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Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Russian Hill
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2348 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Green & Union)
(415) 929-1183
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Poole, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful authentic Thai food with delicious fresh ingredients. We loved it so much we went back twice. Try the "asparagus lovers" special. Prawns, scallops and lightly stir fried asparagus in a delicious Thai ginger and soy sauce. Beer is very reasonable too. We have been travelling in the U.S. for the last 3 weeks and it's the best food we... More 

Thank SLD147
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for an impromptu Saturday night dinner: - large restaurant with many tables available (we dined relatively early for a Saturday night) - plenty of choice on the menu (perhaps too much!) including lots of vegetarian options - we all had curries and enjoyed the flavours, portion sizes plentiful and well cooked meats - fast and attentive service -... More 

Thank Sarah F
Saint Helens, Oregon
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

Thank LynnB1049
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113 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 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.

Thank Louise P
Bangalore, India
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344 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank PramodKSrikanth
Silver Spring, Maryland
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884 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank dlosea
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Meagan L
San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kay R
Singleton, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Clancyfamily2015
Freeland, Michigan
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Aaron E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2348 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
    (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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