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Basil Canteen

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1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
+1 415-552-3963
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Feb 13, 2018
“Nothing special”
Aug 3, 2017
“I like side dishes, but I'll pass on a long black hair in my food.”
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We had drinks and appetizers here. There were a good selection of cocktails but they were priced on the high side. Food was ok. Nothing memorable. Not somewhere to rush back to

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed August 3, 2017

It was the long black hair in my Gai Gra Prao (basil chicken) that turned my stomach. กระเพราไก่กันผมยาวไม่อร่อย

Thank Flyintl
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Grabbed dinner on the fly here prior to a performance (actually not at Slim's, despite the title of the review). Decent Thai food, served up promptly. Pleasant exposed-brick surroundings. Dinner for two came to $42 before tip.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed May 27, 2017

We went here for dinner before going to the theater. Luck was with us. There was a parking spot at the front door, so already we were pretty mellow. We arrived in time for Basil Canteen's happy hour during which they serve a variety of...More

Thank motile
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Lots of choices here. Casual and quick. Had a vegetarian today and glad to have come here for pick me up thai food!

Thank Julianna D
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group because it was possible to get a 8-person reservation at 7:30pm saturday...our expectations weren't high as a result. Food was delicious, nice cocktails and fair pricing. Didn't feel rushed by the servers even though it was packed and I had...More

Thank ShawnaCanuck
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Food was good, service was good. I had the beef with peanut sauce. A little sweet but still very good

Thank Justin R
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

There was a sense of being rushed by the wait staff. The food was very good but with the Tables close together and and the place being packed out, it wasn't easy to have a conversation across our group of 8 people. Prices seemed reasonable.

Thank techie69
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This thai place is a cozy hip joint. The portions are substantial and scrumptuous! Glad I stumbled into this jewel. Do make an appointment as it is a busy during dinner

Thank Heyitsjonas
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Been here several times, and the food is ALWAYS the same, hot, fresh, delicious. That is a task itself in the restaurant industry and I know first hand on that one. I have tried others and been disappointed every time, I use Basil Canteen as...More

Thank Tony P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
    (11th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-3963
  • E-mail
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