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Zenyai Thai Cuisine

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425 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2304
805-957-1193
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Small Space, Big Flavor

Party of 6, 4/6 gave great reviews; 2 of us thought it was good but not great. Best dish was the seafood platter in a light curry sauce. Nice marinated beef salad; Duck curry, pad see euw (sp?), pork larb salad were good enough but I've definitely had better. A nice item on the menu was fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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Santa Clara, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Here now 2 small families with 2, 3 year olds. - quick service - great food. We tried thai tea, spicy noodles, red and panang curry -good size portions - tea pot..refills was awesome. We had 3 small pots as tea was awesome - curries good too - strongly recommend for vegetarians especially like we are

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Downey, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I came here for dinner while strolling through State Street and wasn't disappointed! Despite the café being pretty busy, I was seated right away and my drink order was taken right away. My server was friendly and courteous, as well as the other staff. I ordered their Chicken Fried Rice with some Thai Iced Tea. The entrée was hot, fresh,... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were very excited to be trying this Thai restaurant that had a good number of reviews and 4 stars. So......I'm not sure what part of Thailand the owners are from but there is NO love in there food. We ordered Tom Yum and it was bland so much so that we needed to add salt.....yuck!! I've traveled all over... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were very excited to be trying this Thai restaurant that had a good number of reviews and 4 stars. So......I'm not sure what part of Thailand the owners are from but there is NO love in there food. We ordered Tom Yum and it was bland so much so that we needed to add salt.....yuck!! I've traveled all over... More 

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Pasadena, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Party of 6, 4/6 gave great reviews; 2 of us thought it was good but not great. Best dish was the seafood platter in a light curry sauce. Nice marinated beef salad; Duck curry, pad see euw (sp?), pork larb salad were good enough but I've definitely had better. A nice item on the menu was fresh coconut - that... More 

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Mission Viejo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Gave Zenyai a try as it was close to my hotel. The food was good - I have eaten better and definitely a lot worse! The winner was the Pumpkin Curry, which was full of flavor and had chunks of chick and pumpkin squash. The spicy noodle was good - ordered very spicy and it was! Egg rolls were just... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Authentic Thai cuisine. Quick service, good quality food. Very large portions. Small restaurant and OK atmosphere. If looking for quality Thai food at reasonable prices, I would recommend this place.

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Petaluma
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The service, ambiance, and food were all exceptional. I have gone back each time I am in Santa Barbara.

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Winters, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Everything we had at this restaurant was excellent! Even those in our party who are not very adventurous gastronomically found something they liked. This is a very authentic Thai restaurant. I highly recommend you try this place!

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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I just love the pineapple curry with pork and the shrimp paste fried rice with a Thai ice tea. You get a small and very tasty salad as an appetizer and the remaining food comes out quickly. Be aware of the very spicy country curry. I am going here regularly for 6 years now and if I will ever move... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-957-1193

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?