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Basil Canteen

1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
+1 415-552-3963
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
13 Feb 2018
“Nothing special”
3 Aug 2017
“I like side dishes, but I'll pass on a long black hair in my food.”
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We had drinks and appetizers here. There were a good selection of cocktails but they were priced on the high side. Food was ok. Nothing memorable. Not somewhere to rush back to

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It was the long black hair in my Gai Gra Prao (basil chicken) that turned my stomach. กระเพราไก่กันผมยาวไม่อร่อย

Thank Flyintl
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Grabbed dinner on the fly here prior to a performance (actually not at Slim's, despite the title of the review). Decent Thai food, served up promptly. Pleasant exposed-brick surroundings. Dinner for two came to $42 before tip.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We went here for dinner before going to the theater. Luck was with us. There was a parking spot at the front door, so already we were pretty mellow. We arrived in time for Basil Canteen's happy hour during which they serve a variety of...More

Thank motile
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of choices here. Casual and quick. Had a vegetarian today and glad to have come here for pick me up thai food!

Thank Julianna D
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group because it was possible to get a 8-person reservation at 7:30pm saturday...our expectations weren't high as a result. Food was delicious, nice cocktails and fair pricing. Didn't feel rushed by the servers even though it was packed and I had...More

Thank ShawnaCanuck
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good, service was good. I had the beef with peanut sauce. A little sweet but still very good

Thank Justin R
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There was a sense of being rushed by the wait staff. The food was very good but with the Tables close together and and the place being packed out, it wasn't easy to have a conversation across our group of 8 people. Prices seemed reasonable.

Thank techie69
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This thai place is a cozy hip joint. The portions are substantial and scrumptuous! Glad I stumbled into this jewel. Do make an appointment as it is a busy during dinner

Thank Heyitsjonas
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Been here several times, and the food is ALWAYS the same, hot, fresh, delicious. That is a task itself in the restaurant industry and I know first hand on that one. I have tried others and been disappointed every time, I use Basil Canteen as...More

Thank Tony P
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restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
    (11th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-3963
  • E-mail
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