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Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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Russian Hill
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2348 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Green & Union)
(415) 929-1183
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cute little Thai place on Polk St. Nice varied menu. Atmosphere good. We had great Pad Thai and Pad See. Good service.

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Thank LynnB1049
Rosebud
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107 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I'd read the other reviews before ordering the Pad Thai - tinned spaghetti is a good description. The green curry was OK but the chicken looked and tasted like reconstituted meat. Even the green tea was horrible. There must be better Thai restaurants in SF than this.

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Thank Louise P
Bangalore, India
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327 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A very nice Thai place in Polk street in Russian Hill. The ambience is standard Thai and the food was delicious. We planned to dine in at first and ordered drinks. But due to a minor kiddie emergency we had to leave shortly packing our food. I took the Iced tea which was super delicious. For food, I went for... More 

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Thank PramodKSrikanth
Silver Spring, Maryland
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781 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My normal acid test for Thai restaurants is their Ghai Tom Kha soup: does it have the true Galanga Root flavor and deep, Spicy coconut milk taste w/a hint of heat? Lemongrass didn't quite make the grade on that score. But, they have a delightful, bright and quiet dining space, the service was prompt and thoughtful, and the calamari salad... More 

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Thank dlosea
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The crispy rice salad is addicting! Very warm and friendly staff! I find the prices a little steep, but that's just Russian Hill/Marina.

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Thank Meagan L
San Francisco, California
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

As this is a neighborhood restaurant for us, we are always 'rooting' for them to succeed. But tonight's home delivery has soured us on them for good. The asparagus dish failed so badly, with completely undercooked vegetables, tough and chewy. The beef dish had a thin, watery oyster sauce and the meat was tough. The shrimp & vegetable dish was... More 

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Thank Kay R
Singleton, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

We have have never seen red Pad Thai in all our travels including Thailand, UK, Australia and USA. It looked and tasted like tinned spaghetti- there us no tomato in Pad Thai?!? The five of us sat down and ordered a meal- we usually love Thai food. 20 minutes elapsed between the first 2 dishes and the last 2 dishes.... More 

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Thank Clancyfamily2015
Freeland, Michigan
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Great experience at this restaurant - fairly authentic with all of the dishes that you'd expect to see, plus a few additional ones. We had the stuffed chicken wings which were a real treat! Highly recommended.

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Thank Aaron E
Wilmington, Delaware
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Grabbed a quick dinner and couldn't have been more happy. We shared the papaya salad and were very pleased with it. I had the asparagus lovers special dish - delicious with wonderful color and flavor.

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Thank Puravida1234059
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

OMG!!! I can't say enough about Lemongrass Thai. I am a huge fan of Thai food, and this was the best I've had. Ever. We were there for lunch. I had the Crispy Rice Salad (you absolutely have to get this!) and Tofu Basil. It was amazing. My daughter loved her food too. This is definitely on my must-go-to list... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2348 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (Green & Union)
  • Public Transportation: Muni lines: #19, #45, #41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 929-1183

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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