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425 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2304
805-957-1193
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food with friendly, helpful service

Although dining alone on a Saturday evening, I was warmly welcomed to this small, intimate cafe on lower State Street. The red curry with chicken was excellent. It was well seasoned after the server diplomatically sought my preference: "If it usually very spicy. Would you like it milder, or can you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Northern New Jersey
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Although dining alone on a Saturday evening, I was warmly welcomed to this small, intimate cafe on lower State Street. The red curry with chicken was excellent. It was well seasoned after the server diplomatically sought my preference: "If it usually very spicy. Would you like it milder, or can you handle it?" The portion initially looked small, but the... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Japanese, Thai

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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: Japanese, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?