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Rice Thai Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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387 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2624
+1 805-641-3573
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue 11:30 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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248 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This small, friendly Thai restaurant does a good job. The service is friendly--though could use more staff on a busy night--and the food is quite good. Nice enough dining room and the menu is quite complete. Small, well done, and reliable.

1 Thank expectquality1942
Ventura, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Delightful place to eat at - especially with friends. You may have to wait. Seating designed for smaller parties - but they can accommodate parties larger than six/eight. Try out the various dishes - explorer! You will enjoy! Have been there multiple times since it opened. Staff can provide good suggestions - go ahead and ask questions. Share items -... More 

2 Thank DuckyDrake
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

There are several Thai restaurants when visiting Ventura. Rice Thai is an excellent choice. Bright flavors, generous portions and a menu with plenty of variety to satisfy just about everyone. Looking forward to returning on our next visit to Ventura.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

They have the best green curry I've ever tasted. Whenever I'm in Ventura, I always make a point to stop here and have it with the brown/red rice - it's so good! We also tried the pumpkin stir-fry dish last week and that was excellent as well. On our last visit to the restaurant, we met the owner (Dee) and... More 

2 Thank Lisa H
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

While the pad thai was better than most in Ventura, the rest of the meal was disappointing. The shrimp spring rolls each had half a piece of shrimp and were mostly cabbage. The coconut chicken consisted of overcooked thin flat breast slices with too much sauce. There was no complexity of flavors. They do offer red rice in addition to... More 

Thank Carol S
Orange County
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were looking for a place to have lunch in downtown Ventura and found Rice. Then we walked down the street and found another Rice. The menus are similar. The prices are about the same. Even the specials were the same. Later, the waiter told us a convoluted story about how the restaurants split after some family drama and the... More 

3 Thank Tom078
Simi Valley, California
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this little Thai Restaurant driving along Main. Was one of two places with all tables full so we decided to wait for a table. The food was great. I ordered the spicy beef salad and my wife got the vegetable mix. Both were flavorful. Only $9 per dish. I also ordered a seafood soup which was also packed... More 

2 Thank Barry K
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152 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

On a very busy evening we were seated with just a short wait. The server was helpful. We loved the corn cakes appetizer. The entries were quite generous. Consider three for four people. But one dish can't serve two. So count on some take home. The decor worked well. The noise level was low so conversation was easy.

2 Thank K6KN
Upland, CA
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at Rice several times over the past couple of years. Every time we have a great meal and tonight did not disappoint! They were very crowded (as usual), even though it was a Monday night and we were lucky to get the last table. Since we'd had a late lunch, we opted for just an appetizer and... More 

2 Thank whiningyapper
Seattle, Washington
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The noodles and curries were good, friendly service and fresh delicious Thai food. Rice Thai Cuisine appears clean and well managed, I'd go back.

2 Thank argodwin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-641-3573

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