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Thai Idea Vegetarian

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710 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7812
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Tue 10:30 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Thai food and you're vegetarian then you will not be disappointed. We tried many dishes and they were good. Although they went easy on the spices, it still tasted ok but I would have preferred traditional spicy dishes. The fake meat dishes were ok, but will do without next time. Papaya salad is a must.

Thank Ayman L
Davis, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the food delicious, but beautiful dinnerware and interior as well. Reasonably priced. I was surprised that a gratuity had been added to our table for four.

Thank Cindy D
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Can veggie food be yummy and super tasty? Yes. At this vegeterian/vegan restaurant the food is delicious and portions abundant. Try the BBQ veggie chicken :) Staff nice friendly and service quick. Highly recommended

Thank Robmav
San Antonio, Texas
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170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The green papaya salad was a huge portion and could have been enough for a whole dinner for one. The fried crispy tofu was tasty and came with peanut sauce. Both of these with a sparkling water and tip, the meal totaled $25. As a solo traveler, the seating configurations are a bit odd, but the service seemed enthusiastic even... More 

Thank JamesBeswick
Manchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My experience of Vegan good in the UK is very much rooted in the 1970s; seeds and but loafs. There are a few places near me in Manchester that don't adhere to this stereotype but on the whole, vegan food in the UK is not great. You may be Vegan because of an allergy to something, such as cow's milk,... More 

Thank MancTeacher
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 had 2 apps and 5 meals. The green curry was terrific, the thom ka coconut milk soup l was quite good and the pad thai was on par w other pad thai. The other dishes were not very good. We had veggie duck which was soft and stringy, veggie beef in garlic sauce was not good.... More 

Thank GarfinkelFamily
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Every morsel that was eaten at this restaurant was superb. When we first entered I was concerned about the service because there was only one server. However, the restaurant is small and she did her job with amazing efficiency and speed. Memorably wonderful!

Thank shanoa
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Service is good, but the food is much better, I'm vegetarian for over 20 years and this place is excellent, very nice and comforting.

Thank Leo C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

So good to find a place to eat a really Thai dishes and vegan too. Service is very quick and friendly. We love it. The four brothers :)

Thank SuperJambon
Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a pleasant and clean vegetarian restaurant with friendly, efficient staff. We enjoyed our first dinner so much that we went back a second night on a recent stay in San Francisco. We ordered fresh salad rolls both times as the peanut sauce was so good. We also ordered pumpkin curry both times. We had never had it before... More 

Thank moe2468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-440-8344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?