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Secret Bao, Santa Barbara, CA

Secret Bao

4.8
4.8
182 Bewertungen
31 bis 50 USD
Asiatisch
Top-Etiketten:
  • Passend für Feinschmecker
  • Kreative Küche
  • Nachbarschafts-Restaurant

Modern Asian American Restaurant from Chefs Peter Lee & Felicia Medina.

"Consider the bao. Chinese in origin, it’s most easily described as a steamed bun filled with something savory. Yet, like the American concept of a sandwich, the bao exploded into a flexible format of untold bounds — served at any meal, filled with you-name-it, completely closed or wide open, with endless regional variants from across Asia and far beyond." - Matt Kettmann (SB Independent)








1 Block From State Street, Easy Parking, Public Lot Nearby, Free 75 Minute Parking, Walking Distance, El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District, Superior Court, Spanish Colonial Revival Courthouse, Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, Courthouse Gardens, Bell Tower, Bao, Food, Restaurant, Asian, American, New, Modern, Fried, Chicken, Octopus, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paelo, Friendly, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Patio, Heaters, Warm, Inviting, Hospitable, Modern Design

Tisch reservieren

2 Personen

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19:00


Heute 24 Mal reserviert

Bestellung als Lieferung oder Takeaway

zum Mitnehmen

(805) 259-3226

Lieferung

  • Online bestellen

Restaurantbereiche

Zusätzliche Informationen

  • Restaurantart

    Zwangloses Restaurant

  • Küchen

    Asiatisch, Tapas / Vorspeisen

  • Öffnungszeiten

    Mittagessen Mi–So 11:30 Uhr–14:30 Uhr Abendessen Mi, Do, So 17:00 Uhr–20:00 Uhr Fr, Sa 17:00 Uhr–21:00 Uhr

  • Telefonnummer

    (805) 259-3226

  • Zahlungsmethoden

    American Express, Discover, Kontaktlose Zahlung, MasterCard, Visa

  • Kleidung

    Legere Kleidung

  • Eigentümer/Betreiber

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Küchenchef

    Peter Lee & Felicia Medina

  • Gebiet

    Santa Barbara

  • Querstraße

    Anapamu

  • Details zu Parkplätzen

    Free 90 Minute Lot Next Door

  • Weitere Details

    Bier, Geschlechtsneutrale Toilette, Rollstuhl-Zugang, Terrasse/Im Freien, Terrasse/Im Freien, Wein, zum Mitnehmen

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Was 182 Gäste sagen

Bewertungen insgesamt

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4.8
4,8 basierend auf den neuesten Bewertungen
  • 4,8Essen
  • 4,6Service
  • 4,5Ambiente
  • 4,5Preis-Leistung

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  • Kalifornien, Central Coast

    Bestes Essen

  • Kalifornien, Central Coast

    Bestes Preis-Leistung-Verhältnis

  • Kalifornien, Central Coast

    Passend für Feinschmecker

  • Santa Barbara

    Beste Gesamtbewertung

  • Santa Barbara

    Bestes Essen

  • Santa Barbara

    Bester Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Bestes Preis-Leistung-Verhältnis

  • Santa Barbara

    Passend für Feinschmecker

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  1. LM

    LaurieM

    Louisville

    18 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    18 Bewertungen

    Vor 2 Tagen besucht

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was fabulous. Waitress was a little off but not in a way that we wouldn’t come back. Just not super helpful in ordering.

  2. WF

    WestsideFoodie

    Los Angeles

    24 Bewertungen

    VIP
    3.0

    24 Bewertungen

    Vor 3 Tagen besucht

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    While I wasn’t happy that I had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation, it wasn’t tragic. The hostess did her best to communicate with us, and offered us some Champagne which we declined. We eventually sat down after they literally put the entire staff onto turning the table like a pit stop. I actually appreciated that. After we ordered our food, they showed up with an appetizer on the house. It was a nice gesture but I didn’t love the fact that they waited until after we ordered and they secured the check size. I get the business angle on that but the goodwill gesture loses most of its meaning and kind of goes the other way. The food was fantastic and served at a nice pace. But somewhere along the way my wife points out that the last dish we ordered was never going to arrive. I thought she was a little premature. When they started clearing our dishes the person clearing was sharper than the average bear (our server had not been by in quite some time) and asked if we were waiting on more food. I told her “I’m not sure.” She was clearly clever and read that signal and must have found the server and raised the concern. Soon the server came over to tell us “sorry, we are working on your noodles now.” I asked her point blank, “did they forget?” Her answer was a half truth - “they’re working on it.” Really, don’t lie. Just tell the truth: “The kitchen failed to do their job and lost the order- would you still like it?” At that point after the long wait for the table and the long wait to not get the last dish, I was done and just told them to kill it. This is a good restaurant with generally good and well intentioned people. But I hope the feedback helps them learn how to really recover from a service failure. It was still a nice Birthday dinner but I probably wont trust them for future celebrations or time compressed meals.

  3. V

    Victorianchick

    Central Coast

    5 Bewertungen

    5.0

    5 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 19. Juni 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Secret Bao lives up to the height. Burrata peach tomato appetizer OFF the hook. Minty savory Indian sauce with papadum incredible. The potato dumplings are transcendent. Just incredible. But TERRIBLE Cab (thankful they let me try): Tooth and Nail horrible. Also that syrah. Get the STORM Sauvignon. My new favorite Sauv.

  4. A

    Annie

    Baltimore

    38 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    38 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 18. Juni 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great selection of food with excellent advice from our server.

  5. RF

    RebeccaF

    San Francisco

    4 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    4 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 16. Juni 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Secret Bao is my new favorite spot in Santa Barbara. Pricing is fairly reasonable and the taste is amazing. Have loved everything I’ve ordered here. Servers are super friendly and polite. I’ve been three times and it’s been consistently great, can’t recommend enough. One thing: not a ton of vegan options.

  6. CS

    CarolSB

    Los Angeles

    14 Bewertungen

    4.0

    14 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 13. Juni 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was excellent. Service was decent.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 12. Juni 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience. The food was great, fresh and quality ingredients. Our server was wonderful and attentive. The parking garage is right next door which makes such a difference downtown. The place was packed at 6:00, so reservations were a must! We are already looking forward to our next visit!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 Bewertung

    VIP
    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 9. Juni 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Great flavors. Highly recommend. Staff was great.

  9. K

    Keegan

    Central Coast

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 5. Juni 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night

  10. ES

    EdwardS

    New Orleans

    2 Bewertungen

    5.0

    2 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 4. Juni 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This place is awesome and doesn't suffer in comparison to more famous places in LA and New York working in the modern Asian idiom. Really delicious inventive food, especially the buns, udon, bolognese, galbi, and crudos. The dessert were also awesome, especially the bing soo and butter mochi. Highly recommend.

  11. C

    Chloe

    San Diego

    5 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    5 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 30. Mai 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and our waitress was sooo accommodating and kind!

  12. s

    sygyzy

    Central Coast

    7 Bewertungen

    4.0

    7 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 30. Mai 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food and service was excellent as always but we found hairs in two of our dishes. This is not a big deal but quite unsanitary. I understand mistakes happen but maybe it's time for better inspection at the pass or hairnets?

  13. FP

    FlowerPower

    Central Coast

    2 Bewertungen

    5.0

    2 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 27. Mai 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate at Secret Bao on recommendation from friends. It was delicious! Our server was very attentive, enthusiastic, and compassionate about answering all our questions on ingredients and preparation. We will be happy to go again.

  14. K

    K7539

    Denver

    8 Bewertungen

    5.0

    8 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 22. Mai 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. Drinks were excellent. Food delish!

  15. EM

    EMMAW

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 12. Mai 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great experience. The space is beautiful and the food was incredible. The waiters were extremely nice and attentive. Would highly recommend.

  16. SB

    SantaBarbaraNative

    Central Coast

    11 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    11 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 9. Mai 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great casual dining spot. Fun atmosphere and the food is delicious, with many dishes that are great for sharing. Highly recommended.

  17. L

    Lola

    1 Bewertung

    4.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 7. Mai 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food is amazing and comes out quickly. The only negative is that they are always out of something we want to order, but the food and service is so great we keep coming back!

  18. BF

    BudFood

    Los Angeles

    22 Bewertungen

    5.0

    22 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 7. Mai 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Nice vibe. Excellent food. Ok service. Beer and wine only.

  19. o

    ojaicutie

    Los Angeles

    29 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    29 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 30. April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Tasty, eclectic food, with lovely welcoming service. A bargain for downtown Santa Barbara

  20. J

    Jean

    Central Coast

    13 Bewertungen

    3.0

    13 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 29. April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    18% as the lowest suggested tip on the bill? Get real! Food tasty, interesting, unusual. Good for a couple of times a year. Reasonably nice ambiance.

  21. SJ

    StJames

    Central Coast

    1 Bewertung

    4.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 28. April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing, aside from Califlower dish, the we ended up canceling after waiting over 20 minutes. Cocktails are expensive, and not as good as the food. Servers were all very nice, and well trained.

  22. P

    Pewter

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 28. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bright, friendly, fast, delicious. Udon Carbonara was such a comfort dish, I'd eat it every other day. The passion fruit cheesecake goes to a whole nother level.

  23. M

    Meme

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 28. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic , dining area was great.Service amazing.

  24. DH

    DanaH

    San Francisco

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 24. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the chili noodles and kung pao cauliflower!

  25. FA

    FroggyAuggie

    Central Coast

    3 Bewertungen

    5.0

    3 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 17. April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I am always wary of restaurants looking to “revolutionize dining in Santa Barbara” . . . In this case, pedigreed chefs really did open a place serving the food that everyone (or at least me) wants to eat. Salty, sweet, spicy, bright, crispy, soft. Crispy rice cakes with bolegnese was a standout. Yes, get the KFC and octopus bao buns. Service was very friendly and we had everything we needed. Wine list is concise and correct. Order a bottle or two of white. Take some agency on the pacing of your multiple menu items. Drink more water than you think you need.

  26. D

    Daedal29

    Palm Springs

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 16. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    SB best for sure! KFC and Pork Belly Bao is a must each time. I like to try their new items. Can’t go wrong with Udon Carbonara!

  27. EB

    EricB

    Central Coast

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 16. April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This is one of those restaurants where you can return multiple times and have a different but equally as satisfying experience. In fact you wan to return to try more food. Bring your friends, portions are all a little on the too big for one person size - or sometimes even a little bit much for two people. And since variety should, be your guide, I would say groups of three are a perfect baseline and plan to share.

  28. MF

    MikeF

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 10. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is unbelievable! I am 100% coming back here! Pork belly bao is a must!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 10. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best baos, and food in general, that I’ve had in a long time. We had some sort of mochi pudding cake thing for dessert and it was life changing. So simple and so delicious. It was a fantastic meal and I’m already looking forward to our next one there.

  30. L

    Luv2dine

    Central Coast

    6 Bewertungen

    5.0

    6 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 9. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Secret Bao was absolutely incredible! We’re so lucky to have this gem of a restaurant in our beautiful community, can’t wait to go back!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 Bewertungen

    VIP
    3.0

    6 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 9. April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was a bit on the salty side. Staff seems friendly but inexperienced. It was okay.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 9. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always!!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    4 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 8. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always outstanding- love this place!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 4. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall great experience. It was delicious and the service was great!

  35. N

    Nancy

    Los Angeles

    1 Bewertung

    4.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 4. April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food is great. One thing: they bring it all at once and they need to stage the food delivery when lots of plates are ordered to share.

  36. S

    Snowbird

    Neuengland

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 3. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Baos are great, particularly the KFC one. We also had some excellent dumplings and a tasty short rib dish. Service was attentive and very pleasant. We ate outside and it was lovely.

  37. s

    sandymv

    San Francisco

    5 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    5 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 1. April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really great!

  38. ML

    MarcL

    1 Bewertung

    5.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 31. März 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner experience last night. I joined with a friend and we dined outside, where there were plenty of heaters to keep us toasty. Our server made some suggestions on what to try but I'd been browsing the menu online and already had a good idea of what I'd be getting. The octopus bao was out of this world, perfectly cooked and served on a delightfully pillowy bun. The steak katsu sando featured filet, which offered the perfect bite as you made your way through buttery fresh baked bread. A wine to pair was enjoyed throughout the meal. And, here's a PSA: get the basque cheesecake for dessert. Beautiful texture, hands down the best cheesecake I've ever had. Each dish was clearly designed with intention. And the hospitality makes you feel like you're part of the family. Run, don't walk, to secret bao.

  39. PF

    ProFatKid

    Las Vegas

    1 Bewertung

    4.0

    1 Bewertung

    Besucht am 28. März 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Not bad for Santa Barbara. A mish mash of different Asian dishes. The die hards might balk, but an open mind will enjoy the udon carbonara, Spanish octopus bao and other fusion dishes.

  40. OS

    OldSchool

    Raum New York

    36 Bewertungen

    VIP
    5.0

    36 Bewertungen

    Besucht am 27. März 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant Highly recommended

Sicherheitsmaßnahmen

  • Reinigung und Desinfektion

    • Desinfektion von Oberflächen nach jedem Gast
    • Digitales, desinfiziertes oder Einweg-Menü
    • Gemeinschaftliche Bereiche werden täglich gründlich gereinigt
  • Screening

    • Krankes Personal am Arbeitsplatz verboten

FAQ

Sie können mit dem „Online bestellen“-Button die Lieferung direkt bei Secret Bao bestellen. Außerdem bietet Secret Bao Takeaway an, das Sie telefonisch beim Restaurant bestellen können: (805) 259-3226.

Secret Bao wurde mit 4.8 Sternen von 182 OpenTable-Gästen bewertet.

Ja, Sie können in diesem Restaurant reservieren, indem Sie auf OpenTable Datum, Uhrzeit und Personenzahl wählen.

Tisch reservieren

2 Personen

Juni 2022
Mo
Di
Mi
Do
Fr
Sa
So
30
31
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3
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19:00


Heute 24 Mal reserviert

Bestellung als Lieferung oder Takeaway

zum Mitnehmen

(805) 259-3226

Lieferung

  • Online bestellen
Secret Bao auf Google Maps

1201 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2009

Restaurantbereiche

Zusätzliche Informationen

  • Querstraße

    Anapamu

  • Gebiet

    Santa Barbara

  • Öffnungszeiten

    Mittagessen Mi–So 11:30 Uhr–14:30 Uhr Abendessen Mi, Do, So 17:00 Uhr–20:00 Uhr Fr, Sa 17:00 Uhr–21:00 Uhr

  • Küchen

    Asiatisch, Tapas / Vorspeisen

  • Restaurantart

    Zwangloses Restaurant

  • Kleidung

    Legere Kleidung

  • Details zu Parkplätzen

    Free 90 Minute Lot Next Door

  • Zahlungsmethoden

    American Express, Discover, Kontaktlose Zahlung, MasterCard, Visa

  • Eigentümer/Betreiber

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Küchenchef

    Peter Lee & Felicia Medina

  • Weitere Details

    Bier, Geschlechtsneutrale Toilette, Rollstuhl-Zugang, Terrasse/Im Freien, Terrasse/Im Freien, Wein, zum Mitnehmen

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