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Galanga Thai Restaurant

507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
+1 805-899-3199
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good53%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (4 reviews)
“yellow curry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
507 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

An offering of classic Thai dishes, I just had very tasty Pad-Thai that evening and a glass of wine, so can't say too much. Would go back for sure to try more of their dishes. My dinner companions were raving about theirs.

Thank artcie
Reviewed 10 January 2018

this restaurant has a large menu with many yummy items. I like the seating arrangements with a choice of by the windows or surrounded by plants for more privacy. I was a bit disappointed at my last visit as I ordered food to go and...More

Thank leahking
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We walked into a packed house with the staff on the verge of being overwhelmed, but I thought they handled it quite nicely. Once we were seated we ordered the Thai salad with tofu, the drunken noodles and the yellow curry. Those are our favorites...More

Thank mahdeeyo
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have eaten a lot of Thai food, and our dinner at Galanga ranks high on my all-time list of delicious Thai meals. Outstanding curry. The non-traditional interior design is lovely and service was attentive. I did find it curious that rice must be ordered...More

Thank BuceriasBoy
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stayed just around the corner from this delightful restaurant. My son used to live in SB and wanted to dine here on our visit. Good choice. The service was fast and friendly and everybody in our party of 9 enjoyed their various dishes.

Thank terere2
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We only wanted something to share, so had the ribs from the appetisers and chicken fried rice which was flavoured with curry powder (I can't have coconut otherwise I'd have chosen the massaman curry). The ribs were the best I'd ever had from an Asian...More

Thank Roadtripper64
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Went to this small restaurant with family of 5, after shopping on State street because it was one of the last ones opened at 21:30 , that looked affordable , and we were starving. Restaurant was quite empty at this hour, poor deco, & were...More

Thank Sylvain K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Good Thai. Pleasant wait staff. Efficient service. Good State St. location. Drunken noodles were very spicy as forewarned!

Thank Leon S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Someone told us that this restaurant had good Thai food, as soon as we entered the restaurant we had a feeling that is won't be like wee expected. 1 they are not from Thailand and that's never a good thing to TRY to eat Thai...More

Thank rcoimbra
Reviewed 25 May 2017 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...More

Thank Darren S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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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