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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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After walking up and down State Street all afternoon we stopped for a different type of American dinner. Having eaten good steaks and breakfasts in Diners all across California, some Thai sounded good. Sadly we were not impressed as although the food was nice (hence three stars) the service was very poor. Our appetizers came and then before we had... More 

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Thank Darren S
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323 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food both great!! I had the duck special was fabulous!! My husband always has tom yum soup as a starter and he loved it!! He had a fish dish as his main course and loved it!! We would go back anytime!!

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Thank Joy M
England
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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 

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Thank BrightonPanther
Glendale, Arizona, United States
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Allan S
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank Guy G
Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

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Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
New York City, New York
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594 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 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.

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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.

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Thank DanielleRenee805
Santa Barbara, California
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Rocky J
Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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?