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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Thai

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Jeremiah G
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Redlands, California
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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

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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Lagos, Portugal
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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