Santa Barbara Restaurants

Best Pizza in Santa Barbara

Winner: Basil's Italian
We finally had a chance to visit Basil's, and I'm so glad we did!! The food was FANTASTIC! They are family owned and operated, and make just about all the...

Best Pizza in Santa Barbara

Best Steakhouses in Santa Barbara

Winner: Roost
Roost is a (so far) hidden gem in downtown Santa Barbara's Arts & Entertainment district. We've tried it twice, and will be returning soon. The menu...

Best Steakhouses in Santa Barbara

Best Sushi Bars in Santa Barbara

Winner: Sakana Sushi Bar & Japanese
Sakana is a specialty sushi place and the specialty sushi is excellent. It is not a place for traditional or perhaps "authentic" sushi, but if you like...

Best Sushi Bars in Santa Barbara

Best Tapas Bars in Santa Barbara

Winner: Villa Wine Bar and Kitchen
Okay... found a new Santa Barbara favorite! Amazing food, great staff, chill vibe. Love this place!!!

Best Tapas Bars in Santa Barbara

Best Tapas/Small Plates in Santa Barbara

Winner: Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio
This great meat market turned restaurant has raised the bar when it comes to ambience and food. The details in every dish such as the horse radish sauce...

Best Tapas/Small Plates in Santa Barbara

Best Thai Food in Santa Barbara

Winner: Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
On my way back home from SLO, I decided to take a pit stop in beautiful Santa Barbara. The original plan was to stop by the taco place in the Marketplace,...

Best Thai Food in Santa Barbara

Best American (Traditional) Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Winner: Restaurant OPEN
I was veg for many years, and then developed an autoimmune disease and am gluten free... I was eager to try a charbroiled burger here once I started eating...

Best American (Traditional) Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Best Vegan Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Winner: Juice Ranch
It's great! Nice little location on Coast Village Road in Montecito, serving up pre-made juices and custom ordered smoothies and to-order juice...

Best Vegan Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Winner: Satellite
My favorite wine bar in Santa Barbara, and this town has some tough competition! The owner Drew and his employees are all superstars at customer service and...

Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Santa Barbara

Winner: Phamous Cafe
Having come here 50+ times in the last 2 years, I thought it was finally time to write a review to juxtapose my negative review of the creepy, beat Noodle...

Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Santa Barbara