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Basil - Thai Restaurant & Bar

1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
+1 415-552-8999
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (17 reviews)
“green curry” (8 reviews)
“pad see ew” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here for lunch with a couple of friends - first time here for all of us. The menu is varied, and we chose one starter and three other dishes to share. I never expect particularly authentic Thai food at local restaurants (though sometimes...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I went with classic spring rolls and eggplant "rolled" around a spicy chicken filling. The spring rolls were very good; the stuffed eggplant was well executed, but on the bland and goopy side. That being said, the fried bananas and fresh coconut ice cream for...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Though we picked up to go food because we were at UCSF, my fiance and I were very pleased to find that our food was so perfectly spiced and created with ingredients so obviously well sourced. Nice, Fresh, Yummness! The atmosphere looked modern and inviting....More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We had a board meeting dinner there, and Basil was really accommodating, making a menu that all our members could eat :)

Thank mcs530
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I eat Thai food often and have been here on a couple occasions. The food is Americanized Thai food that is mediocre at best. Many of the dishes are similar to American Chinese. It's also expensive for Thai food. You would be better off picking...More

Thank Paul05274
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It has a nice interior and a very friendly staff, but the delight is the food. The appetizers are good, and the portions are large. We had heard that the desserts were good, but had no room after our dinners. I tried the spicy Pad...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This Basil Thai restaurant is a hidden gem. This is my every two week stop when I fly into South San Francisco. It opens at 11:30am. It fills quickly so get there to grab a table. Menu provides great lunch specials, soups, noddle and rice...More

Thank 810gazellej
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Very organized and well managed interior and seat setting. Good food choice. The Pan-fried Indian bread ($7.95) with eggplant, bell peppers, and basil with green curry (keow wan roti) is really unique and comforting. Service seems to follow well trained routine. Dress up a bit...More

Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We've been here in vacations and arrive today, so we were really tired and just want a place nearby... luckily there was Basil!! We ordered papaya salad and pad Thai to share (we were 2), and it was perfect! So delicious, well prepared and nicely...More

Thank Nati G
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

After a couple of days in San Francisco we were eager to have something away from the beat and the tourist path. We have two gluten-free vegetarians in our party, and someone who is allergic to nuts. They are prepared for all allergy sensitivities, and...More

Thank Melissa G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-8999
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