About Us


Welcome to Ming Dynasty Restaurant!  Situated in the beautiful Goleta Valley, Ming Dynasty is known throughout Santa Barbara County as having outstanding Chinese cuisine.  Our devout customers hail from as far north as Santa Maria and Carpinteria in the south.  We have a wide selection of Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hunan cuisine; along with having a Dim Sum menu; an everyday 22-tray buffet; freshly cooked 16-tray Mongolian Barbeque; and the full service Ming Bar.  Our goal is to provide you with a taste of the regionally diverse flavors of China, while experiencing Chinese hospitality for you and your guests to enjoy.



The Ming Dynasty Restaurant was founded in 1986 by master chef John Wen Ho and his wife Jenny.  The culinary arts have been in the Ho family for six generations.  John’s grandfather was the personal chef for emperor Chiang-Kai-Shek.  This sort of history has given way to an expectation of perfection.  As difficult as perfection is, John Ho strives to make sure any dish coming out of his kitchen meets the guidelines of his recipes.


To Your Health:

Though steeped in tradition, every business must keep up with the present.  In responding to the importance of health, Ming Dynasty uses Canola Oil in the preparation of our food.  Canola Oil is known to have the lowest levels of saturated fat while providing omega-3 fatty acids which increase the “good” cholesterol, which lowers the risk of heart disease.

We also cater to those with special dietary needs.  Should you need a low sodium or gluten-free meal, simply advise your server and our chefs will comply with your wishes.  For those who have vegetarian and vegan diets we have soy meat substitutes.

In keeping with the healthy guest, we have added a Mongolian Barbeque.  Here, guests get to create their own entrées from fresh lean meats and a plethora of fresh vegetables.  Top that off with a selection nine different sauces to add to your creation, and you have a low-carb, heart-smart meal that you can be satisfied with.

 The Ming Dynasty Restaurant wishes a long and prosperous life for all to enjoy!

So, come and enjoy the flavor and family that many call Ming Dynasty!


    Sincerely, Xie Xie Ni,

    Steve Nogavich  

           General Manager





 GOLETA, CA 93117

Phone: (805) 968-1308

Fax: (805) 968-7490

(Next to K-Mart in the Storke Plaza)


Directions from the 101 Highway:

If you are coming from the South (IE. heading on the 101 HWY. Northbound), exit Storke/Glen Annie off-ramp and take a left (over the bridge) onto Storke Road, then turn left into Storke Plaza.

If you are coming from the North (IE. heading on the 101 HWY. Southbound), exit Storke/Glen Annie off-ramp and take a right onto Storke Road, then turn left into Storke Plaza.

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 Take Out & Delivery:

Take Out is available for all items on the Menu.  Please allow 5 to 15 minutes of wait time.

Delivery is free with a minimum order of $10 and starts after 5:00 p.m. for all residents within the city of Goleta. Please allow 30 to 45 minutes of wait time.

Restaurant Hours:

  Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  Friday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.