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Bay Thai Cuisine

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809 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
415-458-8845
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cannot go wrong here!

This hole-in-the-wall has been serving great Thai food for more than 15 years. I took my kids there when they were teenagers; they're in their early 30s now. We have all moved away, but whenever we pass through San Rafael, we always consider stopping at Bay Thai. Crowded tables...patrons have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
CaliforniaFellow
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Healdsburg, CA
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Healdsburg, CA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This hole-in-the-wall has been serving great Thai food for more than 15 years. I took my kids there when they were teenagers; they're in their early 30s now. We have all moved away, but whenever we pass through San Rafael, we always consider stopping at Bay Thai. Crowded tables...patrons have to squeeze by you to get their take-out orders. And... More 

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Eagle, Idaho, USA
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This restaurant is quite small; probably can only seat 20-25 people. But the food was very good. My "Salmon with green beans, in a spicy red sauce" was excellent, cooked perfectly. My husband's "Red Curry with chicken" was good, too. You need to be open to sharing tables with other customers; everyone's conversation can be heard. Not a good restaurant... More 

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San Francisco, Californie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have known Bay Thai for 13 years and counting. It's one of my "on the fly" real food venues when I am having a heavy shopping day in San Rafael. The food is honest, clean, and quickly served, the family who runs the place is friendly and the 4 or 5 tables crammed in the miniscule room are often... More 

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93 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a classic little hole-in-the wall restaurant – small and plain with phenomenal food. We were there at lunchtime, had pad thai and eggplant with chicken. Both were wonderful. Strangely, their tea was not. We didn’t ask or complain at all, but when our waitress saw that the tea had only been tasted, she immediately struck it off our... More 

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Northern California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hole on the wall has the same quality of food from Mill Valley just cheaper and with a kick. It's a real tiny place, as in you are sharing a table of four with a couple right next you, as in if you have more that four you're pushing your luck in fitting into the restaurant. So cozy would... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

If you a looking for an excellent, well-priced meal, you've come to the right place. It is small and cozy and there was a steady stream of locals stopping by for takeout while we were there...always a good sign!

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San Rafael, California, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I've eaten here once a month for years the food it very good. It' a hole in the wall though. I personally like that. Some times when it's very busy during lunch time you will be seated next to people you don't know. I don't mind that though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We have been frequenting Bay Thai for a while now, and we live about 30 miles away... Sometimes we try other places on a whim, just because it is closer, but we almost always compare it to Bay Thai and the food is never what we hope it would be. So we drive. The food is truly amazing. This tiny... More 

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San Rafael, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

I love this place. It is very small. The kitchen is almost in the dining room so you can see smell and hear the cooking going on. Everything is fresh and delicious. The service is great. I cannot recommend it enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 809 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-458-8845

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?