that we didn't get the duck buns, but that was okay, and I'd like the rest of my entree to go. He came back and said that it was his error on the duck buns, and I asked about my to go noodles and he had discarded them. Disappointed to say the least. He just looked at me blankly and asked if I wanted some broth with noodles, which I declined.

Duck dumplings
Reviewer: Geri from Santa Barbara, CA
We've been several times and food is excellent, service is good. I tried duck dumplings and am still dreaming of them! Delicious. We will return often

Great Food, Sweet Little Spot
Reviewer: jill from Santa Barbara, CA
Jerry Lee and his partners have created a very sweet little counter in the Public market. The food is freshly prepared, served promptly and with a smile always. It is a go to when you are hungry and on the run with a nice wine selection too!

Don't miss it!
Reviewer: Steven SHulem from Santa Barbara, CA
I can't remember one thing on the menu that is not amazing. You have to go back again and again because there are so many great dishes. Don't miss the Duck Tacos. ANY of the noodle dishes are great!!!

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