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Dynasty Restaurant

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3601 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5155
+1 831-479-3388
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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273 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We got the lemon chicken there and it was like eating a chicken donut with lemon glaze. It was very tasty and melted in your mouth. Also their green beans were great and they have an interesting tofu/seaweed soup. It was my first time to try the soup and couldn't finish it all. I would definately order all three items... More 

Thank timteresa0
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We enjoyed a late lunch in a beautifully decorated restaurant with charming, attentive staff. The menu offered many familiar choices of Mandarin, Sichuan and Cantonese provinces and several special dishes like lamb. Best chinese food in the area.

Thank Shari H
El Paso, Texas
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

the staff is very nice. The Dim Sum choices are slim. No red bean bao (bun), no egg custard bao , and the sesame buns were hard instead of soft. The Jiao-Zi was freshly cooked. I would recommend this spot if you're really into PORK (we are not). The Chow Fun (Fat Rice Noodles) were good - we got the... More 

Thank Monica Micah R
Santa Cruz, California
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is the only place I know if in Santa Cruz that you can get Dim Sum. Only on Saturdays and Sundays, but still, if you need a quick fix and not wanting to drive to San Francisco, this is your place. The decor is crazy gold, lots of fun. We mostly have delivery by this place and they are... More 

1 Thank BabsSC
Bangor, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Stopped in and got dinner for my family of 6. Service was great. Our server/hostess was very friendly. Food came out fairly fast and was hot and yummy. Price is also very good for what you get. Glad we took a chance and ate here. We were not disappointed.

1 Thank Erin D
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We've tried most of the Chinese restaurants in the Santa Cruz area, and so far this is our favorite. They offer a wide variety of dishes, many of which are not found on most menus. The flavor and freshness of the dishes we've tried have been very good, although we do find their chow mein to be a little dry.... More 

2 Thank Greg H
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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85 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Growing up there were two places I used to go to/order Chinese food from, the first was Salt & Pepper in Juhu & the second one was Dynasty. This place has maintained it's charm & its consistency for many a years & lot of the old service staff are still there as well, happily taking your order or recommending you... More 

Thank Rohit K
Malibu, California, United States
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619 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Stopped by to have a light dinner; the service was quite good and the staff was friendly. Typical chinese food menu with an abundance of choices. They did have a couple of local seafood based specials. Food was good and fresh, well prepared. Prices were reasonable. There were several Families and couples eating dinner and everyone seemed to be enjoying... More 

1 Thank Thomas S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I mean come on "worst chinese" "go to Guan Zho right down the street?" Hm, pretty suspicious if you ask me, and honestly they have sabotaged their yelp page too by spamming it and now they wont let any good reviews on.I am only posting on here because I posted on yelp and they removed my review 24hours later, I... More 

2 Thank Jane M
Santa Cruz, CA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2010

I hate their food, it's like reheated chinese food. And worse it's expensive! I live close by, and find myself very annoyed when they play loud music sometimes until 4 in the morning. I have found myself in the need of calling the police. When the police arrive they turn the music off, but once their gone they turn it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3601 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-479-3388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?