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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
Most recent review
GREAT Thai Food Here? Yes! AWESOME THAI FOOD!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
MeNMiSelf
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Santa Maria, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The food is great and if you don't know what something is just ask, they are very friendly and helpful here. The place looks like an old diner but you don't come here for the ambiance, you come here for the food! Ordered everything super hot the first time around, I would recommend maybe just one dish super hot and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I enjoy Thai cuisine, and was happy to find this place on my West Coast road trip. Very good food, friendly staff.

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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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