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Ginger Thai Kitchen

(Restaurants/all dining)
1104 S Main St Salinas, CA, 93933
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831-422-8424 (831-422-THAI)





Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
Before claiming discount, refer to FAQs and project details, including date restrictions, in "LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays" at

Delicious Thai food from Paul and Anna, who formerly owned a Thai restaurant in Marina. The popularity of their Marina restaurant outgrew the size of that location, so with Ginger Thai, Paul and Anna bring their delicious recipes and kind hospitality to Salinas, opening May 25, 2015.

See their website for detailed menu information, or give them a call. Meat, chicken, seafood, vegetarian options. Brown or white rice available.

Two dining rooms plus a dining bar especially appreciated by solo diners.

Bike Tips:

Coming from National Steinbeck Center, Ginger Thai is straight down the street. Part of Main is one-way, and Main is a busy street at times, so you may prefer to use this alternate route, the official bike route, instead: From the MST Transit Plaza, take Gabilan Street past First Awakenings, past Monterey Street (one-way street, traffic light). Turn RIGHT at next intersection, which is Pajaro Street; Pajaro is a mostly residential street that has Class II bike lanes. Bike up Pajaro, then turn right on San Miguel. Bike San Miguel one block to Main, then turn right onto Main. Ginger Thai is there, across the street from MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt.

If biking with children, you will likely want to use the official bike route (Pajaro rather than Main Street).

If biking with children under age 13, since they are not yet at an age to judge vehicle speed and distance,it is commonly recommended to bike on sidewalks rather than streets. However, it is IMPORTANT to keep in mind the SAFETY CAUTIONS about driveways and intersections for people who bike on sidewalks. Also, kindly note that biking on sidewalks is against City ordinance on Main Street down in Oldtown. Listen to a 2-minute audio or read more here:

Also note: Many bicyclists from the San Francisco Bay area like to bring their bikes to Oldtown Salinas via Amtrak train. Tourists and residents coming from the Monterey Peninsula may want to transport their bicycles to Salinas on the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus, then bike after arriving in Salinas. See "Bike-and-Ride" section at for details, and refer also to the Bicycling Salinas section for more tips.

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Bicycling Monterey website,