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507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
805-899-3199
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Probably the best Thai in SB

I grew up in Washington DC - a mecca of international, multi-cultural food - and in more recent years spent eight of them living in San Francisco -- another super duper foodie town. I'm as white as the day is long but have a mad passion for Asian fare and SF is notorious for hosting some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food and many choices. Spicy mint noodles are a must! Definitely will be back again. Reasonable prices and great service.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Washington DC - a mecca of international, multi-cultural food - and in more recent years spent eight of them living in San Francisco -- another super duper foodie town. I'm as white as the day is long but have a mad passion for Asian fare and SF is notorious for hosting some of the best restaurants... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is hidden in State Street among many bars and flashy restaurants. The staff was ready and willing to suggest their local food and they didn't disappoint. The food came right away, and it was very fresh. The dishes are the perfect portions for one individual, not to big or small. The portions are good for one person, not... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very friendly service, worn decor, and so-so food. If you're craving Thai, as we were, it will suffice. But not a positively memorable culinary experience that I'll be dreaming about and wanting to repeat, just eh. Hardly any chicken in my curry, and sauce seemed canned, not totally fresh.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good food; daughter went back the next night for a take out of sticky rice and mango for a bedtime snack.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Pretty good food with red and green curries, papaya salad (yum), and garlic pepper squid. If you have it delivered, expect a bit of a wait and also, you will need to go online to SB menus which delivers food from several SB restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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  • Address: 507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-899-3199

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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