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“Good Thai, great service”

SIAM Elephant Thai Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Truckee, CA
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372 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good Thai, great service”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had the pleasure of trying this lovely little Thai restaurant while in Carpinteria.
Great dinner deals that were $12.00, a main dish, appetizers, rice, great value and great food.
The staff was very attentive, we came early and was glad as there was a wait list when we left.
We'll be back next time we are in the area.
And walking distance from our camp site, an extra little bonus.

  • Visited December 2012
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California
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice last meal, beautiful details.”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We where here for the last dinner of 2012 and really enjoyed. Not only the food was good, the level of attention to details is amazing, what can be seen on the incredible nice saucers, pots, and specially, the tables /carved tents/ outside. We had coconut soup with mushrooms and it was not only plenty but VERY good. After that, we almost couldn't finish the pumping curry, that has a nice and abundant variety of vegetables. The waiter was more than attentive and also into details, asked if we could eat fish sauce and dairy after we mention not eating meat (I was tempted to try a special they had because of the way it was prepared, sounded original even when I can't remember now what it was, but I really dont like duck meat) The only down was the homemade coconut ice cream, not worth the calories, left it melting after a more than affordable less than $35 last meal of the year. If there, check the t-shirts, that raised the bill $20 bucks each, but there have very cool graphic designs.

  • Visited December 2012
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San Ramon, California
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248 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good main dishes!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Ate here last night with my hubby. We ordered our meal to go. We enjoyed the pumpkin curry with chicken over white rice and the chicken chow mein. The Tom yum soup with chicken was not great. The broth was so-so, the chicken was tough, and too many mushrooms!

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Dayton, Ohio
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“When in doubt, Siam it is!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I cant express how well priced and delicious this place is! It is the ONLY place I will go to for Thai in Santa Barbara/ Carp. You really cant go wrong with anything on the menu!

  • Visited September 2012
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United Kingdom
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A great find!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

This is fantastic value at lunch time special and still good value for dinner.
The outside patio is dog friendly, and very nice tables with wooden shades above.
Inside great for dinner.
The food is excellent, large portions of well prepared food of good quality.
The owner and staff very friendly, they even remembered our wine choice from one visit to the next!

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