Last June I wrote that Tap Thai restaurant is adding a second location at 7060 Hollister Avenue Ste. D-6 in Goleta (next to Smart & Final), replacing Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill which closed in March 2020. Tap Thai’s flagship location opened at 3130 State Street in October 2010, after a brief appearance on De la Vina where I was their very first customer. Reader Josh let me know that the Goleta Tap Thai has opened.
I stopped by the restaurant and was told that the menu is similar but not exactly the same as their upper State Street eatery and that their wine and beer selection will be expanded soon. The menu includes appetizers (Tap Rolls, Calamari on Fire, Chicken Satey, Shrimp Rolls, Summer Rolls, Green Bean Tempura, Crispy Sesame Tofu, Salt & Pepper Garlic Wings), noodles (PCU Noodles, Tap Signature Pad Thai, Spicy Drunken Noodles, Spicy Khao Soi Gai), woks/rice (Spicy Fried Rice, Simply Fried Rice, Pineapple Fried Rice, Pork Spare Ribs, Spicy Basil), curries (Panang Curry, Spicy Green Curry, Salmon Lover, Yellow Curry), and a variety of soups, salads, and sides.
Lunch is available daily from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. while dinner if offered 5-9 p.m. They close at 9:30 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays.
Photos by The Restaurant Guy