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TAP Thai

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3130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93015
+1 805-682-1114
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Jul 29, 2017
“Fine Thai place on upper state”
Jul 17, 2017
“Friendly staff and good food”
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5:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
3130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93015
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

As with most Thai restaurants ambiance leaves a bit to be desired, but they more than make up for it with the flavorful food and excellent service. Highly recommend

Thank CTJ843
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Tap Thai is a most popular Thai restaurant on upper state. There are several solid Thai restaurants in Santa Barbara and Tap Thai may be the most popular. The space is a little more fun than the others in town and they have done a...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

It's a cozy restaurant to stop by and have thai food. Staff is very helpful and kind. Papaya salad, green cury as main dish was great

Thank Eda G
Reviewed March 10, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at TAP. We went with another couple, and shared our meals - drunken noodles, larb (chicken with lettuce) and chicken sate. It was all excellent. We would return if in the area.

Thank viajera923
Reviewed February 17, 2016

My family and I recently ate here for the first time. The food and service was excellent. There are a few good thai places in SB but this one is now our favorite. The waiters do an excellent job and we felt very welcome there....More

Thank Rodman805
Reviewed January 13, 2016

TAP Thai is one of the best Thai food restaurants in Santa Barbara. It's really fresh and light. I love the pad thai noodles and green curry. They make a wonderful thai iced tea served in large mason jars. The ambiance is contemporary. The staff...More

Thank rklace
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Have been here on a few occasions with family and friends. All of our dishes were fantastic. Looking at the menu prices seem about average, but the massive portions you get make it great value. Especially the massive thai iced tea served in a huge...More

Thank Maddie S
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Eight of us had dinner in this cool, crowded fun place on upper State. Our daughter is a vegan and had no problems with great tofu dishes and salads, our son is a vegetarian and also had plenty to chose from. The rest of us...More

Thank tahoeed
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went with my son who is a UCSB student. Food was plentiful and tasty - especially the green curry was delicious. Prices are reasonable and atmosphere is a little on the stark/modern side but still pleasant.

Thank 3Bakers
Reviewed January 26, 2015

My friend and I ate here yesterday for the first time since we were using Axxess card to try new places. First thing you'll notice is the atmosphere: definitely not "Thai". It gives off a young, Americanized version restaurant that serves Thai food. We had...More

Thank DaveWandersDotcom
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-1114
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