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Zab Zab

401 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1420
+1 831-747-2225
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“thai food” (13 reviews)
“pad see ew” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1420
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably my favorite Thai restaurant. My son was in love with the mango sticky rice so he wanted us to go so I could check it out. I had their house special fried rice dish with chicken and shrimp. It was absolutely amazing....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lvzenstone
Reviewed 15 October 2018

There are quite a few Thai restaurants in the Monterey area. I've heard so much about Zab Zab from a few friends and decided to try it out and it did not disappoint. They food was so delicious, service is fantastic and the prices are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Zamamama
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing Thai food, amazing price and service. Happy hour until 6:30pm =2 cocktails (or wine/beer) and a generously sized appetizer for 13 dollars. Cannot recommend enough. You can pick the level of spice. We had Thai curry, Tom yaoung soup and cashew chicken.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Best prices and good variety. Been there 2-3 times for their lunch special. Mackerel was sub-par, all the other dishes were decent. If crab is part of a dish make sure to ask if it is real crab.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Elena A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place has a cozy indoor dining area and also has a great outdoor patio, but the most important reason to visit is the food - it is wonderful and service is great! Nice and convenient parking area around back too - very handy since...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Margie C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Zab Zab is now our "go to" Thai restaurant. The food is delicious, presented beautifully, staff is caring and friendly. I had a Thai Beef Shank Massaman curry that was perfect. My wife had a special of the day, a hot seafood stuffed article, fantastic....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RickThePick
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We only ordered two dishes since there were only 2 of us. One of them was an artichoke dish with a red coconut sauce and seafood that I've never had (or heard of) before. I wa excellent. The masaman curry with chicken was very good,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Liz53449
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We have lived in thailand so we tested this place. Pok Pok salad, very nice, could have been more spicy, Satay, big and juicy, Pat Thai, very tasty and panang curry a bit creamy. but overall excellent knowing that not everyone likes it ‘hot’. So:...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fribsy
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Zab Zab is housed in, and feels like, a home. I’m sure a few decades ago, this home had a magnificent view of the bay, however, now it’s bright, white walls and airy patio can be yours for the price of a meal. The food...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AvivaVaughnAuthor
Reviewed 1 June 2018

My family and I had lunch here after a graduation and loved it! The yellow curry, quite literally, was the best I have had anywhere! I cannot wait to return!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank C3410EZjohnf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-747-2225
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