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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
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Terrific Thai Prawn and Chicken Red Curry

I had given up finding a decent Thai Red Curry since Yan Can closed several years ago in Pleasant Hill, California. Since then I had tried the red curry at several local Thai places and always been disappointed. So, when I went to Bay Thai in San Rafael, there was the Red Curry, with prawns and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had given up finding a decent Thai Red Curry since Yan Can closed several years ago in Pleasant Hill, California. Since then I had tried the red curry at several local Thai places and always been disappointed. So, when I went to Bay Thai in San Rafael, there was the Red Curry, with prawns and chicken right on the... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Bay Thai Cuisine is a San Rafael institution. The reason its so popular is because its just like Thailand. The food is exactly the same. Its consistently great. The place is very small and intimate. The green curry seafood is my favorite thing to order. I also like the red curry chicken. Everything is made to order. When I got... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family and I love Bay Thai. We have only eaten at the restaurant once but have ordered take away several times. Be aware that they only accept CASH, no atm machine there. There is one directly across the street at the corner store. It's super tiny with only 4 or 5 tables. We love their curries, the salmon in... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great little "hole in the wall" place, 5 tables, great food, fast and friendly service, very popular with locals, great for take out or eat in. Some of the best Thai food around. Amazing what comes out of that tiny kitchen.

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Mill Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Was a bit disappointed that the Pad Thai didn't have much but noodles...some veggies but very little, and very little peanuts and other ingredients...kind of boring.

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Healdsburg, CA
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Bay Thai Cuisine

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

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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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