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TAP Thai

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3130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93015
+1 805-682-1114
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
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Norwalk, CT
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136 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal at TAP. We went with another couple, and shared our meals - drunken noodles, larb (chicken with lettuce) and chicken sate. It was all excellent. We would return if in the area.

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Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My family and I recently ate here for the first time. The food and service was excellent. There are a few good thai places in SB but this one is now our favorite. The waiters do an excellent job and we felt very welcome there. They even made my three little ones feel at home and constantly made them laugh.... More 

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Thank Rodman805
santa barbara
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

TAP Thai is one of the best Thai food restaurants in Santa Barbara. It's really fresh and light. I love the pad thai noodles and green curry. They make a wonderful thai iced tea served in large mason jars. The ambiance is contemporary. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's always busy so go a little early. This is often... More 

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Thank rklace
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Have been here on a few occasions with family and friends. All of our dishes were fantastic. Looking at the menu prices seem about average, but the massive portions you get make it great value. Especially the massive thai iced tea served in a huge jar for only $3! Last time I got the yellow curry and it was everything... More 

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Thank Maddie S
Incline Village, Nevada
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Eight of us had dinner in this cool, crowded fun place on upper State. Our daughter is a vegan and had no problems with great tofu dishes and salads, our son is a vegetarian and also had plenty to chose from. The rest of us like meat and we had wonderful options. Sticky rice was good, spicy veggies, a salmon... More 

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Thank tahoeed
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Went with my son who is a UCSB student. Food was plentiful and tasty - especially the green curry was delicious. Prices are reasonable and atmosphere is a little on the stark/modern side but still pleasant.

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Thank 3Bakers
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

My friend and I ate here yesterday for the first time since we were using Axxess card to try new places. First thing you'll notice is the atmosphere: definitely not "Thai". It gives off a young, Americanized version restaurant that serves Thai food. We had attentive/friendly service so we had no complaints there. We ordered the Tap rolls to start... More 

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Thank DaveWandersDotcom
Grants Pass, Oregon
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Found this on hear, food was good, but really cold in there! The waiter was super nice! Not big portions, but was really good!

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Thank Julie s
Templeton, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

After reading the Thai restaurant reviews I chose TAP Thai for New Year's Eve dinner. It was a chilly evening and inside the restaurant was no exception: I kept my down jacket on and everyone else kept their coats on as well. A cold breeze blew through when the back door was left open while packages were brought in and... More 

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Templeton, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

After reading the Thai restaurant reviews I chose TAP Thai for New Year's Eve dinner. It was a chilly evening and inside the restaurant was no exception: I kept my down jacket on and everyone else kept their coats on as well. A cold breeze blew through when the back door was left open while packages were brought in and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
05:00 - 22:30
Saturday
05:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-1114

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