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Basil - Thai Restaurant & Bar

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Neighborhood:
SoMa
Asian, Thai, Wine Bar
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1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
415-552-8999
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed Dinner with a Group

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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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.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 

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Tempe, Az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I found myself back, a bit reluctantly, in SOMA for a mediocre meal. The Golden Pouches Of Crab And Pork were tasteless, Flame Grilled Pork shoulder had canned pineapple and the seafood in my curry was not fresh. However I completely enjoyed my (small) Rum Thai cocktail. A word of caution to diners: the cleanliness of the restrooms in restaurants... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went there for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon and almost all tables were full. It had more than half Asian people, which is typically a good sign for an Asian restaurant. The food was very good and reasonably priced... About $9-$12 per lunch entree and the portions were generous. If in the area and looking for a decent sit... More 

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Copenhagen
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a night in the neighbourhood, and did decide to get into this shop. Had a very nice “Thai beef with peanut” – not sure how authentic this was, but tasted wonderful. Nice smiling (young and pretty) waitress, smiles all around and you felt welcome, although it was also obvious that this is a mix of dining and fast food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I really wanted to like this Thai restaurant, but found the food to be very ordinary. Appetizers: --Crispy wrapped whole tiger prawns were small, not like prawns, but very tasty. --Thai spiced fish cakes: Greasy, chewy, not very flavorful Entrees: --Crispy sliced chicken, w/string beans and peppers: Soggy, ordinary, lacking flavor --Stir fried chicken breast w/cashew nuts: Not much flavor.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Firstly the ambience of the restaurant is very welcoming with candles and low lighting. Good choice of wines & beers. Choice of dishes is fantastic and the starters are to die for. I recommend the satay chicken skewers as the sauce was so tasty! Service is efficient and friendly and prices are very reasonable. Will return one day soon hopefully!

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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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 to $30
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Wine Bar

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic
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

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