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SIAM Elephant Thai Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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509 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
+1 805-684-2391
12:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and decorations. A very comfortable place and the servers were so nice and did an excellent job. The food was very good. The only comment my family made is that they couldn't have used a little more spice. For me that was fine too much garlic and spice bothers my stomach.

Thank Dennis P
Simi Valley, California
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243 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the food and the price was way fair for a resort town. If you like Thai food, this is the place to go. Inside and patio seating.

Thank kernvilledaddy
Gulf Shores
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting our kids and grandkids, so we decided to do takeout. There were 7 of us, so everyone wanted something different, but they got it all correct and still hot by the time we picked it up and back to our son's place.

Thank 84NancyP
Laguna Niguel, CA
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for dinner because of all the amazing reviews but left disappointed. The amount of food was certainly generous and the service was friendly but the food definitely didn't live up to expectations. Overall the food was much just heavier than we usually get at Thai restaurants but maybe they are catering to their clientele. We love Thai... More 

Thank ALadyNCal
Upland, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just a nice place to eat, that simple. I had the yellow curry and my wife had pad Thai. Both were delicious. Service was top notch.

Thank John J
Santa Barbara, California
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214 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Probably spent at least two months in total in Thailand and so yes, we have eaten a lot of Thai food here and abroad. This food is the real thing except for the mildness of the spice which was a consensus thing since not everyone likes it as spicy as we do. All in all its a good representation of... More 

Thank Heligypsy
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I'm visiting from Michigan and this Thai food keeps up with what I'm accustomed to. They have delicious sauces to accompany your meal which you can customize. It was so much food and we had them hold it so that we could walk around the festival. The staff is polite and the atmosphere outside is quaint and is Thai-style with... More 

Thank Jenpet1
Pasadena, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been going on vacation in Carpinteria for a long time and had never visited this restaurant. We were at the end of our vacation and decided to give Siam a try. My wife and I and our 2 sons and visiting friends walked into a place that took us back to our trip to Thailand. The décor was... More 

Thank uclatravler2014
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love their Tom Kah soup with prawns, get the whole hot pot cuz one cup is simply never enough! The sweet n sour chicken is also one of my favorites, alongside the deliciously fresh avocado salad. Excellent family owned establishment with personable staff within a great ambiance (pagoda tables on patio are my first choice). Blocks from the beach... More 

Thank Sam D
Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Picked up a to-go order yesterday. It was ready when I got there. The people that work there are always so sweet. When you go try their pumpkin curry. It is absolutely delicious.

Thank JAGrant63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-2391

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