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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Popped into Galanga because we'd just arrived in Santa Barbara, had no idea where to eat and had no phone service so couldn't look anything up. It was great! Almost full, lots of chatter, fast and friendly service, delicious food.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Being lovers of Thai food, my wife and I were pleased to stumble across this restaurant amongst all the top end and expensive restaurants on this Main Street of Santa Barbara. The food was great, well presented and plentiful. The menu is quite extensive and everything seemed competively priced. Lovely staff and a nice ambiance. I found the Masaman chicken... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have always thought it difficult to make bad Thai food so that made the food here all the more disappointing. First off ordered appetisers which came out after the main course which somewhat defeated their purpose. Had a Thai green curry for main course..... the curry sauce was more like a soup and lacked any real flavour. The food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our waitress was horrible. When we asked for clean plates after our appetizer because they were full of peanut sauce, she had an attitude. She brought the clean plates but she didn't take away the dirty ones. I had to clear them myself because we were at a small table. We continued to be "punished" by having no further service... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here, we like hot! You will get your wish. I thought medium spice was good, you can always add more but you can't take it off! We had a seafood soup and Thai Mint Leaves with ground chili which was great.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good service. Food is delicious and the value menu is very generous. Located on State street near shopping. Recommended.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Professional and good service. The food was actually very good and high quality. Nice personell. Located in the hot part of the night life place and keeps the kitchen longer open than the neigbourgs. Thanks for a nice evening.

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Palmetto, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to lunch on a Sunday here because the other Thai place down the street was closed. Galanga is nice on the inside. I've eaten green curry hundreds of times, and normally Thai food in California is among the best. I ordered my curry "very hot" and it came out mild. I asked for the peppers. It didn't have... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Galanga is one of several good Thai restaurants in the Santa Barbara area. Food is well prepared and tasty. I especially like the way they do fish. Ambiance is fine and the service is cheery.

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Washington, DC
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38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Just lunched here and found the seafood hot pot was excellent. Coconut milk base with fresh mushrooms, chiles, and seafood. The green curry is also very good as is the eggplant and tofu. I always appreciate when brown rice is available as it is here. I note some negative reviews and don't understand them -- I've eaten in many, many... More 

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Address: 507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
Phone Number: 805-899-3199
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Cuisine: Thai

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