Grand Pu Bah

★★★☆☆
  • 88 Division St .

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Cross street: at Vermont

    Map & Directions
  • 415-255-8188

About Grand Pu Bah

Hours
Monday 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Fantastic, I love the atmosphere and the food and great service. I want to eat here every night. Steve and Sara are so nice (owners). The food is very good. The flavors are subtle and refined and the presentation is certainly fussed over. The fried spring rolls are as good as they get - crisp, light. The fresh spring rolls are good, the chicken satay is great. The full bar is AMAZING. totally great drinks... so go early, have a drink then go sit down for dinner... enjoy!

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★★★★★

Fantastic, I love the atmosphere and the food and great service. I want to eat here every night. Steve and Sara are so nice (owners). The food is very good. The flavors are subtle and refined and the presentation is certainly fussed over. The fried spring rolls are as good as they get - crisp, light. The fresh spring rolls are good, the chicken satay is great. The full bar is AMAZING. totally great drinks... so go early, have a drink then go sit down for dinner... enjoy!

Pros: Everything from start to finish

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i tried since i was in the area interviewing. few people and nice ambience to allow talking, but could see they were cutting some design costs. service was very poor in getting needs filled and slow. but the food was mediocre at best and worse from the overpricing. how does a supposed to be thai restauratn do such a bad pad thai? the crab special was overcooked dry. oysters were gritty and questionable. one of our cocktails was good, but the two others were weak unbalanced. and did i mention overpriced?

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★☆☆☆☆

i tried since i was in the area interviewing. few people and nice ambience to allow talking, but could see they were cutting some design costs. service was very poor in getting needs filled and slow. but the food was mediocre at best and worse from the overpricing. how does a supposed to be thai restauratn do such a bad pad thai? the crab special was overcooked dry. oysters were gritty and questionable. one of our cocktails was good, but the two others were weak unbalanced. and did i mention overpriced?

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i tried since i was in the area interviewing. few people and nice ambience to allow talking, but could see they were cutting some design costs. service was very poor in getting needs filled and slow. but the food was mediocre at best and worse from the overpricing. how does a supposed to be thai restauratn do such a bad pad thai? the crab special was overcooked dry. oysters were gritty and questionable. one of our cocktails was good, but the two others were weak unbalanced. and did i mention overpriced?

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★☆☆☆☆

i tried since i was in the area interviewing. few people and nice ambience to allow talking, but could see they were cutting some design costs. service was very poor in getting needs filled and slow. but the food was mediocre at best and worse from the overpricing. how does a supposed to be thai restauratn do such a bad pad thai? the crab special was overcooked dry. oysters were gritty and questionable. one of our cocktails was good, but the two others were weak unbalanced. and did i mention overpriced?

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Went to Grand Pu Bah Saturday night and it was great! A gem, located in the Art District section of the SOMA, you will find yourself delighted with the flavors you'll find in the dishes and drinks; and impressed with the incredibly friendly staff.

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★★★★★

Went to Grand Pu Bah Saturday night and it was great! A gem, located in the Art District section of the SOMA, you will find yourself delighted with the flavors you'll find in the dishes and drinks; and impressed with the incredibly friendly staff.

Pros: great bar service & great table service. amazing food

Cons: nothing

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Main complaint is an undercooked (read: cold interior) pork dish. This is simply the sign of a kitchen not caring. Another complaint is that portion size is similar to that credit card commercial about plating looking like "elf food". Pad Thai was an unbalanced glob.

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. Trichinosis initially involves the intestines. Within 1-2 years of contagion, symptoms such as nausea, heartburn, dyspepsia, and stomach upset appear; the severity of these symptoms depends on the extent of the infection. Later on, as the worms encyst in different parts of the human body, other manifestations of the disease may appear, such as headache, fever, chills, cough, eye swelling, joint pain and muscle pain, petechiae, and itching.

Most symptoms subside within a few years. The most dangerous case is worms entering the central nervous system. They cannot survive there, but they may cause enough damage to produce serious neurological deficits (such as ataxia or respiratory paralysis), and even death.

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★☆☆☆☆

Main complaint is an undercooked (read: cold interior) pork dish. This is simply the sign of a kitchen not caring. Another complaint is that portion size is similar to that credit card commercial about plating looking like "elf food". Pad Thai was an unbalanced glob.

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. Trichinosis initially involves the intestines. Within 1-2 years of contagion, symptoms such as nausea, heartburn, dyspepsia, and stomach upset appear; the severity of these symptoms depends on the extent of the infection. Later on, as the worms encyst in different parts of the human body, other manifestations of the disease may appear, such as headache, fever, chills, cough, eye swelling, joint pain and muscle pain, petechiae, and itching.

Most symptoms subside within a few years. The most dangerous case is worms entering the central nervous system. They cannot survive there, but they may cause enough damage to produce serious neurological deficits (such as ataxia or respiratory paralysis), and even death.

Pros: Not crowded

Cons: Food, portions, prices

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Fantastic! I love the atmosphere and the food and great service here at Grand Pu Bah. I want to eat here every night. Steve and Sara the owners are so nice . I love the Mango salad, the whole crab (messy, but good) and the pad thai. Amazing specialty drinks. if you dont want booze try the lemonade.

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★★★★★

Fantastic! I love the atmosphere and the food and great service here at Grand Pu Bah. I want to eat here every night. Steve and Sara the owners are so nice . I love the Mango salad, the whole crab (messy, but good) and the pad thai. Amazing specialty drinks. if you dont want booze try the lemonade.

Pros: Staff, owners are really nice, seletion of drinks, happy hour, ambience

Cons: nothing

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Big disappointment. Waaaay overpriced for mediocre food and small portion. It is suppoooosed to be Thai "beach cuisine", but not fresh catch off a fisherman's boat, more like standard "I'm frozen Costco, be-aatch" cuisine. Some of these expensive tidbits can be good, but it seems like a land mine to catch which one which day. one time a crab salad was ok, the next it was obviously from crab they were getting rid of past its expiration date. And weird things like a pineapple hamburger and stir-fried spaghetti show up in a misguided effort at nonAsian. Factor in slooooow service with frequent misunderstandings, overpriced drinks, annoying noise level when populated at lunch-hour, funereal when empty most nights, it makes for a sub-one star experience. So to recap: mediocre, overpriced, inconsistent food, served at glacial pace, in an empty dining room does not make this sailor happy.

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★☆☆☆☆

Big disappointment. Waaaay overpriced for mediocre food and small portion. It is suppoooosed to be Thai "beach cuisine", but not fresh catch off a fisherman's boat, more like standard "I'm frozen Costco, be-aatch" cuisine. Some of these expensive tidbits can be good, but it seems like a land mine to catch which one which day. one time a crab salad was ok, the next it was obviously from crab they were getting rid of past its expiration date. And weird things like a pineapple hamburger and stir-fried spaghetti show up in a misguided effort at nonAsian. Factor in slooooow service with frequent misunderstandings, overpriced drinks, annoying noise level when populated at lunch-hour, funereal when empty most nights, it makes for a sub-one star experience. So to recap: mediocre, overpriced, inconsistent food, served at glacial pace, in an empty dining room does not make this sailor happy.

Pros: street parking at night, Known bartender, but he just consulted and is never there?

Cons: food, service, prices, student-experiment dishes

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A very reasonable price for a great vegetable dish with a glass of wine, for both myself and my colleague. He also ordered dessert, which was something with chocolate and delicious.

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★★★★☆

A very reasonable price for a great vegetable dish with a glass of wine, for both myself and my colleague. He also ordered dessert, which was something with chocolate and delicious.

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Staff are friendly but WAY TOO SLOW. Be sure to order your drinks before you sit! Food very much on the salty side(and that's coming from a salt worshiper!) They also skimp on the seafood portions. Cod filet disappeared in literally 4 small bites!

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★★☆☆☆

Staff are friendly but WAY TOO SLOW. Be sure to order your drinks before you sit! Food very much on the salty side(and that's coming from a salt worshiper!) They also skimp on the seafood portions. Cod filet disappeared in literally 4 small bites!

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shhh this my best unkept secret. Want to eat Gourmet Thai, generous portions, grat flavor and small price ?
This is the place, please share this secret !

my favorite Thai in town !

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★★★★☆

shhh this my best unkept secret. Want to eat Gourmet Thai, generous portions, grat flavor and small price ?
This is the place, please share this secret !

my favorite Thai in town !

Pros: foo,flavors and colors all arouns

Cons: can;t think about anthing

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Last night was the 5th time my fiance and I dined at Grand Pu Bah, and it was by far the best. All our experiences have been great, tonight we took a chance, we got crazy with the crab!! This was the best dish we have ever had to date, you do have to work for the meat, but let me tell you, IT IS WORTH IT!!! The crazy crab is boiled in Singha beer, and topped with a thick glaze of garlic and Thai spice. It was unforgettable. We also had a few drinks, mojitos, pimms cup (totally delicious) martinis and Thai beer with the crab. I love the owner, staff, service and vibe at Grand Pu Bah..

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★★★★★

Last night was the 5th time my fiance and I dined at Grand Pu Bah, and it was by far the best. All our experiences have been great, tonight we took a chance, we got crazy with the crab!! This was the best dish we have ever had to date, you do have to work for the meat, but let me tell you, IT IS WORTH IT!!! The crazy crab is boiled in Singha beer, and topped with a thick glaze of garlic and Thai spice. It was unforgettable. We also had a few drinks, mojitos, pimms cup (totally delicious) martinis and Thai beer with the crab. I love the owner, staff, service and vibe at Grand Pu Bah..

Pros: Full Bar, great wine list, large menu, Raw Bar, friendly, plenty of parking

Cons: not a thing

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Just went to this place for the first time, it was a great experience!! Me and my friends had the oyster, they were all very fresh, and it came with Sriracha sorbet and kaffir lime vodka granita!!! What a surprise, entrees and desserts are all perfectly done, staffs are friendly, and drinks are good. The only bad thing is that if you don't know the neigborhood, it can be a little difficult to find.

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★★★★★

Just went to this place for the first time, it was a great experience!! Me and my friends had the oyster, they were all very fresh, and it came with Sriracha sorbet and kaffir lime vodka granita!!! What a surprise, entrees and desserts are all perfectly done, staffs are friendly, and drinks are good. The only bad thing is that if you don't know the neigborhood, it can be a little difficult to find.

Pros: Ambience, drinks, food

Cons: Location

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Although the service was slow, the food was bad and prices high........ not recommended. It appears that the other review's grimace-inducing "Tsunami Bisque" dish has been washed to open sea. Maybe I'm the only one who gets similarly appetite reducing "shower" connotations from a murky dish called Rainbow Curry. (Ii know the rest of you cleancut kids think instead about unicorns.) We tried the oysters and found grit in all and one that had obviously died well before its shucking - yuck. The pad thai was maybe made with ketchup rather than tamarind because it was too sweet, greasy, and unbalanced. Service was slow, amateurish, and lacking. The place is struggling, so questionable where the seafood like whole crab goes, but in the refrigerator for the next day, or the next day, or...

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★☆☆☆☆

Although the service was slow, the food was bad and prices high........ not recommended. It appears that the other review's grimace-inducing "Tsunami Bisque" dish has been washed to open sea. Maybe I'm the only one who gets similarly appetite reducing "shower" connotations from a murky dish called Rainbow Curry. (Ii know the rest of you cleancut kids think instead about unicorns.) We tried the oysters and found grit in all and one that had obviously died well before its shucking - yuck. The pad thai was maybe made with ketchup rather than tamarind because it was too sweet, greasy, and unbalanced. Service was slow, amateurish, and lacking. The place is struggling, so questionable where the seafood like whole crab goes, but in the refrigerator for the next day, or the next day, or...

Pros: I'm thinking, I'm thinking

Cons: management, service, food, cost

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Like many potrero hill folks I was very excited to see a new restaurant / lounge open in my neighborhood. A friend and I had dinner here a week ago and it was terrible. The seared ahi was covered in some disgusting mayo sauce and just tasted wrong. We also had pad thai (way too sweet) and $14?, yellow curry (also way sweet), and some other seafood dish that was not memorable. Our drinks were ok, nothing special. I also found the service to be very annoying (nervous and constantly asking if everything is ok or not). Maybe because we were some of the only customers in the place. In a nutshell if you want good thai go to osha or lingba or koh samui but not here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Like many potrero hill folks I was very excited to see a new restaurant / lounge open in my neighborhood. A friend and I had dinner here a week ago and it was terrible. The seared ahi was covered in some disgusting mayo sauce and just tasted wrong. We also had pad thai (way too sweet) and $14?, yellow curry (also way sweet), and some other seafood dish that was not memorable. Our drinks were ok, nothing special. I also found the service to be very annoying (nervous and constantly asking if everything is ok or not). Maybe because we were some of the only customers in the place. In a nutshell if you want good thai go to osha or lingba or koh samui but not here.

Pros: nice location

Cons: food, service, prices

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Been here a few times, all my friends love this place. Decor is awesome, one side you have a cool bar with plasma tv, glass bar top, then you have an open kitchen with all the chefs busting out delicious food, the dining area is comfy with tree decorations on the wall, different types of lighting from the ceiling, nicely matches with all the designer stores in that neighborhood. Food was awesome, best Pad Thai in the city, good seafood selection, and many Thai specialties that is not offered else where. Can't wait to go back there for happy hour, order a few apps, try some cocktails.

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★★★★★

Been here a few times, all my friends love this place. Decor is awesome, one side you have a cool bar with plasma tv, glass bar top, then you have an open kitchen with all the chefs busting out delicious food, the dining area is comfy with tree decorations on the wall, different types of lighting from the ceiling, nicely matches with all the designer stores in that neighborhood. Food was awesome, best Pad Thai in the city, good seafood selection, and many Thai specialties that is not offered else where. Can't wait to go back there for happy hour, order a few apps, try some cocktails.

Pros: Food, ambience, drinks

Cons: difficult parking during the day

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Updated menu:
Still agree with the other 1-stars: Better Thai and certainly more happening fusion places around, where you avoid hit-or-miss dishes, poor service, higher prices and amateur execution. They have added more ambitious dishes, but most not well conceived, and lack in execution. Their pricey signature crazy crab was mealy, shell-sticking from overcooking or age. We felt crazy for ordering after leaving most of it. The waiter didn't even notice or care.
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7/28/07: "Beach Cuisine" or "Beached cuisine"? Where's the seafood? Thai Tsunami Bisque???
Nice looking place, and you can view the design as it seems to be empty of customers during prime biz hours. I've tried dinners and lunch. First time with a group, service was at first absent; later hovering and always interrupting to ask yet again whether things are ok. Found myself twisting to gain some light to read menu's dish ingredient lists. Eyes giving out?... no 6pt brown font on brown paper. They call out seafood and "beach cuisine" (whatever that is), but there is a great dearth of critters aquatic. Just the standard frozen mussels and squid and environmentally damaging farmed iodiney shrimp and farmed salmon that neighborhood Chinese restaurants pick up from Costco. "Tsunami Bisque" in a Thai restaurant after 12/26/04 had me hesitantly dredging a bowl of creamy green for decomposing body parts. Menu seems largely frat house experimental and amateurish. I'm not a purist, but taking Thai food and randomly tossing in charred bacon, Japanese wasabi, apple sauce, gloppy Italian spaghetti, and stale French bread tends to add another f-word to the derogatory two known as "Fusion Food". And 3 of those ingredients attempted to share 1 dish! Strong booze selection (you may need it given the food and service situation and the high tab). But one (1!) wine from Cali and it's an Albarino? Must be they couldn't figure out how to incorporate Spanish chorizo into a fusion dish? Singha is $5.

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★☆☆☆☆

Updated menu:
Still agree with the other 1-stars: Better Thai and certainly more happening fusion places around, where you avoid hit-or-miss dishes, poor service, higher prices and amateur execution. They have added more ambitious dishes, but most not well conceived, and lack in execution. Their pricey signature crazy crab was mealy, shell-sticking from overcooking or age. We felt crazy for ordering after leaving most of it. The waiter didn't even notice or care.
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7/28/07: "Beach Cuisine" or "Beached cuisine"? Where's the seafood? Thai Tsunami Bisque???
Nice looking place, and you can view the design as it seems to be empty of customers during prime biz hours. I've tried dinners and lunch. First time with a group, service was at first absent; later hovering and always interrupting to ask yet again whether things are ok. Found myself twisting to gain some light to read menu's dish ingredient lists. Eyes giving out?... no 6pt brown font on brown paper. They call out seafood and "beach cuisine" (whatever that is), but there is a great dearth of critters aquatic. Just the standard frozen mussels and squid and environmentally damaging farmed iodiney shrimp and farmed salmon that neighborhood Chinese restaurants pick up from Costco. "Tsunami Bisque" in a Thai restaurant after 12/26/04 had me hesitantly dredging a bowl of creamy green for decomposing body parts. Menu seems largely frat house experimental and amateurish. I'm not a purist, but taking Thai food and randomly tossing in charred bacon, Japanese wasabi, apple sauce, gloppy Italian spaghetti, and stale French bread tends to add another f-word to the derogatory two known as "Fusion Food". And 3 of those ingredients attempted to share 1 dish! Strong booze selection (you may need it given the food and service situation and the high tab). But one (1!) wine from Cali and it's an Albarino? Must be they couldn't figure out how to incorporate Spanish chorizo into a fusion dish? Singha is $5.

Pros: Parking

Cons: Disjointed, amateur fusion food, weak cocktails, overpriced

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Great space, great service, amazing food and DRINKS!!! I love that all these amazing restaurants have been popping up in Potrero Hill, i have been there 3 times since the soft opening ( for lunch once and drinks twice) tomorrow night will be my first dinner there. I cant wait and i will let everyone know how it goes! This place is a food lovers dream, open 7 days a week and if your too lazy to go out, they deliver!!!!

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★★★★★

Great space, great service, amazing food and DRINKS!!! I love that all these amazing restaurants have been popping up in Potrero Hill, i have been there 3 times since the soft opening ( for lunch once and drinks twice) tomorrow night will be my first dinner there. I cant wait and i will let everyone know how it goes! This place is a food lovers dream, open 7 days a week and if your too lazy to go out, they deliver!!!!

Pros: drinks, large menu, delivery, tons of parking, friendly staff and great service

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Industrial decor meets neo-Asian at this modern Potrero Hill location. A glowing glass-and-stainless-steel bar, abstract tree patterns on the wall and a flat-screen TV give the venue a hip vibe. Grand Pu Bah covers Thai…

 

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