LAReview

photo credit: Carter Hiyama (@carterhiyama)

Secret Bao review image

Secret Bao

Perfect For:LunchBig Groups

$$$$

Earn 3X Points

Calling Secret Bao a fast-casual spot that serves Chinese dishes is like calling Ferdinand Magellan a boating enthusiast. This downtown favorite isn’t just a lunchtime alternative to Sweetgreen: the shrimp-stuffed baos and katsu club sandwiches are a reason enough to make a quick stop before your beach trip or grab dinner during peak commute hours. From the hamachi poke bowl to chili noodles, Secret Bao has a dish for every appetite, and they all cost less than $20 or so. 

Secret Bao review image

photo credit: Carter Hiyama (@carterhiyama)

Sign up for our newsletter.

Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.


By signing up, I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Featured in

The 32 Best Places To Eat & Drink In Santa Barbara guide image

The 32 Best Places To Eat & Drink In Santa Barbara

Infatuation Logo
2023 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.

FIND PLACES ON OUR APP

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store