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1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734 (SoMa)
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Ranked #1,045 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 11th Street
Transit: Muni Bus line 12 stop in front of the restaurant, Muni trains, get off at Market station walk down 11 street 4 blocks to Folsom St.
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fresh and innovative Thai cooking, great value. Worth a visit to decide if this is on your list for Thai food in SF, it's certainly on mine. They have a good draft beer selection as well.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Dining with my daughter enroute to the DNA Lounge for some Burlesque on a Friday night. Great convenient spot. The space is nicely appointed and has varied setting of tables and chairs. There is a community table and an upstairs. It is loud when the place fills up but a lively space & the crowd was a mix of hipsters... More 

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Toledo, OH
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ate there while at the folsom street fair. Good food and fast service. I had a chicken dish and the prices are reasonable for SF

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had booked the large table for a party of 21+ at this restaurant prior to arriving in San Francisco. Since we had a large party of people coming in from Philly, London and Miami we decided to congregate here! It was a great choice! The food was delicious - we did a pre-set menu and the room was fantastic!... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

They are not in a busy street, so it's more chances to park. The interior is spacious, wooden, calm and busy at the same time. There are couple of tables for two and long tables for big parties which they could offer you to share with others. I like this concept! The food was really good and portions are huge.... More 

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Beijing, China
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577 reviews 577 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

a bit more authentic than your typical american cookie cutter thai restaurants as they feature dishes like larb that you won't often find outside of SE Asia. I was a little disappointed that the keffir lime features they advertise were actually made with regular lime. still not a bad place to stop into as the prices are reasonable.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Enjoyed a nice meal at Basil Canteen. The food was good although it could have been spicier. The service was friendly & efficient and the wine was half price for a bottle - you can't beat that!!

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Solothurn, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I ate dinner at Basil Canteen tonight with my wife. The staff is very friendly and helped us with our questions about the menue. We started the evening with fresh Oysters for $1 a piece (every thursday). From 5-7 pm it's Happy hour with cheep cocktails, Thai beers and different starters. We picked the spring-rolls and the satay sticks. It... More 

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

On a Sunday following my daughter's wedding, this was one of the few restaurants that had a table for 10. The menu is extensive, and everything we ordered--which was a lot--was delicious. The restaurant was packed, but our server was very attentive and always available for additional orders. I would recommend eating here.

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Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Luckily we looked on Open Table as well as Trip Advisor. None of the Thai restaurants which were higher rated on Trip Advisor turned me on when I read all the critiques in detail. Very pleasant and attentive staff, creative space (converted old warehouse), spacious, not too noisy. The food was delicious, flavorful, creative (eg: shrimp & pumpkin curry), authentic,... More 

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Additional Information about Basil Canteen

Address: 1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
Phone Number: 415-552-3963
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Thai

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