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Your Choice Thai Restaurant

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3404 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2626
+1 805-569-3730
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Santa Barbara, California
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252 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We often do take out here after the gym, but last time ate out and like the simple but clean and light front room. It may look average from the outside, but warm and friendly on the inside. The people are lovely who work there and the menu is solid and never disappoints.

Thank expectquality1942
Taunton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Looks a bit rubbish from the outside however do not be put off. Six of us are here and we all agreed that the food was spot on. Best Thai I have had since being in Thailand. Freshly made authentic food. Go to enjoy great food but put up with the rather bland decor and environment.

Thank Simon F
Orcutt, California
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went for a Birthday celebration. The food was very good, had the cashew chicken w/ rice. a couple had the pineapple fried rice, served in a pineapple. a few rice noodle dishes of different spice levels. try he green chili's, very tasty. We all had the Thai iced tea, that was very good. We tried telling the staff a few... More 

Thank Jim M
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I recently visited this restaurant and enjoyed a truly delicious Thai meal. Decor a bit tired but highly recommended

Thank Sarah H
Santa Barbara, California
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383 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Always a welcome atmosphere. Add to that great Thai food and you've got a winner. As with all Thai restaurants be sure to tell them how hot (0-10) you would like your meal. Whenever I go to a new Thai place I order a "5" so I don't burn my taste buds away but still get a kick. If it's... More 

Thank EDD1967_83
Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Numerous visits and never disappointed. The owner and his family work diligently to provide their guests with a wonderful dining experience. When looking for Thai food, the location (upper State St.), service and cuisine make this a Santa Barbara favorite

Thank Joe C
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Staff is friendly, atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but the fried tofu is terrific, as is the side peanut sauce that is served with it.

Thank rajahstarr
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We recently at Your Choice, but it will not be our choice in the future. Food is consistently okay. . Service was polite and helpful, but the price compared to the small servings and bland egg roll for the lunch special will leave you hungry and disappointed. Our Panang curry arrived in a bowl half empty with a tiny portion... More 

Thank Jonathan S
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Tried this place out with my fiancé. We ordered pad thai, tom yum soup and panang crispy shrimp. Their food was great. The waitress had asked if we wanted regular or crispy shrimp for our panang curry. We have never had that option before. Out of curiosity we wanted to try it out. It was amazingggg! The shrimp was on... More 

Thank EZluvs2travel
Santa Barbara, California
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252 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Everyone likes a different style Thai, but it is also good to know that Your Choice Thai is consistent and standard. I eat Thai regularly wherever I go and there are no surprises with Your Choice. It is reasonably priced, the people are lovely, the dining room in good--not great. Of the 5-6 Thai restaurants in Santa Barbara this is... More 

Thank expectquality1942

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3404 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-3730

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