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Chef Karim's Restaurant

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1221 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (805) 899-4780

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Credit Cards Accepted


Good for Kids

Business casual



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Wed-Sun: 6pm-10pm

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review_stars 01/27/2009 - Anthony
This place starts off by washing your hands, which I was relieved to know since I had just returned from the restroom and got my own doo doo on my hand while wiping my butt. Their faucet did not work and I had to return to my hot date at the table with a stinky hand. She instantly said, "whats that smell." Of course I played dumb. Anyway, they brought a pot of water & towels to wash up prior to eating, which I was relieved. We also got to see a sexy belly dancer that made me pop the biggest woody as she jiggled herself around my face. I gave her a tip and my phone number and she has been riding me Moroccan style ever since. Thanks Chef Karim!

review_stars 12/05/2007 - the Pauls
Well my wife and I are from Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley to be exact. We have been to MANY middle eastern restaurants down here in Los Angeles, there are many nice ones down in Los Angeles. I say this not to brag in any kind of way, but more to explain that because we've been to a variety of different middle eastern restaurants down here, we've had the good, the bad, and the ugly. Still to this day, not ONE of those restaurants has measured up to the great food and service that we have been privelged enough to receive at Chef Karim's. We first came a year ago during a stay in SB for our honeymoon and we just fell in love with this place. No, not because we were in a lovey dovey type of mood, but because Chef Karim provdided such an excellent experience. He was there on hand and foot for any and everything that we needed. He made sure that we were more than happy during our entire meal. And since then, we have came back often, even once with our 5 year old daughter (who truly enjoyed the belly dancing ). You will get EXCELLENT food of the most exquisite taste, and very personalized service from Chef Karim. On every visit, the entire staff has been charmingly pleasant. We will be there this upcoming weekend for our one year anniversary. As we tell many of our friends who sometimes take a trip up to Santa Barbara, "You haven't seen the beautiful delights of Santa Barbara until you've had dinner at Chef Karim's". We recommend this place to anyone who is search of a delicious meal and an enjoyable time.

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