Modern Thai Cuisine

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A Unique Thai Food Experience

Downtown Santa Barbara

A welcoming, casual, yet modern atmosphere with vibrant plates filled with lush green veggies. At Zen Yai Thai Restaurant, it’s immediately apparent that you’re in for a unique genuine Thai food experience.

We serve delicious Thai food that stays true to its origin, made with crisp produce and fresh meats and seafood. We make our curry pastes, sauces, and relishes in-house. We invite you to taste the difference.

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Types of Cuisine

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Crouching Tiger Salad

Grilled slices of beef loin tri-tip on mixed greens with onions and tomatoes, and served with our spicy dressing

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Shrimp in a Ginger Pot

Silver noodles with ginger, wooded mushrooms, celery, onions, and shrimp paste

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Egg Rolls

Handmade, stuffed with vegetables and silver noodles. Served with a homemade plum sauce. 

Zen Yai Thai Cuisine

Curries, pad Thai, papaya salad & other Thai classics are served in a colorful, bohemian space.


Tues to Thurs: 11:30am - 3pm | 5pm - 9pm
Fri to Sat:
11:30am - 3pm | 5pm - 9:45pm
Sun to Mon:


Address | Phone:

Zen Yai Thai Restaurant
425 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101