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Bibi Ji, Santa Barbara, CA
Award-winning

Bibi Ji

4.4
4.4
251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Modern Indian food featuring local produce and seafood paired with a robust low-intervention wine program curated by Alejandro Medina and James Beard Award winner Rajat Parr. Located directly across the street from the historic Granada Theatre in the heart of Santa Barbara's ARTS District. Join us in our lively, signature pastel pink dining room.

Michelin Guide Central Coast Selection 2021, 2022 and 2023

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–3:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 560-6845
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Family Owned & Operated
  • Catering
    For all offsite catering inquiries, please email us at events@bibijisb.com
  • Private party facilities
    For parties of 10 or more, please email us at events@bibijisb.com
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross Street
    State Street between Anapamu and Victoria
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Innovative

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Innovative

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

251 Reviews
  1. TonyB

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! I can’t wait to return!!

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  2. Triptex

    Houston

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. Noise levels made it nearly impossible to hold a conversation. Service was excellent.

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  3. Ikelovesithere

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great inventive food - will come back for sure. Was delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise is defeaning: very difficult to have a conversation with your dinner companions. Food is good but the portions are quite small . Wine list is bizarre, filled with highly obscure and inexpensive wines but at high prices. Will not return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything we ordered was perfect ! Spiced right, prepared and presented well, good service. Thought the ambiance was lacking, kind of plain and way too much pink, lol! It inadvertently betrays the taste of the food. Had we walked by, we would have likely kept walking. But I found them on the internet, the reviews were great, the lamb was Michelin recommended (with good reason), and the staff at El Encanto where we are staying all endorsed our decision to dine there. Need to update Google for new address, as we were directed in error to the old location. But putting aside my opinion of the decor, great find, will come back again !

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  6. SarahL

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food & wine! The atmosphere is awesome - everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and we loved the music. Service was great. Highly recommend the crispy cauliflower and coconut curry!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing authentic food and such a cool setting - service great nice and chill with a great music playlist!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bibi Ji is FANTASTIC. Everything from the location, ambience, music, people, A+... and the food was so so so tasty, I ordered all of the raita's & chutneys and recommend doing so just to give them all a try! The chili one was fire

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Servers make great recommendations on wine pairings. Looks great inside very vibey.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Bibi Ji numerous times and have loved it. Was so anxious for the new location and was waiting for it to reopen. Sadly, the portions are so small now that you cannot feed even 2 people without having to order more. Our butter chicken had 2 pieces of chicken in it so we reordered and the second order was the same. The service was not as good as well, and we left hungry and spending way too much money. It was disappointing for sure. Really hope they change everything around. The food still tastes fantastic and would love to see the old Bibi Ji at the new location.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bibi Ji using the Order Online button. Bibi Ji also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 560-6845.

Bibi Ji is rated 4.4 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bibi Ji

1213 State St, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2615

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    State Street between Anapamu and Victoria
  • Area
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–3:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Family Owned & Operated
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 560-6845
  • Catering
    For all offsite catering inquiries, please email us at events@bibijisb.com
  • Private party facilities
    For parties of 10 or more, please email us at events@bibijisb.com
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