YUMMY THAI OPENS IN OLD TOWN GOLETA

Pattaya Thai restaurant, which opened in Old Town Goleta at 5918 Hollister Avenue in November 2008, closed in November 2023. A new eatery, named Yummy Thai, opened in its place on February 10. I stopped by the eatery and tried the Pad Thai Chicken and can confirm it is equal to the best I have ever enjoyed in Santa Barbara.

Owner Yupha Kaewsri, who worked as a cook and server at Pattaya years ago, later she moved to Palmdale then Hawaii where she continued her trade as a chef. While in Hawaii, she met her business partner Alex Sophqkun, also a cook, who previously worked in New York. Kaewsri was contacted by Pattaya last November about taking over the business right away but it took her a few months to make the transition. Yummy Thai is open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and is closed on Mondays. You can view the menu at yummy-thai-restaurant.square.site. Call (805) 964-2800.

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8 Responses to YUMMY THAI OPENS IN OLD TOWN GOLETA

  1. Christine_Z28 says:

    “closed in November 2024” oops!

  2. Ed Adams says:

    John,

    small correction on the date the old restaurant closed..

  3. Brendan says:

    I went for lunch today. Very reasonable price for lunch specials, and pretty tasty!

  4. Scott says:

    Do they have the whole building? I seem to remember Pattaya being on one side of the building and a bar/nightclub on the old Alex’s Cantina side?

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