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Basil - Thai Restaurant & Bar

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Asian, Thai, Wine Bar
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1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good Thai food

Great place to eat Thai food in soma. Food is good and service is fine. They have a great selection of Thai specialties even if a few are missing. A bit overpriced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Florent M
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to eat Thai food in soma. Food is good and service is fine. They have a great selection of Thai specialties even if a few are missing. A bit overpriced.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Romantic Date spot. Great food, starting with the appetizer and it just keeps going and going. Really great, fresh tastes. There are a few Thai places in town, but this might be the one you save for the important date.

Thank Welchy44
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Nice place, with wonderful food. Every time I visit San Francisco I come back and so far it's has been a delicious decision.

Thank acgarcez
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Food is not the most authentic but if you just want a tasty meal this is perfect. The setting was casual, calm and perfect for an evening with friends. The waiters were very helpful and always ready to help. It was a very good evening

Thank Charly C
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Most things that you order are best described as a rice combo. They range in price from 11 to 15 bucks. The menu is confusing and a bit too "packed" with the numerous (but similar) options. Give yourself some extra time to choose. For 17, you can get a combo item with appetizer (egg rolls). But they ask you to... More 

Thank Andrew J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Came here years ago and remember it tasting so much better. It was just ok. Will try somewhere new next time.

Woodside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Your opinion may be more accurate than mine. I am not able to eat many Thai foods because of allergies. I must say that everything looks good and what I tried had a wonderful aroma and delightful aftertaste, indeed.

Thank WestCoastUSADad
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Easy to find, great Thai food, and quick service. However, it is loud and crowded (it's a crowded city so I shouldn't be surprised). Would recommend. Prices are good for San Francisco too. Plan on $10-$15 per person for dinner, pre tax, tips, and drinks.

Thank Enjoyingourtravels
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After our long day touring the city of San Francisco, we have decided to eat at this place (because it was the only place near our hotel that open late). We went in for our late dinner and the parking was hard to find. We had to park kind of far and the walking from our car to the restaurant... More 

Thank cindyjan14
Tempe, Az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had dinner, craving some pad kee mao (drunken noodles). This location was within walking distance to my hotel, so I took a chance. The noodles were a tad too greasy for me. The meat wasn't very good either. I was very hungry so I finished the plate, but after I walked out, I realized that it wasn't a very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-552-8999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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