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2218 Lincoln Blvd. (Strand St.) Send to Phone
310-450-6999 | Menu
Clean, flavorful vegan Thai cuisine is what you get at this popular plant-based Santa Monica outpost.


Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Satdha, Santa Monica, CA

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Satdha Restaurant Review

: A real local favorite, Satdha is a plant-based Thai eatery in Santa Monica with a friendly atmosphere and simple setting. The large floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the parking lot, which gets packed as the night goes on. The menu offers 100% vegan dishes including tom kha (coconut and lemongrass soup with mushrooms), beet-dyed noodles (beet-infused rice vermicelli with coconut, shallots, baked tofu, bean sprouts and fermented black beans) and chard leaves stuffed with coconut, shitake, lime, cashews and ginger. “Catfish Eggplant” is a signature item, featuring battered eggplant with red curry paste, bell peppers, young pepper corn and Thai basil; the eggplant, encased in crispy skin, shreds much like catfish, hence the name. The shallot tempeh with broccoli is a beguilingly simple yet savory dish, demonstrating chef Gunn Pankum’s flair for innovation with flavors and ingredients. There is a brief list of wines by the glass, plus draft beers, organic teas and kombucha on draft. Satdha also does a brisk take-out business with people usually waiting in the front area.

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