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Sama Sama Kitchen

1208 State St, 93101, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
+1 805-965-4566
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1208 State St, 93101, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. Been three times in a month with friends from out of town. It’s a fusion of Asian flavors and good old favorites. Don’t be intimidated by the hipster vibe - it’s great food regardless of your age. It’s a bit pricey...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting, fresh, and flavorful dishes, plus great cocktails. I’ve never liked Tofu until we came here—the fried tofu and broccolini is really good. The salad was excellent, as were the Brussels and the grilled octopus. In the drink department—I gave Keegan our bartender a...More

Thank LeoDavoe
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The Ritz hotel manager recommended this place and since we like Indonesian cuisine we decided to give it try. We truly enjoyed the fried rice, chicken wings, and ribs. The watermelon seasonal cocktail was delicious too. The wait staff is friendly and attentive.

Thank JoseF98
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing flavors! I have never been to a restaurant like this, I guess I don’t get out enough. Chef Tyler came fishing on my boat and suggested I come and visit him at his restaurant. A week later we made reservations and we’re seated promptly....More

Thank TonyV2156
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice place with friendly staff. The dishes are good but small portions. Unfortunately some dishes we had chosen were not available anymore. Since you have to take more dishes because of the smaller portions, it gets pricy Desert was pavlova with fruit which was good...More

Thank ddijk
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We went to Sama Sama as a result of a recommendation from a shop owner nearby. He raved about it. The menu is full of small plates to choose from - there are lots of options for all sorts of tastes. If I took my...More

2  Thank UsuallyPicky
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We had tickets at The Granda - so we popped into Sama Sama for dinner (it is right next door). I order the Mule Kick with ginger vodka and it went down fine. We shared several dishes and all walked away satisfied. The spicy brussel...More

Thank Christa R
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

So glad we made reservations on opentable.com for a rainy Saturday night dinner. The restaurant at 6pm is already full despite the heavy rain. It is a casual resto with some communal, cafeteria-style tables for 6-8 people. Husband and I split the Grilled ribeye steak...More

Thank OC_M_Lu
Reviewed March 10, 2018

I was directed to Sama Sama by the manager of a B&B. The bar is awesome with an eclectic selection of wines and mixed drinks (with and without alcohol). Both dinner and dessert were fresh, light, tasty and easy on the wallet. I asked the...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

When I eat I love to have different varieties. I want to try everything on the menu so when you have a group of foodies, the tapas style menu is perfect. We tried pretty much everything on the menu. Forgot to take pictures of everything...More

Thank TravelingCynthiaA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 State St, 93101, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-4566
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