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“Solid Thai food in a BAD area....”

Bang San Thai Cuisine
Ranked #1,622 of 5,695 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Thai
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Athens, Georgia
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Solid Thai food in a BAD area....”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

My wife and I recently ate at Bang San Thai because of a review we read in Frommer's. (We were staying in Union Square). The restaurant is located in The Tenderloin, which is a shady area adjacent to upscale Union Square. We passed many homeless people, drug addicts, pan handlers, and other sketchy individuals on the walk over. Having said that, the food was remakably good. Price was right too - $30 included appetizer, dinner, and tip. I had the green curry with shrimp and it very, very good. My wife had the pumpkin curry, and she enjoyed her meal as well. We were the only people there. They do not sell alcohol, but the waiter told me to go to a nearby concenience store and purchase beer, which he said was fine. The place smells funky, but so does everything in San Fran. Glad we went but won't rush back because of the neighborhood.

  • Visited June 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“So so Thai food...”
Reviewed May 27, 2011

Nothing to write home about - it was recommended by Frommer's web site, but that was probably applicable a few years ago.
The place is basic and was very quiet, the food was okay - some of the dishes had probably been reheated.
The service was okay, but needed the occasional interpreter...
It was quite cheap ($35), hence the 3 stars.

Visited May 2011
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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough”
Reviewed February 23, 2011

Food was cooked to orderr, fresh and flavorful. We went for lunch - it is BYOB....not the greatest location, but worth the visit,

  • Visited January 2011
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