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Boonie Thai Cuisine

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618 E Main St, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4506
805-928-6338
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best Thai in town

We have become huge fans of Boonie Thai. Our son introduced us to Thai food and Boonie Thai is our 'go to' place in Santa Maria. We like to try different dishes & have yet to be disappointed. If you're a little hesitant, try their duck curry - to die for! Their sauces are wonderful - always subtle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stefanie H
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have become huge fans of Boonie Thai. Our son introduced us to Thai food and Boonie Thai is our 'go to' place in Santa Maria. We like to try different dishes & have yet to be disappointed. If you're a little hesitant, try their duck curry - to die for! Their sauces are wonderful - always subtle & delicious.... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We go here each time I visit family because it's very good. I always get #79 because I'm a vegetarian but they offer an extensive list of Thai foods to please everyone And the staff, well, are just great and friendly people. Of course white rice is available but they offer brown rice which always makes me happier! Highly recommended!

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Thank Andrea11911
Santa Maria, California
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I came here last night with a friend. The last time I had been here was years ago. It was still as good as I remember! This place is excellent and the locals love it here. The service is super nice and friendly. The food comes out very fast and was hot and fresh. They have a great variety on... More 

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Nipomo, California
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Yes! If you want great food all the time, this is the place for you. Boonie and her husband have been running this restaurant now for many, many years. They are a delight! And their food is super. I love the chicken wings, deep fried and tons of fat, but oh well! You will never be disappointed.

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Thank JunellP
Loma Linda, California
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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Stopped here for dinner on our way to San Luis Obispo. My wife had the duck curry and I had the Pa Nang curry with chicken. Preferred mine as it was a little creamier thanks to the coconut milk. Rice is extra with the curries but was plump and just the right amount of sticky. The Thai ice coffee could... More 

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Thank Jeremiah G
Lagos, Portugal
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

By chance, we stumbled across this Thai diner restaurant. The food was delicious - we ordered the Chicken Satay with peanut sauce, then 3 curries. The flavours were wonderful. Boonie and her staff were characterful and welcoming. A great find!

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Thank Ann L
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy authentic Thai food and great hospitality. The food is well prepared and the owners are great. I enjoy talking with them every time I stop in. Give them a try and you will see what I'm talking about.

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Thank Jerry J
Central Coast Cali
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We heard a lot of good things about this place. So when we were in the Santa Maria area, we thought we'd try it out. First off, I have to say that the owners are very nice!! Love seeing a family-run business with nice people. There are some good options in the menu. They didn't have my husband's favorite dish... More 

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Oceanside, California
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Never been to Thailand (wish!), BUT have had Thai food in almost every major city in North America, and I gotta say, Boonie Thai in little ol Santa Maria is AMAZING! It's as good as the Thai from several places in SF, LA, Seattle, Portland, NYC, Chicago, DC, etc. I LOVE Thai food but don't get to have it as... More 

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Thank MeNMiSelf
Callao, Virginia
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Some of the best Thai food I've ever eaten. The décor is 1950s diner, and no frills, but the Tom Kha Ghai soup (coconut, chicken, and lots of herbs and spices) was not old! It was delicious and my fried rice with chicken was also very tasty. The service was excellent and you can't beat the price at $40 for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 E Main St, Santa Maria, CA 93454-4506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 805-928-6338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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