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“Creative menu”
Review of Basil Canteen

Basil Canteen
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Ranked #1,143 of 5,712 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: 11th Street
Transit: 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.
Grass Valley, California
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Creative menu”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a higher end Thai joint with large tables for communal seating. The atmosphere is great with high ceilings in an old warehouse-type space. Menu items are creative.

Visited November 2012
Thank Bezus
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Simply amazing. Best Thai food in town”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Can't say enough positive things about Basil Canteen. Fun atmosphere, amazing food and great staff come together to make this the best Thai food in town. Be sure to check out the happy hour where the cocktails are only $6 and many of the appetizers are $5. You could make a whole meal but the yellow curry is not to be missed.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Jason M
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Amazing!!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I come from NYC where there are practically two Thai restaurants per block in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen. They are mostly good, but Basil Canteen was delicious and every dish was prepared differently than I had seen before. I highly recommend this restaurant. Plus the decor was cool and the prices not bad. I would easily go back!

Visited May 2012
Thank Michael G
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Quick and delicious thai food”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant while wandering around at lunch time. It is near Rainbow Grocery (which is well worth a trip too). The restaurant is immaculate and attractive and the food was very fresh and delicious. We had the larb chicken and a beef and noodle dish, both of which were delightful. We highly recommend Basil Canteen!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank IowaBluebird
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2009


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