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Basil - Thai Restaurant & 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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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I will start with the food...yummy!!! We enjoyed the chicken satay ~ peanut sauce was wonderful!! We also had the pad Thai and prawns with tamarind sauce - very authentic... We tried the Brussels sprouts but they were a bit spicy for my taste, so I wouldn't order them again (personal taste). If you go, and you should, just be... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a busy Saturday night. We got in early but they were packed by the time we left. Great service, with lots of people attending to our table. Our group of 7 enjoyed everything we ordered. We had a couple of vegetarians and it easy to find options they enjoyed. I would expect Thai Basil to... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the streets near my Hotel I noticed the place. Very attractive menue, very reasonably priced and after checking good Reviews. So I went there: very nice atmosphore, busy, but no booking seemed required. Both starter and main Course was outstanding, enjoyed with fine local beer. Not to forget the excellent service: very friendly, quick, always monitoring if everything is... More 

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Camden, Maine
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161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the area at a B&B. What a nice surprise to find such a nice restaurant so near by. The food was excellent, my wife had pad Thai and I had very tasty Asian sea bass in a green curry sauce. The servings were large so we will have enough for lunch tomorrow. In addition there is... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We love Thai food and this was a great find in SOMA only a few blocks from the Orpheum Theater. The service was quick and the food was delicious. A bit pricey as far a Thai goes, but not so much for San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Best pad thai and pad see ewe. Great food. Don't miss their happy hour. The apps are all really good. Including their fried spring rolls. So crunchy. Good curries especially the duck curry. You can't have a bad meal here.

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Thank nlcd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I went here with a friend who didn't want to eat anything too spicy. We had basil panstickers with a gingery soy dipping sauce. The wrappers were perfectly cooked, chewy and a little crispy. The inside didn't hold together perfectly but very tasty. Green curry with seafood: all the the seafood was perfectly cooked if you like it tender (some... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Appetizers are good but menu is not clear that sweet potatoes are fried. But peanut sauce is too liquidy with thin sauce not peanuty. Papeya salad good with a little heat Try the green curry. Spicy and flavorful with eggplant staffed With chicken. Down lighting above tables is harsh. Decorative pendants above lights are romantically attractive

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Thank Treepster
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This restaurant is often busy and crowded but it is well worth it. The food and drinks are excellent.

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Thank Sarah H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this place when we were looking for some food after stopping at city beer store. The atmosphere is charming and the food is excellent. My partner and I had different dishes and we finished every crum of food. The staff is very attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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SoMa
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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