Thep Phanom Thai Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 400 Waller St

    San Francisco, CA 94117

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  • 415-431-2526

About Thep Phanom Thai Restaurant

Hours
Monday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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I love this place. I don't even live in San Francisco anymore, but every time I'm home I have to go here at least once. Everything is always so good and fresh tasting. The taro is scrumptious as is the curry. I think I just drooled all over my keyboard.

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I love this place. I don't even live in San Francisco anymore, but every time I'm home I have to go here at least once. Everything is always so good and fresh tasting. The taro is scrumptious as is the curry. I think I just drooled all over my keyboard.

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I was down the street having my hair styled and was totally craving Thai food, so I asked my stylist what Thai place near by she reccommended and all signs pointed me to Thep Phanom. She said that I had to have the Titanic Shrimp...When I

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I was down the street having my hair styled and was totally craving Thai food, so I asked my stylist what Thai place near by she reccommended and all signs pointed me to Thep Phanom. She said that I had to have the Titanic Shrimp...When I

Pros: prix fixe

Cons: parking

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This restaurant offers good enough Thai food and is one of better places in Lower Haight. However, they have overcharged me twice! I caught it the first time while I was still at the restaurant and they fixed it. But the second time, it

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★★★★★

This restaurant offers good enough Thai food and is one of better places in Lower Haight. However, they have overcharged me twice! I caught it the first time while I was still at the restaurant and they fixed it. But the second time, it

Cons: Double-check your receipts!

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It amazes me that Thep Phanom keeps getting rave reviews. It's just not good. The ingredients are just okay (they use lots of canned vegetables) and the cooking is way below typical Thai standard.\r
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But they do have a secret ingredient:

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★★★★★

It amazes me that Thep Phanom keeps getting rave reviews. It's just not good. The ingredients are just okay (they use lots of canned vegetables) and the cooking is way below typical Thai standard.\r
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Thep Phanom definitely has some great dishes! The portions were a bit small and a bit pricey for what we got, but it made do. We ordered a soup, but they just added another order of it b/c it wouldn't be enough for the number in our

3
★★★★★

Thep Phanom definitely has some great dishes! The portions were a bit small and a bit pricey for what we got, but it made do. We ordered a soup, but they just added another order of it b/c it wouldn't be enough for the number in our

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Thep Phenom is one of my favorite Thai restaurants. The food is excellent, the service is good, and restaurant is nice and cozy. I like how the restaurant provides an extensive menu selection with over 90 different dishes. This place is

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Thep Phenom is one of my favorite Thai restaurants. The food is excellent, the service is good, and restaurant is nice and cozy. I like how the restaurant provides an extensive menu selection with over 90 different dishes. This place is

Pros: Authentic thai food, Good service

Cons: Parking, Tight seating

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I just got back from a 3 month trip in Bangkok. I've always liked to food at Thep Phanom but I realize now that the food is quite bland compared to traditional thai food. The curries tend to be quite sweet and lacking spice. The Tom Kai

3
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I just got back from a 3 month trip in Bangkok. I've always liked to food at Thep Phanom but I realize now that the food is quite bland compared to traditional thai food. The curries tend to be quite sweet and lacking spice. The Tom Kai

Pros: tasty, reasonably priced, good service

Cons: Lacks thai spicyness

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Although I am of Asian decent I have never really eaten Thai food. It always smelled and looked funny to me. Then came Thep Phanom. My boyfriend (who was not really a fan of Thai food) loves it too. We always get the Yellow Curry with

3
★★★★★

Although I am of Asian decent I have never really eaten Thai food. It always smelled and looked funny to me. Then came Thep Phanom. My boyfriend (who was not really a fan of Thai food) loves it too. We always get the Yellow Curry with

Pros: taste great, cozy decor, service

Cons: parking, seafood

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Three words: Basil Basil Shrimp!! It is one of the many dishes that keeps me going back. The service is great and the restaurant is cute. I have always enjoyed the food, no matter the dish.

4
★★★★☆

Three words: Basil Basil Shrimp!! It is one of the many dishes that keeps me going back. The service is great and the restaurant is cute. I have always enjoyed the food, no matter the dish.

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This restaurant has a reason to be crowded. It is outstanding and always has been.
The staff actually seems to suffer with the guests as they wait and always volunteer
to bring some appetizers. Crowded at Lunch and Dinner any day of the

3
★★★★★

This restaurant has a reason to be crowded. It is outstanding and always has been.
The staff actually seems to suffer with the guests as they wait and always volunteer
to bring some appetizers. Crowded at Lunch and Dinner any day of the

Pros: Traditional styling, well done, sympathetic staff

Cons: I guess -crowded, but understandable

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This is, simply, one of, if not the best Thai food restaurant in the city. They just recently raised their prices to around a $13 median for an entre, but it still is definitely worth it. Everything here is totally flavorful, the food is fresh and wonderful.... you really cannot go wrong with anything you order here. Try the Weeping Lady. Its fantastic.

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★★★★★

This is, simply, one of, if not the best Thai food restaurant in the city. They just recently raised their prices to around a $13 median for an entre, but it still is definitely worth it. Everything here is totally flavorful, the food is fresh and wonderful.... you really cannot go wrong with anything you order here. Try the Weeping Lady. Its fantastic.

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I used to go here several times a month when I lived a block away. I was always excellent. However, I was there recently after a year or more absence and was disappointed. The food is still pleasant, but hardly mind blowing like it used

3
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I used to go here several times a month when I lived a block away. I was always excellent. However, I was there recently after a year or more absence and was disappointed. The food is still pleasant, but hardly mind blowing like it used

Pros: food

Cons: noise, price

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Thep Phenom offers some of the best Thai food in San Francisco, and that's saying something! The restaurant is often quite loud but that's the only real downside to this hot little spot. There are many, maybe too many tasty items to choose from, and the food never fails to be delicious. The wait staff is helpful in choosing if you need it, and they are courteous and efficient. The price is reasonable, too.

4
★★★★☆

Thep Phenom offers some of the best Thai food in San Francisco, and that's saying something! The restaurant is often quite loud but that's the only real downside to this hot little spot. There are many, maybe too many tasty items to choose from, and the food never fails to be delicious. The wait staff is helpful in choosing if you need it, and they are courteous and efficient. The price is reasonable, too.

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This place is fantastic but it's so tiny that it gets crowded early. Go early if you can, on a weeknight, when it's not as packed. This is some of the tastiest and most inventive thai food you will find in this part of town, and probably

3
★★★★★

This place is fantastic but it's so tiny that it gets crowded early. Go early if you can, on a weeknight, when it's not as packed. This is some of the tastiest and most inventive thai food you will find in this part of town, and probably

Pros: excellent food/servic, menu variety, location

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Have dined at Thep Phanom about 4 times over the last couple of years and have never been dissapointed. The food is consistently tasty with a twist, expect to taste a lot of basil and coconut. The decor is homey, not what you would expect

3
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Have dined at Thep Phanom about 4 times over the last couple of years and have never been dissapointed. The food is consistently tasty with a twist, expect to taste a lot of basil and coconut. The decor is homey, not what you would expect

Pros: Tasty Food, Diverse Menu, Reasonably priced

Cons: Long waits, Crowded Dining Room, Questionable Service

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Don't beleive the amateur reviewers. Been to the best Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai and Bangkok recently (including The Oriental's infamous Thai restaurant ) twice this year. The food at Thep Phanom is excellent. Try their "special"

3
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Don't beleive the amateur reviewers. Been to the best Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai and Bangkok recently (including The Oriental's infamous Thai restaurant ) twice this year. The food at Thep Phanom is excellent. Try their "special"

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Looks like a hole in the wall but its not. Must do if you like Thai food. Good luck finding parking take the bus. I had take out and was in and out in 5 min. Good tea.

3
★★★★★

Looks like a hole in the wall but its not. Must do if you like Thai food. Good luck finding parking take the bus. I had take out and was in and out in 5 min. Good tea.

Pros: Fast, authentic

Cons: parking

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The wait could be monstrous. I suggest you make your reservation and go early since the parking is extremely difficult. The place is nicely decorated. The service is standard. Waiters/waitresses are dressed in traditional outfit. The food

3
★★★★★

The wait could be monstrous. I suggest you make your reservation and go early since the parking is extremely difficult. The place is nicely decorated. The service is standard. Waiters/waitresses are dressed in traditional outfit. The food

Cons: Crowded, Difficult parking

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Consistently good, high quality Thai Food. To avoid the wait get there at 6 PM when they open. You can also get a full meal at the small bar in the back. Otherwise, head over to Toronado Bar around the corner on Haight street and have a

3
★★★★★

Consistently good, high quality Thai Food. To avoid the wait get there at 6 PM when they open. You can also get a full meal at the small bar in the back. Otherwise, head over to Toronado Bar around the corner on Haight street and have a

Pros: Good Location

Cons: Long Wait

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Have taken Thai friends and Thai cuisine fans always to rave reviews. Great, resonably priced place to dine. You always know you'll have a great meal. I have to strongly disagree with the "Horrible" review....especially the comment about

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Have taken Thai friends and Thai cuisine fans always to rave reviews. Great, resonably priced place to dine. You always know you'll have a great meal. I have to strongly disagree with the "Horrible" review....especially the comment about

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The people who think this place is good definitely do not know thai food. It is louder than a bar on Friday night, food is overpriced, staff is rude. There is simply nothing appealing about it.

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The people who think this place is good definitely do not know thai food. It is louder than a bar on Friday night, food is overpriced, staff is rude. There is simply nothing appealing about it.

Cons: LOUD, Overpriced, Crowded

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Being a huge fan of Thai food (and having a Thai boyfriend for 9 years), I was excited to dine here after hearing all the great reviews. What a letdown! The food was nothing to write home about. Ambience? More like, an old house in a

3
★★★★★

Being a huge fan of Thai food (and having a Thai boyfriend for 9 years), I was excited to dine here after hearing all the great reviews. What a letdown! The food was nothing to write home about. Ambience? More like, an old house in a

Cons: Mediocre Food

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Great, great food ... nice people. Long wait but very worth it!

3
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Great, great food ... nice people. Long wait but very worth it!

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Yes, perhaps the hype has gotten a little too large for this place. Afterall, being called the "best" Thai restaurant in San Francisco is a pretty big deal given that there are some pretty amzing Thai places around. But for the most part,

3
★★★★★

Yes, perhaps the hype has gotten a little too large for this place. Afterall, being called the "best" Thai restaurant in San Francisco is a pretty big deal given that there are some pretty amzing Thai places around. But for the most part,

Pros: Nice wine selection

Cons: small space

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Thep Phanom is the city's best Thai restaurant. Don't miss the fried quail or the chicken wings stuffed with glass noodles. The meat salads, particularly the chicken and beef, are dressed with fish sauce, lime and herbs. Try the tom kha…

 

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