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771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 441-1640
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Thai food with genuine taste.

Been there with Thai friends, they confirmed that the taste was as same as you eat in Thailand, awesome!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
Worawalancha
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Daly City, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I love there noodles!! there noodles are very much original! Tom yum and the boat noodle soup! They also have a thai special menu all written in Thai, I recommend trying them. I haven't tried them all yet, but so far i loved what i have order. I been going to this place for 3-4 years now and will continue... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I'm Thai and I know what original Thai noodles taste like. This one, I assure you that the taste is almost the same as in what we have in Thailand. Tips: order small sizes, it usually tastes better for some reasons :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Been there with Thai friends, they confirmed that the taste was as same as you eat in Thailand, awesome!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

the food is very good. There is something for everyone. The atmosphere is low-key, so don't expect something fancy. The food is very reasonably priced. We would Redmond this place.

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Napa, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I had an early dinner here - stumbled upon it. The food was very good, and pretty inexpensive too. No wine or beer served. I had a combo of yellow curry and pad thai - gluten free.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wife and me had the combo 1 & 2. Wasn't expecting much and they came up short. Potatoes were not cooked all the way through. Curry was a flavorless watery sauce. When I see it as a 4.5 on this and yelp. I can only assume the dishes we ate just aren't being judged. Stick to the boat or yum... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This restaurant is close to my home. I have eaten here many times. I found the menu limited compared to other Thai places. You don't really walk in to a great smell of spice either. The food was Ok, but I have other Thai places I prefer.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The boat noodle bowls are delicious! It's ok to eat more than one because they are tiny. Good price, fair service, easy street parking. If you're in the area, pay them a visit!

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

One of the best thai restaurant in town, love it so much. Their pork blood noodles and congees are so good. Specially after lots of alcohol with a hungry girl. Btw, their fried banana Ice cream is soooooo good as well.

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Palo Alto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

great noodles and congee! i strongly recommend you ordered several small bowls of noodles so you get to try every kind of soup they have to offer! the price is reasonable but the location is pretty bad ... tenderloin area ;( the small bowl is very tiny but it is only $2 or $3 so I can't complain much (even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 771 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 441-1640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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