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Galanga Thai Restaurant

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507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
805-899-3199
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Solid Thai food. Waiter (owner?) was very kind and service was good. Location great, especially if you can get a table at the window. We had Tom Kha Kai which was very good, nice spice level. For dinner had Pad Thai and Green Curry, both good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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San Diego, California
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Coming from Melbourne, Australia, there's a vast selection of multicultural foods, including Thai. I'm extremely picky when it comes to phad thai noodles and I must say that the phad thai I tried was spot on! It wasnt too oily and more importantly not too dry, just perfect! The service was prompt, the man (maybe the owner?) was very polite... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Solid Thai food. Waiter (owner?) was very kind and service was good. Location great, especially if you can get a table at the window. We had Tom Kha Kai which was very good, nice spice level. For dinner had Pad Thai and Green Curry, both good.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ideally located in the prime State Street, but I wouldn't enjoy a sit down. The food however bought as take out on several occasions is very tasty, authentic thai food. Better than anything I have eaten in London and very well worth going back for. The staff is friendly, welcoming and the service is prompt and efficient.

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

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

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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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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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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  • 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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