SEA Thai Bistro - Santa Rosa

4.5
1020 reviews
$30 and under
Thai
TONY OUNPAMORNCHAI, is the Co-Owner and Executive Chef of SEA Thai Bistro and SEA Noodle Bar in Sonoma County. His Thai heritage and Santa Rosa roots make for an unique combination. His menu dynamically blends Asian and modern California ingredients.

Travelling the world for many years, he brings his appreciation for global cuisine to his menu. His artistically crafted dishes have earned numerous accolades and awards from some of Sonoma county’s most renowned critics, including Petaluma Magazine’s People Choice Award for Best Local Seafood Restaurant and Best Asian Restaurant. The Press Democrat voted SEA Thai Bistro as the Best Thai Restaurant in Sonoma county.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1020 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JHen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Santa Rosa. Always delicious and always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I had to flag the bartender over after sitting there quite awhile. Other than that, what an amazing restaurant! The seafood panang curry was outstanding.

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vipKAK2
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good but more spicy than expected. Service was spotty. Seemed under staffed (like most restaurants today). We probably should avoid Saturday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Tasty high quality Thai food! Papaya salad was fresh and flavorful - not too spicy. Sweet and sour fish incredibly crispy panko crust. Would definitely come back.

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wanabefoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Wait staff was very slow for being so early in the evening.
We witnessed several tables being waited on that arrived after us and we then had to wait more than 10 minutes for someone even to give us water. Normally not this slow.

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ClaudiaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great treat to myself and the person I go with, as everything is great there--food, service and ambience.

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SirLegit
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG 😲 Food was awesome, Price was reasonable, portions was nice , Soup size wasn't shareable , So we had to order another bowl , the soup was really favorable, restaurant inside was a little cold , as other has mentioned in their review , So we came prepared, Thanks for them 😀 letting us know..

We will be back SOON

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VictoriaM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sea Thai is one of our favorite places to go. Everything is exceptional.

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vipDanS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was wonderful, and a delightful surprise. Our server helped with suggestions and delivered the meal promptly and professionally. Inasmuch as it was lunch time, the noise level was quite high. I suppose that's a good thing from the restaurant's perspective, but it made it a little difficult to have a conversation. Once the crowd thinned out it was much more pleasant.

I'd made the reservation through Open Table and noted it was my birthday; that was never mentioned by the staff.

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Tuna
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The quality of food is consistent. Right now, your outdoor dinning arrangement is wonderful.

This is one of my go to restaunts.

Thank you.

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vipskisquaw
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

As always, Sea Thai never disappoints. My husband had the lemon grass soup and he said best soup I’ve ever had. We ordered an app of toast with avocado and shrimp and delicious sauce. It was so good. We will be back.

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KarenS
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience with delicious food. Wish I could try everything on the menu.

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Daniel
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The restaurant was very cold. We noticed that individuals at the table next to us were also cold. So I asked our waiter if they could adjust the temperature which they did but it still was cold. It didn’t help that we were close to the large windows next to the patio.

The food and service is always good though!

RM
RodM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really fresh food something for everyone in our party fair price

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vipRaidergirl
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good service!

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Niknj11
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner after a day of wine tasting! Street fair noodles are not to be missed!

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NathanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, will be eating here again!

CE
CaliforniaEater
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had wonderful service and a lovely atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation at this popular spot.

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vipNicki
San Diego
138 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Get the Panang Seafood. Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peanut noodle is awesome wish they had a better cocktail menu.

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vipLinda
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great lunch.

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vipCP71
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sea Thai NEVER disappoint
Our go to place for a delicious diner.
The food is delicious , great service and great value

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Dinner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very tasty and service was excellent.

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Valerie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Paul was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A little cold but I understand full door wall was open for covid reasons. Great waiter.

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SdeC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We haven’t been out much since the pandemic. We’ve done takeout from SEA Thai a few times. It is always good but this was great! My husband ate every bit of his street noodles and I had basil seafood (with scallops only because I don’t love shrimp). It was absolutely delicious. And they did gluten free version of panang curry with seafood for our friend. Very accommodating.

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vipSusanC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just damn fabulous. Sat at the bar. Great food. Great service. The Little Baskets. I could eat 348273 of these. Noodle dishes? Another 4938474 please. Enough said. Just go. Also full bar which is important. Not all of us want wine/beer

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PenelopeA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food, kid friendly amazing customer service.

MJ
vipMaryJE
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent! Attentive service. Too cool for outside but they moved us in. Plan to come here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is always so good it just comes out way to fast. We got our appetizers with our entrees.

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PAIGEH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Hostess forgot to seat us.
Waiter kept running off before we could finish asking for anything. Food was handed over wall instead of brought to our table....worst service I have ever had.

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NicW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Found a thin metal wire in our peanut noodles. Thought they should have taken it off our bill. Although they did bring a new one. Just a little disconcerting.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Your staff seemed overwhelmed, rushing around, making a lot of noise when clearing tables, I think a partition separating the coronation station from the dining area would help. Slow down the staff, its not a race, this is suppose to be a dining experience not a race to the finish. I think the staff is doing the best they can but they are hurried very little contact with the clients other than, " how's everything". They need to be able to earn there tip, it takes personal contact, how the table is progressing any issues that need to be addressed. I love the food, put on more staff to lessen the rushing around. Busing staff need to be more quite.

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vipChristopherH
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food as always. We had great service from Chloe. We have never had a bad meal here.

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MarieE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Don’t like sitting on front of restaurant near front door.!

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vipBKDiners
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner for a friend. Four of us sitting on the "outside" deck was very comfortable. Food was delicious and we shared two appetizers (pot stickers were amazing good!) and four entrees w/ a bottle of wine. We ate most everything and w/ the exception of the broccoli beef being a bit chewy, all was very good. We'll be back!! Service was excellant btw.

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jandk123
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is fine for lunch, the food is just average.
We had chicken fried rice and Pad Thai which were large portions but lacking flavor. The Larb was a chunky chicken salad with vinegrette, it was not traditional ground chicken with garlic, basil cilantro and lime with lettuce leave to be eaten taco style.

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Amanda
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was great, as always, except for an inexplicably long wait for drinks from the bar. Our food was mostly eaten by the time the drinks arrived, so we had to order more food to go with the drinks!

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WilliamA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an early afternoon lunch and our salads were great. We sat outside and the experience was pleasant with only moderate noise. Service was very attentive, but not overbearing. We will visit this restaurant on a more regular basis.

FAQs

SEA Thai Bistro - Santa Rosa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 528-8333.

SEA Thai Bistro - Santa Rosa is rated 4.5 stars by 1020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.