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Zenyai Thai Cuisine

425 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2304
805-957-1193
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Ranked #241 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
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
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Our son goes to college in SB and was missing thai food so we took him out to dinner here. Chicken satay was fresh but not very flavorful. Peanut sauce was delicious though. Pumpkin curry was a big disappointment. A little bit of pumpkin and lots of fresh tofu, mostly flavorless broth. Bok choy stir fry was tasty but the... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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140 reviews 140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Six of us dined here while visiting Santa Barbara. I've had better Thai but I've also had much worse. This was one of the better Thai restaurants we've been to. Certainly well worth the money and good sized portions. The six of us ordered different items and everyone left satisfied. It's a tiny place with a dozen tables. We came... More 

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Additional Information about Zenyai Thai Cuisine

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

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