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. Join us for a meal today.


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. Read our history here.

“Best Chinese food I’ve had in years! Quality of the meats (chicken, beef & shrimp) were great & all dishes were seasoned perfectly! The restaurant was also very clean & the staff was attentive.” -Open Table Customer


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. Read our full restaurant bio here.

“This was my first time at the restaurant and I must say I was not disappointed. I heard great things the restaurant so I had to see it for myself. And I was really impressed with the ambience and very friendly and professional staff and the food and drinks were excellent. The Shanghai Mai Thai specialty drink was the best” -Open Table Customer