Alex and I used to snicker at Charlie Hong Kong whenever we went by. My gosh, how much more could you poke fun of Asian people in this town! But then we had a friend come to Santa Cruz who had heard about it and wanted to try it out. So off we went.
Despite the name, CHK has pretty good food. Vietnamese fusion, or something like that, CHK uses organic and fresh ingredients. The food has great flavor, although it can get overwhelming towards the end.
They have a tiny parking lot, and you may end up driving around in search of a spot. Also, it can get busy so seating can be an issue as well.