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“Great desserts”

California Pizza Kitchen
Ranked #39 of 92 Restaurants in Seal Beach
Cuisines: Pizza
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Chula Vista, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great desserts”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We eat in the restaurant very often. This time we only went for coffee and desert.. we really enjoyed it. It's important to eat a great dessert with this restaurant you can make sure of it.

Visited July 2014
Thank Gloniva
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  • English first
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English first
Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

From the staff greetings you to
Our excellent server Lillian our visit
Was perfect. Food fresh and flavor able

Visited June 2014
Thank Nancycmeyers
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Eat at your own risk!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The Good: Love the BBQ chicken salad

The Bad:
I'm afraid to eat the BBQ chicken salad anymore. On the last 3 visits I've found leftover bits of old food (usually bits of lettuce) on my appetizer plates and inside my glass of soda. Please note that on one occasion we went through all four of the bread plates on our table and THREE had old food on them. How hard is it to wash the dishes! I've spoken to two different managers about this and nothing has changed. Both said the same thing: problems with the dish washing machine. Maybe so, but this has been going on for over 18 months.

Eating cooked products is one thing. Eating a salad (uncooked) at a place where the sanitation/dishwashing is poor is another. Obviously management doesn't care about the health of their patrons. Three visits with the same problem, I won't be back.

There's another CA Pizza Kitchen just a few miles away in Long Beach where I've never had these problems. It's all about management's commitment to offering a quality product.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Clyde C
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Experience with Delivery to our Hotel”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We ordered a family dinner for 5 adults and had it delivered to our room. The food was very warm and everything was in the bag and extremely tasty. I was hesitant to try to order big meal that way--that the arrival quality might be bad. But, it was very, very good! Way to go CPK!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank BeautifulWorld08
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Western Hemisphere
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237 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Boo Hoo”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

California Pizza Kitchen when it first started it was a concept executed without blemishes. Individual fresh made pizzas with, at the time, were truly innovative ingredients. There were many to choose from, among them a very tasty Duck pizza, it was truly an Avant Garde type of place, there was a lot of traffic, the place always crowded, as if people had recognized and embraced the innovative cuisine. Of course, everyone and their cousin in the pizza business started taking notice, and now we have the so called high end pizzeria, which most are a joke served in a fine table and a sure high tab.
We stopped at this CPK (the cool abbreviation they try to promote), 3 of us, and had the following dishes:
Fish Tacos 11.79: who would order fish tacos at this kind of place? Apparently one of us did and did not like it, someone else end up eating these two tacos. Panko-crusted Mahi Mahi (barely any), shredded cabbage and house made ranchito sauce. Served with chips, a very so so salsa.2 Stars.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken $13.59. This one is described as Spicy sweet Caribbean sauce, authentic Jamaican spices, Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, red onions and bell pepper. Eater finish this creation in two stages. One at the table, the other half at home next day. 3 Stars.
The Meat Cravers $14.59. Describe as Macho pizza loaded with Italian Sausage (loaded meaning a total of 4 pieces), pepperoni, applewood smoked ham, spicy Capicola ham and salami. Let me say that there were more open spaces that I though were possible in a pizza, so loaded is baloney, most meat average and extra salty, a sad pizza. 2.5 Stars.
Server very cordial, coffee continuously cold. Price for everything over $50 plus gratuity.
Still people will roll in and out, you can stop consumer frenzy and all the ads. 2.5 Stars.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Luke17
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