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White Elephant

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146 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080-5720
(650) 873-8341
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Bruno, California
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know about this little gem until a friend recommended it. Small mom and pop restaurant but it's the best Thai food I've ever had. Service was excellent and it's a family run restaurant. We had the Angel Wings, Prawn Rolls (2nd favorite), Silver Noodle Salad (got a little kick in it), Fried Fish with Herbs, Pork Belly with Chinese... More 

Thank MisterD94401
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Great local place, and the most authentic Thai food my husband and I have been able to track down in the area. Every few weeks or so we go here as it's the closest we have experienced in the US to the amazing food we had on our honeymoon to Thailand. The service has always been friendly but not overbearing,... More 

Thank Lisa G
Summit, New Jersey
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408 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

I stopped here with some friends back in February and this is a pretty decent place. The service is pretty good and the food is decent; my Thai basil chicken was alright, but could have used a lot more chicken, but my Thai tea was quite good. My friends enjoyed their meal and we had no complaints, but my food... More 

Thank Kevin B
Chico, California
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315 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ranks with the best mid-priced thai food on the peninsula and in the city. A small strip mall location with on-street and lot parking (across the street); be prepared for a short wait to get on to one of the dozen or so tables. The friendly waitstaff will direct you down good culinary paths; and local folks for whom this... More 

Thank JoelZ195
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We were seated right away but it took a while for service. The server was actually very nice and helpful. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees. The appetizer (corn cakes) was very delicious. The chicken basil dish has ground chicken, which I wasn't expecting, but the dish was still good. The menu said it was spicy and that spicy... More 

Thank Michelle H
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581 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014

Super nice people, damn good Northern Thai cuisine, and a warm and inviting environment. Our new go to Thai joint in the area.

Thank Scrappleking
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

White Elephant is a very small out of the way restaurant in the Brentwood neighborhood. The food is very tasty with good sized portions and the prices are reasonable. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended if you are in the neighborhood. My favorites are the basil chicken and pad mee noodles.

1 Thank duttydad
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is small local restaurant, off a major road but basically in a neighborhood. Not fancy but we found the food to be tasty and very affordable. There are only about 8 tables in the place. When we walked in (happened to be staying down the road in San Bruno and wanted to avoid all of the chain restaurants... More 

Thank groverly
Maplewood NJ
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stumbled upon this place on our way from SFO. Looked it up on TA and decided to stop. Area and decor are not the best but the food was yummy. I had the summer rolls - they were very fresh. Spouse had the pad thai - very good. Worth the stop and would be back the next time we're coming... More 

Thank JoyYagid
Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I love Thai food!!! and had some of the worse Panang Beef Curry here. The meat i swear was pot roast beef, it was fatty and tasted like pot roast. The portion of rice to curry was horrible, there was only enough curry to cover half of the rice. The Tom Gai soup was good. I will not go back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080-5720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (650) 873-8341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?