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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My go to for Thai cuisine in Santa Maria!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Jerry J
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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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Central Coast Cali
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Santa Maria, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Callao, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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San Luis Obispo County, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love this restaurant, not fancy but clean and good food. Boonie who is the cook and owner makes the best thai food. Rachael, her daughter, runs the front of the restaurant and she knows her customers. A must try, favorites are the pad thai, pannang and egg rolls are great. Also for a treat try the love boat.

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Tujunga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Definitely not a form over function restaurant. Decor is 50s style diner, but the food is very good. Family operated. Very nice people.

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Solvang, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great food and the lunch specials are very affordable. Dinner portions are big enough for me to take some home for lunch the next day. There is a brown rice option as well. They do carry-out too. Otis is very friendly. Rachel is a little rough around the edges but she is a friend of a friend so I give... More 

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Love the steak salad and the mango with sticky rice. Service is good. Ask for specials. Ask for senior's discount. The cook lady is Thai. Nice atmosphere.

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Santa Maria, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Boonie Thai is a WONDERFUL restaurant My husband and I used to go when it was Chubby's Dinner hence the 50's theme. What a wonderful surprise when I blindly went there many years ago and it was a Thai Restaurant. I was hungry so I stayed. And it was and still is GREAT!!! No more burgers for me!! The prices... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Eating at Boonie Thai is like going to grandma's house if grandma was a sassy, old, Thai woman who owned a great restaurant. It's so funny watching the owner (who is also the Hostess and waitress) interact with her customers. She makes everybody laugh, and turns an ordinary dining experience into a theatrical, comedy routine. Besides the great food, she's... 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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