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Galanga Thai Restaurant

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507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
+1 805-899-3199
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Thai Food. Great location on State Street in Santa Barbara. Smiles greeted us. Seated promptly. Menu is large. Nice selection of vegetarian dishes. Not real hungry so no appetizers. But my husband really enjoyed the Pineapple Fried Rice with chicken and shrimp. I loved my Pan-Nang Vegetable Curry with brown rice. Medium spice was a nice touch. No drinks.... More 

Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
New York City, New York
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292 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great Thai in Santa Barbara, a good choice among many decent restaurants. Very friendly staff and excellent Thai. Many choices in addition to the usual.

Thank cararro
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a connoisseur of coconut soup and theirs was great. 4 stars and not 5 only because the coconut milk curdled a little bit. Every dish we ordered was good and decent portions. Good for groups.

Thank DanielleRenee805
Santa Barbara, California
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We shared a Yellow Curry and Tom Kha Kai, Cashew Nut Chicken, and Shrimp Rolls. This restaurant is located on State Street and is a fabulous place to eat after a day of shopping or before a movie. Great for date night or when your out with friends. The food is fresh, flavorful, and delicious. If you have an Axxess... More 

Thank Rocky J
Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This place was cute AND was delicious. Yellow Veggie Curry was absolutely incredible. Hot and sour soup from a pot, beef dumplings and red beef curry. We'd get them all over again!

1 Thank Christopher T
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I will call myself somewhat familiar with Thai cuisine, and i must say that the food quality and the taste of this restaurant would rank on below average scale. Granted, we did take out, not dine in so I can not comment on other aspects of this establishment. It is located on State st. so it is convenient.

Thank MissionSabai
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Fast service, really nice food and just what was needed on a cold winter's night. The place is nothing fancy, but the food was worth stopping for.

Thank kiwithebird
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Had a hot and sour soup with shrimps: OK (have tasted better...but not bad at all and the portion was huge!). Then 'Sauna Shrimp': a hotpot of very tasty large shrimps with onions, spinach and garlic: nice! Ended with a coconut icecream...very nice meal! Pity I can't come back more often to sample the menu!

Thank Richard B
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Santa Barbara has a wealth of good places to eat. Galanga isn't one of them. Thai food, in my experience, offers some of the most subtle and sophisticated flavors to be had, and all of them were missing from my spicy fried rice dinner this evening. The meal was served lukewarm, the rice gelatinous and generally tasteless. Basil was listed... More 

1 Thank Robert B
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were so pleased with their food, we were glad we each got a dish. In theory, they were going to be doggy bagged as leftovers. But it was so good, only she had saved some for later. Yum!

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-3199

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?