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White Sand Thai BBQ and Bar

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394 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001-4962
+1 805-667-2120
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue 11:30 - 09:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ventura, CA
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

The only time I went in to White Sand was with a couple of friends. They were hosting live music that night and, sorry but I couldn't hear a thing, the music was so loud. I heard the food is good, I just haven't been back. :(

Thank Rachel S
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

tucked into the south side of a shopping center, this is a bit hard to find--unless you know it is on the south side of the center ... and around the corner. Very good food. fresh and healthy. reasonably priced. Nice server.

Thank traveler987Napa
Mojave California
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

This is a great place to pull up a few chairs on the front patio and people watch on Main Street. Generous portions and no problem with service. The spring rolls were especially nice. Enjoyed a chicken dish which had lots of meat and good flavour. Spouse had pad thai which also was very tasty.

Thank jerjon
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We ate at The White Sand for the second time last week. I think that this is one of the best Thai restaurants I have ever visited. The food was fresh and delicious. They have an interesting drink menu, I would suggest the Mekong Whiskey cocktail. Service was excellent and our waitress was delightful. The White Sands will definitely be... More 

Thank bigmike154
Ventura, California
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Thailand is one of my most favorite places on the planet , and I so happen to love the food as well. WhiteSand delivers a very warm , friendly atmosphere and the most authentic offering of Thai dishes and curries in Ventura. Everything is consistently fresh, mouthwatering, well presented and generous in portions. Being in the center of downtown also... More 

1 Thank Josh C
Ventura, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

My wife chose this restaurant for us both after a good dining experience there at a birthday luncheon with friends. She loved the pad Thai, and I heartily concur. The ambiance is beachy and faux Hawaiian, with memorabilia that is appropriate for a restaurant only a couple blocks from the ocean. Mood music was Hawaiian, sung in the native language.... More 

1 Thank wsb3499
Orinda, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

We thought the food here was 'ok'... Nothing to rave about or complain about. The odd thing was that we went on a Saturday night and there was only one other couple in the place. Always makes us wonder. If we had been in Ventura longer, we would have tried the other Thai restaurants that are in the area.

Thank Sebilia
Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

The White Sand Thai makes for a great refreshing stop when driving between Los Angeles and Central California (or, if staying in Ventura!). Very light and tasty vegetable non-fried spring rolls with a spicy peanut sauce. No disappointments with any of the entrées, be it a noodle dish, a curry or another entrée. It has all been good with fresh... More 

Thank rodndtube
Newbury Park
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Went her with the two teens on 2/16/13 in the mid day. There is nice seating outside at the entrance, and the inside is very attractive, too, which is where we sat. It wasn't packed but not empty either. The service is attentive and cheerful. We ordered 3 Thai dishes we have never had before-the Tom Kha seafood, Pad see... More 

Thank GaryMon
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We usually eat at Tipp's when we are in Ventura. We decided to try something new and ate at White Sand. The Pad Thai was excellent, I don't really like seafood but my wife ordered a dish that contained mussels, crab, calamari, shrimp, etc. The ingrediants were very fresh and I ended up really enjoying it and would order it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001-4962
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-667-2120

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?