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Basil - Thai Restaurant & Bar

1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930 (SoMa)
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Ranked #497 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $10 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Huge menu with tons of creative options. I eat a lot of Thai food and there were many items I hadn't seen before, which was exciting. I have had better tom kha soup before but it was still really good. I will definitely go back to try more items. I was disappointed when I ordered a beer at exactly 6pm... More 

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We used to live around the block, so getting to stop by and grab some take out on the weekend was a genuine treat. My recommendations are the Basil Salad, the neur yang, the pineapple fried rice and the mu yang. My absolute favorite, though, is the kang kua mu--coconut braised pork shoulder and kabocha pumpkin in tangy red curry.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Love the foid. Nice and clean look. Lovely menue and good service. What not to like? If you are near by - I recommend this place. You will not be let by. Solo - nice places at the bar

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I seldom eat EVERYTHING. I invariably take something home, leave some rice or something. Not tonight! The appetizers and the sauces were outstanding. We shared appetizers, I had the Puff Pastry Of Curried Diced Duck And Sweet Potato (curry Puffs) which were very tasty and the chicken satay was nice quality meat and the the sauce completely yummy. I had... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Amazing Thai food, nice atmosphere! Reasonable prices, fast wait staff. Perfectly balanced plates, good portions and lots of options. something for everyone!

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came here on recommendation by a few locals. The food and service were excellent. The portions are HUGE and the price is relatively low, making it a good value. The atmosphere is nice for couples. The restaurant is a quiet hole in the wall in the midst of the Mission district, meaning you have to go through some sketchy... More 

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Napa, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited Basil Thai early on a very rainy night. We were the first ones there for dinner at 5:30, but by the time we left, the place was packed. The service was excellent, quick, accurate and efficient. The food was warm and tasty. We asked our server for recommendations, and she told us what were the most popular dishes.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were doing business in the neighborhood and happened upon this restaurant. It was a late lunch and the restaurant was not busy. Our meals were prepared to order with fresh ingredients and were delicious. We are not experts, and it was probably an Americanized version of Thai food, but very good. We would return if in the neighborhood, but... More 

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Lulea, Sweden
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Thai food is fresh, full of flavor and light so if you looking for genuine/real Thai food, this is not a place to go. Food served there is a fusion of a hipster dream with illusional Thai influence which made me wonder if the cook have ever tasted real Thai food. The food is good and interesting BUT average for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was in SF for business recently, and had wandered off in search of lunch. I never reached my initial destination because I did not fully comprehend actual distance when looking at the map. So after walking for 20 minutes and realizing I was only halfway to where I wanted to go, I stopped where I was and looked up.... More 

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Additional Information about Basil - Thai Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
Phone Number: 415-552-8999
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Wine Bar

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