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Sai Jai Thai Restaurant

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771 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7114
+1 415-673-5774
11:00 - 22:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a fancy place, but delicious, authentic Thai food, with very efficient service. We had the Pad Thai, chicken satay, and red curry, with a side of jasmine rice, and the portions were plentiful and delicious. The prices were very reasonable. We arrived around 7 pm and it started getting very busy - obviously a favorite!

Thank tinav3_travels
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant twice on my sfo working trip. Packed their sukiyaki and noticed that the plastic container was crumbled, most likely due to over heating with microwave. Food safety.. ??? Second trip, packed their signature fried rice w/ pork shoulder. Very disappointed with the cooking standard....the dish was bland!! If not for the sauce provided, which somehow redeem... More 

Thank Philip O
Saratoga, California
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242 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love Thai food and we've eaten at Thai restaurants all over the world. This is the first time I find a TRULY authentic Thai place. The dishes were cooked as they are in Thailand. Delicious, and super spicy (if you want them to be). We will definitely go back! (Only con is that they don't serve beer)

Thank IlariaK
New Rochelle, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Came here for a late lunch and tried the chicken Larb, angel wings and Thai iced tea. This place is not fancy and the service was ok. All of the dishes were good and the price was reasonable.

Thank NYtraveler543
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great for take out, grilled pork shoulder has been one of our favorite dish there. Their unique sour and lightly spicy sauce that a accompany this dish is a must. Ground chicken with basil is very good too. Go and explore their spicy seafood noodle in soup is very good too.

Thank sfeats
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

15 of us made a reservation and we were treated like royalty. The owner personally helped our group and offered some wonderful suggestion. This is real, authentic Thai food.

Thank Rollinggold
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

It is worth going here alone for their amazing and famous pork shoulder. There are other good dishes, solid but not the best (Ler Ros close by is the best). But worth a visit.

Thank Dave N
Walla Walla, Washington
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I was walking from the City Hall to Pier 39. I was really hungry so I decided to eat in this reataurant because it looked decent. First of all the place where it is located is full of homeless, so come during the day, it is not the cleanest part of SF. The restaurant is small and it had a... More 

Thank Jose Miguel G
Princeton, New Jersey
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the mixed reviews on this site. I have eaten a lot of Thai food in my day and would count this among the best. Everything we had was fresh, flavorful and well-prepared (although I have had better Drunken Noodles). The barbecued pork shoulder was also exceptional. By virtue of being in the sketchy Tenderloin District the prices... More 

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San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I had the Deep-fried marinated chicken bones served with chili sauce and the Kao Pad Kor Moo Yang Fried rice topped with grilled pork shoulder and chili sauce. I liked them both. You have to eat the bones right away, not good when they get luke warm. Interesting, but not great.The fried rice was very good. It's in the neighborhood,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-5774

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