SEA Thai Bistro - Santa Rosa

4.6
984 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 984 people are saying
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vipBKDiners
San Francisco
18 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.

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catherineb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sea Thai. I had the cucumber avocado salad which is the best. It is noisy, it’s true but it’s still worth it.

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vipJcintime
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I will be back there again in the next few days. Great options as well

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MichelleL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, but they didn’t have my OT reservation. What’s up with that Open Table?? No worries, the hostess was a champ and found a great table for us. You need to thank them. I’ll be back but may find another way to book.

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vipMerileeF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am a “frequent flyer” at Sea Thai Bistro. The reason is amazing food - always consistent! Great bar with specialty cocktails.

Sea Thai Bistro is my go to for special occasions and just because.

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SusieL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 6:00 pm for 3 and I did it on-line. I did not see any where it said inside or outside, so they sat us inside. We had a very uncomfortable person with us who did not want to sit inside. Finally, they sat us at a table for 2 and we were crowded with the food and drinks at the table.

We waited SO long and finally asked the bus boy to the tell the waiter we wanted to order. Then after eating we waited SO long and told the bus boy to tell the waited we wanted our checks (we told the waiter we wanted separate checks.) Finally, the bus boy brought one check, not 3 and we had to start all over with getting our bills.

Even with empty tables around us outside, we still had terrible service. My food that was supposed to be hot was cold. I will never recommend your restaurant.

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vipChuck
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

A disappointing experience at Sea Thai Bistro last weekend. This has always been one of our favorite thai restaurants. In fact we live in Petaluma but always drive to Sea Thai Bistro for the best thai food. At this visit we sat for over 30 minutes at our table before being greeted by a wait staff person. I do understand that restaurants are short staffed but do think a word of encouragement would be helpful. My husband went to the bar to order cocktails since we were not being helped at our table. The bartender informed him that he was too busy and need to wait to be served at our table. He finally relented after a few more minutes and made our cocktails. Our food was also not up to the quality that I have come to expect here. Our appetizer which was a spicy prawn dish was so salty that we didn't enjoy it, but we had never had this dish before so decided that perhaps this is just how it is prepared. However this was followed up by 2 entrees: Drunken noodles and Summer Fire chicken that were so over salted that we really couldn't eat it. I was also disappointed that the drunken noodles are now served on a plastic tray with a paper liner. I know that there is a pandemic but certainly do not understand the necessity of this. Sadly our dining experience was very poor at this visit, and I question whether we will be back.

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JamesS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Hostess made us wait for our reserved seating while she busied herself with paperwork. Stood there a good three or four minutes before we were seated. Food and service were ok but they seated a party of four just 3 feet away from us ignoring the 6 foot protocol.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Santa Rosa.

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vipCP71
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sea Thai is our go to place as we live close by
It is consistent and always very good.
The special salad that day with apples , prawns and scallops was delicious , they have a very good wine selection (specially European Riesling) and it is overall just a great place to have dinner / lunch

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Lori
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The server was attentive, polite and fast!The food was fantastic! Presentation of our meals was very good. The server noticed we were celebrating a birthday and brought us a desert with a candle to celebrate! Made our meal very special.

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georgiad
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and excellent service! The outside seating was very nice!

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ImeldaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great. Very attentive to our requests and in splitting our bill. Service was outstanding. Only reason I gave it a 4 is because the menu has changed. Missing two of our previous favorite items. Hoping they can bring back their shrimp salad and banana fritter dessert. The new version of the banana fritter was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The hostess was rude and had no customer service skills, when both greeting me and when I asked for a different table. She said she could not accommodate as there was already a reservation in place for a 4 top, and we were only 2. Then minutes later I saw 2 people seated at the same table I requested. She could have easily split split that table for 4 into two tables if 2. There was plenty of room on that part of the patio. We were seated at a table that placed me 1/2 in a doorway which was close to the bar where serving staff gathered to add up their bills. I made this reservation over 10 day prior to our lunch!!

The ambience was noisy. (And we were outside)
The tables were unattractive. The chairs uncomfortable.

The dressing was overly spicy for the salad special, which was overpriced.

Or server was nice enough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Although we didn’t appreciate the hostess giving us a time limit.

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vipHotelwiz
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous tastes and very good service at SEA Thai! We couldn't decide on appetizers so we tried the sampler which offered two of everything. Great decision, as everything was tasty. The night we dined they also offered a chef's special of tempura squash blossoms, which were perfect!
The Chicken Larb salad was a hit, as was the pad thai.
Looking forward to returning and trying out the rest of the varied menu!

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floater
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite places. The food was excellent. We brought 2 friends who had never been there and they loved it. We all will be back.

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PamH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always excellent! Service and ambience are also great!

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Bernie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had visited this place a couple of years ago and was ver impressed. In this trip I was so looking forward to come back but was not near the sea Thai from years ago... I guess we should blame the pandemic.

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vipKelewis
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently high quality experience at Sea Thai.

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ScottM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

SEA Thai's stellar reputation falls short

Given this restaurant's great reputation, I must say that we were somewhat disappointed. I dined with three other people and none of the dishes we ordered were above standard. This included their Green Curry chicken and my Pad Thai Noodle with the Lobster dinner--just meh.

The service was just adequate and the beer/wine selection was weak, especially considering the close proximity of this restaurant to excellent wineries and breweries.

If you're looking for authentic Thai and great service, I'd take a pass on SEA.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food. The cucumber and avocado salad is to die for. I added skirt stake to it. I still can’t stop thinking about that incredible dressing.
Thanks for the wonderful time.

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KateG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent fresh food.

If you go, avoid being seating at the table right outside the front door unless you relish getting cozy with guests standing around waiting to be seated.

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MKG35
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the place! Not a fan of the post-pandemic menu, but everything is still pretty darn good!

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ErinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating a birthday with friends and got to eat outside with the amazing food we always enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing experience with this restaurant. Big portions, food was delivered on time and fast the same as cocktails. Friendly staff. Thanks

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vipBBgirl
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice experience

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SusieL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

This was supposed to be a surprise birthday treat at the end. We had to ask for more water (we had no other drinks) and no came around to ask how our meal was or if we needed anything. No birthday treat was served must the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great! Food was excellent as usual!

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NancyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A "go to" restaurant. Always a pleasure to dine there.

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vipBrandon209
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We brought friends to enjoy dining at Sea Thai Bistro. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed excellent service. Adam was our server and he was outstanding!!!!! The food is always excellent. We had to go mild on spices for one of our friends but we’re able to find tasty, more common dishes to share. The pineapple fried rice, cashew shrimp and squid dishes were our favorites. Can’t wait to go back and try more (my favorites are still the street fair noodles, spicy sweet and sour fish and the basil chicken)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday ! The food was outstanding! Outdoors was delightful. Waiter…handsome and excellent!

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vipalbion49
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Excellent food but no ambience and noisy.

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Amanda
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The squash blossom tempura and Asian guacamole were lovely, and the Starters Parade is always a hit.

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Jana
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavors & not too sweet as Thai food can be. Outdoor dining nice when it's hot. Great service also.
Highly recommended.

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AmyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Birthday lunch. Food was excellent. Service lacked. Didn’t bring me what I asked on the side, didn’t clear table, handed the food over a cement wall rather than setting it on our table and had to ask for the check 20 minutes after we finished our meal. We were interested in Dessert but decided against it after waiting so long. The waters were refilled quickly and as needed however. Love the place and am just thinking perhaps it was a busy afternoon and not a lot of servers? Will definitely be back however, the food is delish.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Sea Thai for many years and I have yet to be disappointed by anything I have ordered. Whether we eat on premise or take-out we are always very happy with their food. Great people, great service and great environment.

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 4.6 stars by 984 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.