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Tara Restaurant - San Francisco

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123 2nd St, Ste 1, San Francisco, CA 94105-3625 (Mission and Minna)
+1 415-348-9977
17:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

As someone who loves Thailand (and Thai food by extension), I tend to be rather picky about my Thai restaurants. Usually I choose to make my own Thai curry dishes from scratch myself and forego restaurants altogether. That said, Tara really is one of the better ones I've found... The curries are some of the most authentic I've found outside... More 

Thank Deb M
Alamo, California, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This restaurant is not as busy as Osha, so you are likely to get a table. Food is hit or miss. The Singapore noodles were bland and unimpressive. Service is fast.

Thank Pamela F
New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

As far as Thai places go I was not impressed. It wasn't bad but it wasn't very good either. I ordered the eggplant and vegetables which was okay but I used the all the chili sauce in the jar they offered me. I also ordered the cucumber salad which was extremely disappointing as the amount of food in it would... More 

Thank Colin T
Whittier, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

My husband and I were staying in Union Square area and wanted Thai for dinner, searched reviews and decided to try Ta•ra. We found the atmosphere to be quiet and reflective of an Asian restaurant. Wait staff was very attentive but not too much. Food was as it was described in the menu. We had the Green Papaya Salad with... More 

Thank PamK1
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Tara offers many wonderful dishes and the food is to die for. Just note they don't have many of the traditional thai items but instead modified creations. My parner and I went there looking for traditional thai and were aprehensive when we say the menu, however, we ordered and left with huge smiles of satisfaction. Wonderful-bravo!

Thank Jayson_Charles
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

I am a part of Dividend Miles Dining through US Air and took this restaurant as a recommendation from their site. To be honest - most restaurants on the site that I would frequent are only to accumulate miles. Not Tara Restaurant. I would return here in a heartbeat regardless of the reward. The prices were outstanding, the food was... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2009

Very blank flavors. Mediocre.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 2nd St, Ste 1, San Francisco, CA 94105-3625
    (Mission and Minna)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-348-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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