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NEW YORK TIMES

52 Places To Go In 2019 – Santa Barbara (#3)

“Santa Barbara has now become a foodie magnet. Bibi Ji [is] an edgy Indian restaurant — try the uni biryani — with a wine list curated by the noted sommelier Rajat Parr.”


DEPARTURES

This Classic Beach Destination Is California’s Hottest New Food and Wine Getaway

“The food serves to showcase the region’s more daring winemakers (not the other way around), as well as Santa Barbara’s evolving collective palate.”

Highly anticipated restaurant-opening.


CONDE NAST TRAVELER

3 Culture-Filled American Road Trips to Take This Summer

“A whole day could be spent feasting in Santa Barbara, whether you’re craving the flavors of Italy, India (Bibi Ji), or Baja Mexico. The only wrong choice is not trying it all.”


FOOD & WINE

“Downtown Santa Barbara’s modern Indian destination”


Santa Barbara Independent

Bubbles-Soaked Indian Brunch @ Bibi Ji

“Eye-opening food, natural wines, and a buzzing scene.”


THE INFATUATION 

12 Restaurants Worthy Of A Day Trip Outside LA

This is some of the most exciting Indian food you’ll find in Southern California.”

The Best Restaurants In Santa Barbara

We’d drive up from LA just for the uni with biryani rice”

Bibi Ji Review – 9.0  

“Bibi Ji is the kind of approachable place where you could spend all night. There are big family portraits along the walls, people getting drunk at the bar, and hot pink accent lights at night that make you feel like you’re inside a limousine. This is a neighborhood restaurant, but with food good enough to justify however long it took you to get here.”


USA TODAY 

Always Fresh: 10 Best New Restaurants in Santa Barbara - #1

“Bibi Ji is home to some of the brightest flavors in Santa Barbara.”


FOOD NETWORK

The Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara

“Bibi Ji is an ever-exciting Indian restaurant”


CALIFORNIA HOME DESIGN

10 Spots to Sip, Savor and Stay in Downtown Santa Barbara

“The hospitality includes delicious, modern Indian fare using the freshest local ingredients. Guests are transported into this bold world with rich, jewel tones, portraits of Indian figures and a global wine bottle display by James Beard-award winning Wine Director and partner Rajat Parr.”


HAUTE LIVING 

Haute Getaway: Picks For A Luxe Santa Barbara Retreat

“If you venture into town for a bite or find yourself pausing during a day’s exploration, downtown Santa Barbara’s Bibi Ji is beloved by locals and visitors alike seeking creative Indian fare.”

New Restaurants 


ROBB REPORT

16 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2018

An Award-Winning Somm’s Guide to Dining in Santa Barbara


WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE

“It has quickly joined the list of Santa Barbara’s most intriguing culinary destinations.”

Podcast



KCRW 

Summer spells brunch (and lots of local sprouts) at Bibi Ji

New culinary hot spots in Santa Barbara


SUNSET MAGAZINE 

Santa Barbara Guidebook: What to See & Do Now

“The patio is an ideal spot to slurp icy-cool oysters.”


SANTA BARBARA SEASONS 

 “An innovative take on Indian food paired with locally made wines and locally sourced seafood…all adds up to what is easily one of the most exciting new restaurants to hit downtown Santa Barbara in a long, long time!”


EATER LOS ANGELES

 The 13 Essential Santa Barbara Restaurants

“The eclectic menu moves from street food snacks to curries and more composed plates from the grill, with lots of local wines to match.”


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 

Local uni divers share favorite Santa Barbara seafood spots

“Phenomenal”