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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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a bit worried about this place cos of the low ratings on here. It's not a fantastic looking venue either but we had failed to get into 3 places and we were cold. BUT... guess what the food was very nice indeed!! Both curries (massaman and red) which we had were delicious and the crispy wontons and dumplings pretty... More 

Thank BrightonPanther
Glendale, Arizona, United States
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My son and I were in the mood to try something different for lunch while walking on State Street in Santa Barbara, California. We sat just inside the front door so that we could "people watch" while people were past Galanga Thai Restaurant. We had a surprisingly delicious lunch of a combination fried rice dish, mixed seafood dish and hot... More 

Thank Allan S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Ive eaten here multiple times. Every choice on the menu will be a great choice. Especially the tom kah kai, pad thai and the pad see yeu. The service is awesome and friendly and most importantly pretty fast even when place is busy.

Thank Guy G
Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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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307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 12 helpful votes
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!

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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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?